Spring 2007


Spring 2007


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link to catalog page, “Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”

“Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”

Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia

Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

Examining how labor and economy shaped family life for both women and men among the enslaved   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Picture and a Criticism of Life

A Picture and a Criticism of Life

New Letters, Volume I

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Pub Date: February 2008

Correspondence capturing Dreiser's own take on his long and eventful life   learn more...

link to catalog page, A World I Never Made Author: James T. Farrell
Pub Date: April 2007

An epic tale of two families’ struggles with harsh urban realities   learn more...

link to catalog page, Aesopica

Aesopica

A Series of Texts Relating to Aesop or Ascribed to Him

Author: Ben Edwin Perry
Pub Date: February 2007

The most complete corpus of the proverbs and fables of Aesop ever assembled   learn more...

link to catalog page, Alchemy of Bones

Alchemy of Bones

Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897

Author: Robert Loerzel
Pub Date: May 2007

The sensational story behind one of the first criminal investigations to use forensic analysis   learn more...

link to catalog page, Anti-Indianism in Modern America

Anti-Indianism in Modern America

A Voice from Tatekeya's Earth

Author: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Pub Date: 2007

A powerful and controversial Native American voice addresses overlooked injustices both past and present   learn more...

link to catalog page, Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902 Author: Theodore Dreiser
Pub Date: February 2007

Dreiser's captivating portraits of turn-of-the-century America's famous figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bach Perspectives, Volume 7

Bach Perspectives, Volume 7

J. S. Bach’s Concerted Ensemble Music, The Concerto

Author: Edited by Gregory Butler
Pub Date: December 2007

Continuing the revaluation of Bach’s overlooked concertos   learn more...

link to catalog page, Baseball and Cricket

Baseball and Cricket

The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72

Author: George B. Kirsch
Pub Date: February 2007

How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Author: Edited by Peter Cozzens
Pub Date: 2007

First-hand accounts from both commanders and enlisted men of important leaders and major battles of the Civil War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Author: Edited by Peter Cozzens
Pub Date: 2007

An indispensable must-have book for all Civil War buffs and historians, bringing together little-known and never before gathered articles, maps, and illustrations   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beer and Revolution

Beer and Revolution

The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1914

Author: Tom Goyens
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: November 2014

Understanding an infamous political movement’s grounding in festivity and defiance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Moods

Black Moods

Collected Poems

Author: Frank Marshall Davis
Pub Date: 2007

Recovering politically potent poems from the long-lost father of modern black poetry   learn more...

link to catalog page, Books of Secrets

Books of Secrets

Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600

Author: Allison Kavey
Pub Date: October 2007

How cultural categories shaped--and were shaped by--new ideas about controlling nature   learn more...

link to catalog page, Brutal

Brutal

Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals

Author: Brian Luke
Pub Date: September 2007

The first integrated theory of manhood’s relationship to hunting, animal experimentation, and animal sacrifice   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cancer Activism

Cancer Activism

Gender, Media, and Public Policy

Author: Karen M. Kedrowski and Marilyn Stine Sarow
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

The first comparison of the breast cancer and prostate cancer movements   learn more...

link to catalog page, Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46 Author: Nancy Marie Robertson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

Black and white women's struggles over race relations in the YWCA and beyond   learn more...

link to catalog page, Crossing the Border

Crossing the Border

A Free Black Community in Canada

Author: Sharon A. Roger Hepburn
Pub Date: August 2007

A story of freedom and flourishing in a community of former slaves   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. Debs

Citizen and Socialist

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: March 2007

The triumphs and tragedies of a great American socialist   learn more...

link to catalog page, Figures of Resistance

Figures of Resistance

Essays in Feminist Theory

Author: Teresa de Lauretis
Pub Date: April 2007

The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholars   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Author: Virginia Waring
Pub Date: February 2007

The life and music of “the man who taught America how to sing”   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Racism to Genocide

From Racism to Genocide

Anthropology in the Third Reich

Author: Gretchen E. Schafft
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2007

Astounding new information about the role of anthropologists in Hitler's efforts to create a "master race"   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Spirituals to Symphonies

From Spirituals to Symphonies

African-American Women Composers and Their Music

Author: Helen Walker-Hill
Pub Date: April 2007

Exploding the assumption that black women's only important musical contributions have been in folk, jazz, and pop   learn more...

link to catalog page, Golf and the American Country Club Author: Richard J. Moss
Pub Date: 2007

A revealing look at the intertwined histories of the venerable game and controversial clubs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jane Campion Author: Kathleen McHugh
Pub Date: May 2007

The subversive style of the woman who has become one of the world’s greatest film directors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jim Jarmusch Author: Juan A. Suárez
Pub Date: September 2007

The first major English-language study of Jarmusch   learn more...

link to catalog page, John Dewey and the Philosophy and Practice of Hope Author: Stephen M. Fishman and Lucille McCarthy
Pub Date: October 2007

Inspiring new techniques for engaging students with democratic ideals   learn more...

link to catalog page, Karl Bodmer's Studio Art

Karl Bodmer's Studio Art

The Newberry Library Bodmer Collection

Author: W. Raymond Wood, Joseph C. Porter, and David C. Hunt
Pub Date: December 2007

Collected studio work from the premier documentary artist of the American West   learn more...

link to catalog page, Labor, Free and Slave

Labor, Free and Slave

Workingmen and the Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States

Author: Bernard Mandel
Pub Date: April 2007

A classic piece of Old Left scholarship made available to a new generation of students and activists   learn more...

link to catalog page, Let Something Good Be Said

Let Something Good Be Said

Speeches and Writings of Frances E. Willard

Author: Edited by Carolyn DeSwarte Gifford and Amy R. Slagell
Pub Date: July 2007

The definitive collection of speeches and writings of one of America’s most important social reformers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Letters, Numbers, Forms

Letters, Numbers, Forms

Essays, 1928-70

Author: Raymond Queneau
Pub Date: October 2007

The first English translation of essays from one of the twentieth century's most intriguing avant-garde writers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Manoel de Oliveira Author: Randal Johnson
Pub Date: July 2007

Understanding the iconoclastic work of a lifelong cinematic pioneer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Marketing Nutrition

Marketing Nutrition

Soy, Functional Foods, Biotechnology, and Obesity

Author: Brian Wansink
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2007

The ins and outs of the marketing of food   learn more...

link to catalog page, Michelangelo's Seizure Author: Steve Gehrke
Pub Date: April 2007

Providing poetic entry into the visual arts   learn more...

link to catalog page, New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-2000 Author: Barbara Christian
Pub Date: October 2007

A passionate and celebrated pioneer in her own words   learn more...

link to catalog page, New Indians, Old Wars Author: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Pub Date: May 2007

Challenging received American history and forging a new path for native American studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power

Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power

A Biography of Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche

Author: Carol Diethe
Pub Date: July 2007

Elizabeth Förster-Nietzsche’s own will to power and its effects on Nietzsche, his life, and his reputation   learn more...

link to catalog page, No Star is Lost Author: James T. Farrell, with an Introduction by Charles Fanning
Pub Date: October 2007

An epic tale of two families’ struggles with harsh urban realities   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pottery, Politics, Art

Pottery, Politics, Art

George Ohr and the Brothers Kirkpatrick

Author: Richard D. Mohr
Pub Date: 2007

Understanding the passions fueling three of America’s most provocative potters   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pressing On

Pressing On

The Roni Stoneman Story

Author: Roni Stoneman as told to Ellen Wright
Pub Date: April 2007

The tragicomic life story of one of America’s best-known country entertainers, told with warmth and honesty   learn more...

link to catalog page, Race, Jobs, and the War

Race, Jobs, and the War

The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46

Author: Andrew E. Kersten
Pub Date: May 2007

A richly detailed look at the crucial role of federally supported civil rights activism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Roman Polanski Author: James Morrison
Pub Date: July 2007

A new take on an eclectic and controversial director   learn more...

link to catalog page, Science and Scientism in Nineteenth-Century Europe Author: Richard G. Olson
Pub Date: December 2008

Exploring the natural scientific foundations of far-reaching social ideologies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sculptures

Sculptures

The Great Columns of Joliet

Author: Friends of Community Public Art
Pub Date: October 2006

A unique look at public art in Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sexy Thrills

Sexy Thrills

Undressing the Erotic Thriller

Author: Nina K. Martin
Pub Date: April 2007

How erotic thrillers impact contemporary ideas about feminism and femininity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Slumming in New York

Slumming in New York

From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2009

A penetrating study of the literary writings that transformed New York City's moral threats into cultural treasures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sullivanesque

Sullivanesque

Urban Architecture and Ornamentation

Author: Ronald E. Schmitt
Pub Date: October 2007

A visual and historical tour of a unique facet of modern American architecture   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Pub Date: September 2007

Inspired new translations of the work of one of the world’s greatest fabulists   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson, and Lorenzo Johnston Greene Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
Pub Date: September 2007

The men who launched and shaped Black Studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Funding of Scientific Racism

The Funding of Scientific Racism

Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund

Author: William H. Tucker
Pub Date: 2007

New evidence about the use and abuse of science in support of bigotry   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Genius Author: Theodore Dreiser
Pub Date: February 2008

The original version of Dreiser’s classic novel, in print for the first time   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Herbalist in the Kitchen Author: Gary Allen
Pub Date: June 2007

The ultimate book for anyone cooking with herbs   learn more...

link to catalog page, The J. Golden Kimball Stories Author: Eric A. Eliason
Pub Date: October 2007

The sharp wit of a free-thinking Mormon folk hero   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Moral Property of Women

The Moral Property of Women

A History of Birth Control Politics in America

Author: Linda Gordon
Pub Date: 2007

The most complete history of birth control ever written   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Poet and the Sailor

The Poet and the Sailor

The Story of My Friendship with Carl Sandburg

Author: Kenneth Dodson
Pub Date: July 2007

Two friends, a lifetime of letters, and an intimate look at a literary icon   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rural Face of White Supremacy Author: Mark Schultz
Pub Date: 2007

The surprising realities of rural race relations during the Jim Crow era   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Scripps Newspapers Go to War, 1914-18 Author: Dale E. Zacher
Pub Date: July 2008

A telling look at the inner workings of one of the nation's most dominant news outlets during wartime   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

Volume 1: The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928

Author: Margaret Sanger Edited by Esther Katz
Pub Date: 2007

Capturing the strident activist’s complexity during a formative period   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Splendid Drunken Twenties

The Splendid Drunken Twenties

Selections from the Daybooks, 1922-1930

Author: Carl Van Vechten
Pub Date: 2007

A startling record of the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of its memorable figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Third Sex Author: Willy
Pub Date: September 2007

A gold mine of information about a hidden queer culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the Politics of Maternalism, 1920-30 Author: Jan Doolittle Wilson
Pub Date: June 2007

The rise and fall of a feminist reform powerhouse   learn more...

link to catalog page, Together Let Us Sweetly Live

Together Let Us Sweetly Live

The Singing and Praying Bands

Author: Jonathan C. David, with photographs by Richard Holloway
Pub Date: July 2007

A forgotten and beautiful African American folk tradition re-examined   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wobblies on the Waterfront

Wobblies on the Waterfront

Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia

Author: Peter Cole
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: March 2013

The rise and fall of America’s first truly diverse labor union   learn more...

link to catalog page, Yugoslav-Americans and National Security during World War II Author: Lorraine M. Lees
Pub Date: August 2007

The first intensive study of FDR’s foreign nationalities policy   learn more...