Spring 2008


Spring 2008


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"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

Author: Stephane Dunn
Pub Date: August 2008

An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films   learn more...

link to catalog page, About Bach Author: Edited by Gregory G. Butler, George B. Stauffer, and Mary Dalton Greer
Pub Date: July 2008

Exploring Bach's enduring importance   learn more...

link to catalog page, African or American?

African or American?

Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861

Author: Leslie M. Alexander
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: January 2012

The struggle for black identity in antebellum New York   learn more...

link to catalog page, America on the World Stage

America on the World Stage

A Global Approach to U.S. History

Author: Organization of American Historians
Pub Date: April 2008

A fresh perspective on United States history, emphasizing a global context   learn more...

link to catalog page, American Naturalism and the Jews

American Naturalism and the Jews

Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather

Author: Donald Pizer
Pub Date: July 2008

A penetrating study of the anti-Semitic attitudes held by major American naturalist authors   learn more...

link to catalog page, AsiaPacifiQueer

AsiaPacifiQueer

Rethinking Genders and Sexualities

Author: Edited by Fran Martin, Peter A. Jackson, Mark McLelland, and Audrey Yue
Pub Date: November 2008

A multidisciplinary, multicultural reassessment of gender and sexuality in the Asian Pacific   learn more...

link to catalog page, Baseball

Baseball

A History of America's Game

Author: Benjamin G. Rader
Pub Date: May 2008

A succinct history of baseball, newly revised and updated   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga

Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga

Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South

Author: Michelle R. Scott
Pub Date: August 2008

The cultural and industrial reconstruction of the South, explored through a major figure in early black music   learn more...

link to catalog page, California Polyphony

California Polyphony

Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads

Author: Mina Yang
Pub Date: March 2008

Probing the intersection of music and racial politics in California   learn more...

link to catalog page, Charles Ives Reconsidered Author: Gayle Sherwood Magee
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2010

An engaging reassessment of the seminal American composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, China Forever

China Forever

The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema

Author: Edited by Poshek Fu
Pub Date: August 2008

The transnational history and cultural politics of the Shaw Brothers' movie empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Circus Queen and Tinker Bell

Circus Queen and Tinker Bell

The Memoir of Tiny Kline

Author: Tiny Kline
Pub Date: July 2008

A glimpse of day-to-day life under the big top, from one of the circus's most remarkable performers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Corruption and Reform in the Teamsters Union Author: David Witwer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

A history of corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cuban Zarzuela

Cuban Zarzuela

Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage

Author: Susan Thomas
Pub Date: November 2008

The dynamic genre of musical theater that transformed popular entertainment in Cuba   learn more...

link to catalog page, Deadly Farce

Deadly Farce

Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era

Author: Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen
Pub Date: March 2008

A history of one the McCarthy Era's most infamous witnesses--and his sensational recantation that changed the system   learn more...

link to catalog page, Devil's Game

Devil's Game

The Civil War Intrigues of Charles A. Dunham

Author: Carman Cumming
Pub Date: 2008

The first book-length study of one of the Civil War's most outlandish and mysterious characters   learn more...

link to catalog page, Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy Author: Edited by Peter F. Nardulli
Pub Date: April 2008

An inaugural volume in the series Democracy, Free Enterprise, and the Rule of Law--forecasting the future of democracy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dudley Buck Author: N. Lee Orr
Pub Date: July 2008

A popular Victorian composer of organ and choral music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman

A Documentary History of the American Years, Volume 1: Made for America, 1890-1901

Author: Emma Goldman
Pub Date: August 2008

A unique history of one of American radicalism's most fiercely outspoken figures   learn more...

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Emma Goldman

A Documentary History of the American Years, Volume 2: Making Speech Free, 1902-1909

Author: Emma Goldman
Pub Date: August 2008

A unique history of one of American radicalism's most fiercely outspoken figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Enduring Nations

Enduring Nations

Native Americans in the Midwest

Author: Edited by R. David Edmunds
Pub Date: July 2008

Diverse perspectives on midwestern Native American communities   learn more...

link to catalog page, English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton Author: Valerie Hotchkiss and Fred C. Robinson
Pub Date: April 2008

A landmark collection of early English books, with many gorgeous illustrations   learn more...

link to catalog page, Escape to Manila

Escape to Manila

From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror

Author: Frank Ephraim
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

A harrowing account of Jewish refugees in the Philippines   learn more...

link to catalog page, Everything Was Better in America

Everything Was Better in America

Print Culture in the Great Depression

Author: David Welky
Pub Date: May 2008

American mass culture's conservative response to the Great Depression and the coming of World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feeling Modern

Feeling Modern

The Eccentricities of Public Life

Author: Justus Nieland
Pub Date: March 2008

A new look at modernism's relationship to human feeling and the public sphere   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist Coalitions

Feminist Coalitions

Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States

Author: Edited by Stephanie Gilmore
Pub Date: May 2008

A fresh new look at the productive partnerships forged among second-wave feminists   learn more...

link to catalog page, Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues

Author: Joe Evans with Christopher Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2011

The life and career of an important African American music executive, entrepreneur, and musician   learn more...

link to catalog page, German Film after Germany

German Film after Germany

Toward a Transnational Aesthetic

Author: Randall Halle
Pub Date: July 2008

An analysis of the transformation from a national to transnational film industry in Europe   learn more...

link to catalog page, Harvest of Dissent

Harvest of Dissent

Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York

Author: Thomas Summerhill
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

A deep account of the long transition towards capitalism and modernity in the rural United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Free Can the Press Be? Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Pub Date: October 2007

A stimulating exploration of American freedom of the press   learn more...

link to catalog page, International Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy Author: Edited by Peter F. Nardulli
Pub Date: June 2008

An inaugural volume in the series Democracy, Free Enterprise, and the Rule of Law--forecasting the future of democracy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Author: Elizabeth Ezra
Pub Date: April 2008

A penetrating analysis of a director whose work exemplifies Europe's engagement with Hollywood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kosovo Liberation Army

Kosovo Liberation Army

The Inside Story of an Insurgency

Author: Henry H. Perritt Jr.
Pub Date: August 2008

How a military insurgency led the way from war to peace   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels

The Women of Barn Dance Radio

Author: Kristine M. McCusker
Pub Date: April 2008

A collective biography of the women who shaped early country and western music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lowering the Boom

Lowering the Boom

Critical Studies in Film Sound

Author: Edited by Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda
Pub Date: September 2008

Amplifying the importance of sound in cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Manichaeism Author: Michel Tardieu
Pub Date: February 2009

Good and evil, light and darkness; for the first time in English, a potent survey of Manichaeism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Neil Jordan Author: Maria Pramaggiore
Pub Date: April 2008

An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony   learn more...

link to catalog page, On Poetry and Politics Author: Jean Paulhan
Pub Date: August 2008

The first English translation of Jean Paulhan's major essays   learn more...

link to catalog page, On the Wings of Modernism

On the Wings of Modernism

The United States Air Force Academy

Author: Robert Allen Nauman
Pub Date: 2008

A lavishly illustrated history of the academy's construction, from earliest conception to eventual completion   learn more...

link to catalog page, Paul Schrader Author: George Kouvaros
Pub Date: June 2008

A searing study of an important American writer-director   learn more...

link to catalog page, Race against Liberalism

Race against Liberalism

Black Workers and the UAW in Detroit

Author: David M. Lewis-Colman
Pub Date: June 2008

An in-depth chronicle of the black labor movement in Detroit   learn more...

link to catalog page, Robber Baron

Robber Baron

The Life of Charles Tyson Yerkes

Author: John Franch
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

The epic story of an American visionary and scoundrel   learn more...

link to catalog page, Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Lost and Found

Author: Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch
Pub Date: August 2008

The biography of a giant in the history of blues music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Self-Help Books

Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them

Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

Understanding instead of lamenting the popularity of self-help books   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex Goes to School

Sex Goes to School

Girls and Sex Education before the 1960s

Author: Susan K. Freeman
Pub Date: July 2008

An informed perspective on sex education in the 1940s and 1950s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sing It Pretty

Sing It Pretty

A Memoir

Author: Bess Lomax Hawes
Pub Date: April 2008

The personal account of a giant in American folklore and folk music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Soulstepping

Soulstepping

African American Step Shows

Author: Elizabeth C. Fine
Pub Date: January 2007

The first book to detail the history of stepping   learn more...

link to catalog page, Speech Rights in America

Speech Rights in America

The First Amendment, Democracy, and the Media

Author: Laura Stein
Pub Date: September 2007

How and why the First Amendment fails to protect speech rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sports in Chicago Author: Edited by Elliott J. Gorn
Pub Date: August 2008

A wide-ranging history of Chicago sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Teachers and Reform

Teachers and Reform

Chicago Public Education, 1929-1970

Author: John F. Lyons
Pub Date: July 2008

Measuring the impact of the Chicago Teachers Union on public education in Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page, Terror in Minnie Vautrin's Nanjing

Terror in Minnie Vautrin's Nanjing

Diaries and Correspondence, 1937-38

Author: Minnie Vautrin
Pub Date: May 2008

A daily account of enormous courage and unthinkable horror during the Nanjing Massacre   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Courage to Connect

The Courage to Connect

Sexuality, Citizenship, and Community in Provincetown

Author: Sandra L. Faiman-Silva
Pub Date: November 2007

An illuminating case study of sexuality and community   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Face of Time Author: James T. Farrell
Pub Date: July 2008

A sprawling tale of immigrant families' struggles with harsh urban realities   learn more...

link to catalog page, The First American Women Architects Author: Sarah Allaback
Pub Date: June 2008

An invaluable reference covering the history of women architects   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Making of

The Making of "Mammy Pleasant"

A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Author: Lynn M. Hudson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

Investigating Mary Ellen Pleasant's convoluted legacy   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Mouse Machine

The Mouse Machine

Disney and Technology

Author: J. P. Telotte
Pub Date: July 2008

How Disney used the latest technology to become an entertainment powerhouse   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Never-Ending Revival

The Never-Ending Revival

Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance

Author: Michael F. Scully
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: February 2013

A ground-breaking history of the American folk music revival   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Politics of Responsibility Author: Chad Lavin
Pub Date: July 2008

An urgent argument for political responsibility, rooted in responsive action   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Test Drive Author: Avital Ronell
Pub Date: November 2007

A philosophical and cultural analysis of the motivation for and ubiquity of testing   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Workers' Union Author: Flora Tristan
Pub Date: August 2007

A nineteenth-century social reform proposal, available again   learn more...

link to catalog page, The World of Soy Author: Edited by Christine M. Du Bois, Chee-Beng Tan, and Sidney Mintz
Pub Date: August 2008

A lively discussion of soy production and consumption   learn more...

link to catalog page, To Battle for God and the Right

To Battle for God and the Right

The Civil War Letterbooks of Emerson Opdycke

Author: Edited by Glenn V. Longacre and John E. Haas
Pub Date: February 2007

The remarkable letters of a Civil War commander, written during wartime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Union-Free America

Union-Free America

Workers and Antiunion Culture

Author: Lawrence Richards
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2010

How antiunionism shapes the hearts and minds of American workers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Veil and Burn Author: Laurie Clements Lambeth
Pub Date: April 2008

Poetical descriptions of the body, illness, and loss   learn more...

link to catalog page, Voting the Gender Gap Author: Edited by Lois Duke Whitaker
Pub Date: April 2008

Investigating how gender affects voting   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Frankie Went to Hollywood

When Frankie Went to Hollywood

Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity

Author: Karen McNally
Pub Date: April 2008

Illuminating the cinematic career of a male pop icon   learn more...

link to catalog page, William Grant Still Author: Catherine Parsons Smith
Pub Date: July 2008

An accessible introduction to the dean of African American composers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Working Girl Blues

Working Girl Blues

The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Author: Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: April 2008

The life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers   learn more...