Spring 2009


Spring 2009


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"Lincoln the Lawyer" bronze statue by Lorado Taft, depicting the young Lincoln practicing law at the bar. The statue was unveiled on July 3, 1927, and it currently stands in Carle Park in Urbana, Illinois. Photo by Nick Mann. (NickMannPhotography.com)

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link to catalog page, Moving Images

Moving Images

Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration

Author: Jasmine Alinder
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

An in-depth analysis of photography during the Japanese American incarceration during World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past Author: Edited by Margo Anderson and Victor Greene
Pub Date: 2009

A stimulating variety of approaches to the history of a distinctive Midwestern city   learn more...

link to catalog page, Staley

Staley

The Fight for a New American Labor Movement

Author: Steven K. Ashby and C. J. Hawking
Pub Date: April 2009

A dramatic story of worker resistance in a pivotal labor struggle   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Yankee Yorkshireman

The Yankee Yorkshireman

Migration Lived and Imagined

Author: Mary H. Blewett
Pub Date: April 2009

Understanding migration through the lives and fiction of migrant workers in New England   learn more...

link to catalog page, African American Foodways

African American Foodways

Explorations of History and Culture

Author: Edited by Anne L. Bower
Pub Date: January 2009

Moving beyond catfish and collard greens to the soul of African American cooking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Music of the First Nations

Music of the First Nations

Tradition and Innovation in Native North America

Author: Edited by Tara Browner
Pub Date: April 2009

Covering the breadth of Native musical experience, from traditional to contemporary styles   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Crimes of Womanhood

The Crimes of Womanhood

Defining Femininity in a Court of Law

Author: A. Cheree Carlson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: January 2014

A lively analysis of the scandalous cases of women on trial in turn-of-the-century America   learn more...

link to catalog page, A New Language, A New World

A New Language, A New World

Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945

Author: Nancy C. Carnevale
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: July 2012

An insightful history of Italian immigrants' personal experience of language in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Southern Single Blessedness

Southern Single Blessedness

Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865

Author: Christine Jacobson Carter
Pub Date: January 2009

The engaging lives that single women led in spite of (or perhaps because of) their "spinsterhood"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women's Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan Author: Doris T. Chang
Pub Date: March 2009

The first book in English to consider feminist movements and discourses in modern Taiwan   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy Author: Edited by Marilyn Fischer, Carol Nackenoff, and Wendy Chmielewski
Pub Date: February 2009

A fresh, interdisciplinary approach to Addams's thought on democracy, citizenship, and international peace   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Calumet Region

The Calumet Region

An American Place

Author: Photographs by Gary Cialdella
Pub Date: October 2009

A lasting tribute to a storied, steel-girded region where neighborhood, industry, and open space co-mingle   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe Author: Edited by Anne J. Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki
Pub Date: July 2009

A transnational comparison of women rulers and women's sovereignty throughout Europe   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Jews of Chicago

The Jews of Chicago

From Shtetl to Suburb

Author: Irving Cutler
Pub Date: Cloth: 1996; Paper: 2009

The fascinating, fully illustrated story of Chicago's vibrant Jewish community   learn more...

link to catalog page, Poetry and Cultural Studies Author: Edited by Maria Damon and Ira Livingston
Pub Date: July 2009

A collection of critical texts exploring poetry's engagement with the social   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lincoln the Lawyer Author: Brian Dirck
Pub Date: January 2009

What the law did to and for Abraham Lincoln, and its important impact on his future presidency   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, Exporting Japan

Exporting Japan

Politics of Emigration to Latin America

Author: Toake Endoh
Pub Date: April 2009

The untold history of the Japanese empire's expansionist migration to Latin America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Open Wound

Open Wound

The Long View of Race in America

Author: William McKee Evans
Pub Date: April 2009

A timely reframing of race in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Upheaval in the Quiet Zone

Upheaval in the Quiet Zone

1199SEIU and the Politics of Health Care Unionism

Author: Leon Fink and Brian Greenberg
Pub Date: February 2009

A classic labor history, newly updated and expanded   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Red Family

A Red Family

Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

Author: Mickey Friedman
Pub Date: February 2009

The searing memoir of an American communist family   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Addison Gayle Jr. Reader Author: Edited by Nathaniel Norment Jr.
Pub Date: June 2009

A representative selection of Addison Gayle Jr.'s crucial work on Black aesthetics and Black literature   learn more...

link to catalog page, And They Were Wonderful Teachers

And They Were Wonderful Teachers

Florida's Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers

Author: Karen L. Graves
Pub Date: June 2009

A stirring examination of how Cold War repression and persecution extended to gay and lesbian teachers in Florida   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture Author: Victoria Grieve
Pub Date: April 2009

Art for everyone--the Federal Art Project's drive for middlebrow visual culture and identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mexicans in California

Mexicans in California

Transformations and Challenges

Author: Edited by Ramón A. Gutiérrez and Patricia Zavella
Pub Date: June 2009

Exploring the past, present, and future of ethnic Mexicans in California   learn more...

link to catalog page, Boundaries of Touch

Boundaries of Touch

Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy

Author: Jean O'Malley Halley
Pub Date: January 2009

A history of the shifting and conflicting ideas about when, where, and how we should touch our children   learn more...

link to catalog page, Never Seen the Moon

Never Seen the Moon

The Trials of Edith Maxwell

Author: Sharon Hatfield
Pub Date: May 2009

The stranger-than-fiction case of Appalachia's "slipper slayer"   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Narrative Compass

A Narrative Compass

Stories That Guide Women's Lives

Author: Edited by Betsy Hearne and Roberta Seelinger Trites
Pub Date: April 2009

Exploring the narratives that orient the lives of women scholars   learn more...

link to catalog page, Finding Cholita Author: Billie Jean Isbell
Pub Date: February 2009

An exceptional story of survival and redemption in the Andes   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cafe Society

Cafe Society

The wrong place for the Right people

Author: Barney Josephson with Terry Trilling-Josephson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2016

The story of the night club impresario whose wildly successful interracial club, Cafe Society, changed the American artistic landscape forever   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jane Addams, a Writer's Life Author: Katherine Joslin
Pub Date: January 2009

The story of the literary woman behind the public figure   learn more...

link to catalog page, Scenes from the High Desert

Scenes from the High Desert

Julian Steward's Life and Theory

Author: Virginia Kerns
Pub Date: January 2009

A thorough analysis of Julian Steward’s life and work and the history of the discipline of anthropology during his lifetime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sports in Zion

Sports in Zion

Mormon Recreation, 1890-1940

Author: Richard Ian Kimball
Pub Date: January 2009

A unique look at the Latter-day Saints' recreational efforts intended to "Mormonize" a rising generation of young men and women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Golf in America Author: George B. Kirsch
Pub Date: December 2009

An inclusive narrative of golf's history and popularity in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Human Organizations and Social Theory

Human Organizations and Social Theory

Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Adaptation

Author: Murray J. Leaf
Pub Date: June 2009

An empirical analysis of social organization, powerfully integrating modern social, psychological, and legal theory   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wanted Cultured Ladies Only!

Wanted Cultured Ladies Only!

Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930s-1950s

Author: Neepa Majumdar
Pub Date: November 2009

Charting the rise of the film star in early Indian cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sweet Tyranny

Sweet Tyranny

Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics

Author: Kathleen Mapes
Pub Date: June 2009

Amid America's sugar industry, a bitter debate over imperialism and immigration   learn more...

link to catalog page, Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess Author: Nanno Marinatos
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: September 2013

An illustrated guide to Minoan images and symbols   learn more...

link to catalog page, Moses and the Monster and Miss Anne Author: Carole C. Marks
Pub Date: July 2009

The dynamic lives of three diverse women, fighting for and against slavery in antebellum Maryland   learn more...

link to catalog page, Divas on Screen

Divas on Screen

Black Women in American Film

Author: Mia Mask
Pub Date: July 2009

Accessible, theoretical readings of popular African American women film icons   learn more...

link to catalog page, Albert Maysles Author: Joe McElhaney
Pub Date: April 2009

A penetrating study of one of America's most talented and controversial documentarians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States Author: Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller
Pub Date: April 2009

The comprehensive guide to wild mushrooms in the heartland--perfect for the coffee table, glove box, and kitchen   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kaija Saariaho Author: Pirkko Moisala
Pub Date: May 2009

Introducing a bold contemporary composer whose work embraces both technology and traditional structures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dancing across Borders

Dancing across Borders

Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos

Author: Edited by Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Norma E. Cantú, and Brenda M. Romero
Pub Date: June 2009

One of the first anthologies to focus on Mexican dance practices on both sides of the border   learn more...

link to catalog page, Songs for the Spirits

Songs for the Spirits

Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam

Author: Barley Norton
Pub Date: February 2009

A sustained study of music and spirit possession in modern Vietnam, featuring a DVD of performances   learn more...

link to catalog page, On the Ground

On the Ground

Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry

Author: Liesl Miller Orenic
Pub Date: July 2009

The challenges and successes of unionization at four U.S. airlines, with a focus on baggage handlers   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Chicago Sports Reader

The Chicago Sports Reader

100 Years of Sports in the Windy City

Author: Edited by Steven A. Riess and Gerald R. Gems
Pub Date: February 2009

A celebration of the fast, the strong, the agile, and the tricky throughout Chicago's storied sports history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Stolen Bases

Stolen Bases

Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball

Author: Jennifer Ring
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2013

A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Five Lines, Four Spaces

Five Lines, Four Spaces

The World of My Music

Author: George Rochberg
Pub Date: May 2009

The candid, insightful memoir of a maverick American composer and publisher   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931 Author: Edited by Kathryn Kish Sklar and Beverly Wilson Palmer
Pub Date: May 2009

First-hand accounts of one woman's fight to improve working conditions for Americans in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Romantic Complexity

Romantic Complexity

Keats, Coleridge, and Wordsworth

Author: Jack Stillinger
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2009

A critical look at three fundamental Romantic poets from a leading scholar of British romanticism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Red Chicago

Red Chicago

American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35

Author: Randi Storch
Pub Date: January 2009

Realities of the street-level American Communist experience during the worst years of the Depression   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Great Big Girl Like Me

A Great Big Girl Like Me

The Films of Marie Dressler

Author: Victoria Sturtevant
Pub Date: June 2009

A captivating study of one of classic Hollywood's most fascinating bodies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beyond the Black Lady

Beyond the Black Lady

Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class

Author: Lisa B. Thompson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2012

Representing the sexuality of black middle-class women in contemporary popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Cattell Controversy

The Cattell Controversy

Race, Science, and Ideology

Author: William H. Tucker
Pub Date: March 2009

Investigating one of the most significant controversies in contemporary psychology   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Papyrus to Hypertext

From Papyrus to Hypertext

Toward the Universal Digital Library

Author: Christian Vandendorpe
Pub Date: April 2009

Reflections and predictions of technology's effect on reading and writing   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Shadows Rise

The Shadows Rise

Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend

Author: John Evangelist Walsh
Pub Date: January 2009

Unraveling the fabled romance between Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 Author: Stephen Warren
Pub Date: January 2009

Looking past the rhetoric to expose the forces that shaped Shawnee nationalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sojourner Truth's America Author: Margaret Washington
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

An expansive new biography of Sojourner Truth, charismatic preacher and activist   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pre-Gay L.A.

Pre-Gay L.A.

A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights

Author: C. Todd White
Pub Date: May 2009

A rich and definitive history of the gay rights movement's West Coast origins   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ritual Encounters

Ritual Encounters

Otavalan Modern and Mythic Community

Author: Michelle Wibbelsman
Pub Date: February 2009

The mythic roots and modern future of Ecuadorian indigenous communities in the twenty-first century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Atom Egoyan Author: Emma Wilson
Pub Date: February 2009

An integrated analysis of Egoyan's contemplative cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Shadow of the Racketeer

Shadow of the Racketeer

Scandal in Organized Labor

Author: David Witwer
Pub Date: 2009

A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it   learn more...

link to catalog page, Talking with Television

Talking with Television

Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity

Author: Helen Wood
Pub Date: April 2009

Talking back to TV--women viewers' participation with TV talk shows   learn more...