Spring 2010


Spring 2010


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Traditional symbols of wisdom, owls adorn the cartouches on each column's capital in the Memorial Hall entryway of Lincoln Hall, campus landmark at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One of more than a hundred images from John Hoffmann's Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois

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link to catalog page, ¡Marcha!

¡Marcha!

Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Author: Edited by Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-González
Pub Date: July 2010

Examining Latino activism in Chicago--from the local to global   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Hard Journey

A Hard Journey

The Life of Don West

Author: James J. Lorence
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

The biography of a pioneering figure in twentieth-century Southern radicalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Parisienne in Chicago

A Parisienne in Chicago

Impressions of the World's Columbian Exposition

Author: Madame Léon Grandin
Pub Date: March 2010

Keen impressions of fin de siècle Chicago from a French female perspective   learn more...

link to catalog page, Afghanistan in the Cinema Author: Mark Graham
Pub Date: May 2010

Representing Afghanistan in film, from the West and East   learn more...

link to catalog page, African American History Reconsidered Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
Pub Date: 2010

New perspectives on black history and its profession   learn more...

link to catalog page, Africans in Europe

Africans in Europe

The Culture of Exile and Emigration from Equatorial Guinea to Spain

Author: Michael Ugarte
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: May 2013

Following one African nation's flow of populations and culture in the colonial and postcolonial worlds   learn more...

link to catalog page, Archipelago

Archipelago

Critiques of Contemporary Architecture and Education

Author: A. Richard Williams, FAIA
Pub Date: May 2009

Reflections of one architect's uniquely engaged life   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beauty Shop Politics

Beauty Shop Politics

African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry

Author: Tiffany M. Gill
Pub Date: March 2010

A bold reassessment of black beauty salons as vital sites for social change   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ben Shahn's American Scene

Ben Shahn's American Scene

Photographs, 1938

Author: John Raeburn
Pub Date: July 2010

Rediscovered FSA photographs by a major American artist   learn more...

link to catalog page, Benching Jim Crow

Benching Jim Crow

The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980

Author: Charles H. Martin
Pub Date: August 2010

A benchmark study of racial exclusion in college athletics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Birth Control on Main Street

Birth Control on Main Street

Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939

Author: Cathy Moran Hajo
Pub Date: June 2010

A detailed examination of birth control as local movement   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Before Sunrise

Blues Before Sunrise

The Radio Interviews

Author: Steve Cushing
Pub Date: January 2010

Exceptional discussions with early blues makers, from the blues heritage radio showcase   learn more...

link to catalog page, BluesSpeak

BluesSpeak

The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual

Author: Edited by Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr.
Pub Date: February 2010

Greatest hits from Chicago's essential guide to the global blues scene   learn more...

link to catalog page, Brother Mine

Brother Mine

The Correspondence of Jean Toomer and Waldo Frank

Author: Edited by Kathleen Pfeiffer
Pub Date: July 2010

An extraordinary literary friendship, preserved in letters   learn more...

link to catalog page, Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima

Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima

Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Gillian M. Rodger
Pub Date: July 2010

A rich exploration of a pivotal nineteenth-century theater form   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chinese American Transnational Politics Author: Him Mark Lai
Pub Date: May 2010

Essential essays from the master historian of Chinese political history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Contesting Archives

Contesting Archives

Finding Women in the Sources

Author: Edited by Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry J. Katz, and Mary Elizabeth Perry
Pub Date: July 2010

Reconstructing the lives of women lost to historical record   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis

The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay

Author: Louis Cantor
Pub Date: 2005

The pioneering deejay who brought rock 'n' roll to Memphis   learn more...

link to catalog page, Disappearing Tricks

Disappearing Tricks

Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century

Author: Matthew Solomon
Pub Date: February 2010

An entirely new and comprehensive approach to the relationship between stage magic and early cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist Literacies, 1968-75 Author: Kathryn Thoms Flannery
Pub Date: February 2010

The role of creativity in feminism's push beyond the academy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist Technology Author: Edited by Linda L. Layne, Sharra L. Vostral, and Kate Boyer
Pub Date: June 2010

A multi-voiced debate on technologies designed to improve women's lives   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fighting Theory Author: Avital Ronell, in conversation with Anne Dufourmantelle
Pub Date: July 2010

A critical autobiographical overview of the work of Avital Ronell   learn more...

link to catalog page, Film Adaptation in the Hollywood Studio Era Author: Guerric DeBona
Pub Date: July 2010

From the literary page to the silver screen--a historical and cultural approach   learn more...

link to catalog page, Frank Norris

Frank Norris

A Life

Author: Joseph R. McElrath Jr. and Jesse S. Crisler
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2010

The first complete biography of this centrally important American novelist to appear in over seventy years   learn more...

link to catalog page, Freeing Charles

Freeing Charles

The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War

Author: Scott Christianson
Pub Date: February 2010

The dramatic, daring rescue of a fugitive slave   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet Author: Kenneth Morgan
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2010

The life and legacy of a musical mastermind   learn more...

link to catalog page, Give 'Em Soul, Richard!

Give 'Em Soul, Richard!

Race, Radio, and Rhythm and Blues in Chicago

Author: Richard E. Stamz with Patrick A. Roberts
Pub Date: February 2010

An insightful account of a radio legend amid milestones of African American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, God, Science, Sex, Gender

God, Science, Sex, Gender

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics

Author: Edited by Patricia Beattie Jung and Aana Marie Vigen
Pub Date: June 2010

A much-needed call for Christian ethicists to consider the full range of human sexuality   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hamlin Garland, Prairie Radical

Hamlin Garland, Prairie Radical

Writings from the 1890s

Author: Hamlin Garland
Pub Date: April 2010

Preserving the spirit and personal convictions of the Midwest's outspoken native son   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hard Luck Blues

Hard Luck Blues

Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression

Author: Rich Remsberg
Pub Date: April 2010

Poignant images of music making during the Depression, captured with precision and purpose   learn more...

link to catalog page, Herbert Aptheker on Race and Democracy Author: Edited by Eric Foner and Manning Marable
Pub Date: February 2010

Influential essays on the African American experience from one of the subject’s founding scholars   learn more...

link to catalog page, History by Hollywood Author: Robert Brent Toplin
Pub Date: March 2010

A balanced assessment of how mainstream cinema portrays the American past   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hong Kong Movers and Stayers

Hong Kong Movers and Stayers

Narratives of Family Migration

Author: Janet W. Salaff, Siu-lun Wong, and Arent Greve
Pub Date: February 2010

An intimate account of what migration means to Hong Kong families   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Free Can Religion Be? Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2010

A provocative discussion of eight Supreme Court decisions on church/state separation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illinois Politics

Illinois Politics

A Citizen's Guide

Author: James D. Nowlan, Samuel K. Gove, and Richard J. Winkel Jr.
Pub Date: February 2010

A practical guide to Illinois politics, from Springfield to Chicago, Lincoln to Madigan to Blagojevich, and beyond   learn more...

link to catalog page, Issei Buddhism in the Americas Author: Edited by Duncan Ryûken Williams and Tomoe Moriya
Pub Date: April 2010

A wide-ranging exploration of Asian immigrant religion   learn more...

link to catalog page, James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 Author: Bryan D. Palmer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

The American revolutionary tradition reconsidered   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Author: Joseph Mai
Pub Date: May 2010

Fleshing out contemporary ethics in the Dardenne brothers' films   learn more...

link to catalog page, Key Concepts in Critical Cultural Studies Author: Edited by Linda Steiner and Clifford Christians
Pub Date: March 2010

An essential reassessment of the central themes of critical cultural studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Le Jazz

Le Jazz

Jazz and French Cultural Identity

Author: Matthew F. Jordan
Pub Date: April 2010

How the public debate on jazz shaped French identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois Author: John Hoffmann
Pub Date: February 2010

A splendid celebration of Lincoln Hall, campus landmark and home of knowledge   learn more...

link to catalog page, Michael Haneke Author: Peter Brunette
Pub Date: March 2010

The first complete study of Michael Haneke's searing cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mysterious Mozart Author: Philippe Sollers
Pub Date: July 2010

An audacious portrait of Mozart's genius, available in English for the first time   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rachel in the World Author: Jane Bernstein
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

A mother's attempt to know the heart and mind of a disabled daughter growing into adulthood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Record Makers and Breakers

Record Makers and Breakers

Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers

Author: John Broven
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2010

A widely acclaimed history of the creative trailblazers of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry   learn more...

link to catalog page, Recovering the Commons

Recovering the Commons

Democracy, Place, and Global Justice

Author: Herbert Reid and Betsy Taylor
Pub Date: March 2010

An empowering application of critical social and ecological theory   learn more...

link to catalog page, Refiguring Mass Communication Author: Peter Simonson
Pub Date: April 2010

A creative reconsideration of communication history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reorienting Global Communication

Reorienting Global Communication

Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders

Author: Edited by Michael Curtin and Hemant Shah
Pub Date: February 2010

An eclectic examination of the global nature of Indian and Chinese media   learn more...

link to catalog page, Restless Giant

Restless Giant

The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach and Hill and Range Songs

Author: Bar Biszick-Lockwood
Pub Date: April 2010

An in-depth look at the career of Jean Aberbach, legendary founder of Hill and Range Songs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sarajevo

Sarajevo

A Bosnian Kaleidoscope

Author: Fran Markowitz
Pub Date: May 2010

Sarajevo: Contradictory legacies, vibrant multiethnicities   learn more...

link to catalog page, Serving Genius

Serving Genius

Carlo Maria Giulini

Author: Thomas D. Saler
Pub Date: February 2010

The life of a masterful conductor who directed from the heart   learn more...

link to catalog page, Shouting Down the Silence

Shouting Down the Silence

A Biography of Stanley Elkin

Author: David C. Dougherty
Pub Date: April 2010

The first in-depth biography of distinguished academic novelist Stanley Elkin   learn more...

link to catalog page, Songs in Black and Lavender

Songs in Black and Lavender

Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

Author: Eileen M. Hayes
Pub Date: March 2010

An analysis of black women's involvement in the "women's music" scene from the 1970s to today   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spirit of Rebellion

Spirit of Rebellion

Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South

Author: Jarod Roll
Pub Date: 2010

Crossing the color line with revivalism among working-class Southerners   learn more...

link to catalog page, Stealing Indian Women

Stealing Indian Women

Native Slavery in the Illinois Country

Author: Carl J. Ekberg
Pub Date: 2010

The first history of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley during the colonial era   learn more...

link to catalog page, Talking with the Children of God

Talking with the Children of God

Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group

Author: Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd
Pub Date: June 2010

A highly detailed case study shedding light on new religious movements   learn more...

link to catalog page, The End of Amateurism in American Track and Field Author: Joseph M. Turrini
Pub Date: May 2010

How the stars of track and field won control of their sport   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Financier

The Financier

The Critical Edition

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Pub Date: June 2010

Dreiser's classic business novel, fully restored for the first time   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

Volume 3: The Politics of Planned Parenthood, 1939-1966

Author: Margaret Sanger Edited by Esther Katz
Pub Date: August 2010

The birth control movement's continuing struggle to expand beyond barriers of race and class   learn more...

link to catalog page, Universal Women

Universal Women

Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood

Author: Mark Garrett Cooper
Pub Date: April 2010

An incisive analysis of the early film industry's support, then rejection of women directors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women for President

Women for President

Media Bias in Nine Campaigns

Author: Erika Falk
Pub Date: February 2010

An updated analysis of gender bias in press coverage of presidential campaigns, now including Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid   learn more...