Spring 2012


Spring 2012


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Italo-American accordion, made in Chicago, 1920s. One of the dozens of images from Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America by Marion Jacobson. Photo by Henry Doktorski; Source: World of Accordions Museum, Superior, Wisconsin.

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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, A People's History of Baseball Author: Mitchell Nathanson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Challenging the myths of America's national pastime   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, Africans to Spanish America

Africans to Spanish America

Expanding the Diaspora

Author: Edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, and Ben Vinson III
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: January 2014

Expanding and enriching African Diaspora history in the Americas   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Women and Politics in New York City Author: Julie A. Gallagher
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

Black women in liberal reform, from suffrage to civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blackness in Opera Author: Edited by Naomi André, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: November 2014

How race and blackness play out in opera   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago in the Age of Capital

Chicago in the Age of Capital

Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: April 2015

Building a city on a shifting, clashing political economy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Child Care in Black and White

Child Care in Black and White

Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Author: Jessie B. Ramey
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: July 2013

Reconceptualizing the orphanage as day care   learn more...

link to catalog page, David Lynch Author: Justus Nieland
Pub Date: March 2012

Exploring David Lynch's experimental aesthetics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Equal Time

Equal Time

Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Aniko Bodroghkozy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

Televising the revolution in American civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Farmers' Markets of the Heartland Author: Janine MacLachlan
Pub Date: May 2012

A visual feast of the Midwest's homegrown bounty   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ghost of the Ozarks

Ghost of the Ozarks

Murder and Memory in the Upland South

Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

A grisly killing and a walking dead man in the Arkansas hills   learn more...

link to catalog page, Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini

Reinventing Film Music

Author: John Caps
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

A superstar of film scoring, from The Pink Panther to "Moon River"   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Did Poetry Survive?

How Did Poetry Survive?

The Making of Modern American Verse

Author: John Timberman Newcomb
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

How a handful of little magazines reshaped the landscape of American poetry   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illinois in the War of 1812 Author: Gillum Ferguson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2016

A bold new history of the War of 1812 and the founding of Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jacques Rivette Author: Mary M. Wiles
Pub Date: February 2012

An extended take on the innovator of the French New Wave   learn more...

link to catalog page, John Sayles Author: David R. Shumway
Pub Date: March 2012

A consideration of the distinctly independent filmmaker's explicitly political cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kim Ki-duk Author: Hye Seung Chung
Pub Date: February 2012

A searing study of a controversial international auteur   learn more...

link to catalog page, Last Works Author: Moses Mendelssohn
Pub Date: June 2012

Newly translated treatises from the great Enlightenment thinker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lincoln's Political Generals Author: David Work
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2012

Boldly reassessing the contested legacy of Lincoln's military appointments   learn more...

link to catalog page, Live Fast, Love Hard

Live Fast, Love Hard

The Faron Young Story

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: February 2012

A guts and glory biography of honky-tonk great Faron Young   learn more...

link to catalog page, Loser Sons

Loser Sons

Politics and Authority

Author: Avital Ronell
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2013

A chip off the old block, and a disastrous chip on the shoulder   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Sense of American Liberalism Author: Edited by Jonathan Bell and Timothy Stanley
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: March 2014

Taking the pulse of the left in contemporary politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Musical Journeys in Sumatra Author: Margaret Kartomi
Pub Date: July 2012

A fascinating ethnographic record of vanishing musical genres, traditions, and practices   learn more...

link to catalog page, New German Dance Studies Author: Edited by Susan Manning and Lucia Ruprecht
Pub Date: June 2012

A trans-Atlantic inquiry into German dance studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pacific Citizens

Pacific Citizens

Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II Era

Author: Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Greg Robinson
Pub Date: March 2012

The power of the press in Japanese American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Philip Kaufman Author: Annette Insdorf
Pub Date: March 2012

The first complete study of the protean filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Political Writings Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: July 2012

New translations illustrate Beauvoir's political engagement and cultural critique   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rape in Chicago

Rape in Chicago

Race, Myth, and the Courts

Author: Dawn Rae Flood
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2017

Evolving strategies against rape in Chicago courts   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rebels and Runaways

Rebels and Runaways

Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Author: Larry Eugene Rivers
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

A comprehensive investigation of slave escape in antebellum Florida   learn more...

link to catalog page, Richard Linklater Author: David T. Johnson
Pub Date: April 2012

An incisive analysis of a popular American filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Russia in Motion

Russia in Motion

Cultures of Human Mobility since 1850

Author: Edited by John Randolph and Eugene M. Avrutin
Pub Date: July 2012

Understanding Russia's recent past and present, through the study of how people move   learn more...

link to catalog page, Saving the World

Saving the World

A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change

Author: Emile G. McAnany
Pub Date: April 2012

Invigorating global social change through communication   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Illness in the Antebellum South

Author: Marli F. Weiner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

How white Southern doctors used science to defend slavery   learn more...

link to catalog page, Squeeze This!

Squeeze This!

A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Author: Marion Jacobson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Everything you wanted to know about piano accordions in America--but were afraid to ask   learn more...

link to catalog page, The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

A Century of Progress

Author: Cheryl R. Ganz
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: February 2012

From fan dancers to fan belts--the compelling, untold stories of Chicago's 1933 world fair   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Black Chicago Renaissance Author: Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr.
Pub Date: July 2012

Presenting early twentieth-century Chicago as a vital centerpiece of Black thought and expression   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Deepest Sense

The Deepest Sense

A Cultural History of Touch

Author: Constance Classen
Pub Date: May 2012

How did the past feel?   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Organs of J. S. Bach Author: Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf
Pub Date: April 2012

An expansive tour of the instruments that Bach knew   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Poco Field

The Poco Field

An American Story of Place

Author: Talmage A. Stanley
Pub Date: March 2012

A telling personal history of place, class, and aspiration   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture Author: Jared Gardner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: January 2014

Radically revising literary history by revisiting periodicals   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Theoretical-Practical Elements of Music, Parts III and IV Author: Francesco Galeazzi
Pub Date: July 2012

The first English translation of a foundational treatise in music theory   learn more...

link to catalog page, The War of 1812

The War of 1812

A Forgotten Conflict

Author: Donald R. Hickey
Pub Date: February 2012

Updated and expanded for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812   learn more...

link to catalog page, Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Author: Douglas Harrison
Pub Date: May 2012

Reading between the lines of southern gospel music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Transforming Places

Transforming Places

Lessons from Appalachia

Author: Edited by Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith
Pub Date: March 2012

What global activists can learn from Appalachia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Twentieth Century Drifter

Twentieth Century Drifter

The Life of Marty Robbins

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Country singer, racecar driver, restless seeker   learn more...