Spring 2013


Spring 2013


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ON THE COVER:
One of many images from Thomas Leslie's Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934. Two construction workers looking up toward the camera, sitting on a steel beam atop the frame of the One LaSalle Street building. (DN-0089666, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.)

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link to catalog page, Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland

Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland

Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Author: Edited by Linda Allegro and Andrew Grant Wood
Pub Date: June 2013

New perspectives on Latin American migration to the interior United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Yellow Power, Yellow Soul

Yellow Power, Yellow Soul

The Radical Art of Fred Ho

Author: Edited by Roger N. Buckley and Tamara Roberts
Pub Date: May 2013

Potent takes on the larger-than-life dissident musician and activist   learn more...

link to catalog page, Novel Bondage

Novel Bondage

Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Tess Chakkalakal
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: May 2013

Reworking classic literary texts to explore the unconventional union of slave-marriage   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, Sweet Air

Sweet Air

Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Author: Edward P. Comentale
Pub Date: April 2013

Finding meaning in the clash of modern life and local, rural musical culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Exporting Perilous Pauline

Exporting Perilous Pauline

Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Author: Edited by Marina Dahlquist
Pub Date: July 2013

Daring queens of the screen in early cinema history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Indian Accents

Indian Accents

Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film

Author: Shilpa S. Davé
Pub Date: April 2013

A breakthrough approach in American studies and media culture that shifts the current conversations on Asian Americans and popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Great Orchestrator

The Great Orchestrator

Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

Author: James M. Doering
Pub Date: March 2013

The powerful music manager behind world-class orchestras and virtuoso artists in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Negro in Illinois

The Negro in Illinois

The WPA Papers

Author: Edited by Brian Dolinar
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2015

An extraordinary document of the African American experience   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming Ray Bradbury Author: Jonathan R. Eller
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: March 2013

The authoritative biography of Ray Bradbury's early years   learn more...

link to catalog page, Difficult Rhythm

Difficult Rhythm

Music and the Word in E. M. Forster

Author: Michelle Fillion
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: May 2013

Recording the important role of music in the life and work of British author E. M. Forster   learn more...

link to catalog page, Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age Author: Edited by Nilda Flores-González, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura Toro-Morn, and Grace Chang
Pub Date: August 2013

Interdisciplinary perspectives on an underrepresented labor force   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Freedom of the Migrant

The Freedom of the Migrant

Objections to Nationalism

Author: Vilém Flusser
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: May 2013

The first English translation of the German philosopher's 1994 book   learn more...

link to catalog page, Demanding Child Care

Demanding Child Care

Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Author: Natalie M. Fousekis
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

A revealing study of early child care political action and advocates in California   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fighting from a Distance

Fighting from a Distance

How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Author: Jose V. Fuentecilla
Pub Date: May 2013

A firsthand account of immigrants' resistance from the United States against the Marcos regime in the Philippines   learn more...

link to catalog page, Man of Fire

Man of Fire

Selected Writings

Author: Ernesto Galarza Edited by Armando Ibarra and Rodolfo D. Torres
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2017

The key works of the Latino labor activist and scholar   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Death and Life of Malcolm X Author: Peter Goldman
Pub Date: February 2013

A powerful account of Malcolm X's life and the causes for which he died   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 13 Author: Samuel Gompers, Edited by Peter J. Albert and Grace Palladino
Pub Date: April 2013

The final volume in a landmark documentary history   learn more...

link to catalog page, No Votes for Women

No Votes for Women

The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement

Author: Susan Goodier
Pub Date: April 2013

An evenhanded look at the women who fought not to vote   learn more...

link to catalog page, Working for Justice

Working for Justice

A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Author: Edited by Stephen John Hartnett, Eleanor Novek, and Jennifer K. Wood
Pub Date: August 2013

Practical approaches to prison education and advocacy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Air Castle of the South

Air Castle of the South

WSM and the Making of Music City

Author: Craig Havighurst
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: April 2013

How WSM put Nashville on the map of American entertainment   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pretty Good for a Girl

Pretty Good for a Girl

Women in Bluegrass

Author: Murphy Hicks Henry
Pub Date: June 2013

Untold and unsung stories of women in bluegrass   learn more...

link to catalog page, Weavers of Dreams, Unite!

Weavers of Dreams, Unite!

Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Author: Sean P. Holmes
Pub Date: April 2013

Stage actors as workers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Macroanalysis

Macroanalysis

Digital Methods and Literary History

Author: Matthew L. Jockers
Pub Date: 2013

Exploring the potential of large-scale digital literary analysis   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Muse Is Music

The Muse Is Music

Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word

Author: Meta DuEwa Jones
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

An elaborate articulation of the connections between jazz, poetry, and gender   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eating Together

Eating Together

Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Author: Alice P. Julier
Pub Date: June 2013

The social dynamics of shared meals   learn more...

link to catalog page, In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

Conversations with Composers in the United States

Author: Jennifer Kelly
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: October 2014

Women's voices on musical composition, creativity, and gender   learn more...

link to catalog page, Alec Wilder Author: Philip Lambert
Pub Date: March 2013

An all-embracing composer of popular and classical music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Race and Radicalism in the Union Army Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2013

The untold story of the common efforts of whites, blacks, and Indians on the Civil War's western front   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 Author: Thomas Leslie
Pub Date: June 2013

A detailed tour, inside and out, of Chicago's distinctive towers from an earlier age   learn more...

link to catalog page, King

King

A Biography

Author: David Levering Lewis
Pub Date: January 2013

The essential biography of Martin Luther King Jr., in a new edition   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Global Guide to Animal Protection Author: Edited by Andrew Linzey
Pub Date: 2014

An interdisciplinary compendium of worldwide animal rights issues   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beethoven's Author: Transcribed, edited, and with a commentary by Lewis Lockwood and Alan Gosman
Pub Date: September 2013

A central source of insight into Beethoven's creative mind at a crucial stage of his career   learn more...

link to catalog page, Palomino

Palomino

Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Author: James J. Lorence
Pub Date: May 2013

A trailblazer in American labor and civil liberties   learn more...

link to catalog page, Combating Mountaintop Removal

Combating Mountaintop Removal

New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Author: Bryan T. McNeil
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2013

Grassroots environmental activism in West Virginia coal country   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chasing Newsroom Diversity

Chasing Newsroom Diversity

From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Author: Gwyneth Mellinger
Pub Date: April 2013

Missed opportunity in the newspaper industry's diversity efforts   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Architecture of Barry Byrne

The Architecture of Barry Byrne

Taking the Prairie School to Europe

Author: Vincent L. Michael
Pub Date: July 2013

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest apprentices, a visionary of modern Catholic church buildings   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rooting for the Home Team

Rooting for the Home Team

Sport, Community, and Identity

Author: Edited by Daniel A. Nathan
Pub Date: May 2013

Civic pride and personal identity in local sports teams   learn more...

link to catalog page, Charles Ives in the Mirror

Charles Ives in the Mirror

American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Author: David C. Paul
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: November 2014

Locating representations of Ives within American cultural history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lynching Beyond Dixie

Lynching Beyond Dixie

American Mob Violence Outside the South

Author: Edited by Michael J. Pfeifer
Pub Date: March 2013

Lynching as a national phenomenon   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kings for Three Days

Kings for Three Days

The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Author: Jean Muteba Rahier
Pub Date: May 2013

A vibrant study of symbol and social significance in one of Ecuador's black populations   learn more...

link to catalog page, Defining Deviance

Defining Deviance

Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960

Author: Michael A. Rembis
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

A historical study of the treatment of troubled girls, often perceived as threats to the American race   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, Friday Night Fighter

Friday Night Fighter

Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Author: Troy Rondinone
Pub Date: May 2013

The rise of televised boxing and one of its most watched and beloved fighters   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, Strange Natures

Strange Natures

Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Author: Nicole Seymour
Pub Date: June 2013

Queering the "natural" world through film and fiction   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Flag Boricuas

Black Flag Boricuas

Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Author: Kirwin R. Shaffer
Pub Date: June 2013

Transnational networks of radicalism in the Caribbean   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wampum and the Origins of American Money Author: Marc Shell
Pub Date: October 2013

A thoughtful exploration of the meanings and metaphors of American money   learn more...

link to catalog page, From the Jewish Heartland

From the Jewish Heartland

Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Author: Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

Uncovering the vibrant culinary culture of Jewish cooking in the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Citizens in the Present

Citizens in the Present

Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas

Author: Maria de los Angeles Torres, Irene Rizzini, and Norma Del Río
Pub Date: August 2013

A transnational study of active and engaged urban youth   learn more...

link to catalog page, Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance Author: Edited by Steven C. Tracy
Pub Date: December 2012

An expansive introduction to Chicago's great cultural explosion   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, Todd Haynes Author: Rob White
Pub Date: March 2013

Radical readings of a pioneer in queer cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Southern Soul-Blues Author: David Whiteis
Pub Date: May 2013

Earthy and exuberant music with deep Southern roots   learn more...