Spring 2014


Spring 2014


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This photo of a resting green darner dragonfly taken at Ballard Nature Center in central Illinois appears in Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State by Michael Jeffords and Susan Post.

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link to catalog page, A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland Author: Michael Agnew
Pub Date: MAY 2014

A region-wide guide to the dynamic Midwestern craft beer scene   learn more...

link to catalog page, AIA Guide to Chicago Author: American Institute of Architects Chicago Edited by Alice Sinkevitch and Laurie McGovern Petersen
Pub Date: June 2014

The premier guidebook to the best of Chicago architecture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships Author: American Association of University Professors
Pub Date: February 2014

The reference for resolving the ethical dilemmas confronting today's higher education   learn more...

link to catalog page, Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!

Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!

Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality

Author: Stephen Amico
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: 2017

Sex, the body, and pop music in modern urban Russia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Digital Critical Editions Author: Edited by Daniel Apollon, Claire Bélisle, and Philippe Régnier
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: February 2017

Exploring the interweaving of traditional and digital textual scholarship   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eugene Kinckle Jones

Eugene Kinckle Jones

The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Author: Felix L. Armfield
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2014

The biography of an important agent for black social change in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Pekin

The Pekin

The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black-Owned Theater

Author: Thomas Bauman
Pub Date: May 2014

A portrait of an African American cultural institution in the early twentieth century   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, 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, Greg Egan Author: Karen Burnham
Pub Date: May 2014

This first study of the hard sci-fi pioneer includes a rare interview with Greg Egan   learn more...

link to catalog page, Quakers and Abolition Author: Edited by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank
Pub Date: May 2014

A wide-ranging exploration of Quakers' views on slavery, from advocating for benevolent slaveholding to abolition   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, George Szell

George Szell

A Life of Music

Author: Michael Charry
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2014

A comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pioneers of the Blues Revival Author: Steve Cushing
Pub Date: June 2014

Eyewitness accounts of the blues' evolution into a global music phenomenon   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beyond the White Negro

Beyond the White Negro

Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Author: Kimberly Chabot Davis
Pub Date: July 2014

How white engagement with African American cultural texts can lead to empathy between races   learn more...

link to catalog page, Maithil Women's Tales

Maithil Women's Tales

Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Author: Coralynn V. Davis
Pub Date: August 2014

Traces Maithil women’s agency and meaning-making in their contemporary telling of traditional folktales   learn more...

link to catalog page, Immigrant Voices

Immigrant Voices

New Lives in America, 1773-2000

Author: Edited by Thomas Dublin
Pub Date: April 2014

A new edition of the classic collection of writings by immigrants to the U.S.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Gospel of Sustainability

The Gospel of Sustainability

Media, Market, and LOHAS

Author: Monica M. Emerich
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: 2014

The interlocking roles of media, marketplace, and sustainability   learn more...

link to catalog page, Workers in Hard Times

Workers in Hard Times

A Long View of Economic Crises

Author: Edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster
Pub Date: February 2014

Historical perspectives on workers, capitalism, and the "Great Recession"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer

Race, Repression, and Revolution

Author: Barbara Foley
Pub Date: July 2014

Political and personal repression and its effect on the work of a Harlem Renaissance luminary   learn more...

link to catalog page, Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw

The Work of Woman Suffrage

Author: Trisha Franzen
Pub Date: March 2014

A biography of a daughter of the frontier and a lifelong working woman who headed an "alternative family" and supported universal suffrage as the head of the NAWSA   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, C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television Author: Donald G. Godfrey
Pub Date: April 2014

The achievements of a pioneer inventor of television and film   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Tenants Claimed the City

When Tenants Claimed the City

The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Author: Roberta Gold
Pub Date: April 2014

The fight for tenant community rights in defiance of the new suburban American Dream   learn more...

link to catalog page, Baseball on Trial

Baseball on Trial

The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Author: Nathaniel Grow
Pub Date: March 2014

The first comprehensive account of the 1922 Supreme Court decision that gave rise to professional baseball’s antitrust exemption   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Europeanization of Cinema

The Europeanization of Cinema

Interzones and Imaginative Communities

Author: Randall Halle
Pub Date: June 2014

An original and exciting examination of boundary-crossing spaces in European cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kirtland Temple

Kirtland Temple

The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Author: David J. Howlett
Pub Date: June 2014

A groundbreaking biography of one of Mormonism's holiest shrines   learn more...

link to catalog page, Autism and Gender

Autism and Gender

From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Author: Jordynn Jack
Pub Date: May 2014

The first ever study of how conceptions of gender influence debates about autism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Exploring Nature in Illinois

Exploring Nature in Illinois

A Field Guide to the Prairie State

Author: Michael Jeffords and Susan Post
Pub Date: April 2014

A lavishly illustrated guide to fifty of Illinois's most beautiful wildlife havens   learn more...

link to catalog page, Between Two Homelands

Between Two Homelands

Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany

Author: Edited by Hedda Kalshoven
Pub Date: June 2014

How a family with members in Germany and in occupied Netherlands responded to the Nazi regime, World War II, and its aftermath   learn more...

link to catalog page, Maya Market Women

Maya Market Women

Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Author: S. Ashley Kistler
Pub Date: May 2014

A study of resilient Q'eqchi'-Maya vendors using capitalism to preserve their traditional cultural identities   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Feminist Ethnomusicology

A Feminist Ethnomusicology

Writings on Music and Gender

Author: Ellen Koskoff
Pub Date: May 2014

The life and work of the trailblazing ethnomusicologist in her own words   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mushrooms of the Midwest Author: Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Pub Date: May 2014

An illustrated guide to the Midwest's many mushrooms   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spike Lee Author: Todd McGowan
Pub Date: February 2014

The filmmaker's style of excess, as revealed through an examination of the history and art of his films   learn more...

link to catalog page, Collaborators for Emancipation

Collaborators for Emancipation

Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

Author: William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore
Pub Date: July 2014

A look at how the fruitful relationship between Lincoln and an abolitionist minister helped end slavery   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fixing Illinois

Fixing Illinois

Politics and Policy in the Prairie State

Author: James D. Nowlan and J. Thomas Johnson
Pub Date: May 2014

A blueprint for solving the state's problems, just in time for the 2014 elections   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illegal

Illegal

Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

Author: José Ángel N.
Pub Date: February 2014

The valiant memoir of a man living the "good" life--illegally   learn more...

link to catalog page, Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil Author: Edited by Michael A. Pagano
Pub Date: 2014

Cities' responses to the Great Recession, and their options for recovery   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hillary Clinton in the News

Hillary Clinton in the News

Gender and Authenticity in American Politics

Author: Shawn J. Parry-Giles
Pub Date: February 2014

How the media helped construct political gender norms—and critiqued Hillary Clinton for violating them   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Roots of Rough Justice

The Roots of Rough Justice

Origins of American Lynching

Author: Michael J. Pfeifer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2014

A social history of the emergence of lynching in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Islanders in the Empire

Islanders in the Empire

Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai‘i

Author: JoAnna Poblete
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: February 2017

A unique comparative study of two groups of colonials under U.S. imperialism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Five Lives in Music

Five Lives in Music

Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present

Author: Cecelia Hopkins Porter
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: January 2014

Richly historical portraits of five exceptional women musicians   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929 Author: Christopher Robert Reed
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: March 2014

Assessing the roles of religion, politics, and class in the golden decade of black business   learn more...

link to catalog page, Past Scents

Past Scents

Historical Perspectives on Smell

Author: Jonathan Reinarz
Pub Date: March 2014

Elevating the history of an ephemeral and evocative "lower" sense   learn more...

link to catalog page, In It for the Long Run

In It for the Long Run

A Musical Odyssey

Author: Jim Rooney
Pub Date: March 2014

The memoir of the songwriter and Grammy-winning record producer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Julian Hawthorne

Julian Hawthorne

The Life of a Prodigal Son

Author: Gary Scharnhorst
Pub Date: April 2014

The complicated life and profligate career of Nathaniel Hawthorne's only son, Julian   learn more...

link to catalog page, Qualifying Times

Qualifying Times

Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Author: Jaime Schultz
Pub Date: March 2014

How technologies and trends challenge the boundaries for women in sport   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gregory Benford Author: George Slusser
Pub Date: February 2014

A scientist-author at the heart of hard science fiction   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ring Shout, Wheel About

Ring Shout, Wheel About

The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Author: Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Pub Date: February 2014

A stage-level view of black musical performance and early American conceptualizations of race   learn more...

link to catalog page, Keepers of the Flame

Keepers of the Flame

NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Author: Travis Vogan
Pub Date: March 2014

How NFL Films impacted U.S. culture and turned pro football into "America's Game"   learn more...

link to catalog page, One Woman in a Hundred

One Woman in a Hundred

Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Author: Mary Sue Welsh
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: January 2014

Breaking the gender barrier inside a world-class orchestra   learn more...

link to catalog page, Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian Author: Ethelene Whitmire
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: August 2015

The life of a groundbreaking librarian and Harlem Renaissance figure   learn more...

link to catalog page, Germaine Dulac

Germaine Dulac

A Cinema of Sensations

Author: Tami Williams
Pub Date: August 2014

The first in-depth historical study of the trailblazing filmmaker and feminist and her work   learn more...