Spring 2015


Spring 2015


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link to catalog page, A City Called Heaven

A City Called Heaven

Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Author: Robert M. Marovich
Pub Date: April 2015

The music that helped free a people and lift a nation   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, Acid Hype

Acid Hype

American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Author: Stephen Siff
Pub Date: June 2015

LSD's trip from multi-colored miracle to mind-melting menace   learn more...

link to catalog page, Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina Author: James A. Baer
Pub Date: April 2015

The transatlantic bonds between two entwined anarchist movements   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming Beautiful

Becoming Beautiful

Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Author: Joanna Bosse
Pub Date: March 2015

Swinging in Savoy with the small-town stars of the local dance floor   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bird

Bird

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

Author: Chuck Haddix
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2015

An in-depth portrait of the troubled jazz genius   learn more...

link to catalog page, Brazil and the Dialectic of Colonization Author: Alfredo Bosi
Pub Date: September 2015

The provocative classic in its first-ever English translation   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, City of Noise

City of Noise

Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Author: Aimée Boutin
Pub Date: June 2015

Making sense and art of peddlers' cries on the streets of Paris   learn more...

link to catalog page, Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Author: Will Guzmán
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: August 2016

The struggle against racial injustice in the American Southwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Coming On Strong

Coming On Strong

Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport

Author: Susan K. Cahn
Pub Date: 2015

An updated edition of the pioneering study with a new chapter on the Title IX era's accomplishments and failures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Corrupt Illinois

Corrupt Illinois

Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Author: Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Pub Date: February 2015

Kindling a fire to clear the tangled undergrowth of Illinois politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Daisy Turner's Kin

Daisy Turner's Kin

An African American Family Saga

Author: Jane C. Beck
Pub Date: July 2015

The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920 Author: Michael K. Rosenow
Pub Date: June 2015

The inequalities surrounding the great equalizer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Embodied Protests

Embodied Protests

Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Author: Maria Tapias
Pub Date: June 2015

How drastic economic reform ravaged women's quality of life   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler

Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler

The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Author: Beth Abelson Macleod
Pub Date: July 2015

The dynamic life of a brilliant turn-of-the-century musician   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist Writings Author: Simone de Beauvoir Edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann
Pub Date: March 2015

The philosopher's writings on, and engagement with, twentieth century feminism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Figure Skating in the Formative Years

Figure Skating in the Formative Years

Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

Author: James R. Hines
Pub Date: April 2015

Women and figure skating's rise to prominence   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fostering on the Farm

Fostering on the Farm

Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Author: Megan Birk
Pub Date: June 2015

Shedding light on a somber chapter in the history of American childhood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Free Labor

Free Labor

The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class

Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: July 2015

National catastrophe and the evolution of the labor movement   learn more...

link to catalog page, Heroes and Scoundrels

Heroes and Scoundrels

The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture

Author: Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman
Pub Date: April 2015

Following the crusaders and scandalmongers of the Fourth Estate through more than a century of pop culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July 2015

From cakewalks to clogging, a new history of a vital American art form   learn more...

link to catalog page, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat

I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat

Field Notes from a Life in Sports

Author: David W. Zang
Pub Date: June 2015

Sports' impact on the life of an ordinary athlete, by one of sports history's most celebrated stylists   learn more...

link to catalog page, Immigrants against the State

Immigrants against the State

Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Author: Kenyon Zimmer
Pub Date: July 2015

The worlds that anarchists left behind, the worlds in which they lived, and the worlds they strove to create   learn more...

link to catalog page, Johanna Beyer Author: Amy C. Beal
Pub Date: March 2015

Portrait of an innovative woman artist who believed that "the heart and the brain should go hand in hand"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle

A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters

Author: Kay Boyle
Pub Date: July 2015

The intimate and epic chronicle of a life lived in full   learn more...

link to catalog page, Legitimizing Empire

Legitimizing Empire

Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Author: Faye Caronan
Pub Date: June 2015

How two colonial narratives complicate the mythology of U.S. exceptionalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lois McMaster Bujold Author: Edward James
Pub Date: July 2015

A full-length study of one of the most popular contemporary writers of science fiction and fantasy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Photography Matter

Making Photography Matter

A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Author: Cara A. Finnegan
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: 2017

How Americans grew to understand a new kind of visual experience   learn more...

link to catalog page, Midwest Maize

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

Author: Cynthia Clampitt
Pub Date: March 2015

A vital crop's impact on human history, industry, and eating   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nursing Civil Rights

Nursing Civil Rights

Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps

Author: Charissa J. Threat
Pub Date: April 2015

Fighting for the right to a career in military nursing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Picturing Illinois

Picturing Illinois

Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo

Author: John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2014

Reading the messages on postcards from Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, Play and the Human Condition Author: Thomas S. Henricks
Pub Date: May 2015

A cutting-edge reappraisal of the causes, contours, and consequences of play   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ray Bradbury Author: David Seed
Pub Date: March 2015

A clear and concise look at how one creative force redefined science fiction's place in popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sensing Chicago

Sensing Chicago

Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Author: Adam Mack
Pub Date: June 2015

Urban history from amidst the oleaginous perfume, greasy exudations, and black froth of a growing metropolis   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sexting Panic

Sexting Panic

Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent

Author: Amy Adele Hasinoff
Pub Date: April 2015

Finding reasonable solutions to the fear and frenzy surrounding digital social interactions   learn more...

link to catalog page, Signal Traffic

Signal Traffic

Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Author: Edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski
Pub Date: JULY 2015

Inside the technological objects, geophysical locations, and material resources that network the world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sounds of the New Deal

Sounds of the New Deal

The Federal Music Project in the West

Author: Peter Gough
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: 2018

How the music of the people--all people--triumphed and reshaped America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sport History in the Digital Era Author: Edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips
Pub Date: April 2015

The far-reaching ways digital media affect sport historians and their work   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, St. Louis Rising

St. Louis Rising

The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Author: Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person
Pub Date: April 2015

The myth-busting history of the forgotten figure who guided a great American city through its infancy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South

Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South

White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Author: Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf
Pub Date: April 2015

Religion's role in the ill-fated struggle to unionize white workers in the South   learn more...

link to catalog page, Studying Appalachian Studies

Studying Appalachian Studies

Making the Path by Walking

Author: Edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott
Pub Date: July 2015

An invigorating challenge to the field's status quo   learn more...

link to catalog page, Stunning Males and Powerful Females

Stunning Males and Powerful Females

Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Author: Christina Sunardi
Pub Date: March 2015

Blurring and redefining sex and gender boundaries through performance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions Author: Edited by Michael A. Pagano
Pub Date: May 2015

Digital technologies and the future of cities   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

Uncovering the hidden histories of iconic American folksongs   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Big Leagues Go to Washington

The Big Leagues Go to Washington

Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Author: David George Surdam
Pub Date: May 2015

How government directly and indirectly reshaped American sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Ecology of the Spoken Word

The Ecology of the Spoken Word

Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Author: Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Beyond words, exploring Quichua aesthetic expression   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

Memories from the Farm of My Youth

Author: Alan Guebert with Mary Grace Foxwell
Pub Date: May 2015

The good life at fifty cents an hour on a southern Illinois dairy farm   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Author: Michael Hicks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: August 2017

The triumphant journey of a beloved musical institution   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, The Polish Hearst

The Polish Hearst

Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press

Author: Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
Pub Date: May 2015

The lost world of ethnic publishing and the life of one of its towering figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Real Cyber War

The Real Cyber War

The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Author: Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski
Pub Date: April 2015

How the freedom-to-connect movement aids Western hegemony   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of Cantonese Opera Author: Wing Chung Ng
Pub Date: June 2015

From village art form to global phenomenon   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music Author: Marie Sumner Lott
Pub Date: July 2015

How the musical culture surrounding chamber music influenced artists and works   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Study of Ethnomusicology

The Study of Ethnomusicology

Thirty-Three Discussions

Author: Bruno Nettl
Pub Date: June 2015

A thoroughly revised third edition of the classroom perennial and scholarly classic   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression Author: Robert M. Lichtman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

A meticulous history of McCarthyism and the Supreme Court   learn more...

link to catalog page, Victims and Warriors

Victims and Warriors

Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Author: Casey High
Pub Date: April 2015

Ancient ways and modern life among the Waorani of Ecuador   learn more...

link to catalog page, We Are What We Drink

We Are What We Drink

The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Author: Sabine N. Meyer
Pub Date: July 2015

Identity formation and the power of place in the shaping of history   learn more...