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Making the News Popular

Mobilizing U.S. News Audiences

Anthony M. Nadler

Media in New Turkey

The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

Bilge Yesil

A Cole Porter Companion

Edited by Don M. Randel, Matthew Shaftel, and Susan Forscher Weiss

Exploring the World of J. S. Bach

A Traveler’s Guide

Robert L. Marshall and Traute M. Marshall

Slapstick Modernism

Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

William Solomon

The Street Is My Pulpit

Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Mwenda Ntarangwi

The British Army of the Rhine

Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners

Peter Speiser

Cold War Games

Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

Spider Web

The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer

Taste of the Nation

The New Deal Search for America's Food

Camille Bégin

Game Faces

Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sarah K. Fields

Sex Testing

Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Lindsay Parks Pieper

The Minor Intimacies of Race

Asian Publics in North America

Christine Kim

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

LaShawn Harris

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10

Bach and the Organ

Edited by Matthew Dirst

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RIP James Green Late last week the eminent labor historian James Green died at age 71. Known most recently for his The Devil Is Here in These Hills, a portrait of West Virginia coal miners that became part of an American Experience documentary, Green changed the field with his … Continue reading

Modern Masters of Science Fiction series recognized by Locus The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Seattle WA. Some fantastic books were honored including Letters to Tiptree, edited by Alisa Krasnostein & Alexandra Pierce (Twelfth Planet), which took … Continue reading

200 Years of Illinois: Union Forever In 1862, as the Civil War raged and a Confederate victory seemed quite possible, many of the tensions unleashed by the war found a stage in Pekin. There, on June 25, a group of pro-Union men organized the Union League. This organization, dedicated … Continue reading

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Events Calendar

Penny Parsons at Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:30:00 CDT — Panel
Sue Fawn Chung at Big Trees Lodge, Yosemite Valley, CA Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:00:00 CDT — Lecture
Penny Parsons at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:00:00 CDT — Reading/Signing
Penny Parsons at Lincoln Theater, Marion, VA Sat, 06 Aug 2016 14:00:00 CDT — Book Signing
Stephen Wade at the American Roots Music Program, Estes, CO Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:00:00 CDT — Other
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