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Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

Jean R. Freedman

Cristi Puiu

Monica Filimon

Media Localism

The Policies of Place

Christopher Ali

The University of Illinois

Engine of Innovation

Edited by Frederick E. Hoxie

Framing the Black Panthers

The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon

Jane Rhodes

Networking China

The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Yu Hong

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

The Elocutionists

Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Marian Wilson Kimber

The Loyal West

Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Matthew E. Stanley

The Red and the Black

American Film Noir in the 1950s

Robert Miklitsch

From Gluttony to Enlightenment

The World of Taste in Early Modern Europe

Viktoria von Hoffmann

Neoliberal Chicago

Edited by Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague

The Age of Noise in Britain

Hearing Modernity

James G. Mansell

Six Minutes in Berlin

Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Michael J. Socolow

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Winner of the 2016 NWSA/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize announced Congratulations to Michele Eggers, winner of the 2016 NWSA/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize for Embodying Inequality: The Criminalization of Women for Abortion in Chile. The award was announced at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association. … Continue reading

Release Party: Chinatown Opera Theater in North America, by Nancy Yunhwa Rao The Chinatown opera house provided Chinese immigrants with an essential source of entertainment during the pre–World War II era. But its stories of loyalty, obligation, passion, and duty also attracted diverse patrons into Chinese American communities Drawing on a wealth … Continue reading

200 Years of Illinois: Cheap Trick is big in Japan February 7, 2017, marks the approximate, not to say the exact, date of a landmark in Illinois rock and roll. On this day (more or less) in 1979, the Rockford band Cheap Trick released its walloping success of a long-play, Live at … Continue reading

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