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The Elocutionists

Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Marian Wilson Kimber

The Loyal West

Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Matthew E. Stanley

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

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

The Red and the Black

American Film Noir in the 1950s

Robert Miklitsch

Octavia E. Butler

Gerry Canavan

Slavery at Sea

Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

Goodbye iSlave

A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Six Minutes in Berlin

Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Michael J. Socolow

Interactive Journalism

Hackers, Data, and Code

Nikki Usher

Bill Clifton

America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World

Bill C. Malone

Reverend Addie Wyatt

Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

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Release Party: The Age of Noise in Britain, by James G. Mansell Sound transformed British life in the “age of noise” between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanized society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilization. The noise was, as James G. Mansell … Continue reading

Sa-lute: Another award for “Funk the Erotic” Awards season continues with one of our already-lauded books receiving another prize. L. H. Stallings‘s Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures has won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, awarded by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association … Continue reading

200 Years of Illinois: Town of Steel On January 21, 1972, DC Comics declared the largely misnamed Metropolis, Illinois the official home town of Superman. Metropolis had already adopted the Son of Krypton, and as we all know the local paper famously called itself the Planet as a … Continue reading

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