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Photographic Presidents

Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital

Cara A. Finnegan

Technology and the Historian

Transformations in the Digital Age

Adam Crymble

Spoon River America

Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town

Jason Stacy


Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture

Badia Ahad-Legardy

Unbinding Gentility

Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South

Candace Bailey

The Mark of Slavery

Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

Jenifer L. Barclay

The Lady Swings

Memoirs of a Jazz Drummer

Dottie Dodgion and Wayne Enstice

Grand Army of Labor

Workers, Veterans, and the Meaning of the Civil War

Matthew E. Stanley

Visual Alterity

Seeing Difference in Cinema

Randall Halle

Fighting Visibility

Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Jennifer McClearen

Exploring the Land of Lincoln

The Essential Guide to Illinois Historic Sites

Charles Titus

Industrial Strength Bluegrass

Southwestern Ohio's Musical Legacy

Edited by Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison

Emotional Landscapes

Love, Gender, and Migration

Edited by Marcelo J. Borges, Sonia Cancian, and Linda Reeder

Union Renegades

Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age

Dana M. Caldemeyer

The Labor Board Crew

Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Ronald W. Schatz

Television and the Afghan Culture Wars

Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists

Wazhmah Osman

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ARSC Virtual Exhibit

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Q&A with Jason Stacy, Author of Spoon River America

Jason Stacy, author of Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town, answers questions about his inspirations and discoveries while writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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