Fall 2019


Fall 2019


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link to catalog page, Negotiating Latinidad

Negotiating Latinidad

Intralatina/o Lives in Chicago

Author: Frances R. Aparicio
Pub Date: October 2019

One family, multiple identities, and today's changing Latina/o world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Unsettled Scores

Unsettled Scores

Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Author: Sally Bick
Pub Date: December 2019

Two legendary composers and high art's uneasy partnership with Hollywood   learn more...

link to catalog page, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2

A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2

The Conflicted Ozarks

Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: October 2019

Slavery, civil war, and the birth of the modern Ozarks   learn more...

link to catalog page, Shared Selves

Shared Selves

Latinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism

Author: Suzanne Bost
Pub Date: October 2019

Seeing life writing through a posthumanist lens   learn more...

link to catalog page, Over Here, Over There

Over Here, Over There

Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I

Author: Edited by William Brooks, Christina Bashford, and Gayle Magee
Pub Date: October 2019

Enlisting music to fight the war to end all wars   learn more...

link to catalog page, Island Gospel

Island Gospel

Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States

Author: Melvin L. Butler
Pub Date: November 2019

A rare look at Jamaican Pentecostals and their music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Writing Revolution

Writing Revolution

Hispanic Anarchism in the United States

Author: Edited by Christopher J. Castañeda and Montse Feu
Pub Date: November 2019

Spanish-language print culture and the anarchist quest for a new world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Palestine on the Air Author: Karma R. Chavez
Pub Date: November 2019

Adding nuance to the Palestine-Israel issue   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Before Sunrise 2

Blues Before Sunrise 2

Interviews from the Chicago Scene

Author: Steve Cushing
Pub Date: November 2019

Face-to-face with the blues, one more time   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs

Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs

The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Author: Susan G. Davis
Pub Date: October 2019

Laughing in the gutter with the larger-than-life dean of blue humor   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Sexual Economies

Black Sexual Economies

Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Author: Edited by Adrienne D. Davis and the BSE Collective
Pub Date: September 2019

New thinking about taboo, outlaw, deviant, and subversive black sexuality   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gamelan Girls

Gamelan Girls

Gender, Childhood, and Politics in Balinese Music Ensembles

Author: Sonja Lynn Downing
Pub Date: November 2019

The girls and young women reshaping gamelan in Bali   learn more...

link to catalog page, 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

100 Years of Women's Suffrage

A University of Illinois Press Anthology

Author: Compiled by Dawn Durante
Pub Date: November 2019

Celebrating the work that women did and do to secure equal voting rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham

Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham

Dances in Literature and Cinema

Author: Hannah Durkin
Pub Date: August 2019

Two great artists creating new visions of black womanhood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kansas City vs. Oakland

Kansas City vs. Oakland

The Bitter Sports Rivalry That Defined an Era

Author: Matthew C. Ehrlich
Pub Date: September 2019

Chiefs-Raiders, Royals-A's, and the wildest time in American sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer

Race, Repression, and Revolution

Author: Barbara Foley
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paperback: September 2019

Political and personal repression and its effect on the work of a Harlem Renaissance luminary   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Arithmetic of Listening

The Arithmetic of Listening

Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician

Author: Kyle Gann
Pub Date: September 2019

Tuning to new musical horizons   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lucrecia Martel Author: Gerd Gemünden
Pub Date: November 2019

A poetics of the senses   learn more...

link to catalog page, Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

The Making of an American Classic

Author: Thomas Goldsmith
Pub Date: October 2019

The breakneck banjo tune that became a song for the ages   learn more...

link to catalog page, Herndon on Lincoln Author: William H. Herndon, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Pub Date: Cloth: February 2016; Paper: September 2019

The paperback edition of important primary source materials on Abraham Lincoln   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sophonisba Breckinridge

Sophonisba Breckinridge

Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Author: Anya Jabour
Pub Date: September 2019

The accomplished life and tireless work of a feminist educator and reformer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Joanna Russ Author: Gwyneth Jones
Pub Date: September 2019

The creative original who helped open the door to feminist SF   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reimagining Liberation

Reimagining Liberation

How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire

Author: Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel
Pub Date: January 2020

The work and thought of seven black women in the fight against colonialism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Traveling with Service Animals

Traveling with Service Animals

By Air, Road, Rail, and Ship across North America

Author: Henry Kisor and Christine Goodier
Pub Date: September 2019

A first of its kind travel guide for human-animal partnerships   learn more...

link to catalog page, George Szell's Reign

George Szell's Reign

Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra

Author: Marcia Hansen Kraus
Pub Date: Cloth: October 2017; Paper: September 2019

Shaping dissonance into beauty with the master conductor   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Cashaway Psalmody

The Cashaway Psalmody

Transatlantic Religion and Music in Colonial Carolina

Author: Stephen A. Marini
Pub Date: January 2020

Reviving spirit and music from the pages of a once-lost text   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kim Stanley Robinson Author: Robert Markley
Pub Date: November 2019

Terraforming humanity's futures with the Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pacific Apostle

Pacific Apostle

The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions

Author: David O. McKay Edited by Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher
Pub Date: January 2020

The day-by-day account of an epic spiritual quest   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Guru’s Journey

A Guru’s Journey

Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian Classical Dance in Diaspora

Author: Sarah Morelli
Pub Date: December 2019

The work and art of a dance master in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Emotional Bodies

Emotional Bodies

The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Author: Edited by Dolores Martín-Moruno and Beatriz Pichel
Pub Date: December 2019

What emotional bodies teach us about past and present societies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Todd Solondz Author: Julian Murphet
Pub Date: August 2019

Black humor and red ink in the career of the independent filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hungry Translations

Hungry Translations

Relearning the World through Radical Vulnerability

Author: Richa Nagar
Pub Date: September 2019

A fearless new approach to the search for poetic and social justice   learn more...

link to catalog page, Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai i

Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai i

Injustice and Revenge in the Fukunaga Case

Author: Jonathan Y. Okamura
Pub Date: September 2019

Racism and an infamous murder case in 1920s Hawai'i   learn more...

link to catalog page, The People's Money

The People's Money

Pensions, Debt, and Government Services

Author: Edited by Michael A. Pagano
Pub Date: October 2019

Diagnosing and treating the fiscal ills afflicting America's cities   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights Author: Edited by Robert J. Patterson
Pub Date: September 2019

The artistic response to triumph and ongoing struggle in the 1970s   learn more...

link to catalog page, On Trend

On Trend

The Business of Forecasting the Future

Author: Devon Powers
Pub Date: October 2019

Prophets churning profits in the mysterious world of trend professionals   learn more...

link to catalog page, Grounds of Engagement

Grounds of Engagement

Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Author: Stéphane Robolin
Pub Date: Cloth: September 2015; Paper: September 2019

The interplay between space, place, and race   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rocking the Closet

Rocking the Closet

How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Author: Vincent L. Stephens
Pub Date: November 2019

Pushing boundaries and blurring lines with an all-star bill of hitmakers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Defining Girlhood in India

Defining Girlhood in India

A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Author: Ashwini Tambe
Pub Date: November 2019

Tracking the moving boundary between girlhood and womanhood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hierarchies of Care

Hierarchies of Care

Girls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Author: Krista E. Van Vleet
Pub Date: November 2019

The politics of morality and the quest to live a good life   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Enforcers

The Enforcers

How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Author: Rob Wells
Pub Date: November 2019

Lessons from the past and business journalism's bold future   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hot Feet and Social Change

Hot Feet and Social Change

African Dance and Diaspora Communities

Author: Edited by Kariamu Welsh, Esailama G. A. Diouf, and Yvonne Daniel
Pub Date: November 2019

Indelible stories of living African dance within the African diaspora   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Gold in the Rings

The Gold in the Rings

The People and Events That Transformed the Olympic Games

Author: Stephen R. Wenn and Robert K. Barney
Pub Date: February 2020

The fascinating financial history of selling the Olympics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Legacy

Blues Legacy

Tradition and Innovation in Chicago

Author: David Whiteis
Pub Date: October 2019

Chicago blues artists performing against the backdrop of history   learn more...