Spring 2012


Spring 2012


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Italo-American accordion, made in Chicago, 1920s. One of the dozens of images from Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America by Marion Jacobson. Photo by Henry Doktorski; Source: World of Accordions Museum, Superior, Wisconsin.

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link to catalog page, African or American?

African or American?

Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861

Author: Leslie M. Alexander
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: January 2012

The struggle for black identity in antebellum New York   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blackness in Opera
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Author: Edited by Naomi André, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: November 2014

How race and blackness play out in opera   learn more...

link to catalog page, Political Writings
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Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: Cloth: July 2012; Paper: Feburary 2021

New translations illustrating Beauvoir's political engagement and cultural critique   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Sense of American Liberalism
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Author: Edited by Jonathan Bell and Timothy Stanley
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: March 2014

Taking the pulse of the left in contemporary politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ghost of the Ozarks
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Ghost of the Ozarks

Murder and Memory in the Upland South

Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

A grisly killing and a walking dead man in the Arkansas hills   learn more...

link to catalog page, Equal Time
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Equal Time

Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Aniko Bodroghkozy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

Televising the revolution in American civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Africans to Spanish America
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Africans to Spanish America

Expanding the Diaspora

Author: Edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, and Ben Vinson III
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: January 2014

Expanding and enriching African Diaspora history in the Americas   learn more...

link to catalog page, Henry Mancini
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Henry Mancini

Reinventing Film Music

Author: John Caps
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

A superstar of film scoring, from The Pink Panther to "Moon River"   learn more...

link to catalog page, A New Language, A New World
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A New Language, A New World

Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945

Author: Nancy C. Carnevale
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: July 2012

An insightful history of Italian immigrants' personal experience of language in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kim Ki-duk
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Author: Hye Seung Chung
Pub Date: February 2012

A searing study of a controversial international auteur   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Deepest Sense
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The Deepest Sense

A Cultural History of Touch

Author: Constance Classen
Pub Date: May 2012

How did the past feel?   learn more...

link to catalog page, Live Fast, Love Hard
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Live Fast, Love Hard

The Faron Young Story

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: February 2012

A guts and glory biography of honky-tonk great Faron Young   learn more...

link to catalog page, Twentieth Century Drifter
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Twentieth Century Drifter

The Life of Marty Robbins

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Country singer, race car driver, restless seeker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illinois in the War of 1812
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Author: Gillum Ferguson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2016

A bold new history of the War of 1812 and the founding of Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, Transforming Places
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Transforming Places

Lessons from Appalachia

Author: Edited by Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith
Pub Date: March 2012

What global activists can learn from Appalachia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rape in Chicago
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Rape in Chicago

Race, Myth, and the Courts

Author: Dawn Rae Flood
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2018

Evolving strategies against rape in Chicago courts   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Theoretical-Practical Elements of Music, Parts III and IV
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Author: Francesco Galeazzi
Pub Date: July 2012

The first English translation of a foundational treatise in music theory   learn more...

Author: Julie A. Gallagher
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

Black women in liberal reform, from suffrage to civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, The 1933 Chicago World's Fair
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The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

A Century of Progress

Author: Cheryl R. Ganz
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: February 2012

From fan dancers to fan belts--the compelling, untold stories of Chicago's 1933 world fair   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture
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Author: Jared Gardner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: January 2014

Radically revising literary history by revisiting periodicals   learn more...

link to catalog page, Then Sings My Soul
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Then Sings My Soul

The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Author: Douglas Harrison
Pub Date: May 2012

Reading between the lines of southern gospel music   learn more...

link to catalog page, The War of 1812
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The War of 1812

A Forgotten Conflict

Author: Donald R. Hickey
Pub Date: February 2012

Updated and expanded for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Black Chicago Renaissance
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Author: Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr.
Pub Date: July 2012

Presenting early twentieth-century Chicago as a vital centerpiece of Black thought and expression   learn more...

link to catalog page, Philip Kaufman
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Author: Annette Insdorf
Pub Date: March 2012

The first complete study of the protean filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Squeeze This!
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Squeeze This!

A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Author: Marion Jacobson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Everything you wanted to know about piano accordions in America--but were afraid to ask   learn more...

Chicago in the Age of Capital

Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: April 2015

Building a city on a shifting, clashing political economy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Richard Linklater
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Author: David T. Johnson
Pub Date: April 2012

An incisive analysis of a popular American filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Musical Journeys in Sumatra
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Author: Margaret Kartomi
Pub Date: July 2012

A fascinating ethnographic record of vanishing musical genres, traditions, and practices   learn more...

link to catalog page, Farmers' Markets of the Heartland
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Author: Janine MacLachlan
Pub Date: May 2012

A visual feast of the Midwest's homegrown bounty   learn more...

link to catalog page, New German Dance Studies
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Author: Edited by Susan Manning and Lucia Ruprecht
Pub Date: June 2012

A trans-Atlantic inquiry into German dance studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Saving the World
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Saving the World

A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change

Author: Emile G. McAnany
Pub Date: April 2012

Invigorating global social change through communication   learn more...

link to catalog page, Last Works
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Author: Moses Mendelssohn
Pub Date: June 2012

Newly translated treatises from the great Enlightenment thinker   learn more...

link to catalog page, A People's History of Baseball
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Author: Mitchell Nathanson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Challenging the myths of America's national pastime   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Did Poetry Survive?
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How Did Poetry Survive?

The Making of Modern American Verse

Author: John Timberman Newcomb
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

How a handful of little magazines reshaped the landscape of American poetry   learn more...

link to catalog page, David Lynch
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Author: Justus Nieland
Pub Date: March 2012

Exploring David Lynch's experimental aesthetics   learn more...

Child Care in Black and White

Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Author: Jessie B. Ramey
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: July 2013

Reconceptualizing the orphanage as day care   learn more...

link to catalog page, Russia in Motion

Russia in Motion

Cultures of Human Mobility since 1850

Author: Edited by John Randolph and Eugene M. Avrutin
Pub Date: July 2012

Understanding Russia's recent past and present, through the study of how people move   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rebels and Runaways
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Rebels and Runaways

Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Author: Larry Eugene Rivers
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

A comprehensive investigation of slave escape in antebellum Florida   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pacific Citizens
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Pacific Citizens

Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II Era

Author: Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Greg Robinson
Pub Date: March 2012

The power of the press in Japanese American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Loser Sons
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Loser Sons

Politics and Authority

Author: Avital Ronell
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2013

A chip off the old block, and a disastrous chip on the shoulder   learn more...

link to catalog page, John Sayles
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Author: David R. Shumway
Pub Date: March 2012

A consideration of the distinctly independent filmmaker's explicitly political cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Poco Field
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The Poco Field

An American Story of Place

Author: Talmage A. Stanley
Pub Date: March 2012

A telling personal history of place, class, and aspiration   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex, Sickness, and Slavery
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Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Illness in the Antebellum South

Author: Marli F. Weiner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

How white Southern doctors used science to defend slavery   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jacques Rivette
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Author: Mary M. Wiles
Pub Date: February 2012

An extended take on the innovator of the French New Wave   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Organs of J. S. Bach
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Author: Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf
Pub Date: April 2012

An expansive tour of the instruments that Bach knew   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lincoln's Political Generals Author: David Work
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2012

Boldly reassessing the contested legacy of Lincoln's military appointments   learn more...