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History, Am.: 20th C.



link to catalog page, The Neighborhood Outfit

The Neighborhood Outfit

Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

Author: Louis Corsino
Pub Date: December 2014

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb   learn more...

link to catalog page, NFL Football

NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime

Author: Richard C. Crepeau
Pub Date: September 2014

Pro football's evolution into a national obsession   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Pekin

The Pekin

The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black-Owned Theater

Author: Thomas Bauman
Pub Date: May 2014

A portrait of an African American cultural institution in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Qualifying Times

Qualifying Times

Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Author: Jaime Schultz
Pub Date: March 2014

How technologies and trends challenge the boundaries for women in sport   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Tenants Claimed the City

When Tenants Claimed the City

The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Author: Roberta Gold
Pub Date: April 2014

The fight for tenant community rights in defiance of the new suburban American Dream   learn more...

link to catalog page, Winning the War for Democracy

Winning the War for Democracy

The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Author: David Lucander
Pub Date: September 2014

The history of an overlooked civil rights group fighting for justice during World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Power on Campus

Black Power on Campus

The University of Illinois, 1965-75

Author: Joy Ann Williamson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: August 2013

A compelling case study of a black student movement at a predominantly white campus   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Revolutionary

Black Revolutionary

William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Author: Gerald Horne
Pub Date: October 2013

An African American Communist's global activism for racial equality   learn more...

link to catalog page GORN, A Brief History of American Sports Author: Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein
Pub Date: December 2013

A provocative look at the centrality of sports to 400 years of American society and culture   learn more...

link to catalog page GOLDMAN, The Death and Life of Malcolm X Author: Peter Goldman
Pub Date: February 2013

A powerful account of Malcolm X's life and the causes for which he died   learn more...

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