National Council on Public History 2022

A collection of books curated for attendees and those interested in the National Council on Public History's 2022 annual meeting.

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This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments This Contested Land The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments McKenzie Long 2022 Spring
One woman’s enlightening trek through the natural histories, cultural stories, and present perils of thirteen national monuments, from Maine to Hawaii
The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine The Common Camp Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine Irit Katz 2022 Spring
Seeing the camp as a persistent political instrument in Israel–Palestine and beyond
Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism Exceptionally Queer Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism K. Mohrman 2022 Spring
How perceptions of Mormonism from 1830 to the present reveal the exclusionary, racialized practices of the U.S. nation-state
The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan The Dylan Tapes Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan Anthony Scaduto 2021 Fall
The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era
A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum A Natural Curiosity The Story of the Bell Museum Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin and Gwen Schagrin 2021 Fall
A richly illustrated tour of Minnesota’s premier natural history museum after 150 years
Allotment Stories: Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege Allotment Stories Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O’Brien, Editors 2021 Fall
More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands
Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Earthworks Rising Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Chadwick Allen 2022 Spring
A necessary reexamination of Indigenous mounds, demonstrating their sustained vitality and vibrant futurity by centering Native voices
A Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017 A Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017 Timothy J. Kehoe and Juan Pablo Nicolini, Editors 2021 Spring
A major, new, and comprehensive look at six decades of macroeconomic policies across the region
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Winter’s Children A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Ryan Rodgers 2021 Fall
The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation
Settler Colonial City: Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis Settler Colonial City Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis David Hugill 2021 Fall
Revealing the enduring link between settler colonization and the making of modern Minneapolis
Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda LeGarde Grover 2021 Fall
Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior
Louis Sullivan’s Idea Louis Sullivan’s Idea Tim Samuelson 2021 Fall
A visual compendium revealing the philosophy and life of America’s renowned architect
Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece Reconstructing the Garrick Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece John Vinci, Editor 2021 Fall
A beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated biography of one of Chicago’s greatest lost buildings
The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America The Editor Function Literary Publishing in Postwar America Abram Foley 2021 Fall
Offering the everyday tasks of literary editors as inspired sources of postwar literary history
Swedish-American Borderlands: New Histories of Transatlantic Relations Swedish-American Borderlands New Histories of Transatlantic Relations Dag Blanck and Adam Hjorthén, Editors 2021 Spring
Reframing Swedish–American relations by focusing on contacts, crossings, and convergences beyond migration
The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles The Speculative City Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles Susanna Phillips Newbury 2021 Spring
A forensic examination of the mutual relationship between art and real estate in a transforming Los Angeles
Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Why We Lost the Sex Wars Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Lorna N. Bracewell 2021 Spring
Reexamining feminist sexual politics since the 1970s—the rivalries and the remarkable alliances
The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements The Radical Bookstore Counterspace for Social Movements Kimberley Kinder 2021 Spring
Examines how radical bookstores and similar spaces serve as launching pads for social movements
Nuclear Suburbs: Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Nuclear Suburbs Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Patrick Vitale 2021 Spring
From submarines to the suburbs—the remaking of Pittsburgh during the Cold War
The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876 The Children of Lincoln White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876 William D. Green 2021 Spring
How white advocates of emancipation abandoned African American causes in the dark days of Reconstruction, told through the stories of four Minnesotans
Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Breathing Race into the Machine The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Lundy Braun 2021 Spring
How race became embedded in a medical instrument
Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota Nellie Francis Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota William D. Green 2020 Fall
The life and work of an African American suffragist and activist devoted to equality and freedom
As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance As We Have Always Done Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2021 Spring
How to build Indigenous resistance movements that refuse the destructive thinking of settler colonialism
How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940 How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940 Thomas C. Hubka 2020 Spring
The transformation of average Americans’ domestic lives, revealed through the mechanical innovations and physical improvements of their homes
Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Black Food Matters Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, Editors 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today
Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy Cruelty as Citizenship How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy 2020 Fall
Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?
The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage The Wedding Heard ’Round the World America’s First Gay Marriage Michael McConnell 2020 Fall
Forty-four years after two men married in a legal ceremony in Minnesota, the Supreme Court has decided the question first raised by these gay pioneers
The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York The Invention of Public Space Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York Mariana Mogilevich 2020 Spring
The interplay of psychology, design, and politics in experiments with urban open space
Modern Housing Modern Housing Catherine Bauer 2020 Spring
The original guide on modern housing from the premier expert and activist in the public housing movement
Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture Elizabeth Scheu Close A Life in Modern Architecture Jane King Hession 2020 Spring
An in-depth account of the life and career of Minnesota’s first modern architect
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Grocery Activism: The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota Grocery Activism The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota Craig B. Upright 2020 Spring
A key period in the history of food cooperatives that continues to influence how we purchase organic food today
Class Action: Desegregation and Diversity in San Francisco Schools Class Action Desegregation and Diversity in San Francisco Schools Rand Quinn 2019 Fall
A compelling history of school desegregation and activism in San Francisco
Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas Fair Trade Rebels Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas Lindsay Naylor 2019 Fall
Reassessing interpretations of development with a new approach to fair trade
Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe Walking the Old Road A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe Staci Lola Drouillard 2019 Fall
The story of a once vibrant, now vanished off-reservation Ojibwe village—and a vital chapter of the history of the North Shore
Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony Avant-Garde in the Cornfields Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino, Editors 2019 Spring
A close examination of an iconic small town that gives boundless insights into architecture, landscape, preservation, and philanthropy
Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Standing with Standing Rock Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, Editors 2019 Spring
Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age The Decorated Tenement How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age Zachary J. Violette 2019 Spring
A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America
Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory Living on Campus An Architectural History of the American Dormitory Carla Yanni 2019 Spring
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Prison Land Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Brett Story 2019 Spring
From broken-window policing in Detroit to prison-building in Appalachia, exploring the expansion of the carceral state and its oppressive social relations into everyday life
Fighting for NOW: Diversity and Discord in the National Organization for Women Fighting for NOW Diversity and Discord in the National Organization for Women Kelsy Kretschmer 2019 Spring
An unparalleled exploration of NOW’s trajectory, from its founding to the present—and its future
Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian–American Migration Pictures of Longing Photography and the Norwegian–American Migration Sigrid Lien 2018 Fall
Haunting and revealing photographs sent home by Norwegian immigrants in America as visual document and collective expression of the emigrant experience
Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade Timothy Cochrane 2018 Fall
The journals of two clerks of the American Fur Company recall a lost moment in the history of the fur trade and the Anishinaabeg along Lake Superior’s North Shore
Conversations in Maine: A New Edition Conversations in Maine A New Edition Grace Lee Boggs, James Boggs, Freddy Paine and Lyman Paine 2018 Fall
Meditations on activism following the turbulent 1960s—back in print
Herlands: Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States Herlands Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States Keridwen N. Luis 2018 Fall
How women-only communities provide spaces for new forms of culture, sociality, gender, and sexuality
Food Justice Now!: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle Food Justice Now! Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle Joshua Sbicca 2018 Fall
A rallying cry to link the food justice movement to broader social justice debates
The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946-1954 The Crusade for Forgotten Souls Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946-1954 Susan Bartlett Foote 2018 Spring
The stirring story of the reform movement that laid the groundwork for a modern mental health system in Minnesota
Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike Flames of Discontent The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike Gary Kaunonen 2017 Fall
A working-class history of a 1916 miners’ strike in northern Minnesota, one of the most important events in organized labor of the early twentieth century
Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. Historic Capital Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. Cameron Logan 2017 Fall
A chronicle of historic preservation’s profound impact on Washington, D.C., highlighting the major changes urban revitalization has made on American cities
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity Black on Both Sides A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton 2017 Fall
Uncovering the overlapping histories of blackness and trans identity from the nineteenth century to the present day
Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Building Access Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Aimi Hamraie 2017 Fall
Rich with archival images, the first critical history of the Universal Design movement
When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community When the Hills Are Gone Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community Thomas W. Pearson 2017 Fall
An overlooked part of fracking’s environmental impact becomes a window into the activists and industrial interests fighting for the future of energy production—and the fate of rural communities
A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America A Shadow over Palestine The Imperial Life of Race in America Keith P. Feldman 2017 Fall
How Israel and Palestine shaped the post–World War II politics of race in the United States
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota The Writer and His Friends at Home Dave Page 2017 Spring
A look at the life of the Great American Novelist in St. Paul
Curated Decay: Heritage beyond Saving Curated Decay Heritage beyond Saving Caitlin DeSilvey 2017 Spring
A bold new approach to heritage conservation that embraces change and accommodates decay
The Ford Century in Minnesota The Ford Century in Minnesota Brian McMahon 2016 Fall
How the Ford Motor Company transformed Minnesota over the past 100 years
California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage California Mission Landscapes Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage Elizabeth Kryder-Reid 2016 Fall
How iconic American places cultivate and conceal contested pasts
Urban Policy in the Time of Obama Urban Policy in the Time of Obama James DeFilippis, Editor 2016 Fall
How presidential policies have served—or failed to serve—America’s cities
Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings Heart of St. Paul A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings Larry Millett 2016 Fall
A history of two icons of commercial architecture at the heart of the Midwest
The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 The Interface IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 John Harwood 2016 Fall
How a cast of superstars at IBM altered the face of corporate culture and design in America
Living for Change: An Autobiography Living for Change An Autobiography Grace Lee Boggs 2016 Fall
A remarkable life on the American Left.
So Much to Be Done: The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner So Much to Be Done The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner Barbara Brenner Barbara Sjoholm, Editor 2016 Spring
Political and inspiring, personal and influential—the writings of Barbara Brenner, who transformed the way we look at breast cancer
Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America Blood Sugar Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America Anthony Ryan Hatch 2016 Spring
How contemporary biomedicine has shaped race and racism as America’s health disparities increase
Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America Freegans Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America Alex V. Barnard 2016 Spring
Freegans, who try to live on what we throw away, reveal the limits of capitalism but also the limits of consumer activism in changing it
Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago Last Project Standing Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago Catherine Fennell 2015 Fall
How the aftermath of public housing became an education in the rights and duties of belonging to the city
The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America The Beginning and End of Rape Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America Sarah Deer 2015 Fall
How to address widespread violence against Native women—practically, theoretically, and legally—from the foremost advocate for understanding and change
Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America Border Walls Gone Green Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America John Hultgren 2015 Fall
Why anti-immigration environmentalists need to reconsider their motives
Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America Myths of the Rune Stone Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America David M. Krueger 2015 Fall
Why the Kensington Rune Stone myth matters to American culture
Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range, 1915-2000 Taconite Dreams The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range, 1915-2000 Jeffrey T. Manuel 2015 Fall
The first history of the fight to maintain an industry and a way of life on Minnesota’s Iron Range
Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity Elusive Jannah The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity Cawo M. Abdi 2015 Fall
The contrasting lives of Somali refugees and migrants on three continents
Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country Wastelanding Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country Traci Brynne Voyles 2015 Spring
What is “wasteland,” and who gets to decide?
 Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America Making Suburbia New Histories of Everyday America John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul and Katherine Solomonson, Editors 2015 Spring
Illustrates the astonishing complexity of American suburbia
A Peculiar Imbalance: The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837–1869 A Peculiar Imbalance The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837–1869 William D. Green 2015 Spring
The untold story of what it meant to be a black member of early Minnesota society
The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City The Folklore of the Freeway Race and Revolt in the Modernist City Eric Avila 2014 Spring
How urban minority communities devastated by the construction of the interstate highway reclaimed their place through cultural expression
City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America City Choreographer Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America Alison Bick Hirsch 2014 Spring
How Lawrence Halprin’s choreographic design method mitigated the alienating effects of urban renewal and enriched contemporary urban design
Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America Little White Houses How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America Dianne Harris 2012 Fall
How the ordinary American house contributed to definitions of middle-class whiteness and an exclusionary housing market in the postwar era
194X: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front 194X Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front Andrew M. Shanken 2009 Spring
Rediscovering the visionary designs and idealistic rhetoric of American architecture during World War II
Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics Revolutionaries to Race Leaders Black Power and the Making of African American Politics Cedric Johnson 2007 Fall
What happened to the revolutionary goals of the Black Power movement?
Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago’s 1933–34 World’s Fair Building a Century of Progress The Architecture of Chicago’s 1933–34 World’s Fair Lisa D. Schrenk 2007 Spring
The first in-depth look at the architecture of the second Chicago World’s Fair

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