American Studies

Fantasies of Precision: American Modern Art, 1908–1947 Fantasies of Precision American Modern Art, 1908–1947 Ashley Lazevnick 2023 Spring
Redefining the artistic movement that helped shape American modernism
Expelling Public Schools: How Antiracist Politics Enable School Privatization in Newark Expelling Public Schools How Antiracist Politics Enable School Privatization in Newark John Arena 2023 Spring
Exploring the role of identitarian politics in the privatization of Newark’s public school system
Nothing Permanent: Modern Architecture in California Nothing Permanent Modern Architecture in California Todd Cronan 2023 Spring
A critical look at the competing motivations behind one of modern architecture’s most widely known and misunderstood movements
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2023 Spring
A cutting-edge view of the digital humanities at a time of global pandemic, catastrophe, and uncertainty
American Indians and the American Dream: Policies, Place, and Property in Minnesota American Indians and the American Dream Policies, Place, and Property in Minnesota Kasey R. Keeler 2023 Spring
Understanding the processes and policies of urbanization and suburbanization in American Indian communities
Crip Negativity Crip Negativity J. Logan Smilges 2023 Spring
Imagining anti-ableist liberation beyond the rubrics of access and inclusion
White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation White Burgers, Black Cash Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation Naa Oyo A. Kwate 2023 Spring
The long and pernicious relationship between fast food restaurants and the African American community
Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight Shannon Gibney 2023 Spring
Six-year-old Sam, with his Liberian dad and African American mom, finds a way to bring everyone in his cross-cultural family together at the dinner table
In the Company of Grace: A Veterinarian's Memoir of Trauma and Healing In the Company of Grace A Veterinarian's Memoir of Trauma and Healing Jody Lulich 2022 Fall
The son of a Black mother and white father overcomes family trauma to find the courage of compassion in veterinary practice
The Quiet Violence of Empire: How USAID Waged Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan The Quiet Violence of Empire How USAID Waged Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan Wesley Attewell 2023 Spring
How the U.S. empire-state transformed post-1945 Afghanistan into a key site for reimagining development
The Frankfurt School in Exile The Frankfurt School in Exile Thomas Wheatland 2023 Spring
An examination of the influence of German intellectuals on postwar American thought
Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America Cooking from the Heart The Hmong Kitchen in America Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang 2023 Spring
The first cookbook of Hmong-American cuisine, filled with unique recipes and stories
Settling the Boom: The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil Settling the Boom The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil Mary E. Thomas and Bruce Braun, Editors 2022 Fall
Examines how settler colonial and sexist infrastructures and narratives order a resource boom
A Tender Spirit, A Vital Form: Arlene Burke-Morgan & Clarence Morgan A Tender Spirit, A Vital Form Arlene Burke-Morgan & Clarence Morgan Howard Oransky, Editor 2022 Fall
A beautifully illustrated review of the deeply connected lives and careers of this prominent Minneapolis African American artist-couple
The Long 2020 The Long 2020 Richard Grusin and Maureen Ryan, Editors 2022 Fall
Sharply intelligent, often personal reflections on the global crises of 2020 that are still ongoing
The Unteachables: Disability Rights and the Invention of Black Special Education The Unteachables Disability Rights and the Invention of Black Special Education Keith A. Mayes 2022 Fall
How special education used disability labels to marginalize Black students in public schools
Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Native Agency Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Valerie Lambert 2022 Fall
What happens when American Indians take over an institution designed to eliminate them?
Break Point: Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX Break Point Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX Sheri Brenden 2022 Fall
How two teenage girls in Minnesota jump-started a revolution in high school athletics
Isherwood on Writing: The Complete Lectures in California Isherwood on Writing The Complete Lectures in California Christopher Isherwood James J. Berg, Editor 2022 Fall
Isherwood’s lectures on writing and writers, now all available for the first time
The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives The Sky Watched Poems of Ojibwe Lives Linda LeGarde Grover 2022 Fall
A collective memoir in poetry of an Ojibwe family and tribal community, from creation myth to this day, updated with new poems