American Studies

Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine Subprime Health Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson, Editors 2017 Fall
Moving beyond discussions of racial genomics, an interdisciplinary exploration of race-based medicine
Voices of Rondo: Oral Histories of Saint Paul’s Historic Black Community Voices of Rondo Oral Histories of Saint Paul’s Historic Black Community 2017 Fall
A look at the historic Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul through the eyes of thirty-three former residents—back in print
A Third University Is Possible A Third University Is Possible la paperson 2017 Spring
Uncovering the decolonizing ghost in the colonizing machine
Who Writes for Black Children?: African American Children’s Literature before 1900 Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900 Katharine Capshaw and Anna Mae Duane, Editors 2017 Spring
Innovative essays that challenge us to imagine African American children’s literature during the slavery and reconstruction eras
So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein So Famous and So Gay The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein Jeff Solomon 2017 Spring
How and why, in a time of homophobia and closeted homosexuality, did two openly gay writers become mass-market celebrities?
White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir White Birch, Red Hawthorn A Memoir Nora Murphy 2017 Spring
A personal investigation into the multigenerational cost of immigration and genocide in the American heartland
Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary Sexography Sex Work in Documentary Nicholas de Villiers 2017 Spring
A bold challenge to rethink the ways we view sex work and documentary film
The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction The Financial Imaginary Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction Alison Shonkwiler 2017 Spring
Exploring how contemporary realist fiction confronts the challenges of financial abstraction and the return to Gilded Age levels of inequality
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
Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie Good Morning Blues The Autobiography of Count Basie Count Basie 2016 Fall
The riveting autobiography of Count Basie
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
Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine Inter/Nationalism Decolonizing Native America and Palestine Steven Salaita 2016 Fall
Connecting the scholarship and activism of Indigenous America and Palestine
Downed by Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling Downed by Friendly Fire Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling Signithia Fordham 2016 Fall
Rehabilitating the meaning of gender-specific violence
Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State Brown Threat Identification in the Security State Kumarini Silva 2016 Fall
Revealing a post-9/11 America in which a dubious identity concept has become a dragnet for the “deviant”
First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles First Strike Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles Damien M. Sojoyner 2016 Fall
Challenging perceptions of schooling and prison through the lens of America’s most populous state
For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State Erica R. Meiners 2016 Fall
Centering on the child in the struggle to dismantle America’s carceral state
Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier Beautiful Wasteland The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier Rebecca J. Kinney 2016 Fall
What is the “new Detroit” that everyone keeps talking about?
Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston Restaurant Republic The Rise of Public Dining in Boston 2016 Fall
From plain food to luxury dining— the rise of eating out in the early Republic
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
The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life The Slumbering Masses Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2016 Fall
An eye-opening look at why a “good night’s sleep” might be anything but