American Studies

LatinX LatinX Claudia Milian 2020 Spring
Nationality is not enough to understand “Latin”-descended populations in the United States
Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend Tony Oliva The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend Thom Henninger 2020 Spring
The astounding success and personal struggle of the Twins’ beloved outfielder and batting champion—from his arrival from Cuba at age twenty-two to the present
The Alchemy of Meth: A Decomposition The Alchemy of Meth A Decomposition Jason Pine 2019 Fall
Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold
Suspect Communities: Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror Nicole Nguyen 2019 Fall
The first major qualitative study of “countering violent extremism” in key U.S. cities
Black Bourgeois: Class and Sex in the Flesh Black Bourgeois Class and Sex in the Flesh Candice M. Jenkins 2019 Fall
Exploring the forces that keep black people vulnerable even amid economically privileged lives
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
Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World Beyond Education Radical Studying for Another World Eli Meyerhoff 2019 Fall
A bold call to deromanticize education and reframe universities as terrains of struggle between alternative modes of studying and world-making
Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now Burgers in Blackface Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now Naa Oyo A. Kwate 2019 Fall
A powerful account, and rebuke, of historical and contemporary racism in restaurant branding
Translated Nation: Rewriting the Dakhóta Oyáte Translated Nation Rewriting the Dakhóta Oyáte Christopher Pexa 2019 Spring
How authors rendered Dakhóta philosophy by literary means to encode ethical and political connectedness and sovereign life within a settler surveillance state
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2019 Spring
The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether
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
Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Producers, Parasites, Patriots Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes 2019 Spring
The shifting meaning of race and class in the age of Trump
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
Reading for Reform: The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era Reading for Reform The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era Laura R. Fisher 2019 Spring
An unprecedented examination of class-bridging reform and U.S. literary history at the turn of the twentieth century
The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition The Art of Protest Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition T. V. Reed 2019 Spring
A second edition of the classic introduction to arts in social movements, fully updated and now including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and new digital and social media forms of cultural resistance
Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor 2018 Fall
Observations from the lives of African American domestic workers—back in print
Histories of the Transgender Child Histories of the Transgender Child Julian Gill-Peterson 2018 Fall
A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children
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
Enduring Images: A Future History of New Left Cinema Enduring Images A Future History of New Left Cinema Morgan Adamson 2018 Fall
An integrated look at the political films of the 1960s and ’70s and how the New Left transformed cinema