American Studies

In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body In Motion, At Rest The Event of the Athletic Body Grant Farred 2014 Spring
A penetrating new analysis of “the event” from a surprising source: sport
Humanitarian Violence: The U.S. Deployment of Diversity Humanitarian Violence The U.S. Deployment of Diversity Neda Atanasoski 2013 Fall
Exploring the transition from the old imperialism based on race to the new imperialism based on diversity
The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California The Changs Next Door to the Díazes Remapping Race in Suburban California Wendy Cheng 2013 Fall
The multiracial suburb, offering a glimpse into America’s future
Consoling Ghosts: Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile Consoling Ghosts Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile Jean M. Langford 2013 Fall
The ghosts—and varying ideas about death, dying, and the aftereffects of violence—emerging from the stories of emigrants from Laos and Cambodia
The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America The Freak-garde Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America Robin Blyn 2013 Fall
Why and how the freak show inspires some of the most revolutionary experiments in American art in the twentieth century
Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era Virtual Modernism Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era Katherine Biers 2013 Fall
A fascinating analysis of the relationship between modernist writers and the popular culture they so often claimed to reject
Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s Christina Gerken 2013 Fall
Reveals how watershed 1990s legislation foregrounded neoliberal ideals while disguising racial fears
Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap Academic Profiling Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap Gilda L. Ochoa 2013 Fall
The achievement gap as it is actually experienced by Latino and Asian American students in one California high school
Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry Digital State The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry Thomas J. Misa 2013 Fall
The rise of Minnesota computing after World War II—the country’s first fully realized hotbed of computer technology
Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad War Harriman vs. Hill Wall Street’s Great Railroad War Larry Haeg 2013 Fall
The two most powerful men in the nation’s dominant industry battle for control of the Northern Pacific Railway, forever changing the landscape of American business
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker Celebrating Bird The Triumph of Charlie Parker Gary Giddins 2013 Fall
The critically acclaimed study of jazz giant Charlie Parker—the revised and definitive edition of an American classic
Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem Escape from New York The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, Editors 2013 Fall
Resituating the Harlem Renaissance—and the New Negro movement—in broader global political and cultural currents
Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama Penumbra The Premier Stage for African American Drama Macelle Mahala 2013 Fall
The remarkable history of the nation’s foremost African American theatre company
T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun T. L. Solien Toward the Setting Sun Colleen J. Sheehy, Elizabeth A. Schultz, Michael Duncan and Erika Doss, Editors 2013 Fall
A Midwestern artist’s contemporary approach to iconic events of American culture
Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami Oye Loca From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami Susana Peña 2013 Fall
Illustrates the development of a Cuban American gay male culture in Miami
Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works Turn Here Sweet Corn Organic Farming Works Atina Diffley 2013 Fall
A master class in organic farming, a lesson in entrepreneurship, a love story, and a legal thriller
New Architecture on Indigenous Lands New Architecture on Indigenous Lands Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka 2013 Spring
Tribal architecture gets back to its Native roots—and becomes something new
Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation Filipinos Represent DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation Antonio T. Tiongson Jr. 2013 Fall
What does it mean when Filipino youth lay claim to an art form associated with African Americans?
Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925–1956 Pedestrian Modern Shopping and American Architecture, 1925–1956 David Smiley 2013 Spring
How the design of stores and shopping centers shaped modern architecture in the United States
Ariel’s Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics Ariel’s Ecology Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics Monique Allewaert 2013 Spring
Rethinking the boundaries between humans and nonhumans in early America