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Death to FascismLouis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

John P. Enyeart

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Death to Fascism focuses on how social justice immigrant activist Louis Adamic went from being a Slovenian peasant to leading a coalition that included black intellectuals and journalists, ... More

Hostile HeartlandRacism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Brent M. S. Campney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Hostile Heartland examines racial violence—or, more aptly, racist violence—against blacks (African Americans) in the Midwest, emphasizing lynching, whipping, and violence by police (or police ... More

Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America

Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America

Jake Johnson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042515
eISBN:
9780252051364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042515.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

American musical theater is often dismissed as frivolous or kitschy entertainment. But what if musicals actually mattered a great deal? What if perhaps the most innocuous musical genre in America ... More

Queer TimingThe Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Susan Potter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a counter-history of the emergence of lesbian sexuality in early cinema. Drawing on the critical insights of queer theory and the history of sexuality, it challenges approaches to ... More

The Journalist of Castro StreetThe Life of Randy Shilts

The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Andrew E. Stoner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

First-ever biography of controversial journalist and author Randy Shilts, one of the nation’s first openly gay reporters for a major daily newspaper. Known for his tenacity in reporting, he quickly ... More

Black HuntingtonAn Appalachian Story

Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Cicero M., III Fain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book studies the multi-generational transition of rural and semi-rural southern black migrants to life in the embryonic urban-industrial town of Huntington, West Virginia, between 1871 and 1929. ... More

Dancing RevolutionBodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History

Dancing Revolution: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History

Christopher J. Smith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042393
eISBN:
9780252051234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042393.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book is a social history, theorizing participatory dance in New World public spaces as a tool that has enabled subaltern communities’ political resistance to hegemonic control. Drawing upon ... More

Subject to RealityWomen and Documentary Film

Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary Film

Shilyh Warren

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042539
eISBN:
9780252051371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042539.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book reconsiders the history and study of women’s documentary filmmaking in the United States from 1920 to 1940, and during the long 1970s--when significant transformations in cinematic ... More

The Taco TruckHow Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Robert Lemon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

When primarily immigrant, day-laboring clientele eat a meal at a traditional taco truck, the taco truck becomes a significant social space in which Mexican cultural identity is reaffirmed. But the ... More

The World in a CityMultiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

The World in a City: Multiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

David M. Struthers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042478
eISBN:
9780252051319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042478.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines interracial labor and radical organizing in Los Angeles, California, and the United States/Mexico borderlands between 1900 and 1930. Domestic and transnational migration to Los ... More

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