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  • Vanishing Edenby Michael Maly; Heather Dalmage

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    For many whites, desegregation initially felt like an attack on their community. But how has the process of racial change affected whites? understanding of community and race? In Vanishing Eden, Michael Maly and Heather Dalmage provide an intriguing analysis of the experiences and memories of whites who lived in Chicago neighborhoods experiencing... more...

  • Crossing the Plains with Brunoby Annick Smith

    Trinity University Press 2015; US$ 17.95

    Dogs, like humans, have memories, instincts, fears, and loyalties. But, as far as we know, dogs do not get swept up in nostalgia, speculation, or self-analysis. Although they have hopes, they are not driven by regrets. In Crossing the Plains with Bruno , Annick Smith weaves together a memoir of travel and relationship, western history and family... more...

  • A New Deal for Bronzevilleby Lionel Kimble

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the Great Migration of the 1920s and 1930s, southern African Americans flocked to the South Side Chicago community of Bronzeville, the cultural, political, social, and economic hub of African American life in the city, if not the Midwest. The area soon became the epicenter of community activism as working-class African Americans struggled for... more...

  • The Wreck of the "America" in Southern Illinoisby Mark J. Wagner

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.50

    Flatboats were the most prolific type of vessel on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the early 1800s. Thousands of these boats descended the two rivers each year, carrying not only valuable cargo to New Orleans but also western-bound emigrants to newly opened territories. By the late 1800s, flatboats had completely disappeared, and no intact... more...

  • Latino Heartlandby Sujey Vega

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    National immigration debates have thrust both opponents of immigration and immigrant rights supporters into the news. But what happens once the rallies end and the banners come down? What is daily life like for Latinos who have been presented nationally as ?terrorists, drug smugglers, alien gangs, and violent criminals??  Latino Heartland  offers... more...

  • Demolition Means Progressby Andrew R. Highsmith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In 1997, after General Motors shuttered a massive complex of factories in the gritty industrial city of Flint, Michigan, signs were placed around the empty facility reading, ?Demolition Means Progress,? suggesting that the struggling metropolis could not move forward to greatness until the old plants met the wrecking ball. Much more than a trite corporate... more...

  • Screw the Valley: Detroit Editionby Timothy Sprinkle

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 5.95

    It?s time to put the Valley in your rearview mirror. Destination: New Startup America. Next stop: Detroit. In this companion eBook to Screw the Valley , Timothy Sprinkle highlights Detroit, one of seven cities that offers superior landscapes for tech startups. With brand new, city-specific content, an excerpt from Screw the Valley , and a compilation... more...

  • A Photographer?s Guide to Ohioby Ian Adams; Guy L. Denny

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Ian Adams is perhaps the best-known landscape photographer in Ohio, and in the first volume of A Photographer?s Guide to Ohio, he shared his knowledge of what to photograph in the Buckeye State and how to photograph it. Now, in this second volume, Adams expands on his previous work, adding over 120 natural features, scenic rivers and byways, zoos... more...

  • Not For Tourists Illustrated Guide to Chicagoby Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2015; US$ 12.99

    A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the Windy City. This brand-new guide is boldly redesigned where no NFT has gone before, offering quick snapshots of each neighborhood from Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Wrigleyville and Lakeview in a colorful and stylish layout. Start flipping through and you?ll immediately... more...

  • Metropolitan Jewsby Lila Corwin Berman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this provocative and accessible urban history, Lila Corwin Berman considers the role that Detroit?s Jews played in the city?s well-known narrative of migration and decline. Taking its cue from social critics and historians who have long looked toward Detroit to understand twentieth-century urban transformations, Metropolitan Jews tells the story... more...