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  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canadaby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Uncle John and the folks at the Bathroom Readers? Institute love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren?t lucky enough to be born in the Great White North doesn?t mean we can?t devote an entire Bathroom Reader to the cause . . . and this time we?re doing it in Technicolor! Uncle John?s Plunges into Canada (Illustrated Edition)... more...

  • Walking the Steps of Cincinnatiby Brian Edward Balsley; Mary Anna DuSablon; Connie J. Harrell; Roxanne Qualls; John Cicmanec

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City?s Scenic and Historic Secrets is a revised and updated version of Mary Anna DuSablon?s original guidebook, first published in 1998. This new edition describes and maps thirty-four walks of varying lengths and levels of difficulty around the neighborhoods of Cincinnati, following scenic or... more...

  • Oddball Michiganby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    There?s more to Michigan than beautiful forests, shuttered factories, and miles and miles of stunning shoreline. Armed with this offbeat travel guide, you?ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Great Lakes State. Michigan has monuments to fluoridation, snurfing, the designer of the Jefferson nickel, and the once-famous Mr. Chicken, as well... more...

  • Freedom's Ballotby Margaret Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city?s first black alderman, Oscar De Priest. In a city where African Americans made up less than five percent of the voting population, and in a nation that dismissed and denied black political participation, De Priest?s victory was astonishing. It did not, however, surprise the unruly group of black... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • Crucibles of Black Empowermentby Jeffrey Helgeson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The term ?community organizer? was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. The implication was that the job of a community organizer wasn?t a serious one, and that it certainly wasn?t on the list of credentials needed for a presidential résumé. In... more...

  • Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacánby Xóchitl Bada

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

     In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán , Xóchitl Bada reveals how Mexican hometown associations, groups consisting of immigrants from the same small towns, have become a surprisingly powerful force for mobilizing social change in both the United States and Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of... more...

  • Contested Terrainby Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This in-depth study focuses on black women migrants to the North and in doing so examines the interaction of race, class, regionalism, and gender during the early years of the 20th century. more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flopsby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Uncle John takes the nation by storm in this hip new e-book of Bathroom Reader classics and some brand-new articles! Fads & Flops is overflowing with stories of unlikely successes and colossal failures. So whether you were weaned on bell bottoms, parachute pants, baggy pants, or skinny jeans, you?ll find the one thing that never goes out of style:... more...

  • Frontier Seaportby Catherine Cangany

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Detroit?s industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Today?s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and... more...