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  • Vanishing Edenby Michael Maly; Heather Dalmage

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Frau Bertha Garlanby Arthur Schnitzler; Gerhard Hubmann; Isabella Schwentner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    Mit „Frau Bertha Garlan“ wechselte Arthur Schnitzler als psychologischer Schriftsteller die Seiten: Die Erzählung folgt der Perspektive der Heldin und schildert– zum Entsetzen vieler Zeitgenossen– ihr erotisches Begehren; ihre Liebesversuche bleiben allerdings zum Scheitern verurteilt. Der fünfte Band der „Werke in historisch-kritischen... more...

  • Hoosiersby James H. Madison

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Who are the people called Hoosiers? What are their stories? Two centuries ago, on the Indiana frontier, they were settlers who created a way of life they passed to later generations. They came to value individual freedom and distrusted government, even as they demanded that government remove Indians, sell them land, and bring democracy. Down to the... more...

  • New Harmony, Indianaby Jane Blaffer Owen; Afterwords by Anne Dale Owen and Jane Dale Owen. Edited by Nancy Mangum McCaslin. Jane Blaffer Owen

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    For nearly seven decades, Jane Blaffer Owen was the driving force behind the restoration and revitalization of the town of New Harmony, Indiana. In this delightful memoir, Blaffer Owen describes the transformational effect the town had on her life. An oil heiress from Houston, she met and married Kenneth Dale Owen, great-great-grandson of Robert Owen,... more...

  • Polite Protestby Richard B. Pierce

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    This history of the black community of Indianapolis in the 20th century focuses on methods of political action -- protracted negotiations, interracial coalitions, petition, and legal challenge -- employed to secure their civil rights. These methods of "polite protest" set Indianapolis apart from many ... more...

  • White on Arrivalby Thomas A. Guglielmo

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 27.99

    Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late 19th century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and a diverse array of primary sources in English and Italian, Guglielmo focuses on how perceptions of Italians' race and color were shaped in one of America's great centers of immigration and labor, Chicago. His account skillfully... more...

  • Lake Effectby Erika Alin

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 51.00

    In Lake Effect, writer Erika Alin explores both the natural and the human landscapes of Lake Superior, meditating on the rich geological, historical, and cultural events that have shaped the region. Alin’s engaging essays reveal a profound sensitivity to the natural world and a penetrating historical imagination. more...

  • Island Folkby Peter Oikarinen

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    The history of a working fishing community comes alive in this collection of stories from the people who made a life on Isle Royale. In Island Folk, candid photographs illuminate the experiences of the unique individuals who chose to live in this beautiful and isolated setting. Recalled memories tell a familiar tale of the transformation of the island... more...

  • CultureShock! Chicagoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...

  • The Sangamo Frontierby Robert Mazrim

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten.... more...