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151. Cover image for 'I Want to Be Ready'
Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom
Danielle Goldman

A conceptual framework for understanding the development of improvised dance in late 20th-century America

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151. Cover image for 'I Want to Be Ready'
Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom
Danielle Goldman

A conceptual framework for understanding the development of improvised dance in late 20th-century America

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151. Cover image for 'I Want to be Ready'
Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom
Danielle Goldman

A conceptual framework for understanding the development of improvised dance in late 20th-century America

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152. Cover image for 'Olof the Eskimo Lady'
A Biography of an Icelandic Dwarf in America
Inga Dóra Björnsdóttir
The story of an Icelandic dwarf who made a living in 19th-century America posing as an Eskimo
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153. Cover image for 'Striving to Save'
Creating Policies for Financial Security of Low-Income Families
Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Amanda Moore McBride

The struggles of low-income families trying to build savings accounts

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Creating Policies for Financial Security of Low-Income Families
Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Amanda Moore McBride
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154. Cover image for 'Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas'
Irene Taviss Thomson
Research showing America's politics may be more based on personal choice than party or cultural divisions
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154. Cover image for 'Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas'
Irene Taviss Thomson
Research showing America's politics may be more based on personal choice than party or cultural divisions
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155. Cover image for 'Newcomers, Outsiders, and Insiders'
Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-first Century
Ronald Schmidt Sr., Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Andrew L. Aoki, and Rodney E. Hero

How has the arrival of new racial and ethnic groups affected the political gains of long-standing minorities in the United States?

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Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-first Century
Ronald Schmidt Sr., Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Andrew L. Aoki, and Rodney E. Hero
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156. Cover image for 'Mammy'
A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory
Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
A revealing exploration of the origins and meanings of the mammy figure
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157. Cover image for 'The Theater Will Rock'
A History of the Rock Musical, from Hair to Hedwig
Elizabeth L. Wollman

Chronicles the rock musical's artistic and financial blockbusters—and bombs—from 1960 to the present

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A History of the Rock Musical, from Hair to Hedwig
Elizabeth L. Wollman

Chronicles the rock musical's artistic and financial blockbusters---and bombs---from 1960 to the present

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158. Cover image for 'Cross Purposes'
Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the Struggle over Compulsory Public Education
Paula Abrams

Do parents have the right to determine how their children should be educated?

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Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the Struggle over Compulsory Public Education
Paula Abrams
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159. Cover image for 'The President Electric'
Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Performance
Timothy Raphael

How Reagan's immersion in an electronic media culture of performance shaped his political career

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159. Cover image for 'The President Electric'
Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Performance

How Reagan's immersion in an electronic media culture of performance shaped his political career

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160. Cover image for 'An Angle of Vision'
Women Writers on Their Poor and Working-Class Roots
Lorraine M. López

Uncommon perspectives by prominent women writers on class, money, family, and home

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160. Cover image for 'An Angle of Vision'
Women Writers on Their Poor and Working-Class Roots
Edited by Lorraine M. López

Uncommon perspectives by prominent women writers on class, money, family, and home

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161. Cover image for 'Natural Acts'
Gender, Race, and Rusticity in Country Music
Pamela Fox

Hillbilly, honky-tonk, Nashville glitz, or alt.country: what makes music authentically country?

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Gender, Race, and Rusticity in Country Music
Pamela Fox

Hillbilly, honky-tonk, Nashville glitz, or alt.country: what makes music authentically country?

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162. Cover image for 'Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina'
Amy Koritz and George J. Sanchez, editors
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162. Cover image for 'Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina'
Amy Koritz and George J. Sanchez, editors
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162. Cover image for 'Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina'
Amy Koritz and George J. Sanchez, editors
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163. Cover image for 'Grassroots at the Gateway'
Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75
Clarence Lang

Offers a new conceptualization of black workingclass participation in the civil rights movement

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Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75
Clarence Lang

Offers a new conceptualization of black workingclass participation in the civil rights movement

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164. Cover image for 'Performing Conquest'
Five Centuries of Theater, History, and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico
Patricia A. Ybarra

An unprecedented reading of Mexican history through the lens of performance

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165. Cover image for 'The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry'
Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America
Susan B. A. Somers-Willett

How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference?

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165. Cover image for 'The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry'
Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America
Susan B. A. Somers-Willett

How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference?

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165. Cover image for 'The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry'
Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America
Susan B. A. Somers-Willett

How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference?

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166. Cover image for 'Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea'
Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson

Does the gun lobby threaten the democratic institutions safeguarding individual liberty in America?

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166. Cover image for 'Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea'
Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson

Does the gun lobby threaten the democratic institutions safeguarding individual liberty in America?

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167. Cover image for 'Moisture of the Earth'
Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist
Fran Leeper Buss, Editor

A voice from the margins that refuses to be silenced

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167. Cover image for 'Moisture of the Earth'
Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist
Fran Leeper Buss, Editor

A voice from the margins that refuses to be silenced

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168. Cover image for 'Great Lakes Indian Accommodation and Resistance during the Early Reservation Years, 1850-1900'
Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.

The story of how Great Lakes Indians survived the early reservation years

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169. Cover image for 'Ellington Uptown'
Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, and the Birth of Concert Jazz
John Howland

Explores a little-discussed yet truly hybrid American musical tradition lost between the canons of authentic jazz and classical music

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170. Cover image for 'The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual'
U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-07
The University of Michigan Press Edition
The United States Army
A milestone in Army doctrine
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170. Cover image for 'The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual'
U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-07
The University of Michigan Press Edition
The United States Army
A milestone in Army doctrine
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171. Cover image for 'New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History'
Bruce Boyd Raeburn

A fascinating and insightful study of the development of New Orleans jazz and its effect on jazz history

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171. Cover image for 'New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History'
Bruce Boyd Raeburn

A fascinating and insightful study of the development of New Orleans jazz and its effect on jazz history

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172. Cover image for 'America at Risk'
Threats to Liberal Self-Government in an Age of Uncertainty
Robert Faulkner and Susan Shell, Editors

A group of eminent thinkers and writers address the question, what are some of the greatest dangers facing America today?

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Threats to Liberal Self-Government in an Age of Uncertainty
Robert Faulkner and Susan Shell, Editors

A group of eminent thinkers and writers address the question, what are some of the greatest dangers facing America today?

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173. Cover image for 'Ellery's Protest'
How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle over School Prayer
Stephen D. Solomon
An engrossing story of one of the landmark cases in First Amendment history
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173. Cover image for 'Ellery's Protest'
How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle over School Prayer
Stephen D. Solomon
An engrossing story of one of the landmark cases in First Amendment history
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174. Cover image for 'America Beyond Black and White'
How Immigrants and Fusions Are Helping Us Overcome the Racial Divide
Ronald Fernandez

An impassioned argument for reassessing America's understanding of race and ethnicity

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174. Cover image for 'America Beyond Black and White'
How Immigrants and Fusions Are Helping Us Overcome the Racial Divide
Ronald Fernandez

An impassioned argument for reassessing America's understanding of race and ethnicity

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174. Cover image for 'America Beyond Black and White'
How Immigrants and Fusions Are Helping Us Overcome the Racial Divide
Ronald Fernandez
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175. Cover image for 'Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form'
Race, Class, and Reification
Marcial González
Explores the relationship between race and class and between politics and literary form in major works of Chicano literature over the last hundred years
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175. Cover image for 'Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form'
Race, Class, and Reification
Marcial González
Explores the relationship between race and class and between politics and literary form in major works of Chicano literature over the last hundred years
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