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New York's Great Lost Ballparks

Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.

Replanting Cultures

Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Nietzsche in Hollywood

Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.

Stories, Streets, and Saints

A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.

A Postcolonial Relationship

Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.

Christianity and Politics in Tribal India

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

Mayalogue

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

Whiteness at the End of the World

Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.

No Jurisdiction

A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.

Signs of Distinction

Fifty-one unique New York towns with great stories to tell, from L. Frank Baum's and Jello's hometowns to the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement.

Through the Periscope

Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema

Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.

Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

Sharkey

The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.

Engaging Italy

By Etta M. Madden
Subjects: Literature

Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.

The Hard Sell of Paradise

Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Race and the Suburbs in American Film

Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.

"Our Relations…the Mixed Bloods"

Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.

Sensitive Negotiations

Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.

Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America

Edited by Lucianne Lavin
Subjects: American Studies

Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.

More Than Our Pain

Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.

The Godfather and Sicily

Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.

This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.

Native Foodways

Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.

Open Borders

Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.

The World of Agha Shahid Ali

Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.

Enduring Critical Poses

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.

Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism

Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.

Sense of Origins

Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.

Changed Forever, Volume II

The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.

Intersecting Diasporas

Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.

Higher Education for Democracy

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Funny How?

Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.

A Postcolonial Leadership

Explores the possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.

Ceremony Men

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

Letters from Hollywood

Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.

Varieties of American Sufism

Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.

DIY on the Lower East Side

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

Freedom in Laughter

Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin’ circuit to the mainstream.

The Autobiography of a Language

Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.

The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939

Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.

Reconciling Nature

Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.

The State of Race

An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.

Authorized Agents

Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

Fearless

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Restless Spirits

A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

Rumble and Crash

Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.

Facing toward the Dawn

Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.

From El Dorado to Lost Horizons

Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.

When I Am Italian

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

Affectual Erasure

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2

By Arturo Arias
Subjects: Literature

Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.

Congress and Diaspora Politics

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.

You Who Enter Here

A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.

Multicultural Poetics

Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.

Changed Forever, Volume I

The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.

Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink

Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.

Angry Rain

By Maurice Kenny
Edited by Derek C. Maus
Introduction by Derek C. Maus
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.

Race, Nation, and Refuge

By Doug Coulson
Subjects: History

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

College Bound

Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.

The Specter of the Indian

Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1

By Arturo Arias
Subjects: Literature

Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.

Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes

Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.

We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet

A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.

Passionate Detachments

Investigates the cultural value of film violence.

A Clan Mother's Call

Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.

Gestures of Love

Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.

The World, the Text, and the Indian

Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.

México's Nobodies

Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness.

Trendy Fascism

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Race Still Matters

Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.

Historicizing Post-Discourses

Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.

Beyond Memory

Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.

From Italy to the North End

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

Integral Conflict

Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted.

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

From Wounded Knee to Checkpoint Charlie

A historical analysis of the transatlantic relations of the American Indian radical sovereignty movement of the late Cold War.

Figures of Memory

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Native American Nationalism and Nation Re-building

Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the recent developments of Native American nationalism and nationhood in the United States and Canada.

Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition

Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .

Oklahomo

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.

The Heart and the Island

Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.

Community Self-Determination

Examines the educational programs American Indians developed to preserve their cultural and ethnic identity, improve their livelihood, and serve the needs of their youth in Chicago.

New World Dharma

Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.

The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition

Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.

Seeking Alice

A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.

Hartford's Ann Plato and the Native Borders of Identity

By Ron Welburn
Subjects: Literature

Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.

Buddhism beyond Borders

Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Once an Engineer

A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.

Delicious December

Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.

Beyond Two Worlds

Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”

The Testimonial Uncanny

Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.

The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley

Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.

American Dolorologies

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

A Longhouse Fragmented

Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.

Repositioning Race

Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.

A Pedagogy of Witnessing

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

L Is for Lion

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

Listening to Ourselves

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

The Transatlantic Gaze

Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.