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On Blackness, Liveliness, and What It Means to Be Human

Develops a theoretical and methodological focus on Blackness to rethink ideas about humanity underpinning the field of student development.

Snapping Beans

Explores the role of the South in Black queer lesbian experiences of hurting and healing.

Machado de Assis, Blackness, and the Americas

Examines the reception of Brazil’s most-canonized writer in the United States to shed light on questions of Blackness and hemispheric American experience.

Crossing Digital Fronteras

Demonstrates the liberatory potential of Latinx Digital Humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions and in Latinx Studies classrooms.

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony

Explores the remarkable range of artists who have worked in Woodstock, New York for over a century.

The Recursive Frontier

Shows how the myth of the American frontier persists as an ever-present, oppressive set of ideas about space, mobility, and race in the mid-twentieth-century literature of Los Angeles.

The Serpent's Plumes

Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.

Hopelessly Alien

An in-depth sociological investigation of "hope" as it applies to the Italian immigrant experience in the blue-collar suburb of Chicago Heights between 1910 and 1950.

The Algonquin Round Table

The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.

Utopian Imaginings

Challenges readers to use utopian thinking and practice to counter the conditions of the present and create an alternative future.

Early Jazz

A concise history of early jazz, from its major innovators to its unrecognized heroes.

Folklore Matters

By Bruce Jackson
Subjects: Literature

Celebrates over a half-century of the work of one of America's greatest folklorists.

The Biggest Thing in Show Business

A freewheeling, nonlinear exploration of the performing duo and their decade-long collaboration from 1946 to 1956.

Reclaiming Time

Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.

Land of the Oneidas

Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.

Italian Trans Geographies

Provides a remapping of Italian and Italian American culture by retracing trans and gender-variant experiences within Italy and along diasporic routes.

Pepper Adams

A compelling biography of virtuoso, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams and how his life intersected with some of the greatest poets, writers, painters, and musicians of his time.

Transforming One's Self

A fresh and rigorous interpretation of William James's ethical theory, showing how experimenting with life's opportunities can transform one's self and life.

Casseroles, Can Openers, and Jell-O

An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.

Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children

A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.

Bronx Epitaph

The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.

Blues on Stage

Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.

New York's Great Lost Ballparks

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

Stories, Streets, and Saints

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

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.