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Reluctant Reformer

Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.

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.

The Disappearing L

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.

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.

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities

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

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.

Figures of Memory

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

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. .

A Postcolonial Self

A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.

New World Dharma

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

Oklahomo

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

Living Sufism in North America

Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.

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.

The Heart and the Island

Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.

Seeking Alice

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

The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition

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

Papers of the Forty-Fourth Algonquian Conference

Papers of the forty-fourth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Chicago October 2012.

Dead Reckoning

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.

Buddhism beyond Borders

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

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.