Explores the remarkable range of artists who have worked in Woodstock, New York for over a century.
The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.
Celebrates over a half-century of the work of one of America's greatest folklorists.
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.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
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.
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 incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
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.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
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.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
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.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
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.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.