Award-Winning Books: American Studies

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All Talk

The Talkshow in Media Culture

Wayne Munson

288 pages
6 x 9


Ebook: 978-1-4399-0428-2 $36.95 Feb 93

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994

1799 reg

Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

224 pages
6 x 9
5 tables, 18 figs., 12 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-386-4 $31.95 Jun 06
HC: 978-1-59213-385-7 $86.50 Jun 06
Ebook: 978-1-59213-387-1 $31.95 Jun 06

Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Folk, Ethnic, or World Music from the Association for Recorded Sound, 2007

2079 reg

Beyond Preservation

Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities

Andrew Hurley

248 pages
6 x 9
3 maps 14 halftones

PB: 978-1-4399-0229-5 $33.95 May 10
HC: 978-1-4399-0228-8 $86.50 May 10
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0230-1 $33.95

National Council on Public History's Book Award Award, 2012

2111 reg

Body Language

Sisters in Shape, Black Women's Fitness, and Feminist Identity Politics

Kimberly J. Lau

204 pages
5.5 x 8.25


PB: 978-1-4399-0309-4 $28.95 Aug 11
HC: 978-1-4399-0308-7 $81.50 Aug 11
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0310-0 $28.95 Aug 11

Elli Köngäs-Maranda Professional Prize, American Folklore Society, 2011

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Consuming Catastrophe

Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Timothy Recuber

228 pages
5.5 x 8.25
5 tables

PB: 978-1-4399-1370-3 $28.95 Oct 16
HC: 978-1-4399-1369-7 $89.50 Oct 16
Ebook: 978-1-4399-1371-0 $28.95 Nov 16

American Sociological Association's Sociology of Emotions Section award for Recent Contribution Award, 2018

1779 reg

Dark Days in the Newsroom

McCarthyism Aimed at the Press

Edward Alwood

216 pages
5.5 x 8.25


PB: 978-1-59213-342-0 $30.95 Jun 07
HC: 978-1-59213-341-3 $76.50 Jun 07
Ebook: 978-1-59213-343-7 $30.95

Winner of the 2008 national Tankard Book Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Named 2008 Best Book of the Year: Adult Non-Fiction by the Connecticut Press Club

668 reg

Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture

Kenneth L. Ames

280 pages
8.5 x 11
192 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-333-1 $42.95 Feb 96
HC: 978-0-87722-891-2 $49.95 Feb 92

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994

1522 reg

Desis in the House

Indian American Youth Culture in New York City

Sunaina Marr Maira

256 pages
6 x 9
16 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-927-2 $28.95 Feb 02
HC: 978-1-56639-926-5 $81.50 Feb 02
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0673-6 $28.95 Feb 02

Honorable Mention for the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association, 2003

677 reg

Dilemmas of the American Self

John P. Hewitt

304 pages
6 x 9


HC: 978-0-87722-656-7 $34.95 Dec 89
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0357-5 $37.95

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1990

1882 reg

The End of White World Supremacy

Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line

Roderick D. Bush

264 pages
6 x 9


PB: 978-1-59213-573-8 $32.95 Jul 09
HC: 978-1-59213-572-1 $86.50 Jul 09
Ebook: 978-1-59213-574-5 $32.95

Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association conference, 2010

1615 reg

Financialization of Daily Life

Randy Martin

240 pages
5.5 x 8.25


PB: 978-1-56639-988-3 $29.95 Oct 02
HC: 978-1-56639-987-6 $71.50 Oct 02
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0597-5 $29.95 Oct 02

Randy Martin is the recipient of the American Sociological Association's Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015

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Holy Leisure

Recreation and Religion in God's Square Mile

Troy Messenger

192 pages
6 x 9
26 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-841-1 $30.95 Jul 00

Winner of the the Outstanding New Book on New Jersey award from the New Jersey Historical Alliance, 1999

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It Comes from the People

Community Development and Local Theology

Mary Ann Hinsdale, Helen M. Lewis and S. Maxine Waller

400 pages
6 x 9
3 figs., 25 halftones, 1 maps

PB: 978-1-56639-212-9 $34.95 May 95
HC: 978-1-56639-211-2 $83.50 Jun 95

Co-winner for the Transformational Politics Book Award, American Political Science Association, 1996

1979 reg

Messiahs of 1933

How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire

Joel Schechter

304 pages
6 x 9
10 figs., 15 halftones

HC: 978-1-59213-872-2 $51.50 Apr 08
Ebook: 978-1-59213-874-6 $51.50 Apr 08

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2008

1174 reg

Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory

Mike Wallace

336 pages
6 x 9
5 figs., 10 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-445-1 $31.95 Apr 96
HC: 978-1-56639-444-4 $69.95 Apr 96

Historic Preservation Book Prize, The Center for Historic Preservation at Mary Washington College, 1997

1898 reg

Model City Blues

Urban Space and Organized Resistance in New Haven

Mandi Isaacs Jackson

296 pages
6 x 9
1 tables, 5 figs., 45 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-604-9 $31.95 Apr 08
HC: 978-1-59213-603-2 $81.50 Apr 08
Ebook: 978-1-59213-605-6 $31.95

Urban Communication Foundation Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Publication Award, 2008

1642 reg

The New Left Revisited

edited by John McMillian and Paul Buhle

280 pages
7 x 10


PB: 978-1-56639-976-0 $33.95 Jan 03
HC: 978-1-56639-975-3 $96.50 Jan 03
Ebook: 978-1-59213-797-8 $33.95 Jan 03

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2003

981 reg

Organizing Asian American Labor

The Pacific Coast Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870-1942

Chris Friday

296 pages
6 x 9
6 tables, 6 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-398-0 $34.95 Aug 95
HC: 978-1-56639-139-9 $66.50 May 94
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0379-7 $34.95

Outstanding Book in History Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 1995

1265 reg

Performing Asian America

Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage

Josephine Lee

256 pages
6 x 9
21 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-637-0 $30.95 Mar 98
HC: 978-1-56639-502-1 $34.95 Feb 97
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0670-5 $30.95 Feb 97

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, 2016

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The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

How White People Profit from Identity Politics
Revised and Expanded Edition

George Lipsitz

312 pages
6 x 9


PB: 978-1-59213-494-6 $31.95 Mar 06
HC: 978-1-59213-493-9 $91.50 Mar 06
Ebook: 978-1-59213-495-3 $31.95 Mar 06

Outstanding Books Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999

1523 reg

The Puerto Rican Diaspora

Historical Perspectives

Edited by Carmen Teresa Whalen and Víctor Vázquez-Hernández

320 pages
6 x 9
5 tables, 20 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-413-7 $30.95 Aug 05
HC: 978-1-59213-412-0 $75.50 Aug 05
Ebook: 978-1-59213-414-4 $30.95 Aug 05

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2006

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Savoring the Salt

The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara

Edited by Linda Janet Holmes and Cheryl A. Wall

320 pages
6 x 9
16 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-625-4 $31.95 Nov 07
HC: 978-1-59213-624-7 $86.50 Nov 07
Ebook: 978-1-59213-626-1 $31.95 Nov 07

Selected as “‘The Best of the Best’ from the University Presses” Books You Should Know About” for the ALA Annual Conference, 2008

1843 reg

The Scrapbook in American Life

Edited by Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler

344 pages
7 x 10
72 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-478-6 $33.95 Apr 06
HC: 978-1-59213-477-9 $81.50 Apr 06

Winner of the Allen Noble Award for best edited book, 2006

1841 reg

The Smoke of the Gods

A Social History of Tobacco

Eric Burns

296 pages
6 x 9


HC: 978-1-59213-480-9 $41.50 Oct 06
Ebook: 978-1-59213-482-3 $41.50

A "Best of the Best from the University Presses" program selection at the 2007 American Library Association Annual Conference

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The Spirits of America

A Social History of Alcohol

Eric Burns

344 pages
6 x 9


PB: 978-1-59213-269-0 $31.95 Aug 04
HC: 978-1-59213-214-0 $51.50 Sep 03
Ebook: 978-1-59213-769-5 $31.95

A "Best of the Best from the University Presses" program selection at the 2004 American Library Association Annual Conference

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Striking Steel

Solidarity Remembered

Jack Metzgar

320 pages
6 x 9
2 tables, 1 figs., 16 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-739-1 $32.95 Feb 00
HC: 978-1-56639-738-4 $81.50 Feb 00
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0532-6 $32.95 Feb 00

Winner of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, 2001

958 reg

To Save China, To Save Ourselves

The Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York

Renqiu Yu

253 pages
6 x 9
8 figs.

PB: 978-1-56639-395-9 $34.95 Sep 95
HC: 978-0-87722-996-4 $67.50 Oct 92
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0771-9 $34.95 Oct 92

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994
Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1993
Outstanding Book in History Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 1993

2155 reg

Under New Management

Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn

Randy Martin

272 pages
6 x 9
1 tables

PB: 978-1-4399-0696-5 $32.95 Jun 12
HC: 978-1-4399-0695-8 $76.50 Jun 11
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0697-2 $32.95 Jun 11

Randy Martin is the recipient of the American Sociological Association's Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015

1706 reg

The World Next Door

South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America

Rajini Srikanth

304 pages
6 x 9


PB: 978-1-59213-081-8 $29.95 Jul 04

Cultural Studies Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 2006
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005