Spring 2014

America's First Adventure in China

Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation

John R. Haddad

A lively account of the brash men who chased their American Dreams all the way to China

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Bill Giles and Baseball

John B. Lord

The extraordinary story of the man who helped bring a World Series championship back to Philadelphia

328 pages | 6 x 9


The Company We Keep

Occupational Community in the High-Tech Network Society

Daniel Marschall

How computer technologists developed an occupational identity that persists in cyberspace long after the dot-com bubble has burst

204 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 figs.


Conceiving Masculinity

Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity

Liberty Walther Barnes

Shining a light on the world of male infertility and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table


Distant Corners

American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes

David Wangerin

From bestselling author David Wangerin, a history of America's on-again, off-again, and on-again love affair with the beautiful game

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Dominican Baseball

New Pride, Old Prejudice

Alan Klein

From the author of Sugarball, a look at the important and contested relationship between Major League Baseball and Dominican player development

200 pages | 6 x 9


Empowering Young Writers

The "Writers Matter" Approach

Deborah S. Yost, Ph.D., Robert Vogel, Ed.D. and Kimberly E. Lewinski, Ph.D.

How writing helps celebrate students' lives and nurture their personal voices

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 figure, 8 halftones


Japanese Women and the Transnational Feminist Movement before World War II

Taeko Shibahara

How collaborations with their American counterparts enabled middle-class, urban Japanese women to promote modernity and gender equality.

222 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 halftones


Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Tarry Hum

How immigrants are reinventing Sunset Park, forming new multi-racial alliances, and reshaping its community

300 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 7 halftones, 1 maps


Men's College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality

Five Pioneer Stories of Black Manliness, White Citizenship, and American Democracy

Gregory Kaliss

Profiles of college athletes and teams that challenged the color line in America

248 pages | 6 x 9


Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30

Edited by Jane Golden and David Updike

208 pages | 10 x 8


Reverse Engineering Social Media

Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism

Robert Gehl

Revealing the underside of our technology-laden world

236 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Revolution By Love

Emerging Arab Youth Voices

Stephen Parks

Voices of youth from the Arab Spring

194 pages | 5 x 7


Softly, with Feeling

Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music

Edward Berger

The story of Joe Wilder, who broke musical and racial barriers

400 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 35 halftones


The War on Slums in the Southwest

Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965

Robert B. Fairbanks

The untold story of public housing and urban renewal in the American Southwest

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 1 figure, 6 halftones, 4 maps