Spring 2020

Allies and Obstacles

Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

348 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate

The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher

Rich Westcott

Now in Paperback—the first biography of arguably the greatest catcher in the Negro Leagues

208 pages | 5.375 x 8.5 | 1 table, 3 figures, 20 halftones

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Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

American Life in Columns

Michael A. Smerconish

Now in Paperback—the opinions—and evolution—of Michael Smerconish, the provocative radio/TV host and political pundit

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 31 halftones

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A Collective Pursuit

Teachers' Unions and Education Reform

Lesley Lavery

Arguing that teachers’ unions are working in community to reinvigorate the collective pursuit of reforms beneficial to both educators and public education

234 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables

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Communists and Community

Activism in Detroit's Labor Movement, 1941-1956

Ryan S. Pettengill

Enhances our understanding of the central role Communists played in the advancement of social democracy throughout the mid-twentieth century

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 12 figures, 2 maps

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Degrees of Separation

Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

Schneur Zalman Newfield

How exiting ultra-Orthodox Judaism is not a single act of defiance, but an interactive process that extends for years after leaving

228 pages | 6 x 9

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Disruptive Situations

Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut

Ghassan Moussawi

The first comprehensive study to employ the lens of queer lives in the Arab World to understand everyday life disruptions, conflicts, and violence

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures, 3 halftones

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FORCE FIELDS

Rome and Contemporary Printmaking

Edited by Sarah Linford and Devin Kovach

An expansive view of printmaking and the graphic arts in the Eternal City of Rome

224 pages | 6.69 x 9.44 | 63 color photos, 41 halftones

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Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Values and Political Consequences

Mary-Kate Lizotte

Explores the gender gap in public opinion through a values lens

256 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 25 tables, 23 figures

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Good Reasons to Run

Women and Political Candidacy

Edited by Shauna L. Shames, Rachel I. Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Langan Teele

How and why women run for office

324 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 32 figures, 2 maps

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The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Black Voters and the Realignment of American Politics in the 20th Century

Keneshia N. Grant

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

214 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 12 tables, 1 figures, 3 halftones, 1 map

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Metro Dailies in the Age of Multimedia Journalism

Mary Lou Nemanic

How daily metro newspapers can continue to survive in the age of digital journalism

208 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 1 line drawing, 18 halftones

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Psychobilly

Subcultural Survival

Kimberly Kattari

How people improve their lives by participating in a rebellious music-based subculture

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 line drawings, 9 halftones

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Reinventing the Austin City Council

Ann O'M. Bowman

Examining how Austin, Texas changed the way it elects its city council—and why it matters.

126 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 5 figures, 1 halftone, 1 map

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Rude Democracy

Civility and Incivility in American Politics

Susan Herbst

A look at how civility and incivility are strategic weapons on the state of American democracy, now with a new Preface for 2020

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables

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