We’re kicking off our Spring/Summer 2023 season with a stellar line up of new titles! Browse this list to see new books publishing this month, and you can find the full list, including a bunch of new in paperbacks here.
“These complex, powerful narratives expand our perspectives on this region and the women who live there, particularly offering counternarratives to those who romanticize Appalachia or otherwise misrepresent mountain residents.”—Sandra L. Ballard, Appalachian State University
“Kami Ahrens has selected a rich collection of powerful and compelling oral histories that reminds us of Foxfire’s extraordinary and enduring legacy.” –Brent D. Glass, director emeritus, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
The Distance from Slaughter County: Lessons from Flyover Country by Steven Moore
“Steven Moore’s nuanced, hypnotic essays about growing up in the Midwest balance nostalgia with critique, sharing childhood memories that were formative to his identity . . . . If ‘estrangement toward place … is an estrangement toward self,’ these essays, with their sensitive probing of geographical identities, chart the way back to harmony.”—Foreword Reviews (starred review)
“A subtle yet effective eye-opener.”—Publishers Weekly
Who We Are Now: Stories of What Americans Lost & Found during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Michelle Fishburne
“Michelle Fishburne has assembled a diverse array of voices from around the nation that add up to a compelling snapshot of America during a time of crisis and uncertainty. The profound conclusion is that Americans do in fact care deeply—about each other, about the fate of our country and what it stands for. Together these voices point a way forward, out of the darkness and toward the light.”—Kern Konwiser, Emmy Award–winning filmmaker
“A time capsule of this defining and transformative moment.”—Sky Bergman, director of Lives Well Lived and professor emeritus of photography and video, California Polytechnic State University
“This is the book we’ve needed on Harold Washington and his era of Chicago politics. Mantler takes readers beyond the man and his moment, exploring the nuances of political coalitions, the relationships between grassroots and electoral politics, and the historical and modern challenges of making a more equal Chicago.”—Simon Balto, author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power
American Feast: Cookbooks and Cocktails from the Library of Congress by Zach Klitzman, Susan Reyburn
Distributed for the Library of Congress
American Feast: Cookbooks and Cocktails from the Library of Congress showcases some of the 40,000 books related to cookery in the nation’s library. This book traces the lip-smacking evolution of American food and cocktail recipes.
The Joy of Looking: Great Photographs from the Library of Congress by Aimee Hess, Hannah Freece
Distributed for the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress holds more than seventeen million photographs in its collections, ranging from some of the earliest images ever taken to photographs by artists working today. The Joy of Looking: Great Photographs from the Library of Congress presents a selection of striking photographs that deserve a closer look.
“Seattle in Coalition is a pathbreaking study of multiethnic coalitions struggling for civil rights and social justice in the American West.”—Mario T. García, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Diana Johnson’s book offers a lens into multicultural participation in anti-globalization movements, resulting in a convincing case for the long history of activism in Seattle. The assertion that multiracial communities were interested in issues beyond their districts has long been overlooked in histories of postwar cities and segregation—Seattle in Coalition helps amend that gap.”—Josh A. Sides, California State University Northridge
Seeing Things: Technologies of Vision and the Making of Mormonism by Mason Kamana Allred
“Allred articulates in this ambitious entry some fascinating connections between Latter-day Saint theology, technology, and identity formation . . . . Deeply conversant in critical theory, the author establishes inventive arguments supported by examples that convincingly show the range of media’s power to change culture. Scholars of religion or media will find much to consider.”—Publishers Weekly
“Seeing Things, with its lively pen and gift for bringing forth hidden treasures from the archives, serves both as the pioneering Mormon media history and as spectacles for seeing beyond.”—John Durham Peters, Yale University
“This is a thoughtful and impressive study. Lupien sheds important light on twenty-first century Indigenous political dynamics in the Andes, teaching us sobering lessons about the limits of digital technologies and the surprising promise of analog communication. For its timely attention to information and Indigenous politics, this is the book many of us have been waiting for.”—José Antonio Lucero, author of Struggles of Voice: The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes
Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America by Leslie A. Schwalm
“This powerfully written book exposes the construction of institutional racism that saturated medicine and health care before, during, and after the Civil War. Content rich and compellingly argued, Schwalm’s book challenges students of the war era to confront the subterranean depths of racial apartheid that continue to imperil the national health today.”—Jane E. Schultz, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis