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Contents By Author Boyle/Rice, Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics....................................................................................................12 Burlingame, Sixteenth President-in-Waiting: Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield Dispatches of Henry Villard, 1860­–1861..........................................................................................................................................................................5 Cassells, The Gospel according to Wild Indigo.......................................................................................................................7 Corbin, Dilemma of Duties: The Conflicted Role of Juvenile Defenders............................................................................11 Foss, Demystifying the Big House: Exploring Prison Experience and Media Representations.......................................11 Gibb, Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West...............................................................12 Hager/Miller, Chicago Heights: Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of Sam Giancana......................................1 Harrold, Lincoln and the Abolitionists.........................................................................................................................................4 Mortenson, Translating the Counterculture: The Reception of the Beats in Turkey ...........................................................9 Pfanz, Where Valor Proudly Sleeps: A History of Fredricksburg National Cemetery, 1866–1933 ..................................2 Samito, The Greatest and the Grandest Act: The Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to Today......................10 Sedore, An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Confederate Monuments...................................................................................10 Smith, The Decision Was Always My Own: Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign..............................................3 van de Graaf, Spitting Image........................................................................................................................................................6 Verdun, Southern Illinois Salukis Football..................................................................................................................................8

By Subject

Beat Studies..................................................... 9 Civil War........................................................ 2, 3 Criminology.....................................................11

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Chicago Heights

Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of San Giancana Charles Hager with David T. Miller,

Foreword by Louis Corsino, Afterword by Ashleigh D’Andrea A rare insider account of life inside the Chicago Mob

In this riveting true story of coming of age in

weaving his own experiences into the fab-

is plucked from his rural West Virginia home

murder of Giancana.

the Chicago Mob, Charles “Charley” Hager

by an uncle in the 1960s and thrown into

and chop shops, of fix-ridden harness rac-

Street-smart and good with his hands,

Chicago Heights reveals similarities be-

Hager is accepted into the working life of a

chauffeur and “street tax” collector, earning the moniker “Little Joe College” by noto-

rious mob boss Albert Tocco. But when his childhood friend is gunned down by a

hit man, Hager finds himself a bit player in the events surrounding the mysterious,

ing and the turbulent politics of the 1960s, tween high-level organized crime in the city and the corrupt lawlessness of Appalachia.

Hager candidly reveals how he got caught

up in a criminal life, what it cost him, and how he rebuilt his life back in West Virginia with a prison record.

Based on interviews with Hager and

and yet unsolved, murder of mafia chief

supplemented by additional interviews and

Chicago Heights is part rags-to-riches

adds Hager’s unique voice to the volumes

Sam Giancana.

story, part murder mystery, and part re-

demption tale. Hager, with author David T.

Miller, juxtaposes his early years in West Virginia with his life in crime, intricately

extensive research by Miller, the book also

of speculation about Giancana’s murder, offering a plausible theory of what happened on that June night in 1975.

Charles Hager gradually worked his way from sweeping up his uncle’s bar to earning responsibility and trust as a friend of the Chicago Outfit. He left the Heights in 1975 and built a series of successful businesses in West Virginia and North Carolina.

“It’s not a world of ‘glamour and the Godfather.’  It’s tough. It’s gritty. It’s violent and it’s often ugly. This book provides us with an insider’s glimpse of the grim realities.”

Also of Interest

Fueled by vivid recollections of turf wars

an underworld of money, cars, crime, and

murder on the streets of Chicago Heights.

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ric of mob life, its many characters, and the

David T. Miller is a writer and editor based in Lexington, Kentucky. He contributed to several books and edited Earned in Blood: My Journey from Old-Breed Marine to the Most Dangerous Job in America by Thurman Miller.

—Richard C. Lindberg, author of Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City Shattered Sense of Innocence: The 1955 Murders of Three Chicago Children

The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago’s Democratic Machine

Richard C. Lindberg and Gloria Jean Sykes

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Grafters and Goo Goos: Corruption and Reform in Chicago, 1833–2003 James L. Merriner

Richard C. Lindberg with a Foreword by John Miya

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Where Valor Proudly Sleeps A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866–1933 Donald C. Pfanz

Honoring the Civil War dead at one of the nation’s oldest national cemeteries Many books discuss in great detail what

interments in trenches—though many sol-

explore what happened to the remains of

grisly work the Burial Corps performed, re-

happened during Civil War battles, but few

those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This in-depth study explores a battle’s immediate and long-term aftermath through a focus on

Fredericksburg National Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries created by the U.S.

government after the Civil War. Donald C. Pfanz reveals how legislation created the

National Cemetery System and describes

constructed, operated, and maintained the

grounds, Pfanz tells about particularly notable individuals among the 15,300 or so men and women who are buried there.

By sharing the stories of the cemetery,

its current form, a place of beauty and re-

Burials of wartime dead were haphazard

at best. Pfanz describes initial postbattle

explains how the cemetery evolved into flection replete with trees and flowers and

featuring five monuments to the Civil War soldiers who are buried there.

“This might be the best book ever written about a national cemetery. With a depth of knowledge born of decades of work, Donald Pfanz tells in vivid form and in close detail the story of how, over time, a place of struggle became a place of remembrance, and how the meaning of that place to the community and nation has evolved over decades.” —John J. Hennessy, author of Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas

War, including Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier’s Life and War So Terrible: A Popular History of the Battle of Fredericksburg. In his career with the National Park Service, he worked at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, and Fort Sumter National Monument.

See more books in the Engaging the Civil War series at Turning Points of the American Civil War

Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs

Edited by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White, with a Foreword by Thomas A. Desjardin

$24.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3621-0 264 pages, 6 x 9, 31 illustrations Engaging the Civil War


tion to featuring the individuals who created,

as well as how later veterans, their wives, tional cemeteries.

Also of Interest

that are seen at the cemetery today. In addi-

its workers, and those buried there, Pfanz

and their children also came to rest in na-

Donald C. Pfanz has written five books about the Civil

burying dead soldiers into the orderly rows

the means by which the Burial Corps identi-

fied, collected, and interred soldier remains

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diers received no burial at all—as well as the

Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War

Guy R. Hasegawa

Guy R. Hasegawa

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The Decision Was Always My Own Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign Timothy B. Smith

Exploring Grant’s leadership during the Civil War’s most complex and decisive campaign The Vicksburg Campaign, argues Timothy B.

River for the Union.

military genius. From October 1862 to July

such a successful general, Smith presents a

Confederate river city. He maneuvered and

and the campaign. His fresh analysis of

Smith, is the showcase of Ulysses S. Grant’s

1863, Grant tried repeatedly to capture the adapted numerous times, reacting to events

and enemy movements with great skill and

finesse as the lengthy campaign played out

on a huge chessboard, dwarfing operations in the East. Grant’s final, daring move allowed him to land an army in Mississippi

and fight his way to the gates of Vicksburg. He captured the Confederate garrison and city on July 4, 1863, opening the Mississippi

Showing how and why Grant became

fast-paced reexamination of the commander Grant’s eight key decisions during the Vicks-

burg siege and battle details the process of campaigning on military, political, administra-

tive, and personal levels. In the first in-depth examination in decades, Smith shows how

these decisions created and won the Civil

War’s most brilliant, complex, decisive, and lengthy campaign.

Timothy B. Smith teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He has published fifteen books on the Civil War, including Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson and Shiloh: Conquer or Perish.

“In this fine volume, Smith thoughtfully and skillfully examines the Civil War’s most decisive western campaign and analyzes the man, the decisions, and the lessons that defined a compelling leadership style in the war’s most important Union victory.” —Stephen D. Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation

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“Smith’s detailed study will satisfy the most demanding historian, yet it is both readable and entertaining. Smith ferrets out contradictions or inaccuracies that have been overlooked by many previous authors. This is definitely a meaningful addition to the Vicksburg bibliotheca.” —Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Parker Hills

See more books in the World of Ulysses S. Grant series at Also of Interest Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg

Justin S. Solonick

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The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant

The Vicksburg Campaign, March 29–May 18, 1863

Edited by John F. Marszalek

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Southern Illinois University Press

Edited by Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists Stanley Harrold

Examining Lincoln’s evolving, long-term relationship with the abolitionists In Lincoln and the Abolitionists Stanley Harr-

abolitionists. Lincoln’s initial priority as

tance from abolitionists, they influenced his

to destroy slavery. Nevertheless, many

old traces how, despite Lincoln’s political disevolving political orientation from the 1840s through the Civil War. He also explains Lincoln’s specific connections with, and his

separation from, this often fiery group. For most of his life Lincoln regarded abolition-

ists as dangerous fanatics. Yet, during the 1840s and 1850s, Lincoln was branded an

president was to preserve the Union, not factors—including contacts with abolitionists—led him to favor ending slavery. After

Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclama-

tion in 1863 and raised black troops, many,

though not all, abolitionists came to view him more favorably.

Providing insight into the stressful, evolv-

abolitionist because of his sympathy toward

ing relationship between Lincoln and the

sion of slavery.

Northern politics, society, and culture during

black people and opposition to the expanLincoln’s election to the presidency

and the onslaught of the Civil War led to a transformation in his relationship with the

abolitionists and into the complexities of the Civil War era, this concise volume illuminates a central issue in Lincoln’s life and presidency.

Stanley Harrold is a professor of history at South Carolina State University. He is

the author of a number of books, the most recent being Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War. He is also a coauthor with Darlene Clark Hine and William C. Hine of The African-American Odyssey, the best-selling black history textbook.

“This is a welcome addition to the scholarship on Lincoln and racial reformers and to the Concise Lincoln Library.”

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—John David Smith, author of Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops

“Clearly and lucidly written, this book by one of the foremost historians of abolition authoritatively explores the complex relationship among Lincoln, abolitionists, and Radical Republicans.” —Manisha Sinha, author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

See more books in the Concise Lincoln Library at Also of Interest Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom Kurt E. Leichtle and Bruce G. Carveth

Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment

Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirtheenth Amendment

Christian G. Samito

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Sixteenth President-in-Waiting Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield Dispatches of Henry Villard, 1860–1861 Edited by Michael Burlingame

The most intensive journalistic coverage Lincoln ever received Between Abraham Lincoln’s election in No-

Bulletin. Lincoln welcomed Villard and en-

ington three months later, journalist Henry

the only full-time correspondent for out-of-

vember 1860 and his departure for WashVillard sent scores of dispatches from

Springfield to various newspapers describing the president-elect’s doings, quoting or paraphrasing his statements, chronicling

events in the Illinois capital, and analyzing the city’s mood. With Sixteenth President-in-Waiting, Michael Burlingame has

couraged him to ask questions, as he was town papers. Villard spoke to many inside

sources, including Lincoln’s private secre-

taries John G. Nicolay and John Hay, close friends like Jesse K. Dubois and Stephen

T. Logan, and Illinois political leaders like Governor Richard Yates.

Villard’s extensive dispatches are not

collected all of these dispatches into one

only informative but also highly readable.

Best known as a successful nineteenth

coln-Douglas Senate race, translated from

insightful and informative volume.

-century railroad promoter and financier, German-born Henry Villard (1835–1900) was

also among the most conscientious and

able journalists of the 1860s. While em-

bedded in Springfield, Villard filed stories almost daily to the New York Herald, the Cincinnati Commercial, and the San Francisco

His little-known coverage of the 1858 Linthe German for the first time, is included as an appendix. His vivid descriptions of

Lincoln’s appearance, daily routine, visitors, and views, and the fresh information about Springfielders, state politicos, and the capital, constitute an invaluable resource.

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Michael Burlingame is the award-winning author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life,

The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln, and Lincoln and the Civil War and the editor of many collections of Lincoln primary source materials. He is the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield.

“Villard’s well-written newspaper reports from Springfield are the best source that we have on Lincoln during the critical months after his election, when he was waiting to become president, as secession was unfolding in the lower South. General readers as well as historians owe Burlingame a debt of gratitude for this valuable edition of Villard’s dispatches.” —William C. Harris, author of Two against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour

Also of Interest Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln’s Springfield

An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay’s Interviews and Essays

Lincoln’s Journalist: John Hay’s Anonymous Writings for the Press, 1860–1864

Bryon C. Andreasen

Edited by Michael Burlingame

Edited by Michael Burlingame

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Spitting Image

Poems by Kara van de Graaf

Investigating fatness, the female body, and contemporary culture Kara van de Graaf’s debut collection her-

verse, implicitly calling for poetry to en-

contemporary poetry. Through poems that

Throughout, van de Graaf’s poems ask:

alds the arrival of an essential new voice in

balance personal recollection with ekphra-

sis, science, and meditation, van de Graaf searches for answers in the fluctuating relationship between the body and the self.

Taking as its primary theme the explora-

gage with the female form in fresh ways. In a time where we have more agency to

define ourselves than ever before, what barriers still remain? What do our bodies mean to who we are?

At turns oblique and direct, van de

tion of the female body in current culture,

Graaf’s poems strive to create space for

sections of the body and gender, desire,

porary poetry but also in a larger world that

Spitting Image considers the myriad inter-

relationships, and otherness. Van de Graaf interrogates underrepresented elements of the female experience, especially the physical, rhetorical, and aesthetic limitations of

fatness in poetry and other arts. She then

complicates those limitations through her use of innovative forms and imaginative

themselves not only in the field of contem-

has been prone to ignoring or shaming women for their bodies. That these poems succeed on both counts is a testament to

this remarkable new poet, who claims, “That millimeter of space that means / all of us are apart, that means / we can never really

touch / anything. . . . Yes, I want that, too.”

Kara van de Graaf is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the

Hoepfner Literary Award from Southern Humanities Review, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, among other honors. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, New England Review, Southern Review, Crazyhorse, and Best New Poets 2010. She is a cofounder and an editor of Lightbox Poetry and an assistant professor of English at Utah Valley University.

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“‘Things keep happening,’ Kara van de Graaf begins with her fine careful eye and ear on the large and the small. . . . And always the body fascinates and troubles. . . . Treasure this poet, her close and her far.” —Marianne Boruch, author of Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing



At the creek by the campsite, my hands work the soiled shirt, mill it against the board

In my family, we eat our words like bread.

that keeps on stuttering out its one word. When I was a child, I heard my mother

This is how we have not come to speak of you.

make this sound, her fingers lacing into wet cloth. I beat my own chest, thumped

This is how I learn some things should not be spoken of.

my palms in time to her rhythm, bleating out broken music as she rubbed the sheets,

Let us pretend we might have existed in the same space, that your life would not mean my death by omission.

the collars, her metal bucket rocking. Spiraled with soap. I sang my music and my mother’s body


Sometimes we shock a nerve so much it dies.

kept pivoting up and back at the hip, as if all the washing were one long motion that didn’t start

If you had not gone to war. If you had come back. If she was

or stop, as if she were rendering, with her cracked hands, what was pure from the earth.

some other woman, in some other life:

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the dresses fine and made of cotton, the roses on the table big as fists.


The Gospel according to Wild Indigo Poems by Cyrus Cassells

Ecstatic lyric poems of love and loss Consisting of two dynamic song cycles,

the many men lost in the juggernaut of the

Gospel according to Wild Indigo, keeps the

the reader to consider the duality of grief

Cyrus Cassells’s sixth poetry volume, The

reader on edge with a timeless and beguil-

ing feast of language that fuses together history, memory, and family.

AIDS crisis. Throughout, Cassells invites and love, as well as the shifting connections between past and present.

Cassells’s language is always striking,

The first cycle, rooted in the culture of the

unpredictable, and beautiful, conjuring a

Islands, celebrates the resilience of the

/ in priest-gentle pines / like festive Christ-

Gullah people of Charleston and the Sea

rice- and indigo-working slaves and their descendants who have forged a unique Africa-inspired language and culture. Set against a Mediterranean backdrop,

the second cycle explores themes of pilgrimage, love, and loss, concluding with

a pair of elegies to the poet’s mother and

world not only of “placid seagulls perched mas ornaments” but also one where “Death

prevailed, / tireless as a forest partisan.” His poems transport the reader across time, space, and language, searching constantly

not just for empathy but also for the human

spirit in its triumph, for “our human joy, / laced with an ageless grieving.”

Cyrus Cassells is the author of The Mud Actor, winner of the 1981 National Po-

etry Series Competition; Soul Make a Path through Shouting, nominee for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the William Carlos Williams Award; Beautiful Signor, winner of the Lambda Literary Award; and The Crossed-Out Swastika, finalist for the Balcones Prize for Best Poetry Book of 2012. He teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos and has served on the faculty of Cave Canem.

“This book is an ecstasy, a god’s-eye view of place, time, and the vivid revelations of flesh and spirit. Cassells strides from Georgia Low Country to Van Gogh’s Auvers, to a tank pulling out of Dachau, and rapturously on and on. In this great sweep, I recognize a poet at the height of his powers becoming “all poetry, / all silence and verse.”

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—Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and current U. S. Poet Laureate

A TALE OF TWO HIKERS Often there were eye-catching poppies along the train tracks—

portions of available light—sudden pennants of sumptuous peach,

then our shrewd mothers) were still fallible and potent, still crackling,

Sky-opened and sea-opened, in Manarola, I’d follow

clerical red, and sublime purple— sharing those precipitous colors

deepdown, under our lids, we were rung like a dusk-lit

the steep, rain-freshened way of wild red valerian

with a genial stranger, still elated from his coastal trek.

campanile’s black bell. And then our human joy,

and light-trapping lemons, to the lofty, cached-away

Below our enlivening cat’s cradle of revealed connections,

laced with an ageless grieving, our obvious fatigue

village of Volastra, then down to the scenic

the jutting rocks, the blue dories, and the sea’s austere jewelry

from the strenuous up-and-down between villages,

cliffside paths: Green-garbed May was the ideal time,

all began to glow and dull in the swiftly amassing

our slowing, May-time voices were hushed by the dark-at-last

the ideal temperature for hailing the sea’s laudable glamour—

day’s end. When we both confessed our irrecoverable parents

tide’s acrobatics, by the rampant, inspiriting

In tranquil Corniglia, I relished the horizon’s final, heart-quickening

(both of us had lost, first our industrious fathers

prophet-sound of the sea …

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Southern Illinois Salukis Football Dan Verdun, with a Foreword by Jerry Kill A rich history of a remarkable program

Southern Illinois Salukis Football, the

and Jim Hart, revealing where the play-

gram and its history at Southern Illinois

what they accomplished while wearing

first book to focus solely on the pro-

University Carbondale (SIUC), details

the organization’s greatest moments, from its origins around the beginning of

the twentieth century through the ex-

traordinary leadership of head coaches William McAndrew, Rey Dempsey, and

Jerry Kill, to the present-day team and

its coach, local hero Nick Hill. Dan Ver-

dun draws on more than one hundred interviews with coaches, players, sports

historians, and sports reporters, as well as newspaper and magazine archives and other sources, to give readers an

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fared after college. Additional chapters

cover recruiting, transfers, rivals, ven-

ues, and celebrated supporters such as Mike Reis, the “Voice of the Salukis.” A

final chapter offers media analysis of the fans’ central debate: which historical Saluki team was the greatest? Ap-

pendixes include “All-Century Team,” “Retired SIU Jersey Numbers,” and “Sa-

luki Hall of Fame” and list SIU players in the NFL, the AFL, the CFL, the USFL, and the Arena Football League. 

Illustrated with approximately sev-

enty-five color and black-and-white

gram’s history through biographical

and other subjects, Southern Illinois

sketches of coaches as well as legendary players such as Marion Rush-

—Todd Hefferman, award-winning writer, Southern Illinoisan

the maroon and white, and how they


Many of the chapters tell of the pro-

“[This book] is an immersing story about one of the greatest comebacks in college football history.”

ers came from, why they chose SIUC,

ing, Carver Shannon, Houston Antwine,

photos of players and coaches, games,

Salukis Football offers readers a fresh, colorful perspective of the SIUC football program.

Dan Verdun

grew up in Odell, Illinois, and holds degrees from Eastern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University. He is the author of books on Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois, and Illinois State football.

“Interesting and informative, Dan Verdun’s Southern Illinois Salukis Football provides readers with much personal information about many SIU football standouts. . . . It’s a keeper.” —Fred Huff, author of Saluki Sports History: 100 Years of Facts and Highlights

Also of Interest 20 Day Trips in and around the Shawnee National Forest

Larry P. and Donna J. Mahan

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Illinois Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide

The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History

Clara Orban

Herbert K. Russell

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Translating the Counterculture The Reception of the Beats in Turkey Erik Mortenson

Lessons in countercultural drift If countercultural literature is meant to

discussed, and used in Turkey to rethink the

other culture borrows that critique? Trans-


“counter” a culture, what happens when an-

possibilities they might hold for social critique

lating the Counterculture addresses that

By focusing on the ways in which local

question by examining the reception of the

conditions and particular needs shape re-

message of dissent is being given renewed

standing of the Beats in both popular cul-

Beat Generation in Turkey. There, the Beat

ception, Mortenson questions our underture and academic discourse. Translating the

life as publishers, editors, critics, readers,

Counterculture takes a revolutionary look at

and others dissatisfied with the conserva-

tive social and political trends in the country

how contemporary readers in other parts of

have turned to the Beats and other counter-

the world respond to the Beats. Challenging

cultural forebears for alternatives. Through

and unsettling an American-centric under-

an examination of a broad range of literary

standing of the Beats, Mortenson pushes

translations, media portrayals, interviews,

the discipline toward a fuller consider-

and other related materials, Translating the

ation of their cultural legacy in a globalized

Counterculture seeks to uncover how the

twenty-first century.

Beats and their texts are being circulated,

Erik Mortenson spent ten years as an assistant professor in the Department of

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English and Comparative Literature at Koç University in Istanbul, and is now a senior lecturer at Wayne State University’s Honors College in Detroit. He is the author of Ambiguous Borderlands: Shadow Imagery in Cold War American Culture and Capturing the Beat Moment: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Presence, which was selected as a Choice outstanding academic title in 2011.

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“A necessary antidote to the nostalgic cults of personality that have accompanied the cultural and critical apotheosis of the Beat Generation, [this book] participates in and advances the transnational turn in Beat studies specifically and American studies more generally. Innovative in both method and material.” —Loren Glass, University of Iowa

Also of Interest Capturing the Beat Moment: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Presence

The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind

Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics Tony Trigilio

Chad Weidner

Erik Mortenson

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The Greatest and the Grandest Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to Today Edited by Christian G. Samito

Defining national citizenship and protecting civil rights In this volume, ten expert historians and legal

president to use the nation’s military in its

the first federal civil rights statute in American

Amendment operated to overturn the Dred

scholars examine the Civil Rights Act of 1866, history. The act declared that all persons born in the United States were citizens without regard to race, color, or previous condition

of slavery. Designed to give the Thirteenth Amendment practical effect as former slave states enacted laws limiting the rights of African Americans, this measure for the first

time defined U.S. citizenship and the rights associated with it.

Essays examine the history and legal

ramifications of the act and highlight

competing impulses within it, including the

often-neglected Section 9, which allows the

enforcement; investigate how the Thirteenth Scott case; and illuminate New England’s role in the passage of the act. Also analyzed is

the operation of the act in several states such

as Kentucky, Missouri, and South Carolina

during Reconstruction. Also considered is the act and its interpretation by the Supreme

Court during its first decades. Other essays include a discussion of the act in terms of

contract rights and in the context of the post– World War II Civil Rights Era as well as an

analysis of the act’s backward-looking and forward-looking nature.

Christian G. Samito holds a law degree and a doctorate in history, practices law,

and teaches legal history at Boston University School of Law. He wrote Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment and Becoming American under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era.

May $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3652-4 296 pages, 6 x 9


An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Confederate Monuments Timothy S. Sedore

Offering an expansive collection of memorials to Virginia’s Civil War past From well-known battlefields, such as Manas-

Much more than a visual tapestry or a

sas, Fredericksburg, and Appomattox, to

tourist’s handbook, An Illustrated Guide to

Cemetery and Rude’s Hill, Sedore leads

scholarly and field research to reveal these

lesser-known sites, such as Sinking Spring

readers on a vivid journey through Virginia’s Confederate history. Tablets, monoliths,

courthouses, cemeteries, town squares, bat-

tlefields, and more are cataloged in detail and accompanied by photographs and meticulous commentary. Each entry contains

descriptions, fascinating historical information, and location, providing a complete portrait of each site.

Virginia’s Confederate Monuments draws on sites as public efforts to reconcile mourning

with Southern postwar ideologies. Sedore an-

alyzes in depth the nature of these attempts to publicly explain Virginia’s sense of grief after

the war, delving deep into the psychology of a traumatized area. From commemorations of famous generals to memories of unknown

soldiers, the dead speak from the pages of this sweeping companion to history.

Timothy S. Sedore

is a professor of English at the City University of New York, Bronx Community College. He regularly teaches undergraduate courses in composition, literature, and religious rhetoric.


Southern Illinois University Press

May $24.50sp Paper 978-0-8093-3674-6 352 pages, 7 x 10, 371 illustrations


Demystifying the Big House

Exploring Prison Experience and Media Representations Edited by Katherine A. Foss

Challenging the media’s distorted images of incarceration When most people think of prison life, they

breastfeeding while in prison, transgender

portrayed in popular culture. The reality,

examine the ways in which media messages

imagine the stereotypes that have been however, is much different. This book looks at popular depictions of prison, the function

and influence of television and film in shaping

discourse on prison life, and wide-ranging personal experiences of incarceration,

ultimately challenging the media’s inaccuracies and misrepresentations about the prison experience.

Essays in this volume illustrate how shows

such as Orange Is the New Black and Oz

impact the public’s perception of crime rates, the criminal justice system, and imprisonment.

Contributors look specifically at prison wives

in reality television, portrayals of death row,

prisoners, and black masculinity. They also

ignore an individual’s struggle against an all too frequently biased system and instead dehumanize the incarcerated as violent

and overwhelmingly masculine. Scholars

from cultural and critical studies, feminist studies, queer studies, African American

studies, media studies, sociology, and psychology offer critical analysis of media

depictions of prison life and rich ethnographic

work. Together they address identity and experience in prison populations, bridging

the media’s portrayals of incarcerated lives

with actual experiences and bringing to light forgotten voices in prison narratives.

Katherine A. Foss is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University. She is the author of Breastfeeding and Media: Exploring Conflicting Discourses That Threaten Public Health and Television and Health Responsibility in an Age of Individualism. Her research explores media representations of marginalized groups.

July $38.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3657-9 368 pages, 6 x 9 Perspectives on Crime and Justice

Dilemma of Duties

The Conflicted Role of Juvenile Defenders Anne M. Corbin

Minefields in the juvenile justice system The role of a juvenile defender is riddled with

system, and addresses the powerful influence

because of their lack of life experience and their

resources for defenders. Tasked with guiding

conflict, and clients are uniquely challenging

underdeveloped decision-making abilities. In Dilemma of Duties, Anne M. Corbin examines the distinct function of defense counsel in juvenile courts, demonstrating the commonplace

presence of role conflict and confusion, even

of the juvenile court culture and the lack of

these children, counselors frequently must contend with and manage their clients’ general

distrust of adults as they attempt to serve as their voices to the court.

Understanding how juvenile defenders de-

among defenders in jurisdictions that clearly

fine their role and experience role conflict

defense attorneys in North Carolina, where it

justice system, especially its role in uphold-

define their role. This study focuses on juvenile

is mandated that counselors advocate for their client’s wishes, even if they do not agree it is in the client’s best interest.

Corbin outlines patterns of role conflict that

defenders experience, details its impact on

counselors and clients in the juvenile justice

provides valuable insights into our juvenile

ing due process rights. Such knowledge points to the importance of the training and practices of juvenile court functionaries and

the efficacy, credibility, and legitimacy of the juvenile justice system itself.

Anne M. Corbin is a social scientist whose research centers on the professional development of lawyers. She consults periodically for the Police Foundation and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Thomas College in Maine, and Michigan State University.

Southern Illinois University Press

June $35.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3664-7 248 pages, 6 x 9 Perspectives on Crime and Justice



Inventing Place

Writing Lone Star Rhetorics

Edited by Casey Boyle and Jenny Rice

Exploring the intersections of place, culture, rhetoric, and personal narrative Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics

barbecue; the racist past of Grand Saline;

the spatial-temporal dynamics that compose

views of Texas and how the state (or any place)

offers a sustained but varying examination of place. Bringing together methods and scholars from rhetoric and related disciplines, es-

says blend personal and scholarly accounts of Texas sites, examining place as an embodied poeisis, a creation formed through the col-

Denton and authenticity as rhetorical; negative is subject to reinvention; social, historical, and economic networks of place and their relationship to the food we eat; and Texas gun culture and working-class character.

Spanning the wide geography of Texas,

laboration of a body with a particular space.

essays model methods for examining place

Texas regions, essays consider a wide range

physical or geographic attributes. Although

Divided into five sections corresponding to

of subjects, including aesthetics, buildings, environment, food and alcohol, private and public

memory, and race and class. Among the topics covered by contributors are the Imagine Aus-

tin urban planning initiative; the terroir of Texas

in ways that are not reducible to common focused on Texas, Inventing Place offers universal concepts for the study of place, culture, and rhetoric by bringing in the personal alongside the scholarly and demonstrating new approaches to writing.

Casey Boyle is an assistant professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at

the University of Texas, Austin, where he researches and teaches digital rhetoric and media theory.

April $45.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3650-0 280 pages, 6 x 9, 33 illustrations

Jenny Rice is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky and the author of Distant Publics: Development Rhetoric and the Subject of Crisis.


Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West Andrew Gibb How the first generation of Mexican Americans Fashioned a New Nation

Andrew Gibb argues that the mid-nine-

meeting rooms of the California Club in down-

californios—the Spanish-speaking elites who

top of San Francisco’s Nob Hill to the dining

teenth-century encounter between Anglos and ruled Mexican California between 1821 and 1848—resulted not only in the Americanization

of California but also the “Mexicanization” of

town Los Angeles and the Pacific-Union at the rooms and parlors of Pasadena mansions and Hillsborough estates.

This study draws on performance studies,

Americans. Employing performance studies

theatre historiography, and New Western His-

historical events, Gibb traces how oligarchy

of historical California were constituted and

methodologies in his analysis of everyday and evolved and developed in the region.

The oligarchic rule of the californios has

significantly shaped the social and political development of the greater U.S. West from the

nineteenth century to the present day. Traces

of that power are still visible in the places where

California’s elites continue to gather—from the

tory to identify how the unique power relations

perpetuated through public performances—not only traditional theatrical productions but also

social events such as elite weddings and community dances—and historical events such as

the U.S. seizure of the city of Monterey, the feting of Commodore Stockton in San Francisco, and the Bear Flag Revolt.

Andrew Gibb

is an assistant professor of theatre history, theory, and criticism at Texas Tech University. He has published work in Theatre History Studies, the Latin American Theatre Review, Theatre Symposium, Comparative Drama, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Texas Theatre Journal, and the edited collection Querying Difference in Theatre History.


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May $45.00sp Paper 978-0-8093-3647-0 264 pages, 6 x 9, 22 illustrations Theatre in the Americas




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