Finalist for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize
Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force.
The First Comprehensive Examination of Chicago’s Environmental History from Indigenous Peoples to Twenty-First Century Environmental Restoration
Offers Fresh Insights about Environmental Design and Planning along the Great Lakes Shoreline
Explores conceptualizations of regional identity and a distinct population group known as nordestinos in northeastern Brazil during a crucial historical period. Beginning with the abolition of slavery and ending with the demise of the Estado Novo under Getœlio Vargas, Stanley E. Blake offers original perspectives on the paradoxical concept of the nordestino and the importance of these debates to the process of state and nation building.
This text examines the history of the Great Lakes Basin in relation to its importance as a place of social, economic, and political interaction between the United States and Canada.
Winner of the 2006 Albert B. Corey Prize from the American Historical Association.
Available in Canada through University of Calgary Press
A richly detailed account of the American steel industry from its beginnings until 1970, when its long period of international leadership was challenged, this book interprets steel from the viewpoints of historical and economic geography. It considers both physical factors, such as resources, and human factors such as market, organization, and governmental policy.
After the Smoke Clears contains thought-provoking, personal stories of hardship and endurance from five towns in America’s collapsing industrial heartland. It focuses on the complex relationships between work, loss, and identity. Includes 48 plates of black and white photographs.
Inspired by an incident during a field trip in 1989, David Schaafsma has written a powerful and compelling book about the struggle of teaching literacy in a racially divided society and the importance of stories and storytelling in the educational process.
This book combines theory and research to analyze attempts to improve traffic safety through stricter drinking-age laws, seat-belt requirements, and deterrents to drunk driving.
A Collection of Meditative Poetry Complicated by the Stark Potential Reality of the Future
An original and significant study of the developmental diversity within the discipline of composition that opens the door to further examination of local histories as guideposts to the origins of composition studies.
Motor City Green sheds light on the ways social and political history intersect with urban and environmental history as a new way to tell the history of Detroit.
Paul Stronski tells the fascinating story of Tashkent, an ethnically diverse, primarily Muslim city that became the prototype for the Soviet-era reimagining of urban centers in Central Asia. Stronski shows how Soviet officials, planners, and architects strived to integrate local ethnic traditions and socialist ideology into a newly constructed urban space and propaganda showcase.
Winner of the 2011 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award in history and the humanities.
City of a Hundred Fires presents us with a journey through the cultural coming of age experiences of the hyphenated Cuban-American.
Richard Blanco was selected as the 2013 inaugural poet by President Barack Obama.
A sustained reflection on the enterprise of poetry, on what poetry is and might be, that sees poetry as way of life at it most genuine.