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Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland

This title will interest punk devotees, or readers interested in the intersection of music and sociology in America from rock and roll’s emergence to the present.

Americanaland: Where Country & Western Met Rock ’n’ Roll

It would have been impossible for Milward to pack any more information into this well-researched, comprehensive book. Recommended to anyone and everyone interested in the history of American music.

The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

This original work adds an important new voice to conversations about slavery, disability, and medical history. Exceptional analysis of an understudied topic.
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Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

With an extensive bibliography, this well-researched account sheds insight into the various issues that women in sport face, and the costs of their high visibility. Those teaching and studying sport management should consider reading this book and using it in their research. Highly recommended.
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Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture

Though a scholarly work, this account is an important dissection of looking beyond the traumas of the past to find the happiness that existed (and exists) within the Black community.

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The Lady Swings: Memoirs of a Jazz Drummer

Dodgion’s pull-no-punches style and determination in the face of daunting situations bring an obscure figure to vivid life. The title should appeal to jazz aficionados, who will recognize many of the musicians with whom she played, as well as those interested in ways in which women have flourished in the creative arts.
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I Died a Million Times: Gangster Noir in Midcentury America

Scholars of cinematic history and aficionados of gangster folklore will be riveted.
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Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy

An appealing and accessible musical history that showcases the importance of homegrown regional musical culture. For bluegrass fans and historians of the genre.
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When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

A multilensed view of a continually evolving and consistently vibrant art form. For gospel fans, music scholars, and scholars of African American history and culture generally.
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