New in Paperback this Fall

Check out the list of books under the Nebraska imprint that are available in paperback for the first time!

The Chalmers Race by Rick Huhn

“This book goes beyond baseball, also giving readers an understanding of America itself after the turn of the century. An excellent choice.”—Library Journal starred review

Race Experts by Linda Kim

“Kim’s book, well researched and eloquently presented, is a necessary corrective and intervention on the interwar period, when scientists and cultural anthropologists were theorizing race in new, more complex ways.”—K. P. Buick, Choice

Colonized through Art by Marinella Lentis

“Readers who are interested in the residential schools, art education, the Arts and Crafts Movement, or the implementation of federal Indian policy at the onset of the twentieth century will find Colonized through Art an original and engrossing addition to the existing literature in these areas. Lentis greatly expands our understanding of how the residential schools promoted assimilation through art and of the ways that Native students used their art for creative expressions of resistance.”—Melissa D. Parkhurst, Western Historical Quarterly

Bring In the Right-Hander! by Jerry Reuss

“Reuss is a gifted storyteller, and he ably communicates his love for the game in an easy, conversational style that makes for pleasurable reading. His book will appeal to any reader interested in 1970s and 1980s baseball, as well as many other fans.”—Library Journal

Conspiracy of Silence by Chris Lamb

“Everyone—casual fans, journalists, and even the most knowledgeable baseball expert—will find something of interest in this significant contribution to our understanding of civil rights and baseball.”—John Paul Hill, NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Cultures

Horace Poolaw by Laura E. Smith

“Smith has crafted a solid social history that helps us think beyond Edward S. Curtis’s nostalgic salvaging process. . . .  This book usefully follows [Smith’s] methodology, continually engaging and explaining Poolaw’s doubled life, providing a sense of contemporary social pressure as well as long-standing tribal values.”—Katherine Hauser, Great Plains Quarterly

Indigenous Cities by Laura M. Furlan

“In her lucid exploration of the historical contexts and central tropes of contemporary urban Indian fiction, Furlan . . .  argues for a reconception of Indigenous Americans’ identities and their need and ability to reconfigure concepts such as tribe, community, relationship to “the land,” and spirituality.”—M. F. McClure, Choice

Salvific Manhood by Ernest L. Gibson III

“The author finds an edifying connection between the sanctuary the black church offered and the potential space of intimacy the body offered. Gibson engages in close readings of five seismic novels in the Baldwin canon, masterfully walking readers through the journey of John’s forgotten birthday in Go Tell It on the Mountain and the streets of David’s Paris in Giovanni’s Room. This excellent study may interest those studying religion as well those in the disciplines of literature and cultural studies.”—A. P. Pennino, Choice

Bold They Rise by David Hitt and Heather R. Smith

“This book is essential reading and perhaps the perfect companion to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s recently opened Atlantis exhibit.”—Emily Carney, americaspace.com

The Ultimate Engineer by Richard Jurek

“The result of Jurek’s extensive research and careful use of detail is a comprehensive portrait of a figure vastly greater in significance than in name recognition.”—Publishers Weekly

Queer Embodiment by Hil Malatino

Queer Embodiment joins a small shelf of important work in critical intersex studies. In beautifully written, lucidly argued, theoretically sharp, and emotionally evocative prose, Malatino articulates queer and trans theory with continental philosophy and a racially conscious decolonial perspective to produce a teratologically sublime work of scholarship on bodies that challenge our culture’s belief in biologically based binary genders.”—Susan Stryker, founding coeditor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

Curious Unions by Frank P. Barajas

Curious Unions is a pioneering work. It should be recognized for its detailed research, including its extensive use of community-based oral histories and its proposed new theories regarding how Mexican workers strengthened their own community and survived the economic transformations of the region.”—Margo McBane, American Historical Review

Environmental Geography by Leslie A. Duram

“With complete candor, and sometimes humor, author Leslie A. Duram provides an updated look at the complicated relationship between people and the environment.”—American Reference Books Annual

Death at the Edges of Empire by Shannon Bontrager

“Original, thoughtful, and wide-ranging. Readers interested in the connections among military sacrifice, memory, and national identity will come away with many insights.”—Andre M. Fleche, Journal of Southern History

Living the California Dream by Alison Rose Jefferson

“Alison Rose Jefferson documents a world I knew little about before reading her new important book. . . . Her book is a credit and an homage to the Black folk who toughed it out, bearing the indignity of police surveillance, arson, and financial and psychological violence so that their descendants could prosper.”—Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Los Angeles Review of Books

Apostles of Empire by Bronwen McShea

Apostles of Empire is an excellent transatlantic history of the French Jesuit order that problematizes the historiographical divide between missionary work and empire.”—Eric J. Toups, Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists

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