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The Ecocriticism Reader
Landmarks in Literary Ecology
Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm
Recommended for courses in
ecocriticism, literary studies, and environmental studies

Used in courses at
University of Wyoming, University of Montana, University of North Carolina, Arizona State University, Bennington College, Northern Arizona University, University of New Orleans, Furman University, Boston University, University of Texas, Brandeis University, Brown University, University of Calgary, University of Victoria, University of Arkansas, Northern Illinois University, University of Nevada, and Depaul University

Additional information
Contributors: Paula Gunn Allen, Michael Branch, Alison Byerly, SueEllen Campbell, Cynthia Deitering, Neil Evernden, Harold Fromm, William Howarth, Annette Kolodny, Ursula K. Le Guin, Glen A. Love, Thomas J. Lyon, Christopher Manes, David Mazel, Michael J. McDowell, Joseph W. Meeker, Vera K. Norwood, Dana Phillips, William Rueckert, Scott Russell Sanders, Don Scheese, Leslie Marmon Silko, Scott Slovic, Frederick Turner, Lynn White Jr.

Southern Manhood
Perspectives on Masculinity in the Old South
Edited by Craig Thompson Friend and Lorri Glover
Recommended for courses in
gender & masculinity studies and southern history

Used in courses at
Rice University, Georgia State University, Florida International University, Bates College, Valdosta State University, and George Mason University

Additional information
Contributors: Edward E. Baptist, L. Diane Barnes, Craig Thompson Friend, Lorri Glover, Jennifer R. Green, Harry S. Laver, John Mayfield, Greg O'Brien, Heather Andrea Williams Also see companion volume: Southern Masculinity: Perspectives on Manhood in the South since Reconstruction

Hearing History
A Reader
Edited by Mark M. Smith
Recommended for courses in
United States and European history

Used in courses at
Harvard University, New York University, University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Cruz, and Claremont College

Additional information
Jacques Attali, Peter Bailey, Charles Burnett, Steven Connor, Alain Corbin, Lisa Gitelman, Penelope Gouk, James H. Johnson, Douglas Kahn, Malcolm Nicolson, Richard Cullen Rath, Charles D. Ross, R. Murray Schafer, Leigh Eric Schmidt, Hillel Schwartz, Raymond W. Smilor, Bruce R. Smith, Jonathan Sterne, Emily Thompson, Graham White, Shane White, D. R. Woolf

The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory
Edited by Renee C. Romano and Leigh Raiford
Recommended for courses in
civil rights movement, American history, memory studies, and race relations

Used in courses at
Emory University, Brown University, Washington State University, California State University Fullerton, University of Kansas, Duke University, Albion College, Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, University of Illinois, and Kent State University

Additional information
Contributors: Derek H. Alderman, Owen J. Dwyer, R. A. R. Edwards, Steve Estes, Jennifer Fuller, Glenn Eskew, Tim Libretti, David John Marley, Edward P. Morgan, Kathryn L. Nasstrom, Leigh Raiford, Renee Romano, Sarah Vowell

Black Masculinity and the U.S. South
From Uncle Tom to Gangsta
Riché Richardson
Recommended for courses in
gender & masculinity studies, popular culture, southern studies, African American studies, and media studies

Used in courses at
University of Missouri, St. Lawrence University, University of Illinois Chicago, Cornell University, Spelman College, University of Mississippi, Emory University, University of California Davis, and Florida A&M University

New Studies in the History of American Slavery
Edited by Edward E. Baptist and Stephanie M. H. Camp
Recommended for courses in
history of slavery, Atlantic history, and African American studies

Used in courses at
University of California Santa Barbara, Catholic University, George Mason University, Cornell University, University of Memphis, University of California Irvine, Troy University, Lewis and Clark College, Hampshire College, and University of Memphis

Slavery in America
A Reader and Guide
Edited by Kenneth Morgan
Recommended for courses in
history of slavery, Atlantic history, and African American studies

Used in courses at
College of Charleston, California Institute of Technology, SUNY at Fredonia, Connecticut College, Radford University, Georgia College and State Uinversity, St. Louis University, Youngstown State University, and College of Charleston

Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
An Anthology
Edited by Margaret Earley Whitt
Recommended for courses in
civil rights, race relations, and American literature

Used in courses at
Pepperdine University, University of Chicago, University of Denver, Southwestern Illinois College, Washington State University, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Spelman College

Additional information
Contributors: James Baldwin, Lerone Bennett Jr., Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown, Rosellen Brown, R.V. Cassill, Val Coleman, Henry Dumas, Junius Edwards, Anthony Grooms, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, Lee Martin, Diane Oliver, ZZ Packer, Natalie L.M. Petesch, Mike Thelwell, James W. Thompson, John Updike, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Joan Williams

Black Nature
Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
Edited by Camille T. Dungy
Recommended for courses in
poetry, literary studies, and ecocriticism

Used in courses at
Bates College, Boston College, Evergreen State College, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence College, St. Louis University, Texas Tech University, University of Nebraska, University of California Los Angeles, Union College, University of Maine, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, Whichita State University, and Whitman College

Additional information
Includes work by such poets as: Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, Melvin B. Tolson, Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington

The Transcendentalists
Barbara L. Packer
Recommended for courses in
nineteenth century American literature and philosophy

Used in courses at
University of Puget Sound, Oregon State University, University of California Davis, Le Moyne College, University of South Carolina, Carleton College, University of California Los Angeles, and Emory University

Additional information
"It is curious that in a field long distinguished for its historical scholarship, no satisfactory comprehensive history of the Transcendentalist movement has appeared since 1876. Packer's The Transcendentalists answers that need effectively in an engagingly written study grounded in fresh readings of primary sources and a synthetic command of the best recent scholarship."—David M. Robinson, American Literary Scholarship

Other Souths
Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present
Edited by Pippa Holloway
Recommended for courses in
southern history, southern women's history, and minority studies

Used in courses at
Marshall University, Emory University, University of Mississippi, Skidmore College, and Valdosta State University

Additional information
Contributors: Stacy Braukman, Jennifer E. Brooks, Susan Cahn, Scott H. Dewey, Andrew Doyle, Sarah Gualtieri, Lu Ann Jones, Jeanette Keith, Kevin M. Kruse, Alex Macaulay, Danielle L. McGuire, Raymond A. Mohl

Uneven Development
Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space
Neil Smith
With a new afterword
Foreword by David Harvey
Third Edition
Recommended for courses in
critical geography, urban studies, and environmental politics

Used in courses at
Washington State University, Virginia Tech, University of Arizona, Clark University, University of Toronto, Florida International University, and Queens College

Social Justice and the City
David Harvey
Revised Edition
Recommended for courses in
geography and urban studies

Used in courses at
University of Chicago, Miami University, William Paterson University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Central Florida, University of Washington Seattle, Princeton University, and Penn State University

Weirding the War
Stories from the Civil War’s Ragged Edges
Edited by Stephen Berry
Recommended for courses in
Civil War studies and history

Used in courses at
Colby College, Texas Tech University, UNC Chapel Hill, Virginia Wesleyan

Additional information
Includes essays by: Paul Christopher Anderson, Stephen Berry, Peter S. Carmichael, Joan E. Cashin, Michael DeGruccio, Michael Fellman, Lesley J. Gordon, Anya Jabour, Brian Craig Miller, Barton A. Myers, Steven E. Nash, Megan Kate Nelson, Kenneth W. Noe, Andrew L. Slap, Diane Miller Sommerville, Rodney J. Steward, Daniel E. Sutherland, Amy Murrell Taylor, Emory M. Thomas, LeeAnn Whites