Category Archives: new books

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Maryland. She answered some questions about her book Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. Q: You write that the Underground Railroad is a … Continue reading

Shelton Jackson ”Spike” Lee was born March 20, 1957. With a long varies career that has spanned independent films such as his debut She’s Gotta Have It (1986), to mainstream, big-budget films including Inside Man (2006), Lee has often examined social issues, gained … Continue reading

Alex Goodall is a lecturer in modern history at the University of York, where he specializes in the history of revolutionary and counterrevolutionary politics in the Americas. He answered some questions about his new book Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World … Continue reading

Spotlight on Women’s History Month: Trisha Franzen, author of Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage writes about this feminist pioneer: It takes a lot of chutzpah for an unmarried woman to ask married women to donate their wedding … Continue reading

Delores M. Walters is a cultural anthropologist who directs the Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center at the University of Rhode Island. The Center aims to alleviate health disparities and increase diversity and cultural competency. Mary E. Frederickson is … Continue reading

José Ángel N. came to the United States from Mexico in the 1990s with a ninth grade education. An undocumented immigrant, N. traveled to Chicago where he found access to ESL and GED classes. He eventually attended college and graduate school … Continue reading

Peter N. Stearns is Provost of George Mason University, author of Globalization in World History and editor of the new UIP book Demilitarization in the Contemporary World.  He answered our questions about the book. Q: The book covers the demilitarization efforts in Japan and … Continue reading

Shawn J. Parry-Giles is a professor of communication and director of the Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership at the University of Maryland. She answered some questions about her UIP book Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American … Continue reading

“With great eloquence and pathos, N. draws on his daily life and references philosophers from Socrates to Kant to describe the netherworld of the undocumented. He takes solace in his education and his gift for reflection as he watches the … Continue reading

Leigh Moscowitz is an assistant professor of communication at the College of Charleston. In her UIP book The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media the author examines the aims and efforts of LGBT advocates to re-frame the public image … Continue reading