Category Archives: religion

Collaborators for Emancipation is an examination of the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy. Authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore collaborated themselves on both the book and answering some questions for the UIP blog. … Continue reading

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche‘s book, Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad, examines the “geography of resistance” and tells the powerful and inspiring story of African Americans ensuring their own liberation in the midst of oppression. LaRoche shows how landscape features, … Continue reading

On July 21, 1925, John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. Despite losing the case, Attorney Clarence Darrow’s relentless witness-stand grilling of the prosecuting attorney William Jennings Bryan … Continue reading

Anna Howard Shaw was a suffrage leader, an ordained minister, a physician and “an outrageous woman for her generation.” Trisha Franzen, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Albion College and the author Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman … Continue reading

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

So Ken Ham and Bill Nye debated. Young-earth creationists were the winners by virtue of being on the same stage with a nationally known science educator before a national audience. The commentary has flowed from both camps.  But did anyone … Continue reading

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has released his first major statement on animal welfare in the UIP book The Global Guide to Animal Protection. In the Foreword of the Guide Tutu writes: . . . . there are other issues of justice—not … Continue reading

Influential architect Francis Barry Byrne was born on December 19, 1883. Born and raised in Chicago, Byrne worked with Frank Lloyd Wright as a member of the group of architects known as the Prairie School. After the demise of the Prairie … Continue reading

Nearly sixteen years past her death, poet Denise Levertov’s work and life continue to fascinate.  Dana Greene’s biography of the poet, Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life has gained new acclaim with reviews on two prominent websites. Carl McColman writes on The … Continue reading

This upcoming Thursday and Saturday (September 19 and 21) Vincent L. Michael will sign copies of his new book The Architecture of Barry Byrne at St. Thomas Apostle Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. St. Thomas the Apostle was the first modern … Continue reading