Category Archives: american history

We’re pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has been awarded the AMS Music in American Culture Award. The Music in American Culture Award honors each year a book of exceptional merit that both … Continue reading

Attending NWSA this week? So are we! We’ve got some awesome events happening at our booth this year and some excellent giveaways, so stop by and say hello! Treva Lindsey NWSA Authors Meet Critics Session, Atlanta, GA Fri, Nov 9, … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-80 by Jeremy Milloy has been awarded the Cugnot Award from the Society of Automotive Historians. The award committee said: “The historian’s craft … Continue reading

Tom Ewing presents fans of bluegrass music with an in-depth and long-awaited biography on the Blue Grass Man himself, Bill Monroe. Called “insightful” by The Wall Street Journal,  Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man covers Monroe’s story … Continue reading

Football season is well underway and we’re here to add a dose of football and NFL themed reads to your TBR. Featuring reads that will educate you on the origins of modern football, the creation of the NFL and sports … Continue reading

To celebrate 100 years of publishing Lincoln, we’re having a sale on all our Lincoln Studies titles! October 3-6, use Promo Code LINCOLN on our website to get 50% off on all Lincoln Studies books!   Abraham Lincoln is no … Continue reading

In the following excerpt from his book “Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning,” Richard T. Hughes explains how he came to reevaluate his understanding of the 5 Great American Myths to include the primal … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has won a Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, Roots, or World Music from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Begun in … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. In order to celebrate, we decided to do something special for our readers. In honor of 100 years, we have already given away two iPads pre-loaded with 100 UIP ebooks, … Continue reading

Brooks Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South; Arkansas, Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and … Continue reading