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This black history month, UIP is joining the #ReadingBlackout challenge and we want you to too! The Reading Blackout challenge was created by YouTuber Denise D. Cooper and it’s a call to prioritize reading books by African American authors during … Continue reading

“The University of Illinois Press is destined to be one of the greatest Presses in the country.” —President Edmund J. James in a letter to the first University of Illinois Press director, 1920   When the University of Illinois Board … Continue reading

This black history month, UIP is joining the #ReadingBlackout challenge and we want you to too! The Reading Blackout challenge was created by YouTuber Denise D. Cooper and it’s a call to prioritize reading books by African American authors during … Continue reading

 In this latest installment in our Authors on Issues series, Thomas P. Oates, author of Football and Manliness: An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL, writes about the political and cultural force of the NFL.    The Political Football By Thomas … Continue reading

This black history month, UIP is joining the #ReadingBlackout challenge and we want you to too! The Reading Blackout challenge was created by YouTuber Denise D. Cooper and it’s a call to prioritize reading books by African American authors during 2018. … 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 are giving away an iPad loaded with 100 UIP … Continue reading

Jean R. Freedman earned a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University. She is the author of Whistling in the Dark: Memory and Culture in Wartime London. She recently answered some questions about her biography Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music Love and … Continue reading

Andrew Linzey’s publication history on animal rights stretches back to 1976, when he published Animal Rights: A Christian Perspective. Since then, he has worked tirelessly in the field, publishing widely on animal ethics broadly as well as animal ethics within … Continue reading

Laura E. Ruberto is a professor of Humanities at Berkeley City College in the Department of Arts and Cultural studies, and Joseph Sciorra is the Director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College, City … Continue reading

Sandra M. Bolzenius is a former instructor at The Ohio State University and served as a transportation specialist in the United States Army. She recently answered some questions about her forthcoming book Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took … Continue reading