Category Archives: women’s history

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

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

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

  We are pleased to announce that Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism by GerShun Avilez has won the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association (MLA). The prize is given to an outstanding scholarly study of African … Continue reading

In December 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams Day (December 10) celebrates that achievement and provides an opportunity to once again recognize the many remarkable achievements of Addams’s life. Want … Continue reading

Everyone knows that books make the best gifts. Especially for yourself! Stock up on these books for all your gift giving needs this holiday season. Now through December 1, 2017, use code WINTER17 on our site to get 30% off!  For … Continue reading

NWSA and University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 First Book Prize! Congratulations to Nicosia M. Shakes who has won first prize for her book  “Gender, Race and Performance Space: Women’s Activism in Jamaican … Continue reading

Yesterday marked the birthday of tennis champion Helen Jacobs. Born in 1908, Jacobs learned her trade in Berkeley, California before going on to a term as the world’s top-ranked player and the winner of nine Grand Slams. Jacobs was best … Continue reading

  This is the inaugural post of our new series, Authors on Issues, in which UIP authors weigh in on current events. Valerie Francisco, author of the forthcoming book Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in a Global Digital Age, … Continue reading

Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century by Karissa Haugeberg was recently covered in The New York Review of Books in a review essay entitled “The Abortion Battlefield.” The reviewer called the book “excellent” and detailed its … Continue reading