Category Archives: radical studies

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting publishing. Today, industry advice columnist The Bolshevik answers your questions. Dear Bolshevik, Why was my manuscript not published? Signed, Confused in Cultural Studies Confused: Thank you for writing. … Continue reading

On May 4, 1886, someone threw a bomb in Chicago’s Haymarket Square. Timothy Messer-Kruse, author of The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks, and Leon Fink, editor of the recently released Workers in Hard Times both recently appeared on Chicago’s WBEZ radio to discuss … Continue reading

On April 25, The Museum of Chinese in America hosted “A Night With the Dragon” honoring the life and work of Fred Ho. The musician and activist was on hand to sign copies of the University of Illinois Press book Yellow Power … Continue reading

Timothy Messer-Kruse, author of the new University of Illinois Press book The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition about his struggle to change the Wikipedia entry for the Haymarket Affair to reflect new research about the historic … Continue reading

Thomas Sakmyster’s new book, Red Conspirator: J. Peters and the American Communist Underground, received an excellent review (subscription required) from Harvey Klehr in the April 25-May 2, 2011, issue of The Weekly Standard. “Based on careful and extensive digging in … Continue reading

A persistent myth concerning southern workers was the assertion that even in the hardest of times, they were impervious to the force of radicalism that affected urban labor in the Depression era and beyond.  Current scholarship, however, has begun to … Continue reading