For the month of August we have lowered the e-book list price of three major titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99.
Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement by Aniko Bodroghkozy
TV news turned the Civil Rights Movement into the U.S.’s first major televised domestic story. Equal Time looks at how the networks covered the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, the University of Mississippi integration riots, the March on Washington, and other events, and looks at how programmers at ABC, NBC, and CBS sought to represent new ideas of “blackness” and “whiteness” on shows like Julia and Good Times.
“Thoughtful, provocative, and well-researched. . . . This is an important book.”–Journalism History
Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860 by Max Grivno
Max Grivno’s vivid portrait of rural communities in the Baltimore hinterlands explores relationships between slave and free labor, the everyday lives of free black and white farmhands, and the struggles of blacks to liberate themselves and loved ones via manumission.
“A thickly descriptive and nuanced account of the ‘evolution of race, class, and labor regimes’ in Maryland from just after the American Revolution up to the Civil War.”–Civil War Book Review
Drawing directly from her experiences in the radical youth intervention Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, Ruth Nicole Brown argues that when Black girls reflect on their own lives, they articulate radically unique ideas about their lived experiences. Brown documents the creative potential of Black girls and women who are working together to advance theories, practices, and performances that affirm complexity, interrogate power, and humanize Black girls’ lives.
“This impressive and refreshing book explores the creative potential of Black girlhood and offers a variety of options for ways to engage Black girls and work with them to become the very best of who they are destined to be.”–Gwendolyn D. Pough, author of Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere