Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 2021 American Historical Association extended conference! We hope you’ll step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, journal articles, author interviews, and more. Be sure to use promo code AHA21 for 50% off all of our history titles from December 8, 2020 to January 16, 2021! The exhibit will be available until June 30, 2021.
New Titles in Black History
New Titles in Communication History
New Titles in Labor History
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Featured Journals from the University of Illinois Press
The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association (JALA) is the only journal devoted exclusively to Lincoln scholarship. The journal also features photographs and newly discovered Lincoln letters and other unpublished primary source documents. JALA is the official journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
Illinois Classical Studies was founded in 1976 by Miroslav Marcovich, Head of the Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois. ICS publishes original research on a variety of topics related to the Classics, in all areas of Classical Philology and its ancillary disciplines
Utah Historical Quarterly (UHQ) is published on behalf of the Utah State Historical Society since 1928. UHQ‘s mission, from its earliest issues to the present, is to publish articles on all aspects of Utah history and to present Utah in the larger context of the West.
New Titles in Disability History
Journal of Sport History and Related Book Titles
The Journal of Sport History seeks to promote the study of all aspects of the history of sport. We invite the submission of scholarly articles, research notes, documents, and commentary.
Journal of American Ethnic History and Related Book Titles
The Journal of American Ethnic History (JAEH) addresses various aspects of North American immigration history and American ethnic history, including background of emigration, ethnic and racial groups, Native Americans, race and ethnic relations.
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and Related Book Titles
Alison Syring is the new acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press. She was the Press’s first “Round the Press” intern and was hired as an assistant acquisitions editor in 2017. She handles a variety of fields including radical studies, labor studies, disability studies, and Illinois history!
Click here to read an interview with her on the blog.
Daniel Nasset is the new Editor-in-Chief at the University of Illinois Press. He started as an assistant acquisitions editor in 2009 before becoming an acquisitions editor in 2011. He has distinguished himself with his acquisitions in a variety of fields including history, sports, and American studies!
Click here to read an interview with him on the blog.
Spotlight on Three Prominent American Women in Music, Black History, and Women’s Suffrage
The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price by Rae Linda Brown is the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works. Read more about her and other outstanding African Americans in Chicago in our blog post here.
Libby Larsen has composed award-winning music performed around the world. At the same time, she has advocated for living composers and new music since co-founding the American Composers Forum in 1973. Read more about her in Libby Larsen: Composing and American Life by Denise Von Glahn and other pioneering women in music in our blog post here.
Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign by Katherine H. Adams & Michael L. Keene narrates the remarkable story of the first person to picket the White House, attempt a national political boycott, burn the president in effigy, and lead a successful campaign of nonviolence. Read more about Alice Paul and other women essential to Women’s Suffrage in our blog post here.
Check Out More from Our Authors
- Decolonization in Action Podcast with Tiffany N. Florvil
- “Hate Heaped on Black Heroines of The French Resistance Would Look Familiar to AOC and Rashida Tlaib”by Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel
- Q &A with Annette K. Joseph Gabriel on Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire
- Black Perspective interview with Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel
- New Books Network interview with Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel
- The Making of “Mammy Pleasant”: A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco by Lynn M. Hudson
- Q&A with Lynn M. Hudson on West of Jim Crow: The Fight against California’s Color Line
- Q&A with Kimberly McKee and Denise Delgado on Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School
- Essay by Kimberly McKee and Denise Delgado in Inside Higher Ed
- “Changing Tides” article in BitchMedia by Koritha Mitchell
- “Looking Past Protest by Professor Koritha Mitchell” on Women’s History Network
- “The Delicate Balancing Act of Black Women’s Memoir” article by Koritha Mitchell in Electric Lit
- Q&A With Tyrone McKinley Freeman on Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow
- Tyrone McKinley Freeman’s website
- How Black Women Track Stars Proved the Powerful Potential of the Olympics by Cat M. Ariail
- Q&A with Richard C. Crepeau on the Centennial Edition of NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime
- Q&A with Amanda Frisken on Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism
- Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America by E. James West in Chicago Sun Times
- The Postwar Black History Movement with Dr. E. James West on KUT 90.5