Author Archives: Charrice Jones

Co-editors, Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison, of Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy answer questions abut their influences, discoveries, and dispel myths about bluegrass music. Q: Why did you decide to put this collection together? Bartenstein: The story … Continue reading

Kick off the new year with January’s free ebook! We’re giving away To Live Here, You Have To Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements For Social Justice by Jessica Wilkerson! Jessica Wilkerson shows white Appalachian women acting as leaders and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2020 American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature conference! While we wish this could be an in-person event, we’re still excited to show you new research in … Continue reading

Author of Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow, Tyrone McKinley Freeman, answers questions about his inspirations, motivations and what he wants readers to know about his book. Q: Why did you decide to write … Continue reading

Author, GerShun Avilez, of Black Queer Freedom: Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire answers questions about his familial influences, discoveries and purpose for writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The work of Black … Continue reading

Author, Sara E. Lampert, of Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850 answers questions about her purpose for writing, book influences, and discoveries about entertainers for her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I have … Continue reading

Welcome to the 2020 University of Illinois Press American Anthropological Association virtual exhibit! While we wish this could be an in-person event, we’re still excited to show you new research in anthropology and ethnomusicology. Enjoy books, journal articles, author interviews, … Continue reading

November’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil by Christen A. Smith. Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil, as a tropical paradise infused with the black population’s one-of-a-kind vitality. Interpreting the violence as both … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2020 joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory! Even though we miss gathering in person this year, we’re still excited to show you … Continue reading

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