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The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area by Peter Cole has been selected as the first grant recipient from the Howard D. and Marjorie … Continue reading

Every December since 2007 we have posted an annual list of our pop culture favorites. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2018 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name.  Enjoy! Jennifer Barbee, Acct. Tech II Favorite … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology edited by Ira E. Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams has been selected as the first grant recipient from the … Continue reading

Attending NWSA this week? So are we! We’ve got some awesome events happening at our booth this year and some excellent giveaways, so stop by and say hello! Treva Lindsey NWSA Authors Meet Critics Session, Atlanta, GA Fri, Nov 9, … Continue reading

Spanning centuries of music history, the banjo remains a recognizable and unique instrument in genres including bluegrass and folk. As the banjo reaches new parts of the world, we can trace back its appearances in the rise of many musical … Continue reading

Tom Ewing presents fans of bluegrass music with an in-depth and long-awaited biography on the Blue Grass Man himself, Bill Monroe. Called “insightful” by The Wall Street Journal,  Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man covers Monroe’s story … Continue reading

Andrew C. Billings is a professor and Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama. He is the coauthor of Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth and Media and the Coming Out … Continue reading

This is the fifth installment of our blog series exploring the articles in the special issue on “Fake News” from the Journal of American Folklore (vol. 131, no. 522). The special issue on “Fake News” from the Journal of American Folklore … Continue reading

This is the fourth installment of our blog series exploring the articles in the special issue on “Fake News” from the Journal of American Folklore(vol. 131, no. 522). The special issue on “Fake News” from the Journal of American Folklore … Continue reading

During the 1968 Olympics at Mexico City, two American 200-meter sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed arguably the most overtly political statement in the history of the Modern Olympic Games. After Smith and Carlos received their Gold and Bronze … Continue reading

About michael

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