Category Archives: american history

Jonathan Fenderson is an assistant professor of African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently answered some questions about his new book Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s.  … Continue reading

Since 2013, the U of I Press has been home to Scandinavian Studies, the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. This interdisciplinary journal features work in the humanities and social sciences on the languages, cultures, … Continue reading

Christopher J. Smith is a professor, chair of musicology, and founding director of the Vernacular Music Center at the Texas Tech University School of Music. He is the author of the award-winning book The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and … Continue reading

Check out an excerpt from Lincoln’s Confidant by Wayne C. Temple, in which Noah Brooks completes an 19th century approximation of our modern-day personality quizzes. Through his answers, we get a sense of Brooks’s humor and easy-going nature, giving us … Continue reading

Sonja Thomas is an assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Colby College, where she teaches courses on gender and human rights, feminist theory, critical race feminisms, and postcolonial and native feminisms. She is the author of Privileged … Continue reading

Journal of Civil and Human Rights Article Awarded 2019 Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Civil and Human Rights article, “An Idea Before Its Time: Charles S. Johnson, Negro Columnist,” by … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has been awarded the AMS Music in American Culture Award. The Music in American Culture Award honors each year a book of exceptional merit that both … 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

We’re pleased to announce that Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-80 by Jeremy Milloy has been awarded the Cugnot Award from the Society of Automotive Historians. The award committee said: “The historian’s craft … 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