Category Archives: new books

Melanie Bell, author of Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema, answers questions on her scholarly influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The absence of a nuanced understanding … Continue reading

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s virtual exhibit for the 2021 Association for Recorded Sound Collections annual conference! We hope you’ll step inside our virtual booth and browse new books, journals, author and staff interviews, and more. Be sure … Continue reading

Candace Bailey, author of Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South, recently answered some questions about the inspirations behind and discoveries she made while writing her new book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? In … Continue reading

Adam Crymble, author of Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age, answers some questions on his inspirations and discoveries while writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I really love history, and I … Continue reading

Matthew E. Stanley, author of Grand Army of Labor: Workers, Veterans, and the Meaning of the Civil War recently answered some questions about his new book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?  I became interested in the … Continue reading

Welcome to our 2020 American Folklore Society Virtual Exhibit. Step inside to see our featured titles, journals, music, and more. Browse our newest American Folklore Studies titles, and use Promo Code AFS20 to get 50% off all our American Folklore … Continue reading

Lydia R. Hamessley, author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, answers questions about her inspirations, Appalachian music, songwriting, and, of course, music legend Dolly Parton. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Laurie Matheson, the Director … Continue reading

Welcome to our 2020 Conference on Illinois History Virtual Exhibit! Enjoy our extensive representation of the state of Illinois in our books, journals, blog posts, and more. From Oct. 5th – Oct. 9th we are offering 50% off of all … Continue reading

Donald W. Rogers, author of Workers against the City, answers questions about the labor movement, American history, free speech, CIO v. Hague, and civil liberties. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Free speech and assembly law are … Continue reading

Elizabeth A. Clendinning, author of American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination, answers questions about the intricacies of global ensembles, gaps between classroom discussions and real-life applications, and the cohesion of tradition and modernity. Q: Why did you decide to write … Continue reading