Category Archives: new books

Robert E. Weems Jr. recently answered some questions about his book, The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago: Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?   Anthony Overton is widely regarded … Continue reading

Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J.R. Osborn recently answered some questions about their new book, African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?  We decided to write African Art Reframed for a … Continue reading

    The Spring 2020 catalog is here and we’re kicking off the next decade with a new catalog design and an exciting array of new titles! Browse the new catalog and check out our preview below!     Spring … Continue reading

We aren’t able to attend the 2019 Dance Studies Association Conference but you can still get a discount on our new and forthcoming dance books! Use promo code DSA30 to get 30% off! Offer ends August 18. Josephine Baker and … Continue reading

Join us October 4-5 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus for conversations on past and present student activism in honor of our new book by Michael Metz, Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University … Continue reading

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

We’re pleased to announce that our Fall 2019 catalog is now available. We have an excellent selection of books coming out this fall and we can’t wait to get them in your hands. Landmark anniversaries of our series abound this … Continue reading

Where in the first half of our centennial we focused on events in Champaign-Urbana, this fall has brought opportunities for the Press to shine in Chicago and Springfield through partnerships with Jane Addams Hull-House and the Conference on Illinois History, … Continue reading

Meet our authors at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass! Barbara Martin Stephens, Don’t Give Your Heart to A Rambler Mike Doubler, Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story Neil Rosenberg, Bluegrass Generation Penny Parsons, Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music … Continue reading

Beginning Monday, August 6, 2018, visit Senior Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset in the exhibit hall at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2018 Conference. Get University of Illinois Press books at the conference discount of up to 40% … Continue reading