Our Fall 2019 Catalog is here!

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 year and in this catalog, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the New Black Studies Series, as well as 15 years of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Series. Browse the latest catalog here and check out the highlights below!




Highlights from the Fall 2019 catalog include:

Traveling with Service Animals: By Air, Road, Rail, and Ship across North America by Henry Kisor and Christine Goodier kicks off the catalog this season. The first book of its kind, Traveling with Service Animals is an essential guide of in-depth practical information for anyone who travels with a furry companion. Next, Brooks Blevins is back with his second volume of Ozarks history. A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks takes readers on a journey through the mid-1800s in the region, covering its distinctive relationship to slavery, the devastating years of the Civil War, and the dawn of the twentieth century.

In American music, Thomas Goldsmith takes on the history of Foggy Mountain Breakdown against the backdrop of Earl Scrugg’s legendary career in Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic. We explore the Chicago blues scene as Steve Cushing once again invites readers into the vaults of Blues Before Sunrise, his acclaimed nationally syndicated public radio show in Blues Before Sunrise 2: Interviews from the Chicago Scene and David Whiteis delves into how current and upcoming Chicago blues generations are evolving the genre in Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago.

Next, Robert Wells tells the story of how The National Thrift News exposed the Keating Five in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism;  Devon Powers explains one of the most powerful forces in global consumer culture in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future Stephen Wenn and Robert Barney uncover the fascinating financial history of selling the Olympics in The Gold in the Rings: The People and Events that Transformed the Olympic Games; and Matthew Ehrlich takes readers on a deep dive into the fascinating history of iconic sports towns in Kansas City VS. Oakland: The Bitter Sports Rivalry that Defined an Era.

In our Modern Masters of Science Fiction series, Gwyneth Jones takes on Joanna Russ‘s experimental and unabashedly feminist work and ideas and Robert Markley examines the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson.

And just in time for celebrations of women’s suffrage in 2020, Anya Jabour brings to life the progressive feminist Sophonisba Breckinbridge, and we debut a new publishing initiative with 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage : A University of Illinois Press Anthology,  a curated collection of essential scholarship from previously published UIP books on the suffrage movement and women’s voting.

And that’s just in the first few pages! Browse the full catalog and start making room on your TBR shelf.







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