Tag Archives: Q&A

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

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

Author, Richard C. Crepeau, of NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime , NFL Centennial Edition answers questions about his inspirations, discoveries and dispels myths about sports. You can read his Q&A for the first edition here. Q: … Continue reading

Author, Andrea Wenzel, of Community Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust answers questions about her influences for writing, discoveries and myths she hopes to dispel for readers. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I’ve … Continue reading

Jonathan R. Eller, author of Bradbury Beyond Apollo, the final book in his trilogy biography of Ray Bradbury, answers questions about his reasoning for writing a trilogy, academic and literary influences, and all-things science fiction. Q: Why did you decide … Continue reading

Author of Werner Herzog, Joshua Lund answers questions about his motivations for writing, and dispels some myths about Herzog. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A book about the politics of Herzog’s films has been percolating in … Continue reading

Author of Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican, Deborah E. Kanter answers questions about her influences, discoveries, and motivations for writing her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I am trained as a scholar of Mexico, … Continue reading

Dawn Durante is a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press. In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked her some questions about her new anthology, 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: A University of Illinois Press Anthology. 100 Years … Continue reading

This month, we’re giving away free ebook copies of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the Army During World War II by Sandra M. Bolzenius and a special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History … Continue reading