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Putting Enlightenment Science into Practice: Humboldt, Jefferson, and the Transatlantic Fight against Smallpox. A guest post by Sandra Rebok, author of Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment.

Booker T. Washington, who emerged from slavery to become one of the leading African American intellectuals around the turn of the 20th century, had ties to Charlottesville that eventually led to a city park being named after him.

A new connection between Washington and this area will be forged virtually via the University of Virginia Press’ electronic imprint, Rotunda, which has acquired “The Booker T. Washington Papers” to create a digital edition.

Washington – an author, pioneer in higher education, adviser to presidents and business leaders, and a pillar in the emerging Black elite and middle class – helped conceive a future for an educated, prosperous Black society in the wake of emancipation and Reconstruction. His views and ideas were not without controversy, however. ...(MORE)

UVA Press Reading Series

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce a new reading club that features themed books throughout the year at a discounted rate. The 2020 theme is Virginia Pathways and People for those interested in the flora, fauna, and people of Virginia. Books in the annual series are appropriate for book clubs, classrooms, or just your nearby easy chair. Selected by Press staff, these books will take you on journeys through beautiful landscapes, remarkable and conflicting histories, and engaging ideas and perspectives through fiction, biography, and design. The book series selections for 2020 are specially priced at a 40% discount to you, your family members, or friends with free shipping. Buy all 20 or mix and match to your own interests. Use code 10VPP.

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Rotunda was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences. The collection combines the originality, intellectual rigor, and scholarly value of traditional peer-reviewed university press publishing with thoughtful technological innovation designed for scholars and students.

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The University of Virginia Press grieves at the loss of yet another valued life taken on a street corner, in a church, in a dangerous factory, in a routine traffic stop, or along a rural desolate road. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protestors. We amplify their calls to remember those lost unjustly, to reclaim humanity and fairness, and to remain steadfast and committed to a world where all people are visible, valued, and have at birth a life of promise no matter color or creed.

Books allow us to gain understanding, to measure ourselves against the mirror of the past, and to rewrite the script for change. They show us pain, they act as mirrors, they allow us to see in new ways, they force us to remember, they shed light on reality, and they move us from provocative words to meaningful action. We hope that these six voices can help lead you through that process.

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