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Join UVA Press, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and UVA Professor Claudrena Harold on March 12 at 2:00 pm for a virtual launch event around Dr. Cole's new book RACISM IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE: A Call to Action. 

We are pleased to announce “The Black Soldier in War and Society: New Narratives and Critical Perspectives,” a new series for innovative scholarship on the Black military experience to highlight the diverse and complex experiences of African-descended people and to explore the implications of their participation in war.

We are pleased to offer this interview by UVA Press Editorial Fellow, Clayton Butler, with Dr. Adrian Brettle, author of COLOSSAL AMBITIONS: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World.

In celebration of Black History Month, we are pleased to offer this excerpt from the introduction of Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole's new book RACISM IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE: A Call to Action (Feb. 16, 2021).

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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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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