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SHEAR 2021: A Q&A with Frank Cogliano

This month, right in time for SHEAR, UVA Press is proud to release Ireland and America: Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty, edited by Patrick Griffin and Francis D. Cogliano, and featuring contributions by Rachel Banke, T. H. Breen, Trevor Burnard, Nicholas Canny, Christa Dierksheide, Matthew P. Dziennik, S. Max Edelson, Annette Gordon-Reed, Eliga Gould, Robert G. Ingram, Peter S. Onuf, Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Jessica Choppin Roney, and Gordon S. Wood.


Understanding the Consequences of American Independence

To commemorate the anniversary of American independence, Nadine Zimmerli, History and Social Sciences Editor, and the series editors of Jeffersonian America—Charlene Boyer Lewis, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, and Robert Parkinson—have selected five outstanding books on the American Revolution that explore different facets of the problems American independence created. 


Remembering William B. Robertson, Longtime Black Republican and "Doer of Great Deeds"

We share in mourning the loss of William "Bill" Robertson, the first African American to serve as an aide to a Virginia governor and subsequently serve in five presidential administrations.



Mourning the Passing of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: A Tribute by Susan Herrington

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, with the published account of her life and work, 2014

UVA Press joins the architecture community in mourning the loss of landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who passed away on May 22, 2021. We asked Susan Herrington, a personal friend of Oberlander's and author of the biography Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape to share her remembrances, which we offer below. 


Books for Your Road Trip! Get 30% OFF Through July 1 with Promo Code 10WOODIE

With the prospect of road-tripping back on the horizon, we’re looking forward to the kind of nostalgic jaunts that once defined the American summer, when families piled into the Woodie wagon and toured wonders in their own backyards, and beyond.


Hemingway, The Garden of Eden, and Authenticity: A Post by Len Gutkin

“I hate the myth of Hemingway. And the reason I hate the myth of Hemingway: It obscures the man. And the man is much more interesting than the myth.” So says Michael Katakis, the manager of the Hemingway estate, toward the very beginning of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s (excellent) recent documentary, Hemingway, on PBS. It is hard to imagine a more incomprehending attitude toward Hemingway, for whom – as Hemingway shows itself to know perfectly well throughout – the “man” and the “myth” are entirely entwined.


In Remembrance of the Firing on Fort Sumter: A Post by Clayton J. Butler, Ph.D., Editorial Fellow at UVA Press

April 12, 2021 marks 160 years to the day since the firing on Fort Sumter, the opening salvo of the Civil War. It can be tempting to think of that stretch of time as a massive gulf, practically unbridgeable—at least in the timeline of American history. But consider this: we are now exactly as far removed from the attack on Pearl Harbor, eighty years ago, as Pearl Harbor was from the bombardment of Fort Sumter.


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