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Celebrating Black History Month - An Excerpt from RACISM IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE by Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole

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).

Hopes, Fears, and Prophecies. An Essay for Inauguration Day by Historians Robert M. S. McDonald and Peter S. Onuf

We are pleased to offer this essay for Inauguration Day by historians Robert M. S. McDonald and Peter S. Onuf, editors of the new book Revolutionary Prophecies: The Founders and America’s Future.

Honoring Dr. King: Creating the Path to Non-Violence   

Honoring Dr. King: Creating the Path to Non-Violence. A guest blog post from Peter Eisenstadt, author of the new book Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman (February 2021). 

Visit our MLA Virtual Book Exhibit!

Click here to browse new and featured titles in our 2021 Modern Language Association Virtual Exhibit!

Sandra Rebok on Bringing Enlightenment Science into Practice

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 Has a New Charlottesville Connection: A Digital Edition of His Papers

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)

LISTEN: "UVA Press Presents" interview with Walter Hood and Grace Mitchell Tada on Black Landscapes Matter

We are delighted to offer the sixth installment in our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with Walter Hood, MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley, and Grace Mitchell Tada, independent scholar, writer, and journalist, about their new book Black Landscapes Matter.

Celebrating UP Week with Tom Kapsidelis, author of After Virginia Tech

Last year, UVA Press was proud to publish Tom Kapsidelis’s After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, which illuminates the experiences of the survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre—then the deadliest to date—and other community members and portrays in depth their advocacy for reforms in gun safety, campus security, trauma recovery, and mental health over the past decade. Now this book is also available in paper, and the author has created study guide questions for college students and book club questions for general readers to ponder.

Happy University Press Week!

Happy University Press Week! This year’s theme is “Raise UP” which emphasizes the role that university presses play in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe.