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UVA Press Announces New Series "The Black Soldier in War and Society"

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.

Interview with Dr. Adrian Brettle, author of COLOSSAL AMBITIONS: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World

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.

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.