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Suzanne Morse Moomaw Named Director of the University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw has been named Director of the University of Virginia Press, effective January 2020. Moomaw is Associate Professor of Urban + Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture and Director of the Community Design Research Center. She has served on the Press’s Board of Directors since 2015, the last two years as chair. On leave from the School of Architecture for the 2020-21 academic year, Moomaw will launch the search for the next Director by spring 2021. The position became vacant with the death of Mark Saunders.

How to Cope with Polarization

In a world where political polarization threatens democracy on a global scale, renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni seeks in his new book, Reclaiming Patriotism, to identify the components of this threat and offer a practical approach to shifting this dangerous trend. Etzioni contends that it will take no less than a social movement--on the order of the environmental and civil rights movements of the past--to achieve this.

Toni Morrison: 'The Pieces I Am'

UVA Press, along with The Carter G.

SAH Archipedia Now Open-Access

The University of Virginia Press (UVA Press) and The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) are pleased to announce a new open-access, mobile-friendly edition of SAH Archipedia, an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

TEXAS: a small word known worldwide that embodies all the attributes of the big state, its myths, legends, and history. That history itself is often indistinguishable from myth, aided by popular culture and media.

Independence Day Sale

Celebrate Independence Day by saving on selected titles in American history, beginnig July 4 and continuing until the end of the month. Simply use the promotional code 10JULY4 when ordering.

To Our Friends and Colleagues

As many of you know by now, our director, Mark Saunders, passed away suddenly last month. The weeks since his passing have been painful for those of us who worked with Mark and valued not just his leadership but his friendship. The world keeps moving, however--Mark would have been less surpised by this than anyone--and as we continue on at the the Press, we drafted a letter to our authors and the many people with whom we do business to update them on where we are in regard to number of issues.

Mark Saunders

It is with deep sadness that we share the announcement of the passing of Mark Saunders, Director of the University of Virginia Press. We at the Press are both saddened and shocked by Mark’s unexpected passing; we know these feelings will be shared by many people throughout the publishing world. His great expertise and unique and remarkable character will be profoundly missed and inspire us always.

The Other Front

John Buchanan's 1997 book The Road to Guilford Courthouse, which relayed the early stages of the southern campaign is one of the most celebrated Revolutionary War histories of the past few decades—and yet Buchanan has only now published The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution, which finishes the story in a (literally) triumphant fashion.

Trump: Take Two

With his new book, Trump: The First Two Years, presidential scholar Michael Nelson takes on Donald Trump's second year in office. Nelson agreed to answer some questions about this unique chronicle of a president, around whom there is never a dull moment.