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Virginia’s removal of the Robert E. Lee statue from Monument Avenue in Richmond this week made national news. Adam H. Domby, associate professor of history at Auburn University and author of The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, here offers his take on the monument’s history and Lee’s true legacy.

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.

UVA Press, along with The Carter G. Woodson Institute and the Departments of English and Religious Studies, is pleased to announce a free screening of the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and a launch event for Morrison’s final book Goodness and the Literary Imagination at Newcomb Hall Theater on Wednesday, October 16th from 5:00-8:00 pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Journalist Hawes Spencer, author of Summer of Hate: Charlottesville USA, has been following the leadup to the trial of James Fileds and, after posting to social media a meme that seems to incriminate Fields further, has been banned from Facebook.