Peter Matthiessen at the Miami Book Fair, 1991. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Author and naturalist Peter Matthiessen died on Saturday at the age of 86 after a fight with leukemia. Matthiessen is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): Cesar Chavez and the New American [more...]
UC Press congratulates three authors who received recognition in the Association of American Publishers’ 2013 PROSE Awards. The Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content.
Charles DiSalvo received an Honorable Mention in the Law and Legal Studies category for M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at [more...]
Follow the link and register for your chance to win a free copy of the paperback edition of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin.
In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised [more...]
Ethan N. Elkind has some advice for the city of Los Angeles, currently underway on the construction of a multibillion-dollar rail network project. “Rail is expensive to build, operate and maintain compared with other forms of transit,” writes Elkind in an op-ed for Monday’s L.A. Times. “It only becomes cost-effective with high ridership. And the [more...]
October 19-December 13, 2013
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130
“The best-known images of the civil rights struggle show black Americans as nonthreatening victims of white aggression. Though this imagery helped garner the sympathy of liberal whites in the North for the plight of blacks, it did so by preserving [more...]
From Martin Berger’s Freedom Now!. Unidentified photographer, Woman Resisting Arrest, Birmingham, Alabama, April 14, 1963. Courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
It’s been 50 years since the March on Washington, and the issues of racial equality and economic justice are just as vital as ever.
UC Press is proud to contribute to the preservation of Martin [more...]