Remember life before the web?
It’s now hard to imagine (or recollect, depending on your age) that a generation ago, in 1995, Sergey and Larry were just meeting at Stanford. (“Their mutual first reaction was that the other was pretty obnoxious.”)
Craigslist, Match.com, and Salon.com all began in 1995. Yahoo was incorporated in 1995. eBay was launched [more...]
Bring in the new year with University of California Press at the 2015 American Historical Association Annual Meeting. The meeting convenes January 2-5 in New York City.
Please visit us at booth 401 in the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom to purchase our latest American Studies publications and for the following offers:
30% conference discount and free worldwide [more...]
On Sunday, October 26 at the SF Jazz Center, Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin received the 2014 American Book Award for Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. The book is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political [more...]
“To me, freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. . . . That’s what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost impossible for me to describe. It is the thing that marks us as just below the angels.”
It’s been [more...]
In a recent profile on Bill Gates, the New York Times explored the emerging subject of Big History, and Gates’ project with UC Press author David Christian to introduce Big History into high school curricula across the country. Christian, who pioneered the field, surveys the universe from the beginning of time to the present day in his book Maps of Time, [more...]
Rajmohan Gandhi, Gandhi’s grandson and author of Gandhi, and Charles DiSalvo, author of M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law, along with the Hon. Sanjay Tailor (State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County), recently spoke at a panel entitled “Gandhi as Lawyer” at the South Asian Bar Association (SABA)’s annual conference. The panel explored this lesser [more...]