While the Organization of American Historians 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, UC Press is committed to sharing the latest research in U.S. History. Although we are unable to see you in person, we are honoring the 40% conference discount on all U.S. History titles. Enter promo code 19E7694 at checkout.
In recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, we are pleased to make all of our online journals content free to all through June 2020, including full access to California History, Pacific Historical Review, Southern California Quarterly, and The Public Historian. Browse our full list of journals.
Forthcoming in May, Taking Children: A History of American Terror by Laura Briggs argues that for four hundred years the United States has taken children for political ends. Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century by A. Naomi Paik shows that such barriers to immigration are embedded in the very foundation of the United States. Out in April, Tiny You A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement by Jennifer L. Holland explores why abortion dominates conservative politics like no other cultural issue and looks at anti-abortion movements in four western states since the 1960s.
Highlights from our U.S. History list include Charros: How Mexican Cowboys Are Remapping Race and American Identity by Laura R. Barraclough, which traces the evolution of the “original cowboy” through mixed triumphs and hostile backlashes, revealing him to be a crucial agent in the production of U.S., Mexican, and border cultures, as well as a guiding force for Mexican American identity and social movements. American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford by Roland De Wolk is the untold story of Leland Stanford – from his birth in a backwoods bar to the founding of the world-class university that became and remains the nucleus of Silicon Valley.