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30
May

Introducing Making Roots

By Matthew F. Delmont, author of The Nicest Kids in Town, Why Busing Failed, and Making Roots When Alex Haley’s book Roots was published by Doubleday in 1976 it became an immediate bestseller. …

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29
Feb

Beyoncé, Creoles, and Modern Blackness

By Tyina Steptoe, author of Houston Bound Beyoncé is a black woman. This isn’t exactly earth-shattering news; after all, the 34-year-old, Houston-born entertainer has one of the most recognizable faces in the world. …

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26
Feb

UC Press Books in the News

We’re kicking off a recurring series of posts today which highlight UC Press books of note that have been featured recently in the media. Since we continually strive to publish works that will be relevant for …

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23
Feb

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

“White scholars of the second half of the twentieth century did not purposely ignore Du Bois; rather, thanks to the marginalization of Du Bois by the white founders of sociology, they were …

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18
Feb

Better Git It in Your Soul

by Krin Gabbard, author of Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus If you know a little about Charles Mingus, you probably know that he was a …

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