Race, Place, and Memory

"An immensely welcome longitudinal study of the intersection of race, place, and historical memory in Wilmington, North Carolina. Richly researched, beautifully written, and deeply analytical, Mulrooney’s study is a tour de force."—John David Smith, editor of Interpreting American History: Reconstruction   "With clear and compelling prose, Mulrooney dives beneath the seemingly calm waters of a ‘progressive … Continue reading Race, Place, and Memory

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, and as we remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, we’ve prepared a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. These books highlight the 1965 Selma civil rights campaign, unconventional modes of black women’s activism, the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

American Historical Association 2018

UPF attended the 2018 American Historical Association (AHA) conference last week in Washington, D.C. Despite the winter storm that left snow and ice across the Northeast, we displayed our new and bestselling history books and met with scholars in the field. Here are some of the books featured in our AHA history sale. View all … Continue reading American Historical Association 2018

Everybody’s Problem

“Offers a new interpretation of the war on poverty by demonstrating the centrality of moderate local leadership (both white and black) in launching and operating antipoverty programs.”—Marisa Chappell, author of The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America   “Hawkins has done a remarkable job of mining the sources and reconstructing the reality … Continue reading Everybody’s Problem

Between Washington and Du Bois

"Resurrects from the annals of history James Edward Shepard, one of the most understudied yet important black college administrators and race leaders of the twentieth century. Ellis recounts how Shepard successfully navigated the halls of power within both black and white circles to fund his institution, and in doing so, Ellis challenges the notion that … Continue reading Between Washington and Du Bois