Monthly Archives: February 2019

Celebrate Black History with Knowledge!

Celebrate Black History Month with one of our African American Studies series titles. All books featured here and in our catalog are 30% off through March.
Use code BHM2019 at upress.missouri.edu or when calling 800-621-2736.

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“An excellent comparative study of how Steinbeck, Wright, and Hemingway struggled through the era’s messy politics to achieve their landmark novels of 1940.”—Alex Vernon, author of Hemingway’s Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War

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“Offers unique insights into a genius scientist who tirelessly applied his talents to improve the well-being of others.”—Midwest Book Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World War I Books Special!

Get 30% or more off of these select WWI titles!

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Offer expires March 30th, 2019.


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Sky Pilots: The Yankee Division Chaplains in World War I by Michael E. Shay

Regularly $50 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2031-8 • hardcover • 36 illus.

“Given the recent controversies regarding religion in the military, it is worthwhile for professional soldiers to examine the benefits chaplains provide to those in uniform. Sky Pilots provides a valuable, and often touching, look into the critical role chaplains fulfill. Shay makes extensive use of personal letters and diaries, citing the chaplains’ enormous positive impact on their units-from providing the simple comforts of home at mobile canteen trucks to tending to the men’s spiritual needs. This alone makes Sky Pilots worthy of professional study and debate.”—Military Review


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Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I by Robert H. Ferrell

Regularly $19.95 • Now $12 • 978-0-8262-2073-8 • paperback • 17 illus.

Now, in Five Days in October, historian Robert H. Ferrell presents new material previously unavailable-about what really happened during those days in the forest. Despite the description of them as a lost battalion, the men were neither lost nor a battalion. The name was coined by a New York newspaper editor who, upon learning that a sizable body of troops had been surrounded, thought up the notion of a Lost Battalion-it possessed a ring sure to catch the attention of readers.

“Ferrell’s account and reexamination is concise and well-written, moving seamlessly from event to event as he conducts a thorough investigation into the actions-and inaction-of the officers directly involved with the entrapment and eventual relief of those troops.”Military History


Fulwider - German Propaganda
German Propaganda and U.S. Neutrality in World War I by Chad R. Fulwider

Regularly $60 • Now $35 • 978-0-8262-2058-5 • hardcover • 19 illus.

“Until now, there has been no comprehensive study of German propagandists’ efforts to keep the United States out of the First World War. In this deeply researched book, Chad Fulwider presents a nuanced view of these propaganda operations, exposing many fascinating aspects of these activities and filling a large gap in the historiography of World War I.”Thomas Boghardt, author of The Zimmerman Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I


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America’s Sailors in the Great War: Seas, Skies, and Submarines by Lisle A. Rose

Regularly $36.95 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-2105-6 • hardcover • 25 illus.

“The author tells the story of how the U.S. Navy successfully re-invented itself from a navy built around a blue water battle fleet to a force whose main mission was antisubmarine warfare. Woven within this larger story are tales of sailors committed to the land and air battle on the Western Front.”The Journal of America’s Military Past


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Unjustly Dishonored: An African American Division in World War I by Robert H. Ferrell

Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1916-9 • hardcover • 17 illus.

This book is the first full-length account of the actual accomplishments of the 92nd Division. By framing the military outfit’s reputation against cultural context, historical accounts, and social stigmas, the author proves that the 92nd Division did not fail and made a valuable contribution to history that should, and now finally can, be acknowledged. Unjustly Dishonored fills a void in the scholarship on African American military history and World War I studies.

African American Book Special!

Black History Month is approaching, so be well prepared and enjoy one or more of these books that are 40% off!

Use code ABS2019 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires February 28th, 2018.


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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words, Second Edition Edited by Gary R. Kremer

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2139-1 • hardcover • 14 illus.

“In this revised and updated edition of his now-classic collection of George Washington Carver’s writings, Gary Kremer distills decades’ worth of research on the Tuskegee scientist into perceptive editorial notes that frame the context for the judiciously selected documents. The Carver who emerges from In His Own Words is more complicated, human, and admirable than the two-dimensional caricatures of the man that persist in the public imagination. A must-read for anyone interested in George Washington Carver.”―Mark D. Hersey, Mississippi State University, author of My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver


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Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation by James W. Endersby and William T. Horner

Regularly $36.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2085-1 • hardcover

“This is a work of great significance to those who seek a mature, straightforward account of the life and times of Lloyd Gaines. A splendid achievement and a wonderful contribution to the history of civil rights in the era after Plessy v Ferguson and before Brown v Board of Education.”―Gary M. Lavergne, University of Texas at Austin, author of Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice


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Racial Equality in America by John Hope Franklin

Regularly $23 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-0912-2 • paperback

This is distinguished historian John Hope Franklin’s eloquent and forceful meditation on the persistent disparity between the goal of racial equality in America and the facts of discrimination.

Racial Equality in America is a powerful reminder that our history is more than a record of idealized democratic traditions and institutions. It is a dramatic message to all Americans, calling them to know their history and themselves.


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Thyra J. Edwards: Black Activism the Global Freedom Struggle by Gregg Andrews

Regularly $40 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-1912-1 • hardcover • 14 illus.

This fascinating biography details Thyra Edwards’s lifelong journey and myriad achievements, describing both her personal and professional sides and the many ways they intertwined. Gregg Andrews used Edwards’s official FBI file-along with her personal papers, published articles, and civil rights manuscript collections-to present a complete portrait of this noteworthy activist. An engaging volume for the historian as well as the general reader, Thyra J. Edwards explores the complete domestic and international impact of her life and actions.


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They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her by Carolyn Marie Wilkins

Regularly $24.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2011-0 • hardcover • 25 illus.

They Raised Me Up interweaves memoir with family history to create an entertaining, informative, and engrossing read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in African American or women’s history or to readers simply looking for an intriguing story about music and family.

“Reflecting the persistent strength of the women themselves, and more famous icons of civil rights too, Wilkin’s memoir presents slices of African American and women’s history with dignity and integrity.”―Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly


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Damn Near White: An African American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success by Carolyn Marie Wilkins

Regularly $24.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1899-5 • hardcover • 15 illus.

Damn Near White is an insider’s portrait of an unusual American family. Readers will be drawn into Carolyn’s journey as she struggles to redefine herself in light of the long-buried secrets she uncovers. Tackling issues of class, color, and caste, Wilkins reflects on the changes of African American life in U.S. history through her dedicated search to discover her family’s powerful story.


Ferrell - Unjustly Dishonored
Unjustly Dishonored: An African American Division in World War I by Robert H. Ferrell

Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1916-9 • hardcover • 17 illus.

This book is the first full-length account of the actual accomplishments of the 92nd Division. By framing the military outfit’s reputation against cultural context, historical accounts, and social stigmas, the author proves that the 92nd Division did not fail and made a valuable contribution to history that should, and now finally can, be acknowledged. Unjustly Dishonored fills a void in the scholarship on African American military history and World War I studies.


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From SWEETBACK to SUPER FLY: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop by Gerald R. Butters

Regularly $60 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-2036-3 • hardcover • 30 illus.

Racial politics and capitalism found a way to blend together in 1970s Chicago in the form of movie theaters targeted specifically toward African Americans. In From Sweetback to Super Fly, Gerald Butters examines the movie theaters in Chicago’s Loop that became, as he describes them, “black spaces” during the early 1970s with theater managers making an effort to gear their showings toward the African American community by using black-themed and blaxploitation films.


Murray - Methodists and the Crucible
Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930-1975 by Peter C. Murray

Regularly $55 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-1514-7 • hardcover • 2 tables, 4 maps

“Murray’s institutional history makes a critical contribution to our understanding of one of America’s major religious and civic organizations. Specialists in American religious history will appreciate his meticulous documentation; general readers will find his interpretations thought-provoking.”―Journal of African American History


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Take Up the Black Man’s Burden: Kansas City’s African American Communities, 1865-1939 by Charles E. Coulter

Regularly $24.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2112-4 • paperback • 24 illus.

Charles E. Coulter opens up the world of the African American community in its formative years, making creative use of such sources as census data, black newspapers, and Urban League records. His account covers social interaction, employment, cultural institutions, housing, and everyday lives within the context of Kansas City’s overall development, placing a special emphasis on the years 1919 to 1939 to probe the harsh reality of the Depression for Kansas City blacks-a time when many of the community’s major players also rose to prominence.


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Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment by Micah W. Kubic

Regularly $75 • Now $45 • 978-0-8262-2055-4 • hardcover • 22 illus.

“Black urban empowerment is a very timely and important topic, and Kubic’s work makes a significant contribution to the discussion. This book’s successes may help guide other emerging black populations. A novel discussion of the impact of both social constructions and mediation on black organizational success.”―Marcus Pohlmann, author of Black Politics in Conservative America