Samantha M. Williams is a writer and historian who focuses on the history of the Native American boarding school system. She earned a PhD in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and served as a research consultant for the … Continue reading Excerpt: Assimilation, Resilience, and Survival
The San Antonio Book Festival celebrates national and local authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The festival takes place all day on Saturday, May 21, located downtown at the Central Library (600 Soledad Street) … Continue reading UNP Authors at the San Antonio Book Festival
Atalia Shragai is a lecturer of history at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shragai’s new book, Cold War Paradise (Nebraska, 2022), was published this month. Her name was Louise (not exactly, but close enough). In 2002 my … Continue reading From the Desk of Atalia Shragai: Creating a Cold War Paradise
The following books are available from our imprint, Potomac Books. Read below to learn more about these new releases! Troubling the Water by Abby Seiff Troubling the Water follows ordinary Cambodians coping with the rapid erasure of a long-held way of life. … Continue reading New from Potomac Books!
Alan Knight is emeritus professor of the history of Latin America at the University of Oxford. He is a renowned scholar of Mexican history, and his books have won awards such as the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Prize and the Bolton … Continue reading Excerpt: Bandits and Liberals, Rebels and Saints
Eileen Wirth is a professor emeritus of journalism at Creighton University and a senior writer for Legacy Preservation in Omaha. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska Women in Journalism (Nebraska, 2013), Omaha’s Henry … Continue reading From the Desk of Eileen Wirth: The Women Who Built Omaha
We’re pleased to share our new Fall / Winter 2022 seasonal catalog! Browse the online version to see forthcoming titles from Nebraska, Bison Books, Potomac Books, the Jewish Publication Society, and Backwaters Press! Visit our NetGalley page for a select … Continue reading Introducing the Fall / Winter 2022 Seasonal Catalog!
Congratulations to Brenda Child on her Guggenheim fellowship! From the University of Minnesota news release: “I am truly honored to have received the Guggenheim Fellowship. Not just for myself, but because it acknowledges the significance of my field, which is … Continue reading UNP Author Brenda Child Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. “On Rosemary’s recommendation, I recently listened to the audiobook of … Continue reading April Staff Reading List
American Masters: Waterman-Duke: Ambassador of Aloha explores five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku’s life, career and struggles with prejudice. As a dark-skinned Pacific Islander, Kahanamoku broke through racial barriers with athletic accomplishments before Joe Louis, Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson; yet relatively few outside of … Continue reading Waterman to be featured as a new PBS documentary