May Book Deals

UNP is excited to announce these forthcoming projects from our team of acquiring editors. All titles listed here are working titles only and are subject to change before publication. The acquiring editor is in parentheses.

We look forward to editing, producing, designing, and marketing these books, and working with the authors as we move toward publication of each.


Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press

For the Trade

Ama Ata Aidoo, Ama Ata Aidoo: New and Selected Poems (Courtney Ochsner) – African poetry collection, edited by Helen Yitah

Sonya Huber, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys: Essays from a Nervous System (Alicia Christensen) – Lyrical and experimental essays exploring living with chronic pain

Warren F. Kimball, The Association: A History of the United States Tennis Association (Rob Taylor) – a high-level narrative history of the USTA

David Sweet, No Silver Lining: The Olympics that Forever Changed an American Team (Rob Taylor) – the controversial 1972 gold-medal basketball game between the US and the USSR

Amy Wallen, When We Were Ghouls: A Memoir of Ghost Stories (Alicia Christensen) – grave robbers and the concept of being a good human


For Scholars

Julie Eckerle and Naomi McAreavey, eds., Women’s Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland (Alisa Plant) – writing from 17th century Ireland

Tim A. Garrison and Greg O’Brien, eds., Legacies: Essays on the Native South (Matt Bokovoy) – A state‑of‑the‑field volume of Native American southern history

Christopher D. Haveman, Bending Their Way Onward: Creek Indian Removal in Documents, 1827–1877 (Matt Bokovoy) – a collection of letters, journals, and muster rolls

Kathleen Keller, Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society in Interwar French West Africa (Alisa Plant) – the web of surveillance apparatus set up by the French government during the twentieth century

Hayes Peter Mauro, Messianic Fulfillments: Staging Indigenous Salvation in the New World (Matt Bokovoy) – interdisciplinary approach looks at Native peoples transformed by evangelicals into Christians

David C. Posthumus, All My Relatives: Exploring Nineteenth-Century Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual (Matt Bokovoy) – new animist framework for understanding North American indigenous ontology

Stephen Tatum and Nathanial Lewis, Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West (Alicia Christensen) – Vegas and the postregional West through the eyes of an episode of CSI

Leslie Tepper, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth (Matt Bokovoy) – holistic material culture study

Carrie Teresa, Looking at the Stars: The Development of Black-Centered Celebrity Journalism in Jim Crow America, 1900–1940 (Bridget Barry) – the development of celebrity journalism in the black press

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