Book giveaway: Dissent

April 7, 2015 nyupressblog 0

“Temple University historian Young delivers a doorstopper that few readers will ever want to misuse in such a manner; his clear and elegant style and a keen eye for good stories make it a page-turner…Young

Picture us free

March 13, 2015 nyupressblog 1

—Jasmine Nichole Cobb I have always been enamored by U.S. illustrations of black struggles for freedom. Typical depictions feature African descendants insisting on respect and white state officials denying privileges. Cross-generational portrayals mediate these conflicts

Book giveaway: Plucked

February 11, 2015 nyupressblog 2

“Most of Earth’s mammals possess luxuriant fur. Only one seeks to remove it. Rebecca Herzig’s delightful history of hair removal in America helps explain why: smooth skin is a cultural imperative.” —The Economist “Plucked is an

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