Bananas & Terrorism

November 24, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Corporate Social Irresponsibility in Bananaland Marcelo Bucheli (author of Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000. New York: New York University Press, 2005) After extended efforts to clean up its awful image,

Toni Morrison Endorses White Cargo

November 17, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison recently endorsed White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America (NYU Press 2008), by Michael Walsh and Don Jordan. On NPR’s All Things Considered, Prof. Morrison called

Chronic Rebels

November 13, 2008 nyupressblog 0

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel, authors of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. The idea for the book came after Mickenberg, an associate professor of

Better Read than Red

November 7, 2008 nyupressblog 0

The Washington Post reviews Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature, edited by Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel. Check out the artwork from the book here or the review here. To wit,

A Vote to Change the World

November 6, 2008 nyupressblog 9

By Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, forthcoming from NYU Press in 2009. My wife and I were tired. We’re both African American and had

Prophetic Airwaves

November 3, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Richard S. Newman, author of Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, can be seen on C-SPAN’s BookTV through this link. Check it out – Prof. Newman gives a

Belva Lockwood on TV

October 31, 2008 nyupressblog 0

CSPAN’s BookTV held a panel discussion of the 2008 Best of the Best from the University Presses featuring five prominent librarians. One of the books featured was our very own Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who

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