UA Press Connections: Japanese Internment Camps

75 years ago this week, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the United States military the ability to designate areas of the country from which “any and all persons may be excluded.” Although the order did not mention any particular...

UA Press Connections: Voices from the Middle East

Recently, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. UA Press connections is a resource linking current events with books published by the University of Arkansas Press that provide timely and...

The Thrilla in Manila: Four Decades Later

The Thrilla in Manila: Four Decades Later   From A Hard World: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing by Thomas Hauser University of Arkansas Press, September 2016   In 1989, I sat on the sofa in my living room with Muhammad Ali beside me and watched a tape of Ali’s...

Another review for Aaron Henry of Mississippi

  “Morrison convincingly argues that Henry’s role as an activist and politician made him more important and influential than many other civil rights activists whose influence waned after the high tide of mass organizing. … Will likely stand as the definitive biography...

Two Fantastic Poetry Reviews

Katherine Young’s Day of the Border Guards was recently reviewed in Poet Lore: Young lived in Moscow during those last days of the Soviet empire, when the country ran on rubberbands and spit. Winters were brutal. Centralized heating was about as effective as the...