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UA Press Author Kent Bonar to Appear at Fayetteville Roots Festival

UA Press Author Kent Bonar to Appear at Fayetteville Roots Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kent Bonar will appear at three events for this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival, which runs from Aug. 22-26. Bonar’s events are rare opportunities for the public to meet and learn from one of the foremost experts on the flora of Arkansas, so...

Jose Padua Named 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

Jose Padua Named 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jose Padua has won the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his collection A Short History of Monsters. A finalist was also named: Jess Williard for his collection Unmanly Grief. Padua and Williard were selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy...

Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Paraíso

Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Paraíso

The Costa Rican–American poet Jacob Shores-Argüello is another fabular shape-shifter, whose forays into cross-cultural spaces, fluid identities, and what he calls “magic rationalism” mark him as Simic’s kindred spirit. Paraíso, his second collection — selected by...

Journal of Sport History reviews Sport, Culture, and Society titles

“DC Sports would be a useful addition to undergraduate courses in sports history, sociology, and African American studies.” —Journal of Sport History, Summer 2016   “Swanson and Wiggins have assembled a collection of ambitious scope and compelling topics that...

Choice calls Making March Madness “an engaging read.”

Choice calls Making March Madness “an engaging read.”

“Based on archival material as well as a wealth of other primary and secondary sources, Making March Madness provides an in-depth account of a nearly 30-year period of college men’s basketball postseason championship tournaments. The book focuses primarily on the NCAA...

Choice recommends Harambee City

Choice recommends Harambee City

Historian Frazier (Miami Univ.) uses extensive oral histories and archival sources to provide a detailed account of the mid-20th-century intermittent development of the Cleveland Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Supporting analysis of CORE’s national leadership...

Separate Games reviewed in The Journal of American History

Separate Games reviewed in The Journal of American History

“Edited by David K. Wiggins—a widely read, senior scholar at George Mason University and former editor of the Journal of Sport History—and Ryan A. Swanson—an assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico—the book successfully argues that ‘sport...

The First Twenty-Five featured in Arkansas Life

The First Twenty-Five featured in Arkansas Life

On May 23, 1961,” Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver writes in the opening lines of her new book, “the Little Rock School Board designated twenty-five students to be the first African-Americans (then called “Negroes” or “Coloreds”) to attend four of the five public Little Rock...

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver interviewed on KUAR

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver interviewed on KUAR

A new book, "The First Twenty-Five: An Oral History of the Desegregation of Little Rock's Public Junior High Schools," shares the experiences of many of those students. The collection of first-hand accounts was compiled by Dr. Laverne Bell-Tolliver, who was the first...

Down on Mahan’s Creek reviewed in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Down on Mahan’s Creek reviewed in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Until very recent times, serious studies of Ozark history and culture have been few and far between. Most of us have been content to let travel writers and folklorists portray the region as a place where life was simpler, the landscape remained unspoiled, and time...