Holiday Flash Sale!

Books about Georgia for holiday gift-giving Get 30% off and free shipping on orders over $25.00! A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia Kaye Lanning Minchew Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved Georgia—and Georgians—so much that he visited the state forty-one times between 1924 and 1945. This rich gathering of photographs and remembrances recalls the…

UGA Press at Spotlight on the Arts

It’s fall, the leaves are changing, and the weather is (finally) cooling off. Which also spells the return of UGA’s annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival. As per usual, UGA Press is joining the celebration with a few great author events. Here’s our schedule—hope to see you out! November 2, Odum School of Ecology auditorium,…

EXCERPT: Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras

Today on the blog: An excerpt from Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras by Kristen Epps. In her book, Epps focuses on nineteen counties on the Kansas-Missouri border, tracing slavery’s rise and fall from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War. This section explores the contours of the debate taking place at the time around expanding slavery into the West.

Remembering Lemuel Penn

On this day in 1964—nine days after the passage of the Civil Rights Act—Lemuel Penn, a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and veteran of World War II, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on the Broad River Bridge near the Madison-Elbert County line. This fall we’re reissuing veteran journalist Bill Shipp’s Murder…