Short Takes: News and Reviews

Busy time, the holidays. It’s also been a busy fall for our books with some great activity all around. Congratulations to Kyle Dargan, author of the poetry collection Honest Engine. His book was just selected by Beltway Poetry Quarterly as one of the Ten Best Books of 2015! We would also like to congratulate Maurice…

Excerpt: BLACK WOMAN REFORMER: IDA B. WELLS, LYNCHING, AND TRANSATLANTIC ACTIVISM by Sarah L. Silkey

Today is writer and activist Ida B. Wells’s birthday. Sarah L. Silkey’s biography of Wells, Black Woman Reformer, covers Wells’s time in England and her efforts to rally British public opinion against the brutal practice of lynching, designed to terrorize blacks and enforce white supremacy. The following excerpt describes Wells’s reaction to the lynching of three…

A new look

Welcome to the new University of Georgia Press blog. We decided recently that we wanted an updated layout that would allow for more content on the home page of the blog, one that demonstrates the diversity of everything we do at the University of Georgia Press, but one that also streamlines and simplifies the look…