Announcement: New UT Press Book Series Features 4 American Studies Professors

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We’re absolutely thrilled to share the news with you that four core faculty members of the American Studies department will contribute to a fascinating new University of Texas Press book series, The Texas Bookshelf, that centers on our home state.

Bob Abzug, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Shirley Thompson, and Karl Hagstrom Miller will all participate in the sixteen-book project.

A few more details from the UT Press:

This project will be the most ambitious and comprehensive publishing endeavor about the culture and history of one state ever undertaken. The Texas Bookshelf will comprise sixteen books and a companion website launching in 2017, all to be written by the distinguished faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. The first book will be a new full-length history of Texas, followed by fifteen books released over five years on a range of Texas subjects—politics, music, film, business, architecture, and sports, among many others.


The Bookshelf will be supported by an interactive website that will facilitate an extended online community. Visitors to the site can access related supplemental content, including audio, video, photography, and downloadable readers’ guides, as well as links to rich primary source materials located in the magnificent research archives and special collections on the UT Austin campus. Additionally, a schedule of special programs and public events for the university community and general public will be developed in conjunction with the publication of each book.

See the UT Press’s announcement for more details, and check back at AMS :: ATX for updates on this wonderful series.

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