Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we found conversations on the crisis in Flint, Michigan, the legacy of Mary Church Terrell, and the failing of Rand Paul’s campaign. What did you read this week?
University of Chicago Press talks about the preventability of the recent disaster in Flint, Michigan. Flint’s predicament is a result of both the failure of the government and larger structural problems of inequality plaguing our society.
University of North Carolina Press highlights the Wilmington Ten, a group of mostly black political prisoners convicted of arson and conspiracy in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1971 in a period of racial tension surrounding school desegregation.
Stanford University Press considers how renewed relations between U.S. and Iran could give rise to a diversity in views, voices, and experiences of and in Iran. How can the opening up of Iran give us a more nuanced view of the country?
Princeton University Press analyzes how racial blunders during Rand Paul’s campaign have alienated him from Black voters, and ultimately are part of the reason he had to suspend his run in the primaries.
Oxford University Press celebrates Mary Church Terrell and her monumental contributions to the civil rights struggle. A charter member of the NAACP, and the first president of the National Association of Colored Women, she paved the way to Brown v. Board of Education by winning the Supreme Court decision that desegregated restaurants in Washington D.C.
University of California Press exposes how the disaster in Flint is not an anomaly but just one example in the longest-lasting childhood epidemic in U.S. history. Over the course of the past century, tens of millions of children have been poisoned by lead and millions more remain in danger of it today.
Harvard University Press discusses immigration policy and global inequality. Globally, a person’s income depends significantly on where they were born, with natives of wealthy nations enjoying what they refer to as the “citizenship premium.”