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Why the Confederacy Lost—and Why We Should Care Today (Part 2)

January 13, 2023

by Christian B. Keller, editor of Southern Strategies: Why the Confederacy Failed. Read Part 1 here. In the second segment of my analysis on why the Confederacy failed in its…

Ricketts Senate Appointment Gives the Impression that Political Appointments Go to the Highest Bidder

January 12, 2023

by Ross Benes, author of Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold If you want to understand how much Nebraska politics has changed during the twenty-first century, consider Pete…

University Press of Kansas Launches New Academic Series Focused on Indigenous Studies

November 17, 2022

The University Press of Kansas (UPK) is excited to launch The Lyda Conley Series on Trailblazing Indigenous Futures. Using Conley’s extraordinary life and work as a framework, this series features…

Upcoming Events

John Roy Price presentation at Dutch Treat Club, New York

Tuesday. February 7, 2023 | 12:00 pm

John Roy Price, author of The Last Liberal Republican: An Insider's Perspective on Nixon’s Surprising Social Policy and former Special Assistant to President Nixon, will speak at the Dutch Treat Club in New York.

The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Friday. February 10, 2023 | 6:30 pm

Lilly J. Goren, coeditor of The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will appear at Boswell Books for an evening of conversation about the book.

The Culture and Politics of Rap

Sunday. February 19, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, author of Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap, will speak at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch.

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