From the Vault: Press Awards from 2003-2008

by Mikala Carpenter August 14, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the first of […]

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A Legacy of ‘Light’

by Shaun Manning July 18, 2013

The following is a guest blog by Sara Fitzgerald, author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates, a biography of the first woman to chair the Michigan Republican Party and who later became an independent as she fought for the Equal Rights Amendment. President Obama took time July 15 to recognize former President George H.W. Bush for his commitment to promoting voluntarism. At a White House ceremony, an Iowa couple, Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, was recognized with the 5,000th Points of Light award, a recognition that Bush established in 1989 to help publicize the work taken on by individuals […]

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Q&A with Ole R. Holsti, author of American Public Opinion on the Iraq War

by Shaun Manning October 26, 2011

Last week, President Obama announced that nearly all American troops would return from Iraq before the end of 2011; if this withdrawal takes place as planned, it would effectively end a war that has sharply divided public opinion since 2003. American Public Opinion on the Iraq War, then, is especially timely, giving context to the public relations campaigns and partisan conflicts that helped shape how America viewed the conflict.

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UM Press author explains Congress’ low approval ratings for Huffington Post, KPFK

by University of Michigan Press August 17, 2011

David Jones, author of Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness: Public Evaluations of Congress and Electoral Consequences, was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post and KPFK in Los Angeles about the nation’s growing dissatisfaction with its elected representatives. Here, he attempts to answer the question: What’s the matter with Congress? According to a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted this past week, Congress may now be the most unpopular it has ever been. Eighty-two percent of Americans say they disapprove of the job Congress is doing. Other recent polls reveal similarly poor ratings. In light of these dramatic findings it is […]

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‘Elly Peterson’ author celebrates 40 years of the National Women’s Political Caucus

by University of Michigan Press August 11, 2011

Sara Fitzgerald is a former Washington Post reporter and author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates, a biography of one of the leading ladies in the Republican Party, who set the stage for a new generation of women in politics. She was a panelist recently at the 40th anniversary gathering of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Forty years ago this summer, 300 women gathered at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Washington to found the National Women’s Political Caucus. In her memoir Getting Better All the Time, Liz Carpenter recalled, “It was a day that changed my life.” If she […]

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