Category: General Interest

Books Honoring African-American Activists are Important Reads for Juneteenth National Holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and celebrates African-American freedom. On June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with federal troops to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect […]

Book by LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Greg Bourke Announced During Gay Pride Month

In September, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion by University of Notre Dame alumnus Greg Bourke (ND MA ’82). In this compelling memoir, Bourke tells the inspiring story of how his family struggled to overcome antigay discrimination. He became an outspoken gay rights activist after […]

An Interview with Greg Bourke, author of “Gay, Catholic, and American”

In Gay, Catholic, and American, Greg Bourke tells his inspiring story of how the Bourke De Leon family struggled to overcome antigay discrimination and became one of the named defendants in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, all while remaining steadfast in his lifelong […]

An Excerpt from “Stories from Palestine” by Marda Dunsky

In Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience, Marda Dunsky provides perspective on the Palestinian experience and context for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict currently in the headlines. Dunsky has interviewed women and men from cities, towns, villages, and refugee camps who are farmers, scientists, writers, cultural innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs. Using their own words, she illuminates their resourcefulness in navigating agriculture, education, and cultural […]

New Book Provides Perspective on Palestinian Experience and Context for Current Headlines

In the midst of President Biden’s restoration of aid for Palestinian refugees and economic development that was cut under the Trump Administration, and the first Palestinian elections since 2006 slated for May and July, and the most recent conflicts between Palestine and Israel, Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (March 2021) contains insight into Palestinian life under occupation. […]

A Glimpse at our Trade and General Interest Books

You may already know that Notre Dame Press publishes the translated works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the winners of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, and the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, but did you know that we publish other trade books outside these series? Learn more about some […]

Enter our Giveaway for a Chance to Win a Signed Copy of “William Still”

The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia by William C. Kashatus. In celebration of its publication, we are giving away a limited number of SIGNED copies! Enter to win by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. This offer […]