The University of Nebraska Press will release the following books by UNL authors this spring and summer. For more information, including a full list of current and upcoming releases, go to www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.
"Give Me Eighty Men: Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight"
Shannon Smith, doctoral student
An examination of writings from Col. Henry Carrington's wives that challenges interpretations of the 1866 Fetterman Fight near Fort Kearney. (June release)
"Apostles of Modernity: American Writers in the Age of Development"
Guy Reynolds, professor of English
Charts the responses of novelists, travel writers, and literary intellectuals to the nation's deepening engagement in world affairs following World War II. (July release)
Essays of the Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854
Edited by John Wunder, professor of history, and Joann Ross, doctoral candidate in history
The essays in this volume shift the focus from the violent and influential reaction of "Bleeding Kansas" to the role that Nebraska played in this decisive moment.