We're delighted to announce that the University of Illinois Press has now launched Illinois Scholarship Online (ILSO), onto the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform, offering access to hundreds of books across a variety of subject areas.
Founded in 1918, the publishing program of the University of Illinois Press promotes research and education, enriches cultural and intellectual life, and fosters regional pride and accomplishments, enhancing and extending the University of Illinois's reputation.
Today ILSO launches with over 300 books across thirteen primary modules:
Anthropology | Architecture | Art | Film, Television and Radio | History | Law | Literature | Music | Philosophy | Political Science | Religion | Society and Culture | Sociology
Included are works by prestigious authors, such as Becoming Ray Bradbury by Jonathan R. Eller, Black Revolutionary by Gerald Horne, Digital Depression by Dan Schiller, The Beauvoir Series edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann, Paul Thomas Anderson by George Toles, Philip Kaufman by Annette Insdorf, St. Louis Rising by Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person, Terence Davies by Michael Koresky, On Gender, Labor, and Inequality by Ruth Milkman, The Beautiful Music All Around Us by Stephen Wade, The Black Chicago Renaissance edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr., and The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág by William Kinderman.
To celebrate the launch of ILSO, we’ve made a selection of chapters from some of the press's key titles freely available, for a limited time. Delve in to discover more:
- 'Bill Stepp: Retreat across America' from The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience
- 'The Road to Revolution' from Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle
- 'Network Connectivity and Labor Systems' from Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis
- 'Place, Race, and the Housing Debate' from Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico
- 'Smelling Civic Peril: The Chicago Styx' from Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers
- 'Fort d’Orléans and the Grotton–St. Ange Family' from St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive