West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, they publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. They also publish works of fiction and creative nonfiction, and collaborate on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.
Slavery, Emancipation, and the Formation of West Virginia, 1829–1872
One of the first new interpretations of West Virginia’s origins in over a century—and one that corrects previous histories’ tendency to minimize support for slavery in the state’s founding.
Interrupting Biases about Faculty and Increasing Student Learning
A collection of evidence-based insights and intersectional teaching strategies to inspire transformative student learning and interrupt stereotypes about what a professor looks like.
“A lovely and rapturous excavation and examination of the past, a lesson in writing oneself into history when it doesn’t offer you a space.” —Jenny Boully, author of Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life
A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures
Original voices from across the solarpunk movement, which positions ingenuity, generativity, and community as ways to resist hopelessness in response to the climate crisis.
Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom
Award-winning teachers offer practical tips for addressing inequities in the college classroom and for making all students feel welcome and included.
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