One of the South’s leading scholarly publishers, LSU Press publishes approximately seventy new books each year, primarily in the fields of southern history, southern foodways, southern literary studies, Louisiana history and culture, environmental studies, media studies, landscape architecture, fan studies, and poetry.
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Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South, 1790–2020 Edward L. Ayers Maps by Justin Madron and Nathaniel Ayers “Ayers elegantly presents human movement as one of the most powerful ways to understand southern history. With thoughtfully conceived and clearly executed maps, he guides us through patterns of migration ranging from forced Native removal and the slave trade to massive dislocations wrought by industrialization and war. The result is a panoramic view of over two centuries that both extends and challenges our understanding of the American South.”—Susan Schulten
Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda John Maxwell Hamilton Manipulating the Masses tells the story of an enduring threat to American democracy that arose out of WWI: the establishment of pervasive, systematic propaganda as an instrument of the state. Hamilton consulted over 150 archival collections in the U.S. and Europe to provide this comprehensive history of the Committee on Public Information.
34 b&w images, 1 line drawing October 2020 $49.95 hardcover On Edelweiss
The Origins of Southern College Football: How an Ivy League Game Became a Dixie Tradition Andrew McIlwaine Bell The Origins of Southern College Football is an entertaining history of the South’s most popular sport cast against a broader narrative of the United States during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, two momentous periods of change that gave rise to the game we recognize today.
Buried Dreams: The Hoosac Tunnel and the Demise of the Railroad Age Andrew R. Black The Hoosac railroad tunnel, a 19th-century engineering marvel on par with the Brooklyn Bridge, took nearly 25 years to complete, resulted in nearly two hundred casualties, and cost tens of millions of dollars to build. Yet it failed to deliver on its grandiose promise of economic renewal for the commonwealth. Andrew Blackexplains how a plan of such magnitude came to be, what forces sustained its completion, and the factors that inhibited its success.
22 b&w images, 1 line drawing, 2 maps October 2020 $34.95 hardcover On Edelweiss
Jay Ducote’s Louisiana Outdoor Cooking Jay Ducote with Cynthia LeJeune Nobles “Jay Ducote has evolved simple outdoor recipes into masterpieces of the grill, smoker, ‘Cajun microwave,’ and cast-iron cauldron. Let the outdoor cooking begin!”—Chef John D. Folse
Features more than 150 recipes 73 color images September 2020 $34.95 hardcover On Edelweiss
The Sazerac Tim McNally The Sazerac ranks among the most famous drinks of a city famous for its drinking, but how did this classic concoction originate? With a spirited blend of history, trivia, and recipes, Tim McNally uncovers the true story of the official cocktail of New Orleans.
15 b&w images, 4 line drawings September 2020 $19.95 hardcover On Edelweiss
The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis Gary W. Gallagher In the seventy-three succinct essays gathered in The Enduring Civil War, celebrated historian Gary W. Gallagher highlights the complexity and richness of the war, from its origins to its memory, as topics for study, contemplation, and dispute.
The World Is a Book, Indeed: Writing, Reading, and Traveling Peter LaSalle The World Is a Book, Indeed chronicles in eleven rich personal essays the ongoing quest of award-winning writer Peter LaSalle to embark on offbeat, often startlingly revelatory literary travel. Deeply felt and replete with insight into literature and life itself, this is a collection for readers who love books and want to learn more about the places they originated.