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Rutgers University Press
is a nonprofit academic publishing
Academic publishing describes the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship. Most academic work is published in journal article, book or thesis form. The part of academic written output that is not formally published but merely printed up or posted is often called...
house, operating in Piscataway, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, United States. It was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American...
The press was founded in 1936, and since that time has grown in size and in the scope of its publishing program.
In the early years, Rutgers University Press had an eclectic list of titles under the directorship of Earl Schenck Miers and former New York trade publisher William Sloane.
Currently, the press publishes books in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and is known for its large collection of books about the state and the region. Press books that have been particularly influential include The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
, Black Athena
Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization is a highly controversial three-volume work by Martin Bernal. He discusses Ancient Greece in a new light. Bernal's thesis discusses the perception of ancient Greece in relation to Greece's African and Asiatic neighbors, which he...
, A Short History of Film
, The History of Interest Rates
, Quicksand and Passing
, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike
, Jersey Diners
, and Twin Towers