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New Press


New Press

The New Press
Founded 1990
Founder André Schiffrin
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Distribution Perseus Distribution
Publication types Books
Official website

The New Press is a not-for-profit, United States-based publishing house that operates in the public interest. It was established in 1990 as an alternative to large commercial publishers, and is supported financially by various foundations, groups and corporations including the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Renco Group and the Centre for International Law and Justice.

The New Press publishes about 50 titles each year, ranging from national bestsellers such as Studs Terkel's Race, Peter Irons's May It Please the Court, and James Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me to smaller but significant titles such as East to America: Korean American Life Stories and Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education.

The New Press focuses on number of key program areas, including: contemporary social issues, with an emphasis on race relations, women's issues, immigration, human rights, labor and popular economics, and the media; education reform and alternative teaching materials; cultural criticism; art and art education; international literature; and law and legal studies. Across these disciplines, The Press has also taken a leading role in publishing a wide range of new work in African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American studies, as well as work by and about other minority groups.

The New Press is very much an activist press; with the help of a group of editorial advisory committees, it seeks to identify areas in which new books and materials are most needed, and to commission books to fill those needs.

Books published by The New Press were distributed by W.W. Norton and Company. The New Press is currently distributed by Perseus.


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