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About USC Press

The University of South Carolina Press is one of the oldest and most distinguished publishing houses in the South. Established in 1944, we currently have more than 1,200 titles available in print and digital formats and publish approximately 35 new works annually. Our editorial profile features critically acclaimed titles in Southern history, literary studies, African American studies, civil rights, Jewish studies, and rhetoric and communication. It reflects our mission to publish titles that address national and global issues and illuminate the history and culture of South Carolina and the American South. By publishing works that educate readers, expand scholarship, and provoke community conversations, we are also furthering the mission of the University of South Carolina. 

At USC Press we honor authors, respect readers, and serve communities. Prior to publication, all of our titles go through a rigorous peer-review process and must be approved by our Press Committee. Important ideas need careful and conscientious stewards, and we proudly play that role.

We aspire to create compelling experiences across media that feature work by authors of diverse backgrounds, and we strive to ensure that an equally diverse audience can access a growing number of our titles in ebook, audiobook, and on open access platforms, in addition to print.

Good stewards innovate while staying true to their values. At USC Press, we value meeting the everchanging needs of our audience and believe this innovative service will be the wellspring of our growth and progress for years to come. 

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Mission Statement

The University of South Carolina Press publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed print and digital books. Our authors tell compelling stories that explore the human experience, engage teachers and learners, contribute to academic disciplines, and inspire conversations about social and cultural progress. Our publications address national and global issues and illuminate the history and culture of South Carolina and the American South.

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