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Established in 1944, the University of South Carolina Press is one of the oldest and most distinguished publishing houses in the South. With well over 1,000 books available in print and digital formats, and publishing approximately fifty new books annually, the Press enhances and expands the scholarly reputation and worldwide visibility of the University of South Carolina.

In helping the University fulfill its mission of research and teaching and outreach, the Press publishes a wide range of critically acclaimed works in the following subjects: Southern History, African American Studies, Civil Rights, and South Carolina. In addition, the Press publishes long-running scholarly series in Literary Studies and Rhetoric/Communication. Our editorial profile aligns with several of the institutional strengths of the University and underscores the Press’s mission to serve teachers and learners and readers in the academy and the broader culture, both in North American and around the globe.

Our publications feature outstanding editorial and design and production values. They educate, inform, entertain, and inspire while advancing knowledge. Our aim to make the world a better place.

In carrying out our publishing mission, we at the Press are committed to these interrelated and integrated strategic goals:

  • Support the mission of the University of South Carolina
  • Meet the evolving needs of customers and readers
  • Analyze and improve internal systems and workflows
  • Create an organizational culture of communication, transparency, mutual respect, and employee growth and development

The Press is overseen by a Press Committee that approves all publishing decisions and advises the Press on strategy and operations.

We would like to hear from you! If you are a reader or teacher or author, our staff directory is here. And if you would like to submit a proposal, our guidelines are here.

Thank you for visiting our website, and happy reading.






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