Duke University Press
Duke University Press is an academic publisher
Academic publishing
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 of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University
Duke University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

. It publishes approximately 120 books annually and more than 40 journals, as well as offering five electronic collections. The Press publishes primarily in the humanities
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 and social sciences
Social sciences
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 but is also particularly well known for its mathematics
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The publisher was founded in 1921 as Trinity College Press with William T. Laprade as first director. Following a restructure and expansion the name was changed to Duke University Press in 1926 with William K. Boyd taking over as director.


  • Journals published by Duke University Press
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