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Last modified: May 27, 2008, 4:31 PM
Beacon Press is a 150 year old non profit publishing company owned by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The press publishes books for general, activist and progressive scholarly audiences. The works are of high literary and scholarly caliber and are consistent with the principles of the UUA. (These principles can be found at www.uua.org.)They promote such values as freedom of speech and thought, diversity, religious pluralism,and are anti racist, anti-sexist and anti homophobic.
Beacon has published such books as Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin,Jean Baker Miller's Towards a New Psychology of Women and such recent bestsellers as Cornel West's Race Matters and Marian Wright Edelman's Measure of Our Success.
Our current publishing program emphasizes African American Studies, anthropology, child and family issues, nature and the environment, religion and women's studies.