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University of Missouri Press
Parent company University of Missouri
Founded 1958
Founder William Peden
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Columbia, Missouri
Distribution Chicago Distribution Center (US)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)
East-West Export Books (Asia, the Pacific)
The Eurospan Group (Europe)
Publication types Books

The University of Missouri Press is a university press controlled by the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and London, England. It was created in 1958 by English professor William Peden. Many publications are by, for, and about people from Missouri. The Press also focuses on the areas of American and world history; military history; intellectual history; biography; journalism; African American studies; women's studies; American, British, and Latin American literary criticism; political science; regional studies; and creative nonfiction. The Press has published 2,000 books since its creation and currently publishes about 30 mostly academic books a year.

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