Our 2022 ASALH Virtual Booth and Book Sale

This year's ASALH Conference took place in Montgomery, Alabama from September 29 to October 1, 2022. Our virtual booth is open through November 30, 2022 and offers great deals on our African American studies titles. Use code ALH22 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual BoothRead on for highlights and … Continue reading Our 2022 ASALH Virtual Booth and Book Sale

New Paperback Release: The Denmark Vesey Affair

Choice Outstanding Academic Title  “Aims to prove that even if the revolt itself didn’t actually happen, the plot did exist, and that it was the most sophisticated collective plot against slavery in the U.S.”—Time  “A truly invaluable collocation of documents. Highly Recommended.”—Choice  “Presents a panoply of documents pertinent to the Vesey conspiracy’s origins, unraveling, and aftermath … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Denmark Vesey Affair

New Paperback Release: Sacraments of Memory

“An incisive account of Catholicism’s presence within the post-1960s genre of the neo-slave narrative and its long-standing history in the African-American literary tradition. . . . Salius’ work truly inaugurates a new sub-field in African-American literary criticism, one that reimagines a multi-disciplinary, trans-historical, and cross-genre approach to U.S. Catholicism and the literature of slavery.”—Christianity and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Sacraments of Memory

Introducing Our New NEH SHARP Student Assistants

We’re pleased to introduce our new student assistants, Ivette Rodriguez and Chad Lobo Munteanu. They join us for our “Exploring Diverse Stories of America through Humanities Publishing” initiative, part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our sincere thanks to University of Florida’s African American … Continue reading Introducing Our New NEH SHARP Student Assistants

New Paperback Release: Precarious Passages

“The range of scholarship that this volume represents is truly impressive at every stage, and the critical undertaking that it embodies serves as a useful and insightful summation of the field.”—Review of English Studies “A compelling and generative source for scholars and students of myriad fields.”—Studies in the Novel “An insightful and illuminating read, with … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Precarious Passages

New Paperback Release: A Struggle for Heritage

“Offers a richly detailed and carefully analyzed picture of the lives of people who simply ‘weren’t there’ according to the usual stories we tell ourselves about the American past. In this counternarrative, archaeology not only extends the existing archive, but also provides the basis for a penetrating critique of that archive and its gaps. A … Continue reading New Paperback Release: A Struggle for Heritage

Bertha Maxwell-Roddey

“An excellent biography reflective of the great contributions of Maxwell-Roddey to K–12 Black education, higher education, and African American studies. A beautifully written tribute to one of the most consequential Black educators of our time. Well balanced in historical execution and tone, this book will stand the test of time.”—Derrick P. Alridge, coeditor of The Black … Continue reading Bertha Maxwell-Roddey

New Paperback Release: Black Well-Being

Canadian Association for American Studies Robert K. Martin Book Prize "A valuable resource. . . . Stone gives space to both fugitive and free black writers, canonical and obscure, essay and narrative, in an effort to revisit the terms of the canon and the boundaries of the black literary as it is understood for the … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Black Well-Being

New Paperback Release: NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award “Those interested in the effects of the Civil Rights Movement upon NASA’s policies, specifically in the South, should begin with this anthology.”—Journal of African American History “This book is important because it pushes beyond . . . well-known intersections between space exploration and civil rights and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

New Paperback Release: Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc., C. Calvin Smith Book Award “Young . . . looks at both sides of Church’s personality, and he has painted Church’s image onto the larger canvas of African American political struggle.”—Journal of American History  “An enlightening local study of racial politics in a Southern city. Written in concise, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle