The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

"A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice."—Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume's contributors expand the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond … Continue reading The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

The Statues That Speak for Us

Written by Regis M. Fox, author of Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival.   This book is a part of our Black History Month sale, running now through February 28, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code BHM18 at checkout.   Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought matters of … Continue reading The Statues That Speak for Us

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, and as we remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, we’ve prepared a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. These books highlight the 1965 Selma civil rights campaign, unconventional modes of black women’s activism, the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Furiously Funny

"An important and timely expansion of American racial discourse. Tucker’s demonstration of how the comic is not (just) funny and how rage is not (just) destructive is a welcome reminder that willful injustice merits irreverent scorn. "—Derek c. Maus, coeditor of Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights   "Adroitly explores how comic rage is a … Continue reading Furiously Funny

Resistance Reimagined

“Offers fresh insights into nineteenth-century black women’s cultural production. Compelling and elegantly crafted.”—Kathy L. Glass, author of Courting Communities: Black Female Nationalism and “Syncre-Nationalism” in the Nineteenth-Century North   “Outstanding in explaining why these figures were important leaders in their own time and are important models today. A truly engaging and significant study.”—John Ernest, editor of Douglass … Continue reading Resistance Reimagined

Between Washington and Du Bois

"Resurrects from the annals of history James Edward Shepard, one of the most understudied yet important black college administrators and race leaders of the twentieth century. Ellis recounts how Shepard successfully navigated the halls of power within both black and white circles to fund his institution, and in doing so, Ellis challenges the notion that … Continue reading Between Washington and Du Bois

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the 2017 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We had a fantastic time meeting scholars in the field and displaying our wide selection of  African American studies titles. Several of our authors attended the … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017