Books for Black History Month

Explore our selection of books for Black History Month! New titles this year include a study of Mary McLeod Bethune's global activism, an insider’s account of a wrongful conviction and the fight to overturn it during the civil rights era, profiles of influential Black women activists at the 1977 National Women’s Conference, an analysis of … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Q&A with the editors of It’s Our Movement Now

In It's Our Movement Now: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference, editors Laura L. Lovett, Rachel Jessica Daniel, and Kelly N. Giles present a panoramic view of Black feminist politics through the stories of Black women who attended the 1977 National Women’s Conference, placing the diversity of Black women’s experiences and their … Continue reading Q&A with the editors of It’s Our Movement Now

Reflections from Our NEH SHARP Student Assistants

Our student assistants from Fall 2022—Ivette Rodriguez, Chad Lobo Munteanu, and Murielle LeMaire—reflect on their experiences at the Press below. They joined 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 … Continue reading Reflections from Our NEH SHARP Student Assistants

New Paperback Release: Eating in the Side Room

“A timeless publication and significant contribution to the discipline. . . . Students of African America will find Warner’s book an illuminating study, and a strong example to follow.”—Historical Archaeology “A striking interdisciplinary analysis. . . . Underscores the value of zooarchaeological analysis in informing our understanding of the past, especially of people devalued and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Eating in the Side Room

It’s Our Movement Now

“This exciting collection offers an up close and personal view of Black women’s grassroots politics across the U.S. in the late 1970s. With evocative portrait photographs accompanying vivid biographies, It’s Our Movement Now makes readers feel like we are on the ground at the National Women’s Conference. A great read.”—Annelise Orleck, author of Rethinking American Women’s … Continue reading It’s Our Movement Now

New Paperback Release: Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

“A needed addition to the scholarship, centering African Americans within [a] narrative that typically marginalizes them. . . . Helps create a more accurate and inclusive picture of this era.”—H-Net “A solidly researched and well-written addition to the literature concerning slavery and the Civil War and furthers the effort to make more widely known a number … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

New Paperback Release: New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

"The starting point for anyone trying to understand the current field of the study of African American recolonization.”—Choice “Succeeds in demonstrating the importance of colonization to several aspects of early American history and pushing scholarly conversations in new and exciting directions.”—Journal of the Early Republic “[A] well-curated collection.”—Journal of American History “A set of remarkably … Continue reading New Paperback Release: New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

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