Q&A with Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida tells the story of healthcare workers who battled racism in a state where white supremacy formed the bedrock of society. Read below for a short Q&A with the author, Christine Ardalan. This book is currently on sale in our African American Studies virtual booth. Use code ALH20 for a discount … Continue reading Q&A with Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Legacy of Jim Crow in Today’s Healthcare Disparities

By Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida News reports during the spring and summer months of 2020 documenting the outbreaks and deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the disproportionate occurrences in Black communities. Black Americans were not only more likely to be infected with the coronavirus … Continue reading The Legacy of Jim Crow in Today’s Healthcare Disparities

Welcome to Our 2020 ASALH Virtual Booth

This year's ASALH Conference will be held virtually throughout the month of September. Our virtual booth is open through December 16 and offers great deals on our African American studies titles. Use code ALH20 for discount prices and free shipping. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on for highlights and … Continue reading Welcome to Our 2020 ASALH Virtual Booth

Black History of Florida: A Reading List

Explore centuries of freedom struggles, political development, community histories, and cultural achievements in this list of our books on the African American heritage of Florida. Including the eras of slavery, segregation, and civil rights, these books delve into both pivotal moments and daily life from throughout the black history of the state. Africa in Florida: … Continue reading Black History of Florida: A Reading List

Police Brutality and the Exile of Black Panther Pete O’Neal

By Paul J. Magnarella, author of Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O’Neal Story “We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black people.” This demand did not follow the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020. Rather it preceded that horrific event by over 50 years; it … Continue reading Police Brutality and the Exile of Black Panther Pete O’Neal

Quarantine Reads: Black Voices

Yesterday, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) released a Statement on Equity and Anti-Racism in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other individuals who have been victims of the systemic racism at work in the United States. The University Press of Florida joins with AUPresses in condemning … Continue reading Quarantine Reads: Black Voices

Pauulu’s Diaspora

“With its geographic breadth, meticulous research, and gorgeous writing, this book is a breakthrough, a trailblazer, and a trendsetter in diverse fields including pan-African studies and the emerging field of the ‘Black Pacific.’”—Gerald Horne, author of Facing the Rising Sun: African Americans, Japan, and the Rise of Afro-Asian Solidarity “In this excellent examination of the political … Continue reading Pauulu’s Diaspora

Black Panther in Exile

“A fascinating, introspective biography of the life and times of former Black Panther member and African American expatriate Pete O’Neal. It breathes life and historical memory into the ancient and transnational idea that Black Lives Matter.”—Kwasi Densu, Florida A&M University “The United States government’s war against the Black Panther Party is not a thing of … Continue reading Black Panther in Exile

African American Intellectual History Society Conference 2020

Senior acquisitions editor Sian Hunter attended the African American Intellectual History Society Conference in Austin, TX earlier this month. It was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Looking to the future, several of the conferences and book fairs we had been planning to attend this spring have been canceled. Check … Continue reading African American Intellectual History Society Conference 2020

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2019

Acquisitions editor Sian Hunter traveled to North Charleston last weekend to attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We displayed some of our new and bestselling African American studies books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2019