New Paperback Release: Creole Renegades

Caribbean Philosophical Association Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Outstanding Book Award Caribbean Studies Association Barbara T. Christian Literary Award, Honorable Mention “[An] engaging, wide-ranging treatise on self-exiled Caribbean writers. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice  “Outstanding. . . . The depth of its historical knowledge and its sustained critique of near-sacrosanct ideas of the Caribbean make this a … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Creole Renegades

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

Marge and Julia

“This brilliant epistolary conversation reveals the deep, forthright bond between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her publisher’s daughter, Julia Scribner Bigham—two remarkable women who sought to create and live meaningful lives, even in the shadow of a world war. Marge and Julia is a most welcome contribution to both American literary history and the literature of … Continue reading Marge and Julia

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

New Paperback Release: Race, Place, and Memory

“Simply put, in cultural, political, and social environments rife with debates and disputes regarding Confederate-themed commemorative and celebratory statues and monuments in public venues, Mulrooney’s book deserves wide attention. . . . Essential.”—Choice   “Race, Place, and Memory should push more historians to think about the locales in which public memory is contested ground.”—H-Net   “A well-researched and well-documented … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Race, Place, and Memory

Life in Space

“Sheds new light on how one of NASA’s significant research efforts succeeded in breaking new ground even as those efforts struggled to find support both within and outside the agency. Offers a clear-eyed analysis of a highly complex and multipart institution drawn from close primary research and interviews with participants.”—Margaret A. Weitekamp, curator and chair … Continue reading Life in Space

New Paperback Release: Istwa across the Water

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Haiti-Dominican Republic Section Isis Duarte Book Prize "Provides a powerful reminder that we cannot divorce history from the multiple and sometimes conflicting stories we tell about the past, empirically true or not, and that belief systems, like Vodou, are central to how we understand collective histories. . . . … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Istwa across the Water