Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2018

The University Press of Florida traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, last week to attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual conference. It was a great opportunity to meet with scholars and display some of our African American studies books. Several of our authors participated in the conference, including Tameka Hobbs, … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2018

Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Known for My Work

"Demonstrates that the ‘emancipation generation’ bequeathed values, ethical frameworks, and identities to multiple ensuing generations, shaping religious, educational, and cultural institutions as well as labor and political organizations. "--Peter Rachleff, editor of Starving Amidst Too Much and Other IWW Writings on the Food Industry "Shows how far off the mark arguments are that claim that … Continue reading Known for My Work

Black Well-Being

"An innovative interpretation of antebellum black literature as well as a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on health and the black body in slavery and freedom."--Erica L. Ball, author of To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class "Engages productively with discourses of identity and subjectivity, the … Continue reading Black Well-Being

These Truly Are the Brave

“Powerfully connects the history of war and peace with the long black freedom struggle in the United States, illuminating as never before the relationship between war and citizenship in the African American experience.”—Timothy Patrick McCarthy, coeditor of The Radical Reader “A rich, provocative compilation that will stimulate important discussions on African Americans’ fraught relationship with … Continue reading These Truly Are the Brave