AAIHS 2023 Sale

We’re excited to share new scholarship on African American history, literature, and culture on the occasion of the 2023 AAIHS annual conference and look forward to connecting with you in Charlotte!

You can receive 40% off the titles featured here with promo code MAS079. This sale runs through May 31, 2023.

We are eager to discuss your projects in process, particularly candidates for our African American Intellectual History series. Please contact the series editor Christopher Cameron or UMass Press editor-in-chief Matt Becker, at [email protected] to request a meeting.


When Will the Joy Come?

Black Women in the Ivory Tower

Robin Phylisia Chapdelaine, Abena Ampofoa Asare, Michelle Dionne Thompson

"This World Is Not My Home"

A Critical Biography of African American Writer Charles Wright

W. Lawrence Hogue

The New Civil Rights Movement Reader

Resistance, Resilience, and Justice

Traci Parker, Marcia Walker-McWilliams

Race in the Crucible of War

African American Servicemen and the War in Vietnam

Gerald F. Goodwin

Public in Name Only

The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In Demonstration

Brenda Mitchell-Powell

Our Kind of Historian

The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr.

E. James West


Maria Firmina dos Reis, Cristina Ferreira Pinto-Bailey

"Chaotic Freedom" in Civil War Louisiana

The Origins of an Iconic Image

Bruce Laurie

Sailing to Freedom

Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Timothy D. Walker

Jim Crow Networks

African American Periodical Cultures

Eurie Dahn

Fictional Blues

Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White

Kimberly Mack

Brick City Vanguard

Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity

James Smethurst

Maria Baldwin's Worlds

A Story of Black New England and the Fight for Racial Justice

Kathleen Weiler

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds

A History of Slavery in New England

Jared Ross Hardesty

The Slave Master of Trinidad

William Hardin Burnley and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Selwyn R. Cudjoe

Emancipation without Equality

Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line

Thomas E. Smith

Optimism at All Costs

Black Attitudes, Activism, and Advancement in Obama's America

Lessie B. Branch

The Souls of Black Folk

Essays and Sketches

W.E.B. Du Bois, Shawn Leigh Alexander

All Eyes Are Upon Us

Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

Jason Sokol

I Am Because We Are

Readings in Africana Philosophy

Fred Lee Hord, Jonathan Scott Lee

Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies

Stella Bolaki, Sabine Broeck

For Jobs and Freedom

Selected Speeches and Writings of A. Philip Randolph

Andrew E. Kersten, David Lucander

SOS—Calling All Black People

A Black Arts Movement Reader

John H. Bracey, Sonia Sanchez, James Smethurst

The Correspondence of W.E.B. Du Bois, Volume III

Selections, 1944–1963

W.E.B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker

The Correspondence of W.E.B. Du Bois, Volume I

Selections, 1877–1934

W.E.B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker

The Correspondence of W.E.B. Du Bois, Volume II

Selections, 1934–1944

W.E.B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker

Against Racism

Unpublished Essays, Papers, Addresses, 1887–1961

W.E.B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker

Prayers for Dark People

W.E.B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker