Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2022

We’re excited to connect with you at this year’s ASALH meeting in Montgomery. If you have projects in process that you’d like to discuss, we’d encourage you to setup a meeting with UMass Press’s executive editor, Brian Halley ([email protected]) or swing by our booth in the exhibit hall.

We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of our recent titles in African-American history and culture, particularly the newest entries in our African American Intellectual History series, edited by Christopher Cameron. For a limited time, you can save 40% off the titles featured here with the promo code MAS065 (offer expires October 31, 2022).

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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

The Persistence of Slavery

An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria

Robin Phylisia Chapdelaine

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

Exporting Jim Crow

Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond

Chinua Thelwell

"There Is a North"

Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War

John L. Brooke

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 Case of the Slave-Child, Med

Free Soil in Antislavery Boston

Karen Woods Weierman

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

Ragged Revolutionaries

The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression-Era Literature

Nathaniel Mills

All Eyes Are Upon Us

Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

Jason Sokol

Measuring the Harlem Renaissance

The U.S. Census, African American Identity, and Literary Form

Michael Soto

I Am Because We Are

Readings in Africana Philosophy

Fred Lee Hord, Jonathan Scott Lee

African American Travel Narratives from Abroad

Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow

Gary Totten

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