Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2023

We’re excited to connect with you at this year’s ASALH meeting in Jacksonville. 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 MAS087 (offer expires October 31, 2023).

SAVE 40% OFF NEW RELEASES WITH CODE MAS087 (exp. Oct. 31, 2023)

In Pursuit of Justice

The Life of John Albion Andrew

Stephen D Engle

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans

Revised and Updated Edition

Lydia Maria Child, Carolyn L. Karcher

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

Sailing to Freedom

Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Timothy D. Walker

Fictional Blues

Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White

Kimberly Mack

Brick City Vanguard

Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity

James Smethurst

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