AAIHS Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the African American Intellectual History Society.

Scroll through our newest releases!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference. But if you are not traveling this year, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, or chat with one of our editors — Debbie Gershenowitz, or Andrew Winters.

You can learn about our new books just published in these great book series:


We’re highlighting our Justice, Power, and Politics book series.

The Justice, Power, and Politics series publishes new works that explore questions of social justice and political power and struggles for justice in the twentieth century. The series pursues—and brings into conversation with each other—books that use the lenses of justice, power, and politics to help readers better understand the evolution of the United States in the last century. The series includes works by both junior and more seasoned scholars that will find common ground not only in their content but also by broadening the way we think about these issues.

The first JPP books were published in 2013. For more information, visit the series website.


Recent events continue to bring new attention to subjects like police brutality, institutionalized racism, protests and activism, and more. These subjects are among the pillars of the UNC Press publishing program, and have cast new light on some of our newest books, and some of our classic bestselling titles.

You can also check out our full listing of new and classic books in African American Studies.

Gun Country

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Race for Profit

Free Justice

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AAIHS conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


Higher Education for All

Higher Education for All

Racial Inequality, Cold War Liberalism, and the California Master Plan

Andrew Stone Higgins

A City without Care

A City without Care

300 Years of Racism, Health Disparities, and Health Care Activism in New Orleans

Kevin McQueeney

An Army Afire

An Army Afire

How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era

Beth Bailey

Fit Citizens

Fit Citizens

A History of Black Women's Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America

Ava Purkiss

Struggle for the Street

Struggle for the Street

Social Networks and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Pittsburgh

Jessica D. Klanderud

The Demands of Justice

The Demands of Justice

Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia

Tamika Y. Nunley

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

The Making of a Pan-African North America

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey

Consent in the Presence of Force

Consent in the Presence of Force

Sexual Violence and Black Women's Survival in Antebellum New Orleans

Emily A. Owens

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Anastasia C. Curwood

Before Busing

Before Busing

A History of Boston's Long Black Freedom Struggle

Zebulon Vance Miletsky

A New Kind of Youth

A New Kind of Youth

Historically Black High Schools and Southern Student Activism, 1920–1975

Jon N. Hale

Free Joan Little

Free Joan Little

The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment

Christina Greene

Masters of Health

Masters of Health

Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools

Christopher Willoughby

Administering Freedom

Administering Freedom

The State of Emancipation after the Freedmen's Bureau

Dale Kretz

Escape to the City

Escape to the City

Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum Urban South

Viola Franziska Müller

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Eating While Black

Eating While Black

Food Shaming and Race in America

Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots

Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois, Richard Lee Turits

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

The Contested History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Daniel T. Fleming

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

An Artist's Reckoning with the South

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Dreaming the Present

Dreaming the Present

Time, Aesthetics, and the Black Cooperative Movement

Irvin J. Hunt

Rude Citizenship

Rude Citizenship

Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright, and the Reverberations of Colonial Power

Larisa Kingston Mann

The Streets Belong to Us

The Streets Belong to Us

Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification

Anne Gray Fischer

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

Class Interruptions

Class Interruptions

Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women's Fiction

Robin Brooks

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

Arise Africa, Roar China

Arise Africa, Roar China

Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century

Yunxiang Gao

Tears, Fire, and Blood

Tears, Fire, and Blood

The United States and the Decolonization of Africa

James H. Meriwether

White Philanthropy

White Philanthropy

Carnegie Corporation's An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order

Maribel Morey

Settler Memory

Settler Memory

The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States

Kevin Bruyneel

Afropolitan Projects

Afropolitan Projects

Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra

Anima Adjepong

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Free People of Color in the South

Warren Eugene Milteer Jr.

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand

A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Nonviolence before King

Nonviolence before King

The Politics of Being and the Black Freedom Struggle

Anthony C. Siracusa

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

African American Children in the Antebellum North

Crystal Lynn Webster

Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

Half in Shadow

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Shanna Greene Benjamin

No Common Ground

No Common Ground

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

Karen L. Cox

Race for Profit

Race for Profit

How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Eric Williams, William A. Darity Jr., Colin A. Palmer

The Colored Conventions Movement

The Colored Conventions Movement

Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson

White Evangelical Racism

White Evangelical Racism

The Politics of Morality in America

Anthea Butler

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.

Tamika Y. Nunley

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

Black Marxism, Revised and Updated Third Edition

Black Marxism, Revised and Updated Third Edition

The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Cedric J. Robinson, Robin D. G. Kelley, Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Damien Sojoyner

Colored Travelers

Colored Travelers

Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

Trouble of the World

Trouble of the World

Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Zach Sell

The Scholar and the Struggle

The Scholar and the Struggle

Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power

David A. Varel

Unceasing Militant

Unceasing Militant

The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

Christian Citizens

Christian Citizens

Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South

Elizabeth L. Jemison

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

Fighting for Citizenship

Fighting for Citizenship

Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Brian Taylor

To Make the Wounded Whole

To Make the Wounded Whole

The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS

Dan Royles

Visualizing Equality

Visualizing Equality

African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Aston Gonzalez

An Intimate Economy

An Intimate Economy

Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Alexandra J. Finley

Shelter in a Time of Storm

Shelter in a Time of Storm

How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Jelani M. Favors

Free the Land

Free the Land

The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci

White Balance

White Balance

How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Justin Gomer

Uncontrollable Blackness

Uncontrollable Blackness

African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Douglas J. Flowe

Contagions of Empire

Contagions of Empire

Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Khary Oronde Polk

Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray

A Personal and Political Life

Troy R. Saxby

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Thavolia Glymph

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

City of Inmates

City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Those Who Know Don't Say

Those Who Know Don't Say

The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Garrett Felber

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship

Keila Grinberg, Kristin M. McGuire

Black Towns, Black Futures

Black Towns, Black Futures

The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Karla Slocum

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Derrick E. White

Remaking Black Power

Remaking Black Power

How Black Women Transformed an Era

Ashley D. Farmer

Chocolate City

Chocolate City

A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chris Myers Asch, George Derek Musgrove

An Anthropology of Marxism

An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson, H. L. T. Quan, Avery F. Gordon

The Terms of Order

The Terms of Order

Political Science and the Myth of Leadership

Cedric J. Robinson, Erica R. Edwards

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II

Cedric J. Robinson