Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.
From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, learn about our new books in our John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture, and more.
You can also chat with one of our acquiring editors:
The events of the past few months have brought 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.
Some of these books are highlighted in our Justice, Power, and Politics series.
You can also check out our full listing of new and classic books in African American Studies.
All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent ASALH conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.
Click here for our full list of books in African American Studies.
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.
Titles on Display for ASALH
Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War
Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital
Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power
Housing Segregation and Black Life in America
Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life
The Life of Mary Church Terrell
Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South
Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream
How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement
The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual
Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music
A Decolonial History
Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing
Mulattoes and Mixed Bloods in English Colonial America
Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War
The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS
African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives
Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade
Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps
The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era
How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism
A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle
A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South
The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City
The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State
How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights
The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865
African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York
Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi
Prose and Poetry
Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948
An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street
A Personal and Political Life
Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia
A Civil Rights Memorial
The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur
Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture
Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power
The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs
The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State
State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America
How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History
Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana
Histories from the Caribbean
America’s First Abolition Movement
Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955
Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s
The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West
The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City
How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football
Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement
How Black Women Transformed an Era
Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta
The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement
Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance
The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South
Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.
Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s
Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas
Alexander v. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education
Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity
The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction
The Art of the African American Essay
Political Science and the Myth of Leadership
Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II
The Making of the Black Radical Tradition