Association for the Study of African American Life and History Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.


Scroll to see our Newest Books!

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, chat with one of our acquisitions editors, Dawn Durante and Andrew Winters, and more.


Congratulations!

Finalists for the 2023 Association for the Study of
African American Life and History Book Prize


Check out our two brand new book series

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Current events continue to bring new attention to subjects like gun violence, 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.

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 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

The Politics of Safety

The Politics of Safety

The Black Struggle for Police Accountability in La Guardia's New York

Shannon King

Prison Capital

Prison Capital

Mass Incarceration and Struggles for Abolition Democracy in Louisiana

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Magic City

Magic City

How the Birmingham Jazz Tradition Shaped the Sound of America

Burgin Mathews

This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

Slavery and Struggle on Southern Plantations

Whitney Nell Stewart

Encyclopédie noire

Encyclopédie noire

The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry's Intellectual World

Sara E. Johnson

Beyond the Kitchen Table

Beyond the Kitchen Table

Black Women and Global Food Systems

Priscilla McCutcheon, Latrica E. Best, Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley

Ambivalent Affinities

Ambivalent Affinities

A Political History of Blackness and Homosexuality after World War II

Jennifer Dominique Jones

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Untold Life of Julia Chinn

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

The Race for America

The Race for America

Black Internationalism in the Age of Manifest Destiny

R. J. Boutelle

The Famous Lady Lovers

The Famous Lady Lovers

Black Women and Queer Desire before Stonewall

Cookie Woolner

We Pursue Our Magic

We Pursue Our Magic

A Spiritual History of Black Feminism

Marina Magloire

Urban Specters

Urban Specters

The Everyday Harms of Racial Capitalism

Sarah Mayorga

I Cannot Write My Life

I Cannot Write My Life

Islam, Arabic, and Slavery in Omar ibn Said's America

Mbaye Lo, Carl W. Ernst

Food Power Politics

Food Power Politics

The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Bobby J. Smith II

The Afro-Latino Memoir

The Afro-Latino Memoir

Race, Ethnicity, and Literary Interculturalism

Trent Masiki

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America

Michael John Witgen

Vodou en Vogue

Vodou en Vogue

Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States

Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

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

Ybor City

Ybor City

Crucible of the Latina South

Sarah McNamara

White Gloves, Black Nation

White Gloves, Black Nation

Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti

Grace Sanders Johnson

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

The Multiracial Promise

The Multiracial Promise

Harold Washington's Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan's America

Gordon K. Mantler

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

The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

Before Equiano

Before Equiano

A Prehistory of the North American Slave Narrative

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

The End of Public Execution

The End of Public Execution

Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South

Michael Ayers Trotti

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

Something in These Hills

Something in These Hills

The Culture of Family Land in Southern Appalachia

John M. Coggeshall

Escape to the City

Escape to the City

Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum Urban South

Viola Franziska Müller

Oriental, Black, and White

Oriental, Black, and White

The Formation of Racial Habits in American Theater

Josephine Lee

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

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

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

Thavolia Glymph

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

From the New Deal to the War on Schools

From the New Deal to the War on Schools

Race, Inequality, and the Rise of the Punitive Education State

Daniel S. Moak

Dismal Freedom

Dismal Freedom

A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp

J. Brent Morris

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

Art from an African American South

Bernard L. Herman

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

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

Game of Privilege

Game of Privilege

An African American History of Golf

Lane Demas

Class Interruptions

Class Interruptions

Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women's Fiction

Robin Brooks

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

Julius Chambers

Julius Chambers

A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Richard A. Rosen, Joseph Mosnier

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Stone Free

Stone Free

Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967

Jas Obrecht

Twice Forgotten

Twice Forgotten

African Americans and the Korean War, an Oral History

David P. Cline

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

The Earliest African American Literatures

The Earliest African American Literatures

A Critical Reader

Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Cassander L. Smith

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

To Address You as My Friend

To Address You as My Friend

African Americans' Letters to Abraham Lincoln

Jonathan W. White, Edna Greene Medford

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis

Jan Ellen Lewis, Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf

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

Nixon's War at Home

Nixon's War at Home

The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism

Daniel S. Chard

Grotesque Touch

Grotesque Touch

Women, Violence, and Contemporary Circum-Caribbean Narratives

Amy King

The Record of Murders and Outrages

The Record of Murders and Outrages

Racial Violence and the Fight over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction

William A. Blair

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Migration and the Making of the United States

Samantha Seeley

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Gone Home

Gone Home

Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

The Wilmington Ten

The Wilmington Ten

Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

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

Thirteen Clocks

Thirteen Clocks

How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

Tainted Tap

Tainted Tap

Flint's Journey from Crisis to Recovery

Katrinell M. Davis

Black Smoke

Black Smoke

African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

Adrian Miller

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Dale W. Tomich, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Carlos Venegas Fornias, Rafael de Bivar Marquese

Half in Shadow

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Shanna Greene Benjamin

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

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

Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed

Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed

The Detroit Uprising of 1943

Rachel Marie-Crane Williams

The Ballad of Robert Charles

The Ballad of Robert Charles

Searching for the New Orleans Riot of 1900

K. Stephen Prince

Rice

Rice

a Savor the South cookbook

Michael W. Twitty

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

Freedom Farmers

Freedom Farmers

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White, LaDonna Redmond

Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis

At the Table with an American Original

Sara B. Franklin

Color and Character

Color and Character

West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Pamela Grundy

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

How the Streets Were Made

How the Streets Were Made

Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Yelena Bailey

I Don't Like the Blues

I Don't Like the Blues

Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life

B. Brian Foster

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

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

Race Characters

Race Characters

Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream

Swati Rana

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean

The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean

Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation, and Boundary Making

Sharika D. Crawford

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

Whose Blues?

Whose Blues?

Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Adam Gussow

That Middle World

That Middle World

Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing

Julia S. Charles

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom

Mulattoes and Mixed Bloods in English Colonial America

A. B. Wilkinson

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

The Hamlet Fire

The Hamlet Fire

A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives

Bryant Simon

An Intimate Economy

An Intimate Economy

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

Alexandra J. Finley

Embattled Freedom

Embattled Freedom

Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor