“Boldly suggests that cultural organizing shaped the trajectory and spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.”—Journal of American Ethnic History “Street brings together many different cultural strands in this work and argues cogently that they were an important part of a movement that affirmed African American self-belief at the same time as it demanded freedom … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement
“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America “Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human motivations and about … Continue reading New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization
“One of the great, largely unknown stories of American history. This volume is a wonderfully evocative demonstration of something often discounted--how important law and lawyers were, and remain, in realizing the promise of full equality for all citizens.”—Kenneth W. Mack, author of Representing the Race “Filled with tales of ordinary people exhibiting extraordinary courage, Voices … Continue reading Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers
UPF recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to attend the African American Intellectual History Society 2017 conference! We had a great time exhibiting our books in African American intellectual history and had the chance to mingle with scholars in the field. We saw some of our authors at the conference, including Gregory Mixon, author of Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, … Continue reading African American Intellectual History Society 2017 Conference
Read TIME magazine's review of The Denmark Vesey Affair . “Brilliantly conceptualized, exhaustively researched, and eloquently written, it is a gold mine for anyone interested in America's ongoing dilemma with slavery and race.”—John Stauffer, author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln “This stunning and magisterial documentary history accumulates and analyzes much evidence never … Continue reading The Denmark Vesey Affair
“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and … Continue reading Who Owns Haiti?
Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month