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ASALH 2021

Welcome to our 2021 virtual Association for the Study of African American Life and History page!

Use code ASALH2021 at checkout to receive 30% off all African American Studies titles! Plus, get free US shipping with a $50 minimum purchase. Discount valid through September 30. View our complete list of African American Studies titles here.

We publish widely in all aspects of African American studies, as well as history, popular culture, media studies, Caribbean studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. If you are working on a book-length manuscript in one of these fields and would like to discuss the possibility of publication, please review our staff listing and send an email to the acquiring editor best suited for your project. Be sure to follow our submission guidelines!

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Performing Racial Uplift

In Performing Racial Uplift: E. Azalia Hackley and African American Activism in the Postbellum to Pre-Harlem Era, Juanita Karpf rediscovers the career of Black activist E. Azalia Hackley (1867–1922), ...

The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson

By Alicia K. Jackson
Categories: History

Owned by his father, Isaac Harold Anderson (1835–1906) was born a slave but went on to become a wealthy businessman, grocer, politician, publisher, and religious leader in the African American community ...

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought tells a crucial, almost-forgotten story of African Americans of early nineteenth-century America. In 1833, Maria W. Stewart (1803–1879) told ...

Black Panther

Black Panther is one of the most financially successful and culturally impactful films to emerge from the American film industry in recent years. When it was released in 2018 it broke numerous records ...

The Jazz Masters

The Jazz Masters: Setting the Record Straight features twenty-one conversations with musicians who have had at least fifty years of professional experience, and several as many as seventy-five. In all, ...

The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath

Edited by Thomas Aiello
Categories: African American Studies

In 1963, at the height of the southern civil rights movement, Cecil Brathwaite (1936–2014), under the pseudonym Cecil Elombe Brath, published a satire of Black leaders entitled Color Us Cullud! The ...


By Casey Kayser
Categories: Literature

Winner of the 2021 Eudora Welty Prize

In contrast to other literary genres, drama has received little attention in southern studies, and women playwrights in general receive less recognition than their ...

Conversations with Angela Davis

When Angela Davis (b. 1944) was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list in 1970 and after she successfully gained acquittal in the 1972 trial that garnered national and international attention, she ...

Toni Morrison and the Natural World

Critics have routinely excluded African American literature from ecocritical inquiry despite the fact that the literary tradition has, from its inception, proved to be steeped in environmental concerns ...

Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art

Painters Robert Duncanson (ca. 1821–1872) and Edward Bannister (1828–1901) and sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1844–1907) each became accomplished African American artists. But as emerging art ...