African American Intellectual History

This series publishes works that offer a global and interdisciplinary approach to the study of black intellectual traditions and illuminate patterns of black thought across historical periods, geographical regions, and black communities. Featuring new, activist, and innovative scholarship as well as more established approaches, African American Intellectual History will provide a strong foundation for anyone interested in a diverse, diasporic, and expansive understanding of intellectual history.

Series Editor

Christopher Cameron, associate professor of history, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and author of To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement

Manuscript submissions

Please direct manuscript inquiries to the series editor or to UMass Press:

Matt Becker, Executive Editor
University of Massachusetts Press
East Experiment Station
671 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01003

Brian Halley, Senior Editor
UMass Press, Boston Office
Provost Office / Quinn Building
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Titles (arranged by year of publication)

A painting of a dark skinned woman in a yellow dress with orange polka dots, with an arm stretching out of frame and her mouth open, as if singing. She has large earrings and red lipstick.  Fictional Blues
Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White
a print drawing of Amiri Baraka resting his head on his hand Brick City Vanguard
Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity
Emancipation without Equality
Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line