Call For Papers

African Americans and the Urban Landscape

The Journal of African American History (formerly The Journal of Negro History) is planning a special issue on the history of African Americans and the urban environment. While there is an extensive literature on African Americans and the city historically, there still is a need to examine the diverse urban communities, the impact of region on the formation of black urban communities, the urban–rural nexus, and the cultural and intellectual movements that emerged in the city. To help remedy this situation, The Journal of African American History will devote an entire issue to historical essays on “African Americans and the Urban Landscape.”

The Journal of African American History welcomes essays on any aspect of the history of African Americans in cities, including but not limited to a focus on: 1) urban-based educational and cultural institutions; 2) African or African diasporan immigration to U.S. cities; 3) issues of class, gender, and/or inter-ethnic relations, 4) cultural and intellectual movements in post World War II urban black communities.

Essays should be no more than 35 typed, double-spaced pages, including endnotes. Guidelines for submission are given on a first page of The Journal of African American History, which uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th Edition (Chicago, 1993) for citations.

Submitted essays will be peer-reviewed. Your cover letter should include the title of the essay, your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax number. Your essay should begin with the title of your essay and NOT include your name.

Please direct inquiries and/or send 3 copies of your manuscript to:

Dr. Lillian S. Williams, Guest Editor
University of Buffalo
732 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
Phone: 716-645-2082, ext. 1126

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2003