Call For Papers

The History of the African American Experience in the American West, including Hawaii, Alaska and the Western Region of Canada from the 1800s to the 1980s

The Journal of African American History (formerly the Journal of Negro History) is planning a special issue on the history of the Black Experience in the American West, including Hawaii, Alaska and the western region of Canada. Indeed there is a small body of literature that is presently emerging in this subject area. However, more research and literature needs to be written in order to shed light on the Black experience in the West. Hence, The Journal of African American History will devote an entire issue to historical essays on the African American Western experience.

The Journal of African American History welcomes essays on any aspect of the diverse histories of the African American Western experience, from 1800s to 1980s, including but not limited to a focus on: 1) a particular educational institution; 2) issues of gender, class, and/or inter-ethnic relations, i.e. Blacks & Native American Relationships or Black & Chinese/Asian relationships; 3) arts and artists; 4) general black western history;
5) Black towns; 6) Black women; 7) civic and social activism and politics; 8) prisons;
9) African American newspapers; 10) Black churches; 11) Black soldiers or military bases

Essays should be no more than 35 typed, double-spaced pages, including endnotes.
Guidelines for submission are given on the 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 your 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. Karen A. Johnson, Guest Editor
University of Utah
Department of Education, Culture & Society
1705 E. Campus Center Dr.
Milton Bennion Hall room 383
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Phone: (801) 587-7818

Submission Deadline: November 14th, 2003