Request for Chapters for New Book on the African American Experience

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Call for Publications
January 15, 2018
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies

Call for Papers for the Edited Book on African American Studies


We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter in an edited book, designed for use in the undergraduate classroom, focusing on the African American experience. The African American Experience: From Slavery to Liberation will be published by Eastern Kentucky University Libraries. This book is intended to give both instructors of African American studies and college students a comprehensive and up-to-date account of African American’s cultural and political history, economic development, artistic expressiveness, religious and philosophical worldviews, etc. The editors welcome scholarly submission from academics and researchers in the field.  Please consult the list of topics below and submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed paper to Joshua Farrington ( or Gwen Graham on or before January 15, 2018. If your proposal is accepted, you will be requested to submit a complete essay by the end of spring 2018.  Papers must be original and should not be previously published or simultaneously been reviewed elsewhere for publication.  All manuscripts will be subject to a peer-review process before they are accepted for publication.  More details on the paper submission process will be provided once your proposal has been accepted.  For any further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact me or one of the editors below. 


Ideal Chapter Topics include, but are not limited to:


1.         Development of the Field of Africana Studies

2.         Origins, Concepts and Attitudes of Blackness, Whiteness and Beauty in

            North America

3.         The Middle Passage

4.         Pan-Africanism

5.         From Slavery to Freedom During the Civil War Era

6.         The Slave Community: Oppression, Resistance and Resilience

7.         The Experience of Slavery

8.         Abolitionism and Resistance Movements

9.         The Civil Rights Movement, Nationalism and Black Power

10.       Christianity and the Black Religious Experience

11.       Islam and Black Religious Experience

12.       Black Women in North America

13.       Racism, Sports, and Soft Power  

14.       Blacks in the Entertainment Industry

15.       African American Art

16.       The Education of African Americans in the United States

17.       Fighting for their Country: Blacks in the US Military

18.       The African American Family in historical context

19.       The Black Family and Economics in the North America

20.       Black Experience and Criminal Justice System in the United States of


21.       Black Lives Matter and Other Contemporary Protest Movements

22.       Black Progress in Post Reconstruction United States of America

23.       Liberation Theology and African American Communities

24.       Critical Issues in African American Health

25.      The N-Word Conundrum and Pop Culture in North America

26.      White Privilege

27.     The African American Experience in Kentucky



Dr. Norman Powell                                                

Dr.  Joshua Farrington           

Gwendolyn Graham                                                                                                                                


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Joshua Farrington

Eastern Kentucky University