Call for Authors: 50 Events that Shaped African American History

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Call for Publications
November 16, 2017 to April 15, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Area Studies, Black History / Studies

Call for Authors: 50 Events that Shaped African American History

ABC-CLIO, the leading publisher of academic reference works, is developing 50 Events that Shaped African American History to be published in 2019.  The two-volume encyclopedia will help readers understand the significance of the African American experience through "50 Key Events" that helped shape the United States. Critical moments in black social, cultural, economic, and political history will be organized chronologically with useful timelines, contextual backgrounds, and interesting sidebars highlighting important participants and places, among other features.

We are seeking writing contributions from interested scholars. Contributors will write a 7000 word chapter that adheres to specific author guidelines which will be provided.  Contributors must hold a PhD, ABD, be currently enrolled in a doctoral program, or have recognized expertise in the field of African American History or American Studies.

If you are interested in writing one or more of these entries below, please send an abbreviated c.v. of no more than two pages which highlights your relevant interests and qualifications and a short writing sample of no more than ten pages to Jamie Wilson, PhD., editor:

Open Entries

  1. Abolitionist Movement of the early to mid-nineteenth century
  2. The Civil War
  3. The 1992 Los Angeles Riot


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