Monday, July 23, 2012

Call for Book-Length Manuscripts and Proposals: Blacks in History (Peter Lang Publishing | US)

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Under the editorial guidance of series editor Dr. Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Adelphi University, PETER LANG PUBLISHING (New York, New York), an academic publisher, is pleased to invite submissions of book length manuscripts and book proposals, inclusive of monographs, anthologies, readers and handbooks, for its exciting new book series, Black Studies and Critical Thinking (BSCT). BSCT is an innovate interdisciplinary series that offers a dedicated venue for the exploration and examination of the social, cultural, political and economic issues, trends and forces that have shaped and continue to shape the lives and experiences of people of the African Diaspora.

Within this context, the editor is seeking manuscripts and book proposals that will advance research and scholarship and stretch the boundaries of knowledge by addressing a wide range of topics and issues that focus on the historical experiences of Black Americans including, but not limited to the following topics:

• Black History in the Atlantic World Economy, Slave Trade, Growth of Slavery, Civil War
• Black History in the 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century and 20th Century
• Black History and Free Black Communities, Civil Rights Movement, Black Immigrants
• Black History and Medicine and Science, Health and Disease
• Black History and Inventions and Patents, Black Women Self-Help Movements
• Black History and Music, Television, Movies, Radio, Sports
• Black History and Black Entrepreneurship, Black Political Participation
• Black History and Pan-Africanism, Migration, Reconstruction Era, Jim and Jane Crow Era
• Black History and the Great Depression, 20th Century Military Involvement
• Black History and the Courts, Criminal Justice System
• Topics in Black History (not listed above); Sociology; Race and Ethnic Studies; Post Racial Society

If you have a relevant manuscript or book prospectus that you would like considered for the series, please contact Marsha J. Tyson Darling, PhD. Be sure your submission includes your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and the following; 1) a Book Prospectus in which you describe the rationale and significance of the work in 4-7 pages; also, provide a brief description of the book’s scope and focus, its distinctive features, projected length, word-count/number of pages; competition and market considerations, audience; and degree of completion of the book and time-line; 2) a Table of Contents; 3) 2-4 Sample Chapters; and, 4) current CV for author/editor.


Dr. Marsha J Tyson Darling
Professor, History & Interdisciplinary Studies
Director, Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies
Adelphi University
Alumnae Annex 2
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Off: 516-877-4981 Fax: 516-877-4579


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