The Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scholarship on African American history. The Journal of African American History includes research and reviews.

Articles from Vol. 95, No. 2, Spring

Introduction: Explorations within the African Diaspora
The systematic study of the voluntary and involuntary movement of peoples out of Africa and their dispersal into Asia, Europe, and the Americas; and the history and cultural development of African-descended peoples in their new homelands is a major...
Organizing within the Diaspora: Claude H. A. Denbow, Howard University, and the League of Coloured Peoples
For centuries, social and cultural organizations that were formed to empower their constituents have occupied unique positions within communities throughout the African Diaspora. Historical narratives about early organizing among communities of African...
Rice, Resistance, and Forced Transatlantic Communities: (Re)envisioning the African Diaspora in Low Country Georgia, 1750-1800
[T]he Negro business is a great object with us, it is to the Trade of this country, as the Soul to the Body, and without it no House can gain a proper stability, the planter will as far as in his power sacrifice everything to attain [N]egroes...
The Longue Duree of Africans in Mexico: The Historiography of Racialization, Acculturation, and Afro-Mexican Subjectivity
In the past ten years the scholarship on African-descended peoples in Mexico has grown appreciably and diversified in several ways. The literature, which treats Afro-Mexicans as identifiably discrete populations, reveals complex and multivariate responses...
The Virgin in the Mirror: Reading Images of a Black Madonna through the Lens of Afro-Cuban Women's Experiences
Some devout old women of color tell us that the Virgin of Regla, Yemaya, swims the length and breadth of her bay by night ... and owing to this, some mornings her clothes are wet. ... --Lydia Cabrera (1) The Virgin of Regla, the patroness...

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