Gender and Race in American History

The series editors of Gender and Race in American History invite manuscripts that focus on the intersections between gender and race in nineteenth and twentieth-century American history. Inspired by the rich history of political and social activism in New York State, the editors seek projects that use the analytical categories of gender and race—broadly defined—to illuminate power, identity, culture, citizenship rights, work, education, and reform in the U.S. While we are interested in interrelated factors such as religion, class, region, and sexuality, we seek manuscripts that focus specifically on the complex interconnections of race and gender. We also encourage manuscripts that have transnational or global perspectives on American history. Finally, the editors encourage manuscripts that critically analyze and theorize those terms. Projects may include different titles and formats, ranging from monographs to edited volumes representing diverse authors and points of view. The University of Rochester Press is committed to publishing outstanding work from junior scholars and will consider proposals from those hoping to publish their first book, as well as from established scholars.

The editors of the series are Alison M. Parker, the College at Brockport, State University of New York and Carol Faulkner, Syracuse University. They are assisted by a board of historians from institutions throughout the country, who have collectively transformed the way that we think about the diversity of racial and gender experiences in the United States.

To submit an appropriate project for consideration, please send a formal proposal or prospectus to the Series Editors. The proposal should include: 1) a brief but detailed synopsis of the work, outlining its intended contribution to the existing literature; 2) an abstract of 300 words or less, summarizing the work’s content; 3) a complete Table of Contents and one or two sample chapters; 4) an updated CV

Series Editors

Alison M. Parker, the College at Brockport, State University of New York. Author of Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century Women on Race and Reform (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873–1933 (University of Illinois Press, 1997); and co-editor of Women and the Unstable State in Nineteenth Century America (2000) and Beyond Black and White: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the U.S. South and Southwest (2004).

Carol Faulkner, Syracuse University. Author of Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and Women’s Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen’s Aid Movement (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2003); and co-editor of Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2002).

Advisory Board

Lori D. Ginzberg (Pennsylvania State University), Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Professor Emerita (Brooklyn College, CUNY), Michele Mitchell (New York University), Nayan Shah (University of California, San Diego), Ula Y. Taylor (University of California, Berkeley), Victoria Wolcott (University of Buffalo), Stephanie Gilmore (Dickinson College)

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