Series Editors: Portia K. Maultsby & Mellonee Burnim
University of Illinois Press
This series is devoted to the publication of studies of African American musics in the United States as well as treatises on African and African derived music traditions across the globe. Books in the series will foreground the cultural perspectives of the primary creators and performers of the music, highlighting the voices of African Americans, in particular. Series editors especially welcome submissions which address underrepresented topics in the scholarly literature, including but not limited to: biographies and autobiographies, religious and popular music, women in music, music criticism, aesthetics, migration, regional studies and globalization. In addition, publications that serve as definitive markers in the history of African American music scholarship will be considered for reprint. Proposals characterized by rich cultural and musical analysis are welcome from all fields, including ethnomusicology, cultural history, anthropology, and African American and African Diaspora studies.
2000 (Series launch) – Only the Strong Survive: Memories of a Soul Survivor, by Jerry Butler with Earl Smith. (This title was published by Indiana University Press under the series title Black Music and Expressive Culture).
Spring 2007 – Black Women and Music: More than the Blues, eds. Eileen M. Hayes and Linda F. Williams
December 2007 – Ramblin' on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues, ed. David Evans
February 2008 – Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm & Blues, by Joe Evans with Chris Brooks
2010 – Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music, by Eileen M. Hayes
2011 – From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap and the Performance of Masculinity, by Miles White