A Juneteenth Collection
Juneteenth is a holiday marking the anniversary of June 19, 1865—the date Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered General Order No. 3 announcing the end of legalized slavery in Texas. Since the following year and continuing to this day, it has been celebrated by people of African descent in the United States as a commemoration of the effective end of slavery in the United States.
To honor Juneteenth, Penn Press has curated a collection of our recent and forthcoming titles that explore historical context and themes related to Juneteenth.
Wicked Flesh—Paperback Coming Soon
Jessica Marie Johnson’s award-winning and groundbreaking book Wicked Flesh is coming in paperback from Penn Press this fall! Unearthing personal stories from the archive, Wicked Flesh shows how black women used intimacy and kinship to redefine freedom in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.
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- An Excerpt From The Kingdom and the Republic in Honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and in commemoration, we're sharing an excerpt from the Introduction to The Kingdom and… Read More