New Books of Poems

Forthcoming in 2017 will be two new books of poems by Jim DanielsRowing Inland, from Wayne State University Press, will be released in the spring. Street Calligraphy, from Steel Toe Books, will be published in the fall.

New Research on African American Coking Workers

Alan Derickson has published new research examining how  dangerous working conditions impacted the post emancipation black working class. The article, “‘Gateway to Hell’: African American Coking Workers, Racial Discrimination, and the Struggle against Occupational Cancer,” appears in the Winter-Spring 2016 Journal of African American History.