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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
American Communist History

For a Special Issue on
Activist and Editor Esther Cooper Jackson

Abstract deadline
01 November 2022

Manuscript deadline
15 February 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Sara Rzeszutek, St. Francis College
[email protected]

Erik S. McDuffie, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
[email protected]

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Activist and Editor Esther Cooper Jackson

American Communist History invites authors to submit abstracts (250 words) for inclusion in a special memorial issue on the life and legacy of Esther Cooper Jackson (1917-2022). Article topics can include areas of Esther Cooper Jackson’s own life and activism, Black radical and Communist women during the twentieth century, radical journalism, the practice of commemoration, the legacy of Black Communist women on Black Lives Matter/M4BL, #SayHerName, and #MeToo, or other related topics authors might suggest. This issue will both advance scholarship on Black radical and Communist women and continue Esther Cooper Jackson’s legacy of commemorative editorial practices.

Submission Instructions

Modeled after commemorative issues of Freedomways, which Cooper Jackson edited for twenty-five years, submission types can include personal reflections and memories (500-2000 words) and scholarly articles (5000-6000 words).

Abstracts should be 250 words in length and include a statement on 1) the submission type and 2) if submitting a scholarly article, how that article will advance scholarship on the relevant topics. Please send the abstracts to Sara Rzeszutek [email protected]. Scholarly articles will be between 5000-6000 words and follow the journal's format requirements.

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