Georgetown University Press Supports the National Council on Public History’s 2021 Virtual Conference
March 8 @ 8:00 am - March 27 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Our titles will be available in NCPH’s virtual exhibit hall beginning March 8th, 2021 and will remain there through March 27th, 2021.
We invite you to browse our titles, available to purchase at a 30% DISCOUNTwhen you use code TNCLon our Press website.
We are excited to have you join us!
Between Freedom and Equality
Barbara Boyle Torrey and
Clara Myrick Green
Between Freedom and Equality begins with the life of Capt. George Pointer, an enslaved African who purchased his freedom in 1793 while working for George Washington’s Potomac Company, and follows the lives of five generations of his descendants. By tracing the story of one family and their experiences, this title offers a moving, inspiring look at the challenges that free African Americans have faced in Washington, DC, since the district’s founding, and grants Pointer and his descendants their long-overdue place in American history.
Facing Georgetown’s HistoryAdam Rothman and
Elsa Barraza Mendoza
Important primary sources drawn from the university’s and the Maryland Jesuits’ archives, as well as essays, articles, and other documents introduce readers to the history of Georgetown’s involvement in slavery and recent efforts to confront this troubling past. These current efforts at recovery, repair, and reconciliation are part of a broader contemporary moment of reckoning with American history and its legacies. The volume also includes reflections from descendants of the people owned and sold by the Maryland Jesuits.
Maurice Jackson and Blair A. Ruble, EditorsHistorians Jackson and Ruble present a collection of fascinating, original stories and poems about the DC jazz scene throughout its history, including a portrait of the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, a portrait of the great Edward “Duke” Ellington’s time in DC, notable women in DC jazz, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University to the scene. Collectively, these stories and poems underscore the deep connection between creativity and place.
A Georgetown Life
Grant QuertermousAs a Georgetown resident for nearly a century, Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon (1815 – 1911) was close to the key political events of her time. Now published for the first time, the record of her experiences offers a unique insight into nineteenth-century American history and gives readers a greater appreciation of life in early Georgetown.
The Capital of Basketball
John McNamaraThe celebration of Washington D.C. basketball is long overdue. Countless figures who have had a significant impact on the sport over the years have roots in the region. Based on more than 150 interviews, The Capital of Basketball discusses the trends and evolution of the game and uncovers the turmoil in the lives of the players and area residents as they dealt with prejudice, educational inequities, politics, and the ways the area has changed through the years.