The Books You’ve Waited For: Ebony Magazine, the Johnson Book Division, and Black History in Print

E. James West

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Abstract

In early 1973 the editors of Ebony magazine decided to highlight one of the Johnson Publishing Company’s lesser-known projects. The editors reminded readers that the company, best known as the publisher of leading black periodicals such as Ebony, Jet, and Black World, also published books. In fact, Ebony’s editors declared, the Johnson Publishing Company Book Division had expanded into a major operation that published “some of the best books written by, about and for black people” on the market.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgainst A Sharp White Background
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructures of African American Print
EditorsJonathan Senchyne, Brigitte Fielder
Place of PublicationMadison
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
Pages62-81
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780299321536
ISBN (Print)9780299321505
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2019

Publication series

NameThe History of Print and Digital Culture
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press

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