PAMLA member Frances Smith Foster has three new books to announce.   First, a monograph, “‘Til Death or Distance Do Us Part”: Love and Marriage in African America, from Oxford University Press, 2010.

Of this book, Stephanie Coontz, author of Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage, writes, “Foster demolishes stereotypes about the history of love, sexuality, and marriage among antebellum African Americans and issues a passionate argument for why contemporary Americans need to understand the complexity, variety, and richness of the intimate relationships forged by enslaved and free African American women and men in the past.”

Frances has also published two important anthologies:

Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies, co-edited with Stanlie James and Beverly Guy-Sheftall.  Feminist Press, 2009.

Love and Marriage in Early African America, from University Press of New England, 2009.