CFP: Encyclopedia of Jim Crow

The editors and advisory board of the Encyclopedia of Jim Crow, to be published by Greenwood Press in 2008, have announced a call for contributors for its three-volume set. The chronological range of the encyclopedia is 1880 to 1965.

The number of proposed entries for the Encyclopedia of Jim Crow currently totals 370. A-level entries are 3000 to 5000 words in length, B-level entries are 1500 to 3000 words in length, and C-level entries are 500 to 1500 words in length. Contributors are encouraged to write multiple entries, but please limit your initial requests to no more than five entries.

Deadline for submissions will be three months after the date of assignment. Please do not respond to this call unless you are confident that you can complete your contribution(s) by that date.

Preference will be given to college professors, advanced graduate students, and published writers who have a demonstrated background in examining Jim Crow, its history, its cultural and political implications, and its legacy.

However, independent scholars who have a demonstrated background in publication and Jim Crow will also be considered. Please send an abbreviated c.v. (no more than 2 pages) and your professional affiliation to either of this address:, or contact Nikki Brown or Barry Stentiford, Department of History, Grambling State University, at 318-274-2256.

Compensation available for contributors who write substantial entries or multiple entries. Prospective contributors will receive an assignment, contributors’ guidelines, and sample entries by e-mail followed by a release form mailed from the publisher to be signed and returned. Completed entries are subject to the normal editing process required for quality publications and are accepted for publication at the discretion of the editor, advisory board, and publisher.

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.