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Exhibit Hall

The OAH exhibit hall is an important feature of the annual meeting, and its success is measured by the amount of traffic it receives. Help galvenize the profession by visting the hall frequently, supporting the vendors, which in turn ensures the continued availability of quality American history products and services. You'll experience: the newest and currently successful scholarship; new technology demonstrations; discussions about trends in the profession; and connections with people who can help improve your professional profile. Keep your eyes open forthe "Big Book Binge"—announced on site—for deep discounts!

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, April 6 | 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, April 7 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 8 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

View list of  Sponsors and Exhibitors here.

Exhibit Hall Highlights

Museum Display:

"Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865"
Presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities and The Kabacoff Family Foundation, "Purchased Lives" examines one of the most challenging eras of U.S. history.

The portable panel display, which has been curated and produced by The Historic New Orleans Collection, will visit libraries, museums and community centers across Louisiana. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will oversee the transport and logistics of the traveling display, assist in training staff at museums, community centers and libraries to present the exhibit and support public programs in 10 Louisiana communities.

"Purchased Lives" examines the period between America's 1808 abolishment of the international slave trade and the end of the Civil War, during which an estimated two million people were forcibly moved among the nation's states and territories. The domestic trade wreaked new havoc on the lives of enslaved families, as owners and traders in the Upper South—Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC—sold and shipped surplus laborers to the developing Lower South—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Many of those individuals passed through New Orleans, which was the largest slave market in antebellum America.

The exhibition's narrative is not limited to New Orleans, however. It examines a complex and divisive period of American history, helping viewers learn about the far-reaching economic and heartbreaking personal impact of the domestic slave trade.
"'Purchased Lives' connects the economic narrative of American slavery to the firsthand experiences of the men, women, and children whose lives were shattered by the domestic slave trade," said Erin M. Greenwald, THNOC historian and curator of the exhibition. "The panel version affords THNOC and the LEH the opportunity to bring this story to communities throughout the state, encouraging dialogue about the trade and its legacies."

Image: Slave Auction; ca. 1831; ink and watercolor; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1941.3

Free Afternoon Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, April 7, 12:00 pm--3:30 pm
Join us for free coffee in the Exhibit Hall and re-energize before the afternoon sessions and events. Compliments of the Modern American History, a new journal from Cambridge University Press.

Library Lounge
The Library Lounge offers a convenient location to congregate and meet with colleagues, friends, and peers. It offers comfortable seating for those impromptu meetings and the ability to charge devices at the recharge kiosk.

The Big Book Binge
A great way to pick up those last minute books! Keep your eyes and ears open for the "Big Book Binge!" Exhibitors offer extra deep discounts so don't forget to bring an extra bag for books! Annouced via signs and social media at the event.

The Chat Room
Launched in 2016, the Chat Room offers attendees the opportunity to discuss topics important to them from a place of equality in a casual and encouraging environment.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Clio Sponsors

Booths 100-106

Oxford University Press
With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford
University Press is the world’s largest university press. Our History program spans the academic and higher education spectrum, including books, journals, and online products.
In addition to award-winning and innovative online research products, Oxford publishes a wide array of
scholarly and general interest books to meet all of your research and teaching needs. Taken together, our History
program seeks and supports excellence in research, scholarship, and education. Oxford is the proud publisher of the Journal of American History.

 Booth 300


Bedford/St. Martin's
At bedfordstmartins.com you’ll find detailed information about our books and media: complete tables of contents, author bios, reviews, supplements, value packages, and more. You can request an exam copy, watch demos, and get previews of our books and media, explore our free and open resources, and watch our authors tell the stories behind their books and media. For your classroom needs, you can download free classroom materials, log in to access all our online instructor
resources, and get valuable tools for your first day of class.

 Steamboat Sponsors

  Harvard Univeristy
  • Division of Social Science
  • Office of the President
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  • Department of History
 Harvard University Press

Raintree Sponsors

 Historic New Orleans Collection

Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, The University of New Orleans

Booth 128

Tulane University 
University of Georgia
Booths 224
University of New Orleans
University of New Orleans, Department of History

University of North Carolina Press

Booths 201/203

W. W. Norton
Booth 302/304


Peter Lang Publishing
Peter Lang Publishing is an international academic publisher of award-winning, peer-reviewed scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.
Booth 116
Booth 106a Alexander Street Press
Booth 217 Association Book Exhibit
Booth 101 Basic Books
Booth 229 Beacon Press
Booth 120 Brill
Booth 126 Clio
Booth 307 Cambridge University Press
Booth 105 Columbia University Press
Booth 314 Duke University Press
Booth 226 Early American Places
Booths 112/114 Harvard University Press
Booth 122 HeinOnline
Panel Display Historians Against Slavery
Booth 326 History Makers, The
Panel Display History Relevance Campaign
Panel Display IEHS
Booth 328 Ingram Academic Services
Booth 221 Johns Hopkins University Press
Booth 313 LSU Press
Booths 200/202 Macmillan
Booth 300 Macmillan Learning/Bedford/St. Martin's
Booth 117 McFarland
Booth 312 NYU Press
Booths 100-106 Oxford University Press
Booth 318 Palgrave Macmillan
Booth 324 Paratext
Booth 309 Penguin Random House/Knopf Doubleday
Booth 311

Penguin Random House/Penguin

Panel Display Pennsylvania Historical Association
Booth 116 Peter Lang Publishing
Booth 207 Princeton University Press
Booth 108 ProQuest
Booth 308


Booth 115 Rowman & Littlefield
Booth 124 Soomo Learning
Booth 125 Stanford University Press
Booth 103 SUNY Press
Booth 118 Temple University Press
Booth 213 The University of Pennsylvania Press
Booth 316 University of Arkansas
Booth 219 University of California Press
Booth 205 University of Chicago Press
Booth 224 University of Georgia
Booth 320 University of Illinois Press
Booth 127 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Booth 227 University of Massachusetts Press
Booth 214 University of Missouri Press
Booths 201/203 University of North Carolina Press
Booth 225 University of Notre Dame Press
Booth 110 University of Texas Press
Booth 215 University of Virginia Press
Booth 306 University of Washington Press
Booth 209 University Press Kansas
Booth 306 University Press of Mississippi
Booths 302/304 W.W. Norton
Booth 216 Wiley
Booth 204 Yale University Press


Amistad Research Center   
Auburn University  
Baylor University   
Boston College   
Brown University Public Humanities Program   
Business History Conference   
Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies   
Center of African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University   
Clements Center for Southwest Studies   
Columbia University Department of History   
The Cooperstown Graduate Program   
Coordinating Council for Women in History   
University of New Orleans Department of History   
Fr. Henry W. Casper Professorship in History  
Florida State University   
George Mason University  
Harvard University Department of History   
Harvard University Press  
University of Mary Washington History and American Studies Department   
Howard University   
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public HUmanities and Cultural Heritage   
Middle Tennessee State University   
Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies--UNO   
Occidental College   
Oxford University press   
Penn State University   
Saint Louis University  
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History   
Siena College   
Southern Methodist University of Texas Christian University   
Texas State University Department of History    
University of Arkansas Department of History    
University of California Press   
University of Massachusetts Press   
University of Mississippi Press  
University of New Orleans Department of History  
Tulane University  
University of North Carolina Department of History  
University of Virginia  
Williams College  
Yale University