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
"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.
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
|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.
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.
|Harvard University Press|
|Historic New Orleans Collection|
|Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, The University of New Orleans|
|University of Georgia
|University of New Orleans|
|University of New Orleans, Department of History|
|W. W. Norton
|Booth 225||Alexander Street Press|
|Booth 217||Association Book Exhibit|
|Booth 101||Basic Books|
|Booth 229||Beacon Press|
|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|
|Panel Display||Historians Against Slavery|
|Panel Display||History Relevance Campaign|
|Booth 328||Ingram Academic Services|
|Booth 221||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Booth 313||LSU Press|
|Booth 300||Macmillan Learning/Bedford/St. Martin's|
|Booth 312||NYU Press|
|Booths 100-106||Oxford University Press|
|Booth 318||Palgrave Macmillan|
|Booth 309||Penguin Random House/Knopf Doubleday|
|Panel Display||Pennsylvania Historical Association|
|Booth 116||Peter Lang Publishing|
|Booth 207||Princeton University Press|
|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 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 204||Yale University Press|
|Amistad Research Center|
|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|
|John Nicholas Brown Center for Public HUmanities and Cultural Heritage|
|Middle Tennessee State University|
|Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies--UNO|
|Oxford University press|
|Penn State University|
|Saint Louis University|
|Smithsonian's National Museum of American History|
|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|
|University of North Carolina Department of History|
|University of Virginia|