E. James West is a Lecturer and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in American History at Northumbria University, UK. His research focuses primarily on the black press and black business history in the United States and diaspora. His articles have appeared in outlets such asSouls, The Sixties, The Black Scholar,the Journal of American Studies, Southern Spaces, Southern Quarterly, and Black Diaspora Review. His forthcoming book, Ebony Magazine, Lerone Bennett, Jr., and Popular Black History (University of Illinois Press), examines the role of Ebony magazine in what Vincent Harding has described as the ‘modern black history revival’ during the decades following World War II. He is currently completing a second monograph exploring the intersections of race, media, and the built environment in twentieth century Chicago.