Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

A Band of Noble Women: Racial Politics in the Women’s Peace Movement by Melinda Plastas (Syracuse University Press)
Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis by Jennifer F. Hamer (University of California Press)
African Media and Democratization: Public Opinion, Ownership, and Rule of Law by Yusuf Kalyango Jr. (Peter Lang Publishing)
American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era by David W. Blight (Harvard University Press)
Changing Inequality by Rebecca M. Blank (University of California Press)
Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality by John Marsh (Monthly Review Press)
Outcast to Ambassador: The Musical Odyssey of Salif Keita by Cheick M. Cherif Keita (Mogoya Books)
Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress by Michael D. Minta (Princeton University Press)
Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry by Evie Shockley (University of Iowa Press)
Representation and Black Womanhood: The Legacy of Sarah Baartman edited by Natasha Gordon-Chipembere (Palgrave Macmillan)
Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature by William A. Gleason (New York University Press)
• Sixty Years a Que: Greek Letter Societies and the African American Community by Gordon D. Morgan (New Academia Publishing)
Slavery and the Culture of Taste by Simon Gikandi (Princeton University Press)
Social Justice, Poverty, and Race: Normative and Empirical Points of View edited by Paul Kriese and Randall E. Osborne (Rodopi Publications)
Sold Down the River: Slavery in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia by Anthony Gene Carey (University of Alabama Press)
The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment by Andrew S. Curran (Johns Hopkins University Press)
The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies by Matthew Parker (Walker & Company)
The Trouble with Sauling Around: Conversion in Ethnic American Autobiography, 1965-2002 by Madeline Ruth Walker (University of Iowa Press)
Transatlantic Literary Exchanges, 1790-1870: Gender, Race, and Nation by Kevin Hutchings and Julia M. Wright (Ashgate Publishing Company)
Women of Color in Higher Education: Turbulent Past, Promising Future edited by Gaetane Jean-Marie and Brenda Lloyd-Jones (Emerald Books)

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