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

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance:
Igniting Citizenship

by Yvonne Daniel
(University of Illinois Press)

Deluxe Jim Crow:
Civil Rights and American Health Policy, 1935-1954

by Karen Kruse Thomas
(University of Georgia Press)

Forging Freedom:
Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

by Amrita Chakrabarti Myers
(University of North Carolina Press)

Freedom Rights:
New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement

by Danielle L. McGuire and John Dittmner
(University Press of Kentucky)

Literary Sisters:
Dorothy West and Her Circle: A Biography of the Harlem Renaissance

by Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis
(Rutgers University Press)

Martin Luther King’s Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech
by Keith D. Miller
(University Press of Mississippi)

Press, Platform, Pulpit:
Black Feminist Publics in the Era of Reform

by Teresa Zackodnik
(University of Tennessee Press)

Real Folks:
Race and Genre in the Great Depression

by Sonnet Retman
(Duke University Press)

Slaves Waiting for Sale:
Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

by Mauri D. McInnis
(University of Chicago Press)

Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

by Thadious M. Davis
(University of North Carolina Press)

Taming Cannibals:
Race and the Victorians

by Patrick Brantlinger
(Cornell University Press)

The Kings of Casino Park:
Black Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932

by Thomas Aiello
(University of Alabama Press)

The Zong:
A Massacre, the Law, and the End of Slavery

by James Walvin
(Yale University Press)

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