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

African American Fraternities and Sororities:
The Legacy and the Vision

edited by Tamara L. Brown et al.
(University Press of Kentucky)

Paving the Empire Road:
BBC Television and Black Britons

by Darrell M. Newton
(Manchester University Press)

Race and Justice:
Wrongful Convictions of African American Men

by Marvin D. Free Jr. and Mitch Ruesink
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)

Transatlantic Spectacles of Race:
The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse

by Kimberly Snyder Manganelli
(Rutgers University Press)

Women’s Voices from West Africa:
An Anthology of Songs from the Sahel

edited by Aissata G. Sidikou and Thomas A. Hale
(Indiana University Press)

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  1. I just wanted to know how books were recommended for this list. In particular, Emerald Press has a diversity in higher education series, a number of volumes have focused on African Americans.

    • We welcome recommendations. We tend to list books that have been recently released or are about to be published. But if we overlooked some important volumes, particularly if they relate to higher education, we would be glad to list them.

  2. Thank you for mentioning the book that I co-wrote, Race and Justice: Wrongful Convictions of African American Men. It is a comprehensive look at the problem of wrongful convictions, featuring over 300 cases. I hope that your readers will find this book worthwhile.

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