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. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE. Here are the latest selections.

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African American Gothic:
Screams from Shadowed Places

by Maisha L. Wester
(Palgrave Macmillan)

Body as Evidence:
Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender

by Janell Hobson
(State University of New York Press)

Collected Works
by Gordon Parks

edited by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. and Paul Roth
(Steidel)

Slave Breeding:
Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

by Gregory D. Smithers
(University Press of Florida)

The Baptism of Early Virginia:
How Christianity Created Race

by Rebecca Anne Goetz
(Johns Hopkins University Press)

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