Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African American Scholars

books-pileThe 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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Black Odysseys:
The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

by Justine McConnell
(Oxford University Press)

Breaking Women:
Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment

by Jill A. McCorkel
(New York University Press)

Harry Truman and the Struggle for Racial Justice
by Robert Shogan
(University Press of Kansas)

Hunting for “Dirtbags”:
Why Cops Over-Police the Poor and Racial Minorities

by Lori Beth Way and Ryan Patten
(Northeastern University Press)

James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes
by Noelle Morrissette
(University of Iowa Press)

NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936-1965
by Thomas Bynum
(University of Tennessee Press)

Necessary Spaces:
Exploring the Richness of African American Childhood in the South

by Saundra Murray Nettles
(Information Age Publishing)

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