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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Before L.A.:
Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

by David Samuel Torres-Rouff
(Yale University Press)

Crafting Lives:
African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900

by Catherine W. Bishir
(University of North Carolina Press)

Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops

by John David Smith
(Southern Illinois University Press)

Seeing Race in Modern America

by Matthew Pratt Guteri
(University of North Carolina Press)

The Haverford Discussions:
A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice

edited by Michael Lackey
(University of Virginia Press)

The Souls of White Folk:
African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

by Veronica T. Watson
(University Press of Mississippi)

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