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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A Chosen Exile:
A History of Racial Passing in American Life

by Allyson Hobbs
(Harvard University Press)

A Step Toward Brown v. Board of Education:
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation

by Cheryl Elizabeth Brown Wattley
(University of Oklahoma Press)

Backwater Blues:
The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

by Richard M. Mizelle Jr.
(University of Minnesota Press)

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era
edited by Lean’tin L. Bracks and Jessie Carney Smith
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

Confronting Suburban School Resegregation in California
by Clayton A. Hurd
(University of Pennsylvania Press)

Envisioning Freedom:
Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life

by Cara Caddoo
(Harvard University Press)

Patroons and Periaguas:
Enslaved Watermen and Watercraft of the Lowcountry

by Lynn B. Harris
(University of South Carolina Press)

Penn Center:
A History Preserved

by Orville Vernon Burton
(University of Georgia Press)

Racial Reckoning:
Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders

by Renee C. Romano
(Harvard University Press)

The Ragged Road to Abolition:
Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865

by James J. Gigantino II
(University of Pennsylvania Press)

Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White
by Sarah Gilbreath Ford
(University of Alabama Press)

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