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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Abolition and Antislavery:
A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

edited by Peter Hinks and John McKivigan
(Greenwood Publishing)

Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home:
Racial Violence in Florida

by Tameka Bradley Hobbs
(University Press of Florida)

Freedom from Liberation:
Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba

by Gerard Aching
(Indiana University Press)

From Sweetback to Super Fly:
Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop

by Gerald R. Butters Jr.
(University of Missouri Press)

Katrina:
After the Flood

by Gary Rivlin
(Simon & Schuster)

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
edited by Gerald L. Smith et al.
(University Press of Kentucky)

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