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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African American Religions, 1500-2000:
Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom

by Sylvester A. Johnson
(Cambridge University Press)


Between Fetters and Freedom:
African American Baptists Since Emancipation

by Edward R. Crowther and Keith Harper
(Mercer University Press)


Black Knowledges/Black Struggles:
Essays in Critical Epistemology

edited by Jason R. Ambroise and Sabine Broeck
(Liverpool University Press)


City of Islands:
Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

by Tammy L. Brown
(University Press of Mississippi)


Despite the Best Intentions:
How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools

by Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond
(Oxford University Press)

Dichotomy of the Black Diaspora
by Lee Catubay Paul
(Archway Publishing)

Funk the Erotic:
Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

by L.H. Stallings
(University of Illinois Press)

Grounds of Engagement:
Apartheid-Era African-American and South African Writing

by Stephane Robolin
(University of Illinois Press)


Humane Insight:
Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death

by Courtney R. Baker
(University of Illinois Press)


Privilege and Prejudice:
The Life of a Black Pioneer

by Clifton R. Wharton Jr.
(Michigan State University Press)

The Future of Whiteness
by Linda Martin Alcoff
(Polity)

The Power to Die:
Slavery and Suicide in British North America

by Terri L. Snyder
(University of Chicago Press)

The Spike Lee Brand:
A Study of Documentary Filmmaking

by Delphine Retort
(State University of New York Press)

This Is Not Dixie:
Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

by Brent M.S. Campney
(University of Illinois Press)

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