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.

Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through Amazon.com.


Between Fetters and Freedom:
African American Baptists Since Emancipation

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

Black Silent Majority:
The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment

by Michael Javen Fortner
(Harvard University Press)

Enduring Truths:
Sojourner’s Shadows and Substance

by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
(University of Chicago Press)


Gold Coast Diasporas:
Identity, Culture, and Power

by Walter C. Rucker
(Indiana University Press)


Memories of the Enslaved:
Voices from the Slave Narratives

edited by Spencer R. Crew et al.
(Praeger)

Resisting Paradise:
Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexu ality in Caribbean Culture
by Angelique V. Nixon
(University Press of Mississippi)

Rhythm Ride:
A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

by Andrea Davis Pinkney
(Roaring Brook Press)

Son of Virginia:
A Life in America’s Political Arena

by L. Douglas Wilder
(Lyons Press)

The American Slave Coast:
A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

by Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette
(Chicago Review Press)

The Repeating Body:
Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary

by Kimberly Juanita Brown
(Duke University Press)

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