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 Formula for Eradicating Racism:
Debunking White Supremacy

by Earl Smith and Timothy McGettigan
(Palgrave Pivot)

Building a Nation:
Caribbean Federation in the Black Diaspora

by Eric D. Duke
(University Press of Florida)


Changing the Face of Engineering:
The African American Experience

edited by John Brooks Slaughter et al.
(Johns Hopkins University Press)


Contemporary Plays by African American Women:
Ten Complete Works

edited by Sandra Adell
(University of Illinois Press)

Deadly Injustice:
Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System

edited by Devon Johnson et al.
(New York University Press)

Finding Charity’s Folk:
Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland

by Jessica Millward
(University of Georgia Press)

Just Medicine:
A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

by Dayna Bowen Matthew
(New York University Press)

Race and Education in North Carolina:
From Segregation to Desegregation

by John E. Batchelor
(Louisiana State University Press)

Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs
by Lorrie Frasure-Yokley
(Cambridge University Press)

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