Recent Books 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.


A Chance for Change:
Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle

by Crystal R. Sanders
(University of North Carolina Press)

African American Writing:
A Literary Approach

by Werner Sollors
(Temple University Press)

Are All the Women Still White?
Rethinking Race, Expanding Feminisms

by Janell Hobson
(State University of New York Press)

Crook County:
Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court

by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
(Stanford Law Books)

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas
edited by Jay Watson and James G. Thomas
(University Press of Mississippi)

Hanging Bridge:
Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century

by Jason Morgan Ward
(Oxford University Press)

No Mercy Here:
Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

by Sarah Haley
(University of North Carolina Press)

Race and the Death Penalty:
The Legacy of
McCleskey v. Kemp
edited by David P. Keyes and R.J. Maratea
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)

Skin Bleaching in Black Atlantic Zones:
Shade Shifters

by Shirley Anne Tate
(Palgrave Pivot)

Travel & See:
Black Diaspora Art Practices Since the 1980s

by Kobena Mercer
(Duke University Press)

Trends in African Studies
edited by Jacob U. Gordon and Stephen Owoahene-Acheampong
(Nova Science Publishers)

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