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.

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A Pursued Justice:
Black Preaching From the Great Migration to Civil Rights

by Kenyetta R. Gilbert
(Baylor University Press)

African American Anti-Colonial Thought, 1917-1937
by Cathy Bergin
(Edinburgh University Press)

Blue Rhythm Fantasy:
Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

by John Wriggle
(University of Illinois Press)

Making Roots:
A Nation Captivated

by Matthew F. Delmont
(University of California Press)

Midnight Basketball:
Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

by Douglas Hartmann
(University of Chicago Press)

Opposing the Slavers:
The Royal Navy’s Campaign of Suppression

by Peter Grindal and Andrew Lambert
(I.B. Taurus)

Toni Morrison, Novelist
by Saligrama K. Aithal

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