Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The 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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Booker T. Washington in American Memory
by Kenneth M. Hamilton (University of Illinois Press)

Global Africans:
Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities

edited by Toyin Falola and Cacee Hoyer

Message to Our Folks:
The Art Ensemble of Chicago

by Paul Steinbeck
(University of Chicago Press)

Mexico’s Nobodies:
The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

by B. Christine Arce
(State University of New York Press)

Occupational Health Disparities:
Improving the Well-Being of Ethnic and Racial Minority Workers

edited by Frederick T.L. Leong
(American Psychological Association)

Race and Ethnicity in America
by John Iceland
(Columbia University Press)

The Lovings:
An Intimate Portrait

by Barbara Villet
(Princeton Architectural Press)

The Nature of the Path:
Reading a West African Road

by Marcus Filippello
(University of Minnesota Press)

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