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.

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


Beyond Freedom:
Disrupting the History of Emancipation

edited by David W. Blight and Jim Downs
(University of Georgia Press)

Bound to the Fire:
How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine

by Kelley Fanto Deetz
(University Press of Kentucky)

Black Tudors:
The Untold Story

by Miranda Kaufmann (Oneworld Publications)

Bullets and Fire:
Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840-1950

by Guy Lancaster
(University of Arkansas Press)

Empire of Ruin:
Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

by John Levi Barnard
(Oxford University Press)

Langston’s Salvation:
American Religion and the Bard of Harlem

by Wallace D. Best
(New York University Press)

Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies
by Robert S. Levine
(Cambridge University Press)

Racial Worldmaking:
The Power of Popular Fiction

by Mark C. Jerng
(Fordham University Press)

Religion of the Field Negro:
On Black Secularism and Black Theology

by Vincent W. Lloyd
(Fordham University Press)

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
by Reni Eddo-Lodge
(Bloomsbury Circus)

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