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.


Appealing for Liberty:
Freedom Suits in the South

by Loren Schweninger
(Oxford University Press)

Between Worlds:
The Art of Bill Traylor

by Leslie Umberger
(Princeton University Press)

Black New Jersey:
1664 to the Present Day

by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
(Rutgers University Press)

Double Exposure:
Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s

by John Glanton
(Minnesota Historical Society Press)

Health Policies and Black Americans
edited by David P. Willis
(Transaction Publishers)

More Than a Game:
A History of the African American Experience in Sport

by David K. Wiggins
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

Semi Queer:
Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers

by Anne Balay
(University of North Carolina Press)

Sexuality and Slavery:
Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas

edited by Daina Berry and Leslie Harris
(University of Georgia Press)

Southern Discomfort:
A Memoir

by Tena Clark
(Touchstone)

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
by Alice Walker
(Atria)

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