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.


Black Resistance in the Americas
edited by D.A. Dunkley and Stephanie Shonekan
(Routledge)

Black Women Filmmakers and Black Love on Screen
by Brandale N. Mills
(Routledge)

Embattled Freedom:
Journeys Through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

by Amy Murrell Taylor
(University of North Carolina Press)

Jim Crow Capital:
Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920–1945

by Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy
(University of North Carolina Press)

Keywords for African American Studies
edited by Erica R. Edwards et al.
(New York University Press)

None Like Us:
Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life

by Stephen Best
(Duke University Press)

Paris in America:
A Deaf Nanticoke Shoemaker and His Daughter

by Clara jean Mosley Hall
(Gallaudet University Press)

Race Capital?
Harlem as Setting and Symbol

edited by Andrew M. Fearnley and Daniel Martin
(Columbia University Press)

The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy
by Kevin D. Greene
(University of North Carolina Press)

The Struggle Is Eternal:
Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

by Joseph R. Fitzgerald
(University Press of Kentucky)

This War Ain’t Over:
Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

by Nina Silber
(University of North Carolina Press)

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