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.


Hurtin’ Words:
Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

by Ted Ownby
(University of North Carolina Press)

Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field
by Mark Burford
(Oxford University Press)

The Digital Edge:
How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality

by S. Craig Watson et al.
(New York University Press)

The Politics of Richard Wright:
Perspectives on Resistance

by Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
(University Press of Kentucky)

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