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.


After August:
Blues, August Wilson, and American Drama

by Patrick Maley
(University of Virginia Press)

Everyday Crimes:
Social Violence and Civil Rights in Early America

by Kelly A. Ryan
(New York University Press)

Making Black Scientists:
A Call to Action

by Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen
(Harvard University Press)

Murder in New Orleans:
The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

by Jeffrey S. Adler
(University of Chicago Press)

The Princeton Fugitive Slave:
The Trials of James Collins Johnson

by Lolita Buckner Inniss (Fordham University Press)

Vitality Politics:
Health, Debility, and the Limits of Black Emancipation

by Stephen Knadler
(University of Michigan Press)

When I Was White:
A Memoir

by Sarah Valentine
(St. Martin’s Press)

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