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. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, JBHE will earn a fraction of revenue from qualifying purchases.

Here are the latest selections:


Black Cowboys of Rodeo:
Unsung Heroes from Harlem to Hollywood and the American West

by Keith Ryan Cartwright
(University of Nebraska Press)

Born on a Fence:
Two Letters on Race in America

by Colin David Noyes Jones
(Bowker)

Entertaining Race:
Performing Blackness in America

by Michael Eric Dyson
(St. Martin’s Press)

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought
by Kristin Waters
(University Press of Mississippi)

Martin Luther King:
A Religious Life

by Paul Harvey
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

Muhammad Ali in Africana Cultural Memory
edited by L. James Conyers and N. Christel Temple
(Anthem Press)

Sisterlocking Discoarse:
Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First Century Academy

by Valerie Lee
(State University of New York Press)

Stephen A. Swails:
Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction

by Gordon C. Rhea
(Louisiana State University Press)

The Jazz Masters:
Setting the Record Straight

by Peter C. Zimmerman
(University Press of Mississippi)

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