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:


African American Workers and the Appalachian Coal Industry
by Joe William Trotter Jr.
(West Virginia University Press)

The Black Agenda:
Bold Solutions for a Broken System

by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
(St. Martin’s Press)

Black Dragon:
Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination

by Zachary F. Price
(Ohio State University Press)

Black Is the Journey, Africana the Name
by Maboula Soumahoro
(Polity)

Black Joy:
Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration

by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts
(Gallery Books)

The Black Side of the River:
Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington, DC

by Jessica A. Grieser
(Georgetown University Press)

Racial Equity on College Campuses:
Connecting Research and Practice

edited by Royel M. Johnson et al.
(State University of New York Press)

Rooted Jazz Dance:
Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century

edited by Lindsay Guarino et al.
(University Press of Florida)

Sissy Insurgencies:
A Racial Anatomy of Unfit Manliness

by Marlon B. Ross
(Duke University Press)

Smart Suits, Tattered Boots:
Black Ministers Mobilizing the Black Church in the Twenty-First Century

by Korie Edwards and Michelle Oyakawa
(New York University Press)

The South:
Jim Crow and Its Afterlives

by Adolph L. Reed
(Verso)

Walking Mannequins:
How Race and Gender Inequalities Shape Retail Clothing Work

by Joya Misra and Kyla Walters
(University of California Press)

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