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:


The Aesthetic Cold War:
Decolonization and Global Literature

by Peter J. Kalliney
(Princeton University Press)

African American Male Perceptions of Police in the Era of YouTube
by Traci Dingle
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

The Arc of Truth:
The Thinking of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Lewis V. Baldwin
(Fortress Press)

The Archaeology of Harriet Tubman’s Life in Freedom
by Douglas V. Armstrong
(Syracuse University Press)

Black Country Music:
Listening for Revolutions

by Francesca T. Royster
(University of Texas Press)

Black Hollywood:
Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments

by Carell Augustus
(SourceBooks)

A Bridge to Justice:
The Life of Franklin H. Williams

by Enid Gort and John Caher
(Fordham University Press)

Enslaved:
The Sunken History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

by Sean Kingsley and Simcha Jacobovici
(Pegasus Books)

Escape to the City:
Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum Urban South

by Viola Franziska Muller
(University of North Carolina Press)

I Always Knew:
A Memoir

by Barbara Chase-Riboud
(Princeton University Press)

The Ivory Tower:
Perspectives of Women of Color in Higher Education

edited by Kimetta R. Hairston and Tawannah G. Allen
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

The Tuskegee Student Uprising:
A History

by Brian Jones
(New York University Press)

Well of Souls:
Uncovering the Banjo’s Hidden History

by Kristina R. Gaddy
(W.W. Norton)

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