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:


Against Marginalization:
Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures

by Jose O. Fernandez
(Ohio State University Press)

Black Lives in Alaska:
A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest

by Ian C. Hartman and David Reamer
(University of Washington Press)

In A Time of Panthers:
Early Photographs

by Jeffrey Henson Scales
(SPQR Editions)

My People:
Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives

by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
(Harper)

Red Hot City:
Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First-Century Atlanta

by Dan Immergluck
(University of California Press)

We’ll Fight It Out Here:
A History of the Ongoing Struggle for Health Equity

by David Chanoff and Louis W. Sullivan
(Johns Hopkins University Press)

Who Hears Here?
On Black Music, Pasts and Present

by Gutherie P. Ramsey
(University of California Press)

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