Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars

The JBHE Weekly Bulletin regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase via Amazon.

Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 by Helen Tilley (University of Chicago Press)

Cuban Star: How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball by Adrian Burgos Jr. (Hill & Wang)

Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980 by Nicholas M. Creary (Fordham University Press)

Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case by Charles R. McKirdy (University Press of Mississippi)

My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver by Mark D. Hersey (University of Georgia Press)

Polemical Pain: Slavery, Cruelty, and the Rise of Humanitarianism by Margaret Abruzzo (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics by Karla FC Holloway (Duke University Press)

Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South by Kristina DuRocher (University Press of Kentucky)

Romances of the White Man’s Burden: Race, Empire, and the Plantation in American Literature, 1880-1936 by Jeremy Wells (Vanderbilt University Press)

The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation, and Human Rights by Robin Blackburn (Verso)

The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus by Peggy Schwartz and Murray Schwartz (Yale University Press)

The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith by Sarah Azaransky (Oxford University Press)

The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku edited by Jianqing Zheng (University Press of Mississippi)

The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic by Barbara A. Gannon (University of North Carolina Press)

Unjustly Dishonored: An African American Division in World War I by Robert H. Ferrell (University of Missouri Press)

War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar by Jonathan Glassman (University of North Carolina Press)

West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ghana by Sandra E. Greene (Indiana University Press)

White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood by Rachael A. Woldoff (Cornell University Press)

Writing the South Through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography by John C. Inscoe (University of Georgia Press)