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

Each month, the JBHE Weekly Bulletin publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here is this month’s selection:

Acting White: The Ironic Legacy of Desegregation by Stuart Buck (Yale University Press)

African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game by Peter Alegi (Ohio University Press)

African-American Life in the Georgia Lowcounty: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee edited by Philip Morgan (University of Georgia Press)

An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle Over Equality in Washington, D.C. by Kate Masur (University of North Carolina Press)

Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora edited by Akinwumi Ogundiran and Toyin Falola (Indiana University Press)

Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities edited by Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon (New York University Press)

Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay by George Reid Andrews (University of North Carolina Press)

Border War: Fighting Over Slavery Before the Civil War by Stanley Harrold (University of North Carolina Press)

Change Is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African-American Students by Patricia A. Edwards et al. (Teachers College Press)

Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana’s Struggle for Independence by Colin A. Palmer (University of North Carolina Press)

Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject by Kirsten Pai Buick (Duke University Press)

Cooking in Other Women’s Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960 by Rebecca Sharpless (University of North Carolina Press)

Duke Ellington’s America by Harvey G. Cohen (University of Chicago Press)

Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition by Seymour Drescher (University of North Carolina Press)

Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic by Ashli White (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson (Viking Books)

Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest by Stacey M. Robertson (University of North Carolina Press)

I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives edited by Susanna Ashton et al. (University of South Carolina Press)

I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath by Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren (Temple University Press)

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle by Leigh Raiford (University of North Carolina Press)

It Is Well With My Soul: The Extraordinary Life of a 106-Year-Old Woman by Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson with Patricia Mulcahy (Penguin Books)

King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution by Aram Goudsouzian (University of California Press)

LeBron’s Dream Team: How Five Friends Made History by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger (Penguin Books)

Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys by David J. Harding (University of Chicago Press)

Mentoring and Diversity: Tips for Students and Professionals for Developing and Maintaining a Diverse Scientific Community by Thomas Landefeld (Springer)

Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story by George  Lipsitz (University of Minnesota Press)

Natalie Curtis Burlin: A Life in Native and African-American Music by Michelle Wick Patterson (University of Nebraska Press)

Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington by Charles Euchner (Beacon Press)

North of the Color Line: Migration and Black Resistance in Canada, 1870-1955 by Sarah-Jane Mathieu (University of North Carolina Press)

Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America’s Most Notorious Drug Lords by Frank Lucas and Aliya S. King (St. Martin’s Press)

Rabble Rousers: The American Far Right in the Civil Rights Era by Clive Webb (University of Georgia Press)

Reconstituting Whiteness: The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission by Jenny Irons (Vanderbilt University Press)

Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876 by Ronald E. Butchart (University of North Carolina Press)

Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill A Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy (HarperCollins)

Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow by Karl Hagstrom Miller (Duke University Press)

Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages Between the Two World Wars by Anastasia C. Curwood (University of North Carolina Press)

Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935 by Cheryl D. Hicks (University of North Carolina Press)

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel by Julia Sun-Joo Lee (Oxford University Press)

The Black Clergy’s Misguided Worship Leadership by Christopher C. Bell Jr. (Trafford Publishing)

The Horrible Gift of Freedom: Atlantic Slavery and the Representation of Emancipation by Marcus Wood (University of Georgia Press)

The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary edited by Vincent Carretta and Ty M. Reese (University of Georgia Press)

The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935 by Kim Cary Warren (University of North Carolina Press)

The World Has Changed: Conversations With Alice Walker edited by Rudolph P. Byrd (New Press)

Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations by Sidney W. Mintz (Harvard University Press)

Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Chad L. Williams (University of North Carolina Press)

Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970 by Luther Adams (University of North Carolina Press)

Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms by Tyrone C. Howard (Teachers College Press)

You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles by Ray Charles Robinson Jr. (Harmony Books)

Zebratown: The True Story of a Black Ex-Con and a White Single Mother in Small Town America by Greg Donaldson (Scribner Books)