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 through

African Americans in South Texas History edited by Bruce A. Glasrud (Texas A&M University Press)

Authentic Blackness/“Real” Blackness: Essays on the Meaning of Blackness in Literature and Culture edited by Martin Japtok and Jerry Rafiki Jenkins (Peter Lang Publishing)

Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom by Kurt Leichtie and Bruce G. Carveth (Southern Illinois University Press)

Faulkner and Whiteness edited by Jay Watson (University Press of Mississippi)

If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls by Aime J.  Ellis (Wayne State University Press)

Masculinity in the Black Imagination: Politics of Communicating Race and Manhood by Ronald L. Jackson and Mark C. Hopson (Peter Lang Publishing)

New Essays on Phillis Wheatley edited by John C. Shields and Eric D. Lamore (University of Tennessee Press)

Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball by Rebecca T. Alpert (Oxford University Press)

Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation by Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt (Berghahn Books)

Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents edited by Kimberly A. Huisman et al. (North Atlantic Books)

The City on the Hill From Below: The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics by Stephen H. Marshall (Temple University Press)

The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America by Mary Hinton (Lexington Books)

The Inequalities of Love: College-Educated Black Women and the Barriers to Romance and Family by Averil Y. Clarke (Duke University Press)

The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1920-1929 by Christopher Robert Reed (University of Illinois Press)

Thyra J. Edwards: Black Activist in the Global Freedom Struggle by Gregg Andrews (University of Missouri Press)