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.

  • Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur by Ron Christie (St. Martin’s Press)

Are We Born Racist? New Insights From Neuroscience and Positive Psychology edited by Jason Marsh et al. (Beacon Press)

Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World edited by John D. Garrigus (Texas A&M University Press)

Between Race and Reason: Violence, Intellectual Responsibility, and the University to Come by Susan Searls Giroux (Stanford University Press)

Children of Fire: A History of African Americans by Thomas C. Holt (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities by Deborah Elizabeth Whaley (State University of New York Press)

Dream Walker: A Journey of Achievement and Inspiration by Bernard Harris (Greenleaf Press)

From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of Atlantic Slave Society, 1775-1807 by Audra A. Diptee (University Press of Florida)

Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr. by Lewis V. Baldwin (Fortress Press)

The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in 21st Century America by Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean (Russell Sage Foundation)

The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Ashgate Publishing)

The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851 by Winston James (New York University Press)

Un/Common Cultures: Racism and the Rearticulation of Cultural Difference by Kamala Visweswaran (Duke University Press)

Youth Violence: Sex and Race Differences in Offending, Victimization, and Gang Membership by Finn-Aage Esbensen et al. (Temple University Press)