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.

A Home Elsewhere: Reading African American Classics in the Age of Obama by Robert B. Stepto (Harvard University Press)

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

African Americans in Global Affairs: Contemporary Perspectives edited by Michael L. Clemons (Northeastern University Press)

Conjuring Crisis: Racism and Civil Rights in a Southern Military City by George Baca (Rutgers University Press)

DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto by Sonjah Stanley Niaah (University of Ottawa Press)

Delia’s Tears: Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America by Molly Rogers (Yale University Press)

Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas by Martin Munro (University of California Press)

Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory and the Black Body by Harvey Young (University of Michigan Press)

From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan-Americanism, 1870-1964 by Millery Polyne (University Press of Florida)

In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark by Martha Minow (Oxford University Press)

Katrina’s Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America by Keith Wailoo et al. (Rutgers University Press)

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

Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics by John C. Shields (University of Tennessee Press)

The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America’s Continuing Civil War edited by Paul A.  Cimbala and Randall M. Miller (Fordham University Press)

The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters edited by Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar (Johns Hopkins University Press)

The Hidden Curriculum: Life Lessons You Won’t Learn in the Classroom by Rubin Cockrell (Yorkshire Publishing)

The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress by William Jelani Cobb (Walker & Company)

Yes, I Am, Who I Am: A New Philosophy of Black Identity by Michael Eric Owens (Yorkshire Publishing)

Zimbabwe’s New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival edited by JoAnn McGregor and Ranka Primorac (Berghahn Books)