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 Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said translated by Ala Alryyes (University of Wisconsin Press)

Black Harvard/Black Yale: The Testament to America’s Greatest Hopes for Progress in Race and Education by Jesse Algeron Rhines (CreateSpace)

Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania by Beverly Tomek (New York University Press)

Every Closed Eye Ain’t Sleep: African American Perspectives on the Achievement Gap by Teresa Hill (Rowman & Littlefied)

Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America by Faye E. Dudden (Oxford University Press)

House Signs and Collegiate Fun: Sex, Race, and Faith in a College Town by Chaise LaDousa (Indiana University Press)

Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching by Julie Buckner Armstrong (University of Georgia Press)

Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues by Philip Ratcliffe (University Press of Mississippi)

Money Over Mastery, Family Over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South by Calvin Schermerhorn (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities, and Money by Peter Probst (Indiana University Press)

She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn by Oneka LaBennett (New York University Press)

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry (Yale University Press)

The Boys Club: Male Protagonists in Contemporary African American Young Adult Literature by Wendy Rountree (Peter Lang Publishing)

The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel by Pim Higginson (Liverpool University Press)

The Politics of Dress in Somali Culture by Heather Marie Akou (Indiana University Press)

The Search for the Legacy of the USPHS Syphilis Study at Tuskegee by Ralph Katz (Lexington Books)

Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture by Jonathan Munby (University of Chicago Press)

Wake Up: Hip-Hop Christianity and the Black Church by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Marlon Hall (Abingdon Press)


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