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Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African American Scholars

books-pileThe Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE. Here are the latest selections.

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A Dancer in the Revolution:
Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club

by Howard Eugene Johnson
(Fordham University Press)

A Spectacular Leap:
Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-Century America

by Jennifer H. Lansbury
(University of Arkansas Press)

Black Power in the Caribbean
edited by Kate Quinn
(University Press of Florida)

Building Atlanta:
How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch a Business Empire

by Herman J. Russell with Bob Andelman
(Chicago Review Press)

Fannie Barrier Williams:
Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

by Wanda A. Hendricks
(University of Illinois Press)

Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question
by Kathryn T. Gines
(Indiana University Press)

Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement
by Christopher M. Richardson and Ralph E. Luker
(Rowman and Littlefield Publishers)

Ordinary Theologies:
Religio-Spirituality and the Leadership of Black Female Principals

by Noelle Witherspoon Arnold
(Peter Lang International)

Precarious Prescriptions:
Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

edited by Laurie B. Green et al.
(University of Minnesota Press)

The Colorblind Screen:
Television in Post-Racial America

edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner
(New York University Press)

The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative
edited by John Ernest
(Oxford University Press)

Uninvited Neighbors:
African Americans in Silicon Valley, 1769–1990

by Herbert G. Rufflin II
(University of Oklahoma Press)

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  1. Thank you so much, JBHE for listing my book among these other incredible works. It is an honor for me. If any scholars on the subject would like to contact me on the subject, I welcome it. Email:

    Wishing your organization continued success.


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