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. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy:
From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

edited by Linda Heywood et al.
(University of Illinois Press)

Black Broadway:
African Americans on the Great White Way

by Stewart F. Lane
(Square One Publishers)

Black Ice:
The Val James Story

by Val James with John Gallagher
(ECW Press)

Bricktop’s Paris:
African American Women in Paris Between the Two World Wars

by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
(State University of New York Press)

For Jobs and Freedom:
Selected Speeches and Writings of A. Philip Randolph

edited by Andrew E. Kersten and David Lucander
(University of Massachusetts Press)

Freedom as Marronage
by Neil Roberts
(University of Chicago Press)

Imprisoned by the Past:
Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

by Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier
(Oxford University Press)

Origins of the Dream:
Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric

by W. Jason Miller
(University Press of Florida)

Power Forward:
My Presidential Education

by Reggie Love
(Simon & Schuster)

The Hero’s Fight:
African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State

by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
(Princeton University Press)

The Trouble with Post-Blackness
edited by Houston A. Baker and K. Merinda Simmons
(Columbia University Press)

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