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Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The 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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First Martyr of Liberty:
Crispus Attucks in American Memory

by Mitch Kachun
(Oxford University Press)

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn
edited by Theodore Hamm
(Akashic Books)

Henry Ossawa Tanner:
Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

by Naurice Frank Woods Jr.

New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson’s “The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man”
edited by Noelle Morrissette
(University of Georgia Press)

Playing While White:
Privilege and Power On and Off the Field

by David J. Leonard
(University of Washington Press)

Race in American Film:
Voices and Visions That Shaped a Nation

edited by Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green
(Greenwood Publishing)

Subprime Health:
Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine

edited by Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson
(University of Minnesota Press)

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