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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At the Altar of Lynching:
Burning Sam Hose in the American South

by Donald G. Mathews
(Cambridge University Press)

Black Mirror:
The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism

by Eric Lott
(Harvard University Press)

Carter G. Woodson:
History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

by Burnis R. Morris
(University Press of Mississippi)

Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States
by Natalie Masuoka
(Oxford University Press)

Race and the Obama Administration:
Substance, Symbols and Hope

by Andra Gillespie
(Manchester University Press)

Soul of a Nation:
Art in the Age of Black Power

edited by Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros:
A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman

translated and edited by Wendy Laura Belcher and Michael Kleiner
(Princeton University Press)

What Is This Thing Called Soul:
Conversations on Black Culture and Jazz Education

by Damani Phillips
(Peter Lang International Publishers)

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