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.


Becoming Free, Becoming Black:
Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

by Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross
(Cambridge University Press)

Beneath the Surface:
A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners

by Lynn M. Thomas
(Duke University Press)

Losing Power:
African Americans and Racial Polarization in Tennessee Politics

by Sekou M. Franklin and Ray Block Jr.
(University of Georgia Press)

Pushing Back:
Women of Color–Led Grassroots Activism in New York City

by Ariella Rotramel
(University of Georgia Press)

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