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. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, JBHE will earn a fraction of revenue from qualifying purchases.

Here are the latest selections:


African Founders:
How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals

by David Hackett Fischer
(Simon & Schuster)

In Praise of the Ancestors:
Names, Identity, and Memory in Africa and the Americas

by Susan Elizabeth Ramirez
(University of Nebraska Press)

Songs of Slavery and Emancipation
by Mat Callahan
(University Press of Mississippi)

Street Scriptures:
Between God and Hip-Hop

by Alejandro Nava
(University of Chicago Press)

Theory of Racelessness:
A Case for Antirace(ism)

by Sheena Michele Mason
(Palgrave Macmillan)

The War After the War:
A New History of Reconstruction

by John Patrick Daly
(University of Georgia Press)

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