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 American Literature in Transition, 1960–1970
edited by Shelly Eversley
(Cambridge University Press)

Ain’t But a Few of Us:
Black Music Writers Tell Their Story

edited by Willard Jenkins
(Duke University Press)

Before Busing:
A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle

by Zebulon Vance Miletsky
(University of North Carolina Press)

The End of Public Execution:
Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South

by Michael Ayers Trotti
(University of North Carolina Press)

Finding Francis:
One Family’s Journey from Slavery to Freedom

by Elizabeth J. West
(University of South Carolina Press)

The House Where My Soul Lives:
The Life of Margaret Walker

by Maryemma Graham
(Oxford University Press)

Shantyboats and Roustabouts:
The River Poor of St. Louis, 1875–1930

by Gregg Andrews
(Louisiana State University Press)

To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness
by Robin Coste Lewis
(Alfred A. Knopf)

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