Sunday, February 3, 2008

Forthcoming Books in African American Studies

Just in time for Black History Month, Choice magazine has posted forthcoming titles in 2008 in African American Studies. Among them is the widely anticipated eight volume African American National Biography, ed. by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (Oxford, Feb. 2008), which is discussed in a recent Los Angeles Times article, and many other new books, including:

Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination, ed. by Harriet Pollack and Christopher Metress. Louisiana State, Jan. 2008.

Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement, ed. by Peter Wallenstein. University Press of Florida, Jan. 2008.

Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower, ed. by Deborah Gray White. N. Carolina, May 2008.

Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections between African Americans and Asian Americans, ed. by Fred Ho and Bill V. Mullen. Duke, May 2008.

Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race, by George M. Frederickson. Harvard, Feb. 2008.
Black Communists Speak on Scottsboro: A Documentary History, ed. by Walter T. Howard. Temple, Jan. 2008.

The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, by Charles Lane. Henry Holt, Apr. 2008.

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History, by Milton C. Sernett. Duke, Feb. 2008.

Ralph Johnson Bunche: Public Intellectual and Nobel Peace Laureate, ed. by Beverly Lindsay. Illinois, Feb. 2008e.

The Race Card: How Bluffing about Bias Makes Race Relations Worse, by Richard Thompson Ford. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jan. 2008.

Race, Class, and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment in American History, by Howard W. Allen and Jerome M. Clubb with Vincent A. Lacey. SUNY, May 2008.

Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line, ed. by Manning Marable and Vanessa Agard-Jones. Palgrave, Jul. 2008.

The full list is here.