The Western Journal of Black Studies

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WJBS BOOK LIST 2011 / 2012 / 2013

(Updated 12/3/2013)

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A

  • Abernethy, Graeme. (2013). Iconography of Malcolm X. University Press of Kansas.
  • Achebe, M. (2012). Female king of colonial Nigeria. Indiana University press.
  • Ackerman, Bruce (2014). The Civil Rights Revolution. The Belknap Press of Harvard university Press.
  • Aeblerman, Carol. (2012). A freeman of color and his hotel. Potomac Books
  • Albright, Alex. (2013). The forgotten first: B-1 and the integration of the modern navy. R.A Fountain
  • Alim, Samy H. & Smitherman, Geneva. (2012). Articulate while black: Barack Obama, language , and race in the U.S. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Anson, Aaron. (2011).Mind your own life: The journey back to love, Balboa Press.
  • Armfield, Felix L. (2012). Eugene Kinckle Jones: The natural urban league and black social work, 1910-1940, Library of Congress Cataloguing.

B

  • Bailey, Joseph A. (2011). Unlocking Minds of Black Boys. Wing Span Press.
  • Baldwin, Davarian. L., & Makalani, Minkah (Eds.). (2013). Escape from New York: the new Negro renaissance beyond Harlem. University of Minnesota Press.
  • Baley, Juluis H. (2012).Race patriotism: Protest and print culture in AME church. The University of Tennessee Press.
  • Ballantine, Christopher. (2012). Marabi nights; Jazz, race and society in early apartheid South Africa. University of Kwazulu-Natal.
  • Barnes, Diane. L (2013). Frederick Douglas: a life in documents. University of Virginia Press.
  • Barnes, Sandra. (2013). Live long and prosper: How black mega churches address HIV/AIDS and poverty in the age of prosperity theology. Fordham University Press.
  • Bauval, Robert., & Brophy, Thomas. (2011). Black genesis: the prehistoric origins of ancient Egypt. Bear & Company.
  • Behnken, Brian D. (2011). The struggle in black and brown, University of Nebraska
  • Berish, Andrew S. (2012). Lone some roads and streets of dreams: Place, mobility, and race in Jazz of the 1930s and 40s.Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.
  • Bernier, Celeste-Marie. ( 2012). Characters of blood; Black heroism in the transatlantic imagination. University of Virginia Press.
  • Black, Samuel., & Williams, Reginnia N. (2012). Through the lens of Allen E. Cole: A photographic history of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press.
  • Blue , Ellen. (2011). St Mark's and the social gospel: Methodist women and civil rights in New Orleans, 1895-1965, Knoxville: University of Tennessee press.
  • Brow-Nagin, Tomiko (2011). Courage to dissent: Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Brown, Benita., Kuwabong, Dannabang., & Olsen, Christopher. (2014). Myth Performance in the African Diasporas: Ritual, theatre, and dance. The Scarecrow Press
  • Buccola, Nicholas. (2012). The political thought of Fredrick Douglas in pursuit of American liberty. New York & London: New York University Press.
  • Bynum, Thomas L. (2013). NAACP Youth and the fight for Black freedom, 1936-1965. University of Tennessee Press.

C

  • Campt, Tina M. (2012). Image matters: Archive, photography and the African American diaspora in Europe. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Carey, Anthony G. (2011). Sold down the river: Slavery in the lower Chattahoochee valley of Alabama and Georgia. University of Alabama Press.
  • Carpenter, Laura M., & De Lamater, John. (2012). Sex for life: From virginity to Viagra, how sexuality changes throughout our lives. New York. New York University Press.
  • Clark, Keith (2013). The radical fiction of Ann Petry. Louisiana State University Press.
  • Clarke, Erskine (2013). By the river of waters: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic odyssey. Basic Books.
  • Collier-Thomas, Bettye (2014). Jesus, Jobs, and Justice. Temple University Press.
  • Conveyers, Jr., James L. (2012). Charles H. Houston: An interdisciplinary study of civil rights leadership. Lanham & Boulder: Lexington Books.
  • Cooper,Valerie C. (2011). The world like fire. University of Virginia Press.
  • Crable, Bryan. (2012). Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide. University of Virgnia Press.

D

  • Daulatzai, Sohail. (2012). Black star crescent moon: the Mushin international and Black freedom beyond America. Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Davis, Belva. (2012). Never in my wildest dreams: A black woman's life in journalism. Beret-Koehler Publisher, inc.
  • Davis, Hugh. (2011). "We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less": The African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction. Cornell University Press
  • Davis, John. (2011). The Barack Obama presidency, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Davis, Lenwood G. (Ed.). (2013). Selected writings and speeches of founder of North Carolina Central University. Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh, Dickinson University Press.
  • Desena, Judith N., & Shortell, Timothy. (2012). The world in Brooklyn. Lexington Books.
  • Dickel, Simon (2011). Black gay: The Harlem renaissance, the black protest era, and construction of black gay identity in the 1980s and 90s. Michigan State University press.
  • Dixie, Quinton H., & Eisenstadt, Peter. (2011). Visions of better life. Unitetian Universalist Association of Congregations.
  • Dominguez, Esteban M. (2013). Race in Cuba: Essays on the revolution and racial inequality. New York: Monthly Review Press.
  • Dunn, Marvin. (2013). The beast in Florida: A history of anti-black violence. University Press of Florida.

E

  • Eakle, Jonathan A. (2012). Curriculum and instruction: Debating issues in American education. Sage Publications.

F

  • Foerster, Barret J. (2012). Race, rape, and injustice: Documenting and challenging death penalty cases in the civil right era. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press.
  • Fran, Adams & Matthews, Burgin. (2012). The story of Birmingham jazz man. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press.
  • Fujino, Diane C. (2012). Samurai among panthers: Richard Aoki On race, resistance, and a paradoxical life, University of Minnesota Press.

G

  • Getz, Trevor, R. (ed.) (2014). African voices of the global past: 1500 to the present. Westview Press.
  • Glassman, Jonathan. (2011). War of words, war of stones. Indiana University Press.
  • Glazier, Jack. (2012). Been coming through some hard times: race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky. Knoxville: University of Tennessee.
  • Goings, Henry. (2012). Rambles of a runaway from Southern slavery. University of Indiana Press.
  • Greene, Larry A., & Ortlepp, Anke. (Eds.). (2011). Germans and African Americans: Two centuries of exchange. University of Mississippi.
  • Greene, Sandra. (2011). West African narratives of slavery. Indiana University Press.
  • Griffin, Farah, J. (2013). Harlem nocturne: Women artists and progressive politics during World War II. Basic Civitas.

H

  • Hausley, Kuwana. (2013). Everything I needed to know I learned from my six-month-old: awaken to unconditional self-love in motherhood. Viva Editions.
  • Haywood, Harry (2012). A black communist in the freedom struggle: the life of Harry Haywood. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press.
  • Hazzard-Donald, Katrina. (2013). Mojo workin': The old African American Hoodoo system. Chicago & Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
  • Hereford III, Sonnie W. & Ellis, Jack D. (2011). Beside the troubled waters: A black doctor remembers life, medicine, and civil rights in an Alabama town. University of Alabama state Press.
  • Horne, Gerald. (2011). Fighting in paradise: Labor unions, racism, and communists in the marking of modern Hawai'i. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
  • Horne, Gerald. (2013). Black revolutionary: William Patterson and the globalization of African American freedom struggle. University of Illinois Press.
  • Horne, Gerald. (2012). Negro comrades of the crown: African Americas and the British Empire fight the U.S before emancipation. New York & London: New York University Press.
  • Horne, Gerald. (2011). Fighting in Paradies: Labour Unions, Racism and Comunisit in the Making of Modern Hawai'i. University of Hawai'i Press.
  • Huddle, Mark A. (2011). Roi Ottley's World War II: The lost diary of an African journalist. The University Press of Kansas.

I

  • Isaiah, Lavander III. (2011). Race I American science fiction, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

J

  • Jackson, Richie S. (2011). The house by the side of the road. The University of Alabama State.
  • Joens, David. (2012). From slave to state legislator: John W.E Thomas, Illinois' first African- American lawmaker. The Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University.
  • Johnson, Nicholas (2014). Negroes and the gun: The Black tradition of arms. Prometheus Books
  • Jones, Jacqueline (2014). A dreadful deceit: The myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America. Basic Books
  • Jordan, Floyd. (2012). Triumph: The Journey of an African-American from childhood to fire chief. Xlibris, co.
  • Joseph, Celucien L. (2013). From Toussaint to Price-Mars: rhetoric, race, and religion in Haitian thought. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Joseph, Celucien L. (2012). Race, religion, and the Haitian revolution: Essays on faith, freedom, and decolonization. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Joseph, Peniel, E. (2013). Stokely: a life. Basic Civitas.

K

  • Keim, Curtis. (2014). Mistaking Africa: curiosities and inventions of the America mind. Westview Press.
  • Kimmel, Michael, S., & Ferber, Abby L. (ed.) (2014). Privilege: A reader. Westview Press.
  • Knight, Michelle G. & Marciano, Joanne E. (2013). Preparing Black and Latina/o youth for higher education: A culturally relevant approach. New York & London: Teachers College, Columbia University.

L

  • Lavender III, Isiah. (2011). Race in American Science Fiction. Indiana Press.
  • Lusane, Clarence. (2011). The black history of the white house. New York University.
  • Lovett, Bobby. L. (2013). A touch of greatness: a history of Tennessee State University. Mercer University Press.

M

  • Mack, Dwayne et., al. (2013). Mentoring faculty of color: Essays on professional development and advancement in colleges and universities. McFarland & Company, inc., Publishers.
  • Marshall, Kenneth E. (2011). Manhood enslaved: Bondmen in Eighteenth and early Nineteenth century New Jersey. University of Rochester Press.
  • May, Gary. (2013). Bending toward justice: the voting rights act and the transformation of American democracy. Basic Books
  • Morris, Robert V. (2011). Black faces of war: A legacy of honor from American Revolution to today. Zenith Press.
  • Mumford, Debra J. (2012). Exploring prosperity: Preaching biblical health, wealth, and wisdom. Judson Press.
  • Mullen, Harryette. (2012). The cracks between what we are and what we are supposed to be: essays and interviews. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press.

N

  • Nack Ngue, Julie. (2012). Critical conditions: Illness and disability in Francophone African and Caribbean women's writing. Lexington Books.
  • Nzinga-Johnson, Sekile (ed) (2013). Laboring positions: Black women, mothering and the academy. Demeter Press.

O

  • Oshodi, John, E. (2012). History of psychology in black experience perspectives then and now: A psychology in the perspective of history of the Africans and people of African descent. University Press of America.
  • Omo-Osagie II, Solomon Y. (2012) Commercial poultry production on Maryland's lower Eastern shore: The role of African Americans, 1930s to 1990s. University Press of America

P

  • Parrish, Timothy. (2012). Ralph Ellison and the genius of America. University of Massachusetts Press.
  • Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr. (2013). W.E.B. Du Bois’s exhibit of American Negroes: African Americas at the beginning of the twentieth century. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Putnam, Aric. (2012). The insistent call: Rhetorical moments in black anticolonialism, 1929-1937. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

R

  • Raiford, Leigh. (2011). Imprisoned in a luminous glare: Photography and the African-American freedom struggle. The University of North Carolina Press.
  • Randolph, Antonia. (2013). The working kind of different: Challenging the meaning of diversity in American classrooms. New York & London: Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • Richards, Phillip M. (2012). An integrated boyhood: Coming of age in white Cleveland. Kent, Ohio:The Kent University Press.
  • Robertson, Ray. (2012). David. Ontario Arts Council.

S

  • Sherrod, Richie Jean. (2011). The House by the Side of the Road: The Selma Civil Rights Movement". The University of Alabama Press.
  • Singler, Joan. (2011). Seattle in black and white: And the fight for equal opportunity. University of Washington Press.
  • Smith, Jessie. C. (2013). The handy African American History: Answer book. Visible Ink Press.
  • Stanfield, John H. (2012). Historical foundations of black reflective sociology. Left Coast Press, INC.
  • Sullivan, Jas M., & Winburn, Jonathan. (2011). The Louisiana legislative black caucus: race and representation in pelican state, Louisiana State University Press.
  • Sullivan, Jas. & Esmail, Ashraf (Eds.). (2012). African American identity: racial and cultural dimensions of the Black experience. Lanham & Boulder: Lexington Books.

T

  • Treitler, Vilma B. (2013). The ethnic project: transforming racial fiction into ethnic factions. Stanford University Press.

V

  • Van Wormer, Katherine., Jackson III, David, W., & Sudduth, Charletta (2012). The Maid narratives: Black domestics and White families I the Jim Crow South. Louisiana State University Press
  • Vaughan, Umi, & Aldama, Carlos. (2012). Carlos Aldamas life in Bata: Cuba, diaspora and the drum. Indiana University Press.

W

  • Watts, Eric K. (2012). Hearing the hurt: rhetoric, aesthetics and politics on the new Negro movement. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press.
  • Wellington, Sonnie. (2011). Beside the troubled waters: A black doctor remembers life, medicine, and civil rights in an Alabama town. The University of Alabama Press.
  • Wheeman, Richard. & Dutty, Bernard K. (2012). The will of a people. The Board of trustees, Southern Illinois University.
  • Wieder, Alan (2013). Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the war against Apartheid. Monthly Review Press.
  • Williams, Charles. (2013). African American life and culture in Orange Mound: case study of a black community in Memphis Tennessee, 1890-1980. Lexington Books.
  • Winburn, Jonathan. (2011). The Louisiana legislative black caucus: race and representation in pelican state, Louisiana State University Press.
  • Wolf, Abby. (2012). The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader. Basic Civitas Books.
  • Womack, Veronica. L. (2013). Abandonment in Dixie: underdevelopment in the Black belt. Mercer University Press.

Z

  • Zackodnik, Teresa (2011). Press, platform, pulpit: Black feminist publics in the era of reform. The University of Tennessee Press.

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