Forthcoming Academic Titles: February 2017 Edition

Forthcoming African American Studies Publications, 2017

This selected list of African American Studies titles is designed to provide information about new or soon to be released publications that may support academic curricula and library collections, particularly at the undergraduate level. This list highlights forthcoming titles scheduled for publication from January through August 2017. Choice extends special thanks to the publishers who supplied and verified information about their titles for this feature.


Art & Architecture

Fighting for Freedom: National Museum of African American History and Culture, by Gail Lumet Buckley and Charles F. Bolden Jr. D Giles Ltd., May 2017. $16.95 pbk ISBN 9781911282013

Listening to Images, by Tina M. Campt. Duke, May 2017. $84.95e ISBN 9780822362555; $23.95e pbk ISBN 9780822362708; $23.95e ebook ISBN 9780822373582

Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, by Marshall N. Price. Duke, Feb 2017. $34.95e pbk ISBN 9780938989417

Revitalizing History: Recognizing the Struggles, Lives, and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators, ed. by Ami Kantawala and Paul Bolin. Vernon Press, Mar 2017. Price not yet set ISBN 9781622731077

South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, by Kellie Jones. Duke, Apr 2017. $104.95e ISBN 9780822361459; $29.95e pbk ISBN 9780822361640; $29.95 ebook ISBN 9780822374169

Language & Literature

Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic, by Michelle D. Commander. Duke, Mar 2017. $94.95e ISBN 9780822363118; $25.95e pbk ISBN 9780822363231; $25.95e ebook ISBN 9780822373308

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt, ed. by Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig. Modern Language Association, Jun 2017e. $40.00 ISBN 9781603293310; $24.00 pbk ISBN 9781603293327; $24.00 ebook ISBN 9781603293334

Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press, by James McGrath Morris. HarperCollins, Feb 2017. $14.99 pbk ISBN 9780062198860

Ragged Revolutionaries: The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression Era Literature, by Nathaniel Mills. Massachusetts, Apr 2017e. Price and ISBN not yet set; price and pbk ISBN not yet set

Reading African American Autobiography: Twenty-First-Century Contexts and Criticism, ed. by Eric D. Lamore. Wisconsin, Feb 2017. $74.95 ISBN 9780299309800; $85.00 ebook ISBN 9780299309831

Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, by Philip Nel. Oxford, Aug 2017e. $29.95e ISBN 9780190635077

Film & Television

Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock, by Terrence T. Tucker. Florida, Mar 2017e. $79.95 ISBN 9780813054360

The Josephine Baker Critical Reader: Selected Writings on the Entertainer and Activist, ed. by Mae G. Henderson and Charlene B. Regester. McFarland, Mar 2017e. $45.00 pbk ISBN 9781476665818; price not yet set ebook ISBN not yet set

True South: Henry Hampton and the Legacies of “Eyes on the Prize,” by Jon Else. Viking, Jan 2017. $30.00 ISBN 9781101980934

Religion & Philosophy

Brand New Theology: The Wal-Martization of T.D. Jakes and the New Black Church, by Paula McGee. Orbis, Mar 2017. $25.00 ISBN 9781626982277

Daniel Rudd: Calling a Church to Justice, by Gary B. Agee. Liturgical, May 2017. $14.95 pbk ISBN 9780814645253; $11.99 ebook ISBN 9780814646984

Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic – Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education, by Andrew E. Barnes. Baylor, Feb 2017. $49.95 ISBN 9781481303927

The Labor of Faith: Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentacostalism, by Judith Casselberry. Duke, May 2017. $89.95e ISBN 9780822363835; $24.95e pbk ISBN 9780822369035; $24.95 ebook ISBN 9780822372974

New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration, by Judith Weisenfeld. New York, Feb 2017. $35.00 ISBN 9781479888801

Social Science


Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa, by Lisa A. Lindsay. North Carolina, Feb 2017. $29.95 ISBN 9781469631127

Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination, by Herb Boyd, ed. by Sherrod (TAS). HarperCollins, Apr 2017. $27.99 ISBN 9780062346629; $21.99 ebook ISBN 9780062346643

Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century, by Tera W. Hunter. Harvard, Feb 2017e. $29.95 ISBN 9780674045712; $29.95 ebook ISBN not yet set

Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State, by Ira Dworkin. North Carolina, Apr 2017. $34.95 pbk ISBN 9781469632711

The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael Twitty. HarperCollins, Aug 2017. $26.99 ISBN 9780062379290

Critical Insights: Civil Rights Literature, ed. by Christopher A. Varlack. Salem, Feb 2017. $105.00 pbk ISBN 9781682172681; $105.00 ebook ISBN 9781682172698

Defining Documents in American History: Dissent & Protest (1637-2016)Salem, Mar 2017. $295.00 pbk ISBN 9781682172896; $295.00 ebook ISBN 9781682172902

The Denmark Vesey Affair: A Documentary History, ed. by Douglas R. Egerton and Robert L. Paquette. Florida, Feb 2017e. $150.00 ISBN 9780813062822

Desegregating the Past, by Robyn Autry. Columbia, Feb 2017. $60.00 ISBN 9780231177580; $59.99 ebook ISBN 9780231542517

Down the Up Staircase, by Bruce D. Haynes and Syma Solovitch. Columbia, Apr 2017. $30.00 ISBN 9780231181020; $29.99 ebook ISBN 9780231543415

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn, by Frederick Douglass, ed. by Theodore Hamm. Akashic, Jan 2017. $15.95 pbk ISBN 9781617754852

Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism, by Nishani Frazier. Arkansas, Feb 2017. $39.95 ISBN 9781682260180; $39.95 ebook ISBN 9781610756013

A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland, by Sydney NathansHarvard, Feb 2017e. $29.95 ISBN 9780674972148; $29.95 ebook ISBN not yet set

My Life, My Love, My Legacy, by Coretta Scott King. Holt, Jan 2017. $30.00 ISBN 9781627795982; ebook ISBN 9781627795999

New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization, ed. by Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick. Florida, Jul 2017. $89.95 ISBN 9780813054247

The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era, by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor. HarperCollins, Feb 2017. $27.99 ISBN 9780062346094; $21.99 ebook ISBN 9780062346117

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, by Adrian Miller. North Carolina, Feb 2017. $30.00 ISBN 9781469632537

Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN: First African American to Command an Aircraft Carrier, by Ric Murphy. McFarland, Feb 2017e. Price not yet set pbk ISBN 9781476667270; price not yet set ebook ISBN 9781476627533

Remember Little Rock, by Erin Devlin. Massachusetts, Jul 2017e. Price and ISBN not yet set; price and pbk ISBN not yet set

Selma’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality, by Robert A. Pratt. Johns Hopkins, Feb 2017. $34.95e ISBN 9781421421599; $19.95e pbk ISBN 9781421421605; $19.95e ebook ISBN 9781421421612

Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution, by Judith Van Buskirk. Oklahoma, May 2017. $34.95 ISBN 9780806156354

Three-Fifths a Man: A Graphic History of the African American Experience, by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón. Hill and Wang, Jan 2017. $35.00 ISBN 9780809093687; price not yet set pbk ISBN 9780809093694

U.S. Colored Troops Defeat Confederate Cavalry: Action at Wilson’s Wharf, Virginia, 24 May 1864, by Edwin W. Besch. McFarland, Feb 2017e. $35.00 pbk ISBN 9781476666631; $55.00e ebook ISBN 9781476627373

Whispers of Cruel Wrongs: The Correspondence of Louisa Jacobs and Her Circle, 1879–1911, ed. by Mary Maillard. Wisconsin, Apr 2017. $64.95 ISBN not yet set; $75.00 ebook ISBN not yet set

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass, by Leigh Fought. Oxford, May 2017. $29.95 ISBN 9780199782376

Political Science & Law

“Can We All Get Along?”: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, by Paula McClain. Westview, Jul 2017. $42.00e pbk ISBN 9780813350516; $25.99e ebook ISBN 9780813350691

The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture, by Roy L. Brooks. Yale, May 2017e. $38.00e ISBN 9780300223309

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980, ed. by Kent Spriggs. Florida, May 2017e. $45.00 ISBN 9780813054322

White Lies Matter: Race, Crime, and the Politics of Fear in America, by Tim Wise. City Lights, Jun 2017. $15.95 pbk ISBN 9780872867406; $15.95 ebook ISBN 9780872867413

Sociology & Economics

Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy, by Alisha Gaines. North Carolina, May 2017. $27.95 pbk ISBN not yet set

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities, by Melinda Mills. Lynne Rienner, Feb 2017. $75.00e ISBN 9781626375826

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, by Mumia Abu-Jamal. City Lights, Jun 2017. Pbk $14.96 ISBN 9780872867383; $14.95 ebook ISBN not yet set

Integrating the US Military: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation since World War II, ed. by Bristol, Jr., Heather Marie Stur, and Douglas Walter. Johns Hopkin, Apr 2017e. $29.95e pbk ISBN 9781421422473; $29.95e ebook ISBN 9781421422480

Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray, by Rosalind Rosenberg. Oxford, Apr 2017. $34.95 ISBN 9780190656454

The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea, by Christopher J. Lebron. Oxford, Jun 2017e. $26.95 ISBN 9780190601348

Racial & Ethnic Relations in America, ed. by Kibibi Mack-Shelton. 2nd ed. Salem, Apr 2017. $295.00 pbk ISBN 9781682173152; $295.00 ebook ISBN 9781682173169

Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality, by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald. 2nd ed. Westview, Feb 2017. $75.00 pbk ISBN 9780813350561; $50.99 ebook ISBN 9780813350615

Rethinking Race: The Case for Deflationary Realism, by Michael O. Hardimon. Harvard, Jun 2017e. $39.95 ISBN 9780674975668; $39.95 ebook ISBN not yet set

Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism, by Darnell F. Hawkins et al. Lynne Rienner, Mar 2017e. $75.00e ISBN 9781626376052

The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem, by Brian D. Goldstein. Harvard, Feb 2017e. $39.95 ISBN 9780674971509; $39.95 ebook ISBN not yet set


Before Jackie Robinson: The Transcendent Role of Black Sporting Pioneers, ed. by Gerald R. Gems. Nebraska, Feb 2017. $35.00 pbk ISBN 9780803266797

Ed Bolden and Black Baseball in Philadelphia, by Courtney Michelle Smith. McFarland, Feb 2017e. $29.95 pbk ISBN 9780786478491; $55.00 ebook ISBN 9781476627434