Forthcoming African American Studies Titles, 2018

A list of the latest and soon-to-be-released publications through October 2018.

[Ed. Note: Bibliographic data is supplied by publishers and includes anticipated release date, price, and ISBN. Estimated prices and release dates are followed by an “e.” Release dates, prices, and titles are subject to change. This list does not represent titles reviewed in Choice, but many of them will be reviewed throughout the year as they are released.]


Language & Literature

Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction, by Sami Schalk. Duke, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370734 $84.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370888 $23.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822371830 $23.94e

Conditions of the Present: Selected Essays, by Lindon Barrett, ed. by Janet Neary. Duke, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370321 $99.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370512 $28.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822372066 $28.94e

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature, by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela. UNC, May 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469640921 $29.94 

In Search of Our Warrior Mothers: Women Dramatists of the Black Arts Movement, by La Donna L. Forsgren. Northwestern, Apr. 2018. ISBN 9780810136946 $99.95; pbk ISBN 9780810136939 $34.95; ebook ISBN 9780810136953 $34.95 

James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era, by Joseph Vogel. Illinois, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780252041747 $99.00; pbk ISBN 9780252083365 $22.94; ebook ISBN 9780252050411 $20.66

James Baldwin: God’s Revolutionary Black Mouth, by Phillip Luke Sinitiere. Rowman & Littlefield, Aug. 2018e. ISBN 9781442246089 $37.00

Me and My House: James Baldwin’s Last Decade in France, by Magdalena J. Zaborowska. Duke, Apr. 2018e. ISBN 9780822369240 $99.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822369837 $28.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822372349 $28.94e

Thieving Three-Fingered Jack: Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780–2015, by Frances R. Botkin. Rutgers, Jan. 2018. ISBN 9780813587394 $95.00; pbk ISBN 9780813587387 $28.94; ebook ISBN 9780813587400 $28.94 

Film & Theatre

Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door, ed. by Michael T. Martin, David C. Wall, and Marilyn Yaquinto. Indiana, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9780253031754 $60.00; pbk ISBN 9780253031792 $20.00; ebook ISBN 9780253031808 $19.98 

Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making, ed. by Yvonne Welbon and Alexandra Juhasz. Duke, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370710 $94.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370864 $26.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822371854 $26.94e

Music & Dance

Anti-Music: Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought between the Wars, by Mark Christian Thompson. SUNY, Jun. 2018. ISBN 9781438469874 $80.00; ebook ISBN 9781438469881 $80.00 

Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies, by Ed Sarath. Rowman & Littlefield, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9781538111703 $80.00

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir, by Halifu Osumare. Florida, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9780813056616 $34.95 

Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America, by Kyle T. Mays. SUNY, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9781438469454 $75.00; pbk ISBN 9781438469461 $24.94; ebook ISBN 9781438469478 $24.94 

May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, by Imani Perry. UNC, 2018. ISBN 9781469638607 $26.00

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry, by Sandra Jean Graham. Illinois, Apr. 2018e. ISBN 9780252041631 $99.00; pbk ISBN 9780252083273 $29.94; ebook ISBN 9780252050305 $26.96 

Religion & Philosophy

Homeland Insecurity: A Hip-Hop Missiology for the Post–Civil Rights Context, by Daniel White Hodge. InterVarsity Press, May 2018e. pbk ISBN 9780830851812 $27.00

Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation, by Calvin L. Warren. Duke, Apr. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370727 $89.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370871 $24.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822371847 $24.94e

Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion, by Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove. InterVarsity Press, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9780830845347 $18.00

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores, by Dominique DuBois Gilliard. InterVarsity Press, Apr. 2018. pbk ISBN 9780830845293 $17.00 

Stolen Life, by Fred Moten. Duke, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370437 $94.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370581 $26.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822372028 $26.94e

The Universal Machine, by Fred Moten. Duke, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370468 $94.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370550 $25.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822371977 $25.94e

Social & Behavioral Sciences


In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools, by Keisha Lindsay. Illinois, Apr. 2018e. ISBN 9780252041730 $99.00; pbk ISBN 9780252083358 $24.94; ebook ISBN 9780252050404 $22.46 

Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses, by W. Carson Byrd. Rutgers, Nov. 2017. ISBN 9780813589374 $95.00; pbk ISBN 9780813589367 $34.95; ebook ISBN 9780813589381 $34.95 

Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764–1960, by Walter C. Stern. LSU, May 2018. ISBN 9780807169186 $49.95; ebook ISBN 9780807169193 $49.95 


The African-American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Rosenwald Fund Library Program, by Aisha M. Johnson-Jones. Rowman & Littlefield, Jun. 2018e. ISBN 9781538103081 $70.00

Anna Julia Cooper: Human Rights Educator, by Stephanie Y. Evans and Danielle Parke. Rowman & Littlefield, Oct. 2018. ISBN 9781442259973 $36.00

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” by Zora Neale Hurston. HarperCollins, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9780062748201 $25.98; ebook ISBN 9780062748225 $20.98 

Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II to the Cold War, by Ian Rocksborough-Smith. Illinois, Apr. 2018e. ISBN 9780252041662 $99.00; pbk ISBN 9780252083303 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9780252050336 $25.19 

Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, by Eric Etheridge. 2nd ed. Vanderbilt, Feb. 2018e. pbk ISBN 9780826521903 $29.94 

Caring for Equality: A Concise History of African American Health and Healthcare, by David McBride. Rowman & Littlefield, Jul. 2018e. ISBN 9781442260597 $38.00

The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North, ed. by Mary Lou Finley et al. Kentucky, Feb. 2018. pbk ISBN 9780813175003 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780813166520 $30.00 

Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical, by Sherie Randolph. UNC, Feb. 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469642314 $27.94 

History of the Slave Family: What Sorrows Labour in My Parents’ Breast?, by Brenda E. Stevenson. Rowman & Littlefield, Jul. 2018e. ISBN 9781442252165 $37.00

James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement, by Sara Rzeszutek. Kentucky, Feb. 2018. pbk ISBN 9780813174983 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780813166278 $30.00 

Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community, by John Coggeshall. UNC, May 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469640853 $29.94 

Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle, by Jerry Gershenhorn. UNC, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9781469638768 $34.95 

Madam C. J. Walker: Modern Race Woman, by Erica Ball. Rowman & Littlefield, Oct. 2018e. ISBN 9781442260382 $38.00

Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina, by Ryan A. Quintana. UNC, Apr. 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469642222 $29.94 

Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham, by Melanie S. Morrison. Duke, Mar. 2018e. ISBN 9780822371175 $26.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822371670 $26.94e

New York’s Grand Emancipation Jubilee: Essays on Slavery, Resistance, Abolition, Teaching, and Historical Memory, by Alan J. Singer. SUNY, May 2018. ISBN 9781438469713 $75.00; pbk ISBN 9781438469706 $21.94; ebook ISBN 9781438469720 $21.94 

The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America, ed. by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Reginald K. Ellis, and Peter B. Levy. Florida, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9780813056678 $79.95 

The Shadow of Selma, ed. by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano. Florida, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9780813056692 $84.95 

Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle, by Rebecca Turri. UNC, Apr. 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469638904 $29.94 

The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North, by Hendrik Hartog. UNC, Apr. 2018. ISBN 9781469640884 $27.94

An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee, ed. by Aram Goudsouzian et al. Kentucky, Apr. 2018. ISBN 9780813175515 $45.00; ebook ISBN 9780813175539 $45.00 

Politics & Law

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South, by Kimberly M. Welch. UNC, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9781469636436 $39.95 

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America, by Sharon D. Wright Austin. SUNY, Mar. 2018. ISBN 9781438468099 $95.00; ebook ISBN 9781438468105 $95.00 

The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972, by Leonard N. Moore. LSU, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9780807169032 $35.00

Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago, by Roger Biles. Illinois, Jun. 2018e. ISBN 9780252041853 $34.95; ebook ISBN 9780252050527 $30.00 

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass, ed. by Neil Roberts. Kentucky, Jul. 2018. ISBN 9780813175621 $80.00; ebook ISBN 9780813175645 $80.00 

A Political Companion to Richard Wright, ed. by Jane Anna Gordon et al. Kentucky, Jul. 2018. ISBN 9780813175164 $80.00; ebook ISBN 9780813175171 $80.00 

A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois, ed. by Nick Bromell. Kentucky, Apr. 2018e. ISBN 9780813174907 $80.00; ebook ISBN 9780813174921 $80.00 

Race over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston, by Millington Burgeson-Lockwood. UNC, Apr. 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469640419 $29.94 

Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869–1973, by Camille Walsh. UNC, Feb. 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469638942 $29.94 

Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010, by Robert C. Smith. SUNY, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9781438468679 $95.00; pbk ISBN 9781438468662 $34.95; ebook ISBN 9781438468686 $34.95 

Systemic Gendered Racism: How Black Female Lawyers Navigate Discrimination, by Tsedale M. Melaku. Rowman & Littlefield, Jul. 2018e. ISBN 9781538107928 $85.00 

To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., ed. by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry. Harvard, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9780674980754 $35.00 


Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by Courtney Knapp. UNC Press, May 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469637273 $29.94 

The Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago’s Juvenile Justice System, 1899–1945, by Tera Agyepong. UNC, Apr. 2018. pbk ISBN 9781469636443 $24.94 

Ezili’s Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders, by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley. Duke, Feb. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370307 $89.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370383 $24.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822372080 $24.94e

Fading Out Black and White: Racial Ambiguity in American Culture, by Lisa Kingstone. Rowman & Littlefield International, Aug. 2018e. ISBN 9781786602541 $120.00e

Neo-passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow, ed. by Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Ashanti Young. Illinois, Feb. 2018e. ISBN 9780252041587 $99.00; pbk ISBN 9780252083235 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9780252050244 $25.19

The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism, by Bianca C. Williams. Duke, Feb. 2018e. ISBN 9780822370253 $85.95e; pbk ISBN 9780822370369 $24.94e; ebook ISBN 9780822372134 $24.94e

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable, by Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr. Lynne Rienner, Jan. 2018e. ISBN 9781626377158 $75.00

We Matter: Athletes and Activism, by Etan Thomas. Akashic Books/Edge of Sports, Feb. 2018. ISBN 9781617755941 $27.94; pbk ISBN 9781617755910 $15.94; ebook ISBN 9781617756122 $15.99.00