Keisha N. Blain, Christopher Cameron, and Ashley D. Farmer, eds.

New Perspectives of the Black Intellectual Tradition

Northwestern University Press 2018

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The field of African American intellectual history is enjoying a kind of renaissance at the moment. The resurgence is due to the work of...

The field of African American intellectual history is enjoying a kind of renaissance at the moment. The resurgence is due to the work of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) and its terrific blog Black Perspectives. The fruits of the AAIHS’s labors can be seen in the book we’re discussing today: New Perspectives of the Black Intellectual Tradition (Northwestern University Press, 2018). Its editors–Keisha N. Blain, Christopher Cameron, and Ashley D. Farmer–have collected insightful essays ranging across the entire African Diaspora from the leading scholars of Black intellectual history. Listen in as we talk to one of them, Ashley Farmer.


Adam McNeil is a PhD Student in the Department of History at the University of Delaware.

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