Maurice J. Hobson, “The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta” (UNC Press, 2017)
Dr. Maurice J. Hobson’s new book The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) delves into the tremendously rich history of Atlanta, a city that has long been associated with African American achievement in a great variety of... Read More
Kellie Jones, “South of Pico: African American Artists in the 1960s and 1970s” (Duke UP, 2017)
New York City might have been the epicenter of the twentieth century American art scene, but Los Angeles was no slouch either, writes Kellie Jones in South of Pico: African American Artists in the 1960s and 1970s (Duke University Press, 2017). Dr. Jones, Professor of Art History at Columbia University and... Read More
Laura McEnaney, “Postwar: Waging Peace in Chicago” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2018)
When World War II ended, Americans celebrated a military victory abroad, but the meaning of peace at home was yet to be defined. From roughly 1943 onward, building a postwar society became the new national project, and every interest group involved in the war effort—from business leaders to working-class renters—held... Read More
James Baldwin, “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood” (Duke UP, 2018)
This 2018 reprint of Little Man, Little Man exemplifies communal and collaborative textual production. The story was written by James Baldwin and illustrated by French artist Yoran Cazac. It was published in 1976 and then went out of print. In this new edition, scholars Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody... Read More
Jessica Trounstine, “Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2018 has been a great year for books about sub-national government in the United States. The year ends with another addition to the list. Jessica Trounstine has written Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Trounstine is associate professor of political science at... Read More
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