Books Received-2008

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Adams, Jessica. Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. Pp. 226. Cloth $65.00. Paper $22.50.

Aldridge, Delores P. and E. Lincoln James. Africana Studies: Philosophical Perspectives and Theoretical Paradigms. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2007. Pp. 338. Paper $24.95.

Alexander, Willie J. Entering the Promised Land. Houston: Entering The Promised Land GP, LLC, 2007. Pp. 190. Cloth $24.95.

Anderson, Jeffrey E. Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjecture: A Handbook. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008. Pp. 183. Cloth $55.00.

Anderson, Lisa M. Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Pp. 142. Cloth $35.00.

Ashmore, Susan Youngblood. Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964-1972. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008. Pp. 398. Paper $24.95.

Becton, Lt. Gen. and Julius, W., Jr. Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008. Pp. 318. Cloth $29.95.

Blanchard, Peter. Under the Flags of Freedom: Slave Soldiers and the Wars of Independence in Spanish South America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008. Pp. 242. Paper $26.95. Cloth $60.00.

Boggis, Jerry Anne, Eve Allegra Raimon, and Barbara A. White, eds. Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing, and Region. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2007. Pp. 272. Cloth $65.00. Paper $26.00.

Bush, A. E. and P. L. Dorman, eds. History of the Mosaic Templars of America: Its Founders and Officials. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2008. Pp. 291. Cloth $24.95.

Calarco, Tom. People of the Underground Railroad. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008. Pp. 408. Cloth $75.00.

Carpio, Glenda R. Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 287. Paper $19.95.

Carter, Marva Griffin. Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 184. Cloth $27.95.

Cimbala, Paul A. and Barton C. Shaw, eds. Making a New South: Race, Leadership, and Community After the Civil War. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2007. Pp. 315. Cloth $59.95.

Clague, Mark, ed. Foreword by Samuel Floyd, Jr. The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Pp. 367. Cloth $49.95.

Davey, Elizabeth and Rodney Clark, eds. Remember My Sacrifice: The Autobiography of Clinton Clark, Tenant Farm Organizer and Early Civil Rights Activist. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007. Pp. 240. Cloth $40.00.

Davison, Jr., James, Sweet Release: The Last Step to Black Freedom. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2008. Pp. 277. Cloth $24.95.

Djata, Sundiata. Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis, volume two. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008. Pp. 270. Cloth $29.95.

Evans, Joe and Christopher Brooks. Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Pp. 167. Cloth $24.95.

Fraser, Rebecca J. Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. Pp. 137. Cloth $50.00.

Fredrickson, George M. Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. Pp. 156. Cloth $19.95.

Garraway, Doris, ed. Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008. Cloth $65.00.

Gay, Kathlyn. African-American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations: The History, Customs, and Symbols Associated with Both Traditional and Contemporary Religious and Secular Events Observed by Americans of African Descent. …