#TheHistorySoundtable III: Recent History Books by Black Women

Here is a list of recent books written by black women scholars. This list is the second installment of #TheHistorySoundtable list on AAIHS by Sowande’ Mustakeem and Keisha N. Blain. The books on this reading list shed light on how black women scholars are shaping and defining the fields of United States history, African history, and African Diaspora History. We encourage educators to incorporate these works into their syllabi for fall courses, and invite these scholars to their campuses to share their exciting research with colleagues and students. This list is not meant to be exhaustive and represents the second of a new recurring series on AAIHS, which will highlight works written by black women historians. *Are you a black woman scholar who has written a new book or has a book scheduled for publication within the next 2 years? Did we miss your book in this list and the previous one? Please send us the details via this submission form.


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Keisha N. Blain

Keisha N. Blain is a historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is the author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Follow her on Twitter @KeishaBlain.