[It’s been a bit since I dedicated a blog series to highlighting great new scholarly books—so this week I’m dedicating a blog series to highlighting great new scholarly books. Please add more recommendations, new, old, and anywhere in between, in comments!]
this blog are already familiar with the awesome Dr. Hettie Williams, who has
contributed not one,
excellent Guest Posts (tying her for the all-time lead!). Which makes me
even more excited than I already would have been to highlight her phenomenal
new collection A
Seat at the Table: Black Women Public Intellectuals in US History and Culture,
co-edited with Melissa Ziobro and published by the University Press of
Mississippi (and featuring a number of chapters by Hettie herself, among many
other awesome contributors including another AmericanStudies Guest Poster Tanya
Roth). That a number of the chapters also intersect with my own recent and
ongoing work on African
American critical patriotism is just the icing on the cake, and puts A Seat at the Table in conversation with
other exemplary recent works like the 1619 Project. For all those and many
other reasons, this is my must-have Fall 2023 scholarly publication!
do you think? Other books or publications you’d recommend?