African and African American Studies Book Reviews

Baseball, Race, and the Americas

Alou is one of the best baseball autobiographies of recent years because it offers the story of race and baseball not from a non-American perspective, but from someone who got to know the United States very well as both a resident and a subject of its foreign policy, as both insider and outsider.

Why Spoken Words Matter

Most scholarly professionals, linguists and non-linguists alike, suffer from the occasional (or not so occasional) feeling that what they do is meaningless, having no direct, positive impact on their fellow man. The overall message of Baugh’s book will inspire them otherwise.

With God on Our Side

A book like this intensifies a sense of black community for its readers by being racial, yet universal. It is almost a totem.