Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America is a welcome introduction to the field that can and should be widely read. . . . Taken together, the seven essays in this volume encourage readers to conceptualize a black intellectualism that makes room for a myriad of voices and perspectives.
Brian D. Behnken is associate professor in the Department of History and the US Latino/a Studies Program at Iowa State University. He is author of Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas and, with Gregory D. Smithers, Racism in American Popular Media: From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Bandito. Gregory D. Smithers is professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is author of several books, including Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal; Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History; and The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity. Simon Wendt is associate professor of American studies at Goethe University of Frankfurt. He is author of The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights; editor of Warring over Valor: How Race and Gender Shaped American Military Heroism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries; and coeditor of several books, including Globalizing Lynching History: Vigilantism and Extralegal Punishment from an International Perspective.