Palimpsest - Volume #5, Issue #1 (5/2016)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting and Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers


Black Hair and Textures of Defensiveness
Amber Jamilla Musser

"Teach His People the Value of Unity": Black Diaspora, Women, and Una Marson's Pocomania
Raj Chetty

The Song Required of Captivity: Just Above My Head and the Trans-ness of James Baldwin
Marquis Bey

The National Council of Negro Women and South Africa: Black Internationalism, Motherhood, and the Cold War
Nicholas Grant


All Books Reviewed by the Palimpsest Editorial Collective

Jane C. Beck, Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015), 295 pp.and Rosemarie Freeney Harding with Rachel Harding, Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015), 295 pp.

Howard French, China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa (New York:Vintage, 2014), 285 pp.

Ezra Greenspan, William Wells Brown: An African American Life (New York: W. W. Norton, 2014), 614 pp.

Mae G. Henderson, Speaking in Tongues & Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing (Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, 2014), 319 pp.

Karen Y. Morrison, Cuba's Racial Crucible: The Sexual Economy of Social Identities, 1750–2000 (Bloomington: IndianaUniversity Press, 2015), 339 pp.

Martin Munro, Tropical Apocalypse: Haiti and the Caribbean End Times (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015), 228 pp.

Caroline Randall Williams, Lucy Negro Redux (Gulfport, FL: Ampersand Books, 2014), 72 pp.

Ibrahima Seck, Bouki Fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation) Louisiana, 1750–1860 (New Orleans: University of New Orleans Press, 2014), 215 pp.

Naomi Zack, White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide (Lanham, MD: Rowman &Littlefied, 2015), 134 pp.