Weekly Book List, January 11, 2013

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination by Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Virginia Press; 416 pages; $39.50). Focuses on Toussaint Louverture, Nathaniel Turner, Sengbe Pieh, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman in a study of black heroism and its portrayal in historical, literary, and other realms.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology and Political Science: A Convergent