Books for Understanding: In the News

A number of Books for Understanding bibliography topics have been in the news of late. Updates to these lists ensure that Books for Understanding includes the most recent and up to date scholarship published by university presses on these subjects.

In the wake of the devastating January earthquake, the Haiti list offers insight into the history and culture of this troubled nation. The Emergency Management List provides background on the massive reconstruction necessary as the country begins to rebuild after the disaster.

Each February, the U.S. celebrates Black History Month. The Race Relations in the U.S. bibliography features scholarship on African-American history from the era of slavery and abolition through the present, as well as on issues of race in politics, education, the military, sports, arts, and culture.

Home of the newly crowned 2010 Superbowl champions, New Orleans also celebrated Mardi Gras with its famous parade on February 16.