Black Texas History Bibliography


The books listed below are excellent sources of general information for research on African American history.


Pauli Murray, States’ Laws on Race and Color (1950)

Herbert Aptheker, ed., A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States: From Colonial Times to 1910 (1951)

Joanne Grant, Black Protest: History, Documents, and Analyses, 1619 to the Present, (1969)

Richard Bardolph, ed., The Civil Rights Record: Black Americans and the Law, 1849-1970 (1970)

Martin E. Dann, ed., The Black Press 1827-1890: The Quest for National Identity (1971)

August Meier, Elliott Rudwick, and Francis L. Broderick, eds., Black Protest Thought in the Twentieth Century, (1971)

Gerda Lerner, ed., Black Women in White America: A Documentary History (1972)

Howard University Library, Moorland Foundation, Dictionary Catalog of the Jesse E. Moorland Collection of Negro Life and History (12 vols.) (1976)

Lawrence Levine, Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom, (1977)

New York Public Library, Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History, Dictionary Catalogue of the Schomburg Collection (15 vols.) (1977)

John Blassingame, et. al. eds., The Frederick Douglass Papers. Series One: Speeches, Debates and Interviews (3 vols.) (1979-1985)

Joel Williamson, New People: Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States (1980)

Vincent Harding, There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America, (1981)

Mary F. Berry and John W. Blassingame, Long Memory: The Black Experience in America (1982)

Ira Berlin, et. al. eds., Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation 1861-1867: Selected from the Holdings of the National Archives of the United States (3 vols.) (1982-1990)

Mary F. Berry and John W. Blassingame, Long Memory: The Black Experience in America (1982)

Russell C. Brignano, ed., Black Americans in Autobiography: An Annotated Bibliography of Autobiographies and Autobiographical Books Written Since the Civil War (1984)

Vincent Franklin, Black Self-Determination: A Cultural History of the Faith of the Fathers, (1984)

Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love: Black Women, Work and Family From Slavery to the Present, (1985)

Milton C. Sernett, ed., Afro-American Religious History: A Documentary Witness (1985)

Darlene Clark Hine, ed, The State of Afro-American History: Past, Present and Future (1986)

Thomas R. Frazier, ed., Afro-American History: Primary Sources (1988)

Leon Litwack and August Meier, ed., Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century, (1988)

Portia James, The Real McCoy: African American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 (1989)

Darlene Clark Hine, Black Women in United States History (12 vols.) (1990)

Forrest G. Wood, The Arrogance of Faith: Christianity and Race in America from the Colonial Era to the Twentieth Century, (1991)

Herbert Aptheker, Anti-Racism in U.S. History: The First Two Hundred Years (1992)

Jacqueline Goggin, Carter G. Woodson: A Life in Black History (1992)

David McBride, From TB to AIDS: Epidemics Among Urban Blacks Since 1900 (1992)

Herbert Hill and James E. Jones, eds., Race in America: The Struggle for Equality (1993)

John Hope Franklin and Alfred A. Moss, Jr., From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans (1997)

Philip S. Foner and Robert James Branham, eds., Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900 (1998)

Cathy J. Cohen, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (1999)

Philip A. Klinkner with Rogers M. Smith, The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America (1999)

Mia Bay, The White Image in the Black Mind: African American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925 (2000)

Robin D. G. Kelly and Earl Lewis, eds., To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (2000)

Adam Fairclough, Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (2001)

Charles M. Payne and Adam Green, Time Longer Than Rope: A Century of African American Activism, 1850-1950 (2003)

Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine and Stanley Harrold, The African American Odyssey (2006)

Nell Irvin Painter, Creating Black Americans: African-American history and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present (2006)

Harriet A. Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (2006)

Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith, Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches (2007)   


The African Diaspora:

W.E.B. DuBois, The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America (1896)

Elizabeth Donnan, ed., Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America, 4 vols. (1930)

Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery, (1944)

Basil Davidson, The African Slave Trade (1961)

Paul Edwards, ed., Equiano's Travels (1967)

Philip Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade, A Census (1969)

Suzanne Miers and Igor Kopytoff, eds., Slavery in Africa (1977)

Herbert S. Klein, The Middle Passage: Comparative Studies in the Atlantic Slave Trade (1978)

Jay Coughtry, The Notorious Triangle: Rhode Island and the African Slave Trade (1981)

Daniel C. Littlefield, ed., Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in South Carolina (1981)

James A. Rawley, The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History (1981)

Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein, eds., Slavery in Africa (1983)

John K. Thornton, The Kingdom of Kongo: Civil War and Transition, 1641-1718 (1983)

Edward Reynolds, Stand the Storm: A History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (1985)

David W. Galenson, Traders, Planters, and Slaves: Market Behavior in Early English America (1986)

Paul E. Lovejoy, Africans in Bondage: Studies in Slavery and the Slave Trade (1986)

Vincent Bakpetu Thompson, The Making of the African Diaspora in the Americas, 1441-1900 (1987)

Suzanne Miers and Richard Roberts, The End of Slavery in Africa (1988)

Barbara Bush, Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838, (1990)

Bernard Lewis, Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry (1990)

John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1680 (1992)

Joseph E. Inikori and Stanley L. Engerman, eds., The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (1993)

Sue Peabody, “There are No Slaves in France”: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Regime (1996)

Rosemarie Robotham, ed., Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century (1997)

Boubacar Barry, Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Trade (1998)

Sylvaine A. Diouf, Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (1998)

Jane Landers, Black Society in Spanish Florida (1999)

Alexandre Popvic, The Revolt of Africa Slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th Century (1999)

David Eltis, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas (2000)

Verene Shepherd and Hilary McD. Beckles, eds., Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World (2000)

Madge Dresser, Slavery Obscured: The Social History of the Slave Trade in an English Provincial Port (2002)

Linda M Heywood, ed., Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora (2002)

James H. Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 (2003)

Randy Sparks, Two Princes from Calabar: An Eighteenth Century Atlantic Odyssey (2004)

Stephanie Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to the American Diaspora (2007)


Colonial America:

Lorenzo J. Greene, The Negro in Colonial New England, 1620-1776 (1942)

Edgar J. McManus, Negro Slavery in New York (1966)

Winthrop Jordan, White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812, (1968)

Gary Nash, The Great Fear: Race in the Mind of America, (1970)

Gerald W. Mullen, Flight and Rebellion: Slave Resistance in Eighteenth Century Virginia (1974)

Peter Wood, Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion, (1974)

David Kobrin, The Black Minority in Early New York (1975)

Edmund S. Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (1975)

A. Leon Higginbotham, In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process: The Colonial Period (1978)

Daniel F. Littlefield, Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina (1981)

James A. Rawley, The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History (1981)

Bruce A. Glasrud and Alan M. Smith, eds., Race Relations in British North America, 1607-1783 (1982)

Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study (1982)

Betty Wood, Slavery in Colonial Georgia, 1730-1775 (1984)

Thomas J. Davis, A Rumor of Revolt: The Great Negro Plot in Colonial New York (1985)

Julia Floyd Smith, Slavery and Rice Culture in Low Country Georgia, 1750-1860 (1985)

Terry Alford, Prince Among Slaves (1986)

Alan Kulikoff, Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Culture in the Chesapeake, 1690-1800 (1986)

David Eltis, Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (1987)

Gary Nash, Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840 (1988)

William D. Piersen, Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American Sub-Culture in Eighteenth-Century New England (1988)

Norrece T. Jones, Jr., Born a Child of Freedom, Yet A Slave: Mechanisms of Control and Strategies of Resistance in Antebellum South Carolina (1989)

Mechal Sobel, The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in 18th Century Virginia (1989)

Timothy H. Silver, A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists and Slaves in the South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800  (1990)

Billy G. Smith and Richard Wojtowicz, Blacks Who Stole Themselves: Advertisements for Runaways in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1720-1790, (1990)

Ira Berlin and Philip D. Morgan, ed., The Slaves' Economy: Independent Production by Slaves in the Americas (1991)

Shane White, Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810 (1991)

Roger D. Abrahams, Singing the Master: The Emergence of African American Culture in the Plantation South (1992)

Maryse Conde, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (1992)

Leland Ferguson, Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Colonial African America (1992)

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century (1992)

Karen Hess, The Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection (1992)

Michael Mullin, Africa in America: Slave Acculturation and Resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean, 1736-1831 (1992)

Jack D. Forbes, Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples (1993)

Graham Russell Hodges and Alan Edward Brown, eds., "Pretends to be Free": Runaway Slave Advertisements from Colonial and Revolutionary New York and New Jersey (1994)

Alden T. Vaughn, Roots of American Racism: Essays on the Colonial Experience (1995)

Graham Russell Hodges, Slavery and Freedom in the Rural North: African Americans in Monmouth County, New Jersey (1996)

Marvin L. Michael Kay and Lorin Lee Cary, Slavery in North Carolina, 1748-1775 (1996)

Robin Blackburn, The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 (1997)

Kimberly S. Hanger, Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769-1803 (1997)

Oscar Reiss, Blacks in Colonial America (1997)

Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America (1998)

Michael A. Gomez, Exchanging our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South (1998)

Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Low Country (1998)

Pamela Newkirk, A Love no Less: More than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters (2003)

Thelma Willis Foote, Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City (2004)


Slavery and the American Revolution:

William Cooper Nell, The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution (1855)

Benjamin Quarles, The Negro in the American Revolution (1961)

Staughton Lynd, Class Conflict, Slavery and the United States Constitution (1967)

M. A. Richmond, Bid The Vassal Soar: Interpretive Essays on the Life and Poetry of Phillis Wheatley and George Moses Horton (Washington, D.C., 1974)

David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (1975)

Duncan J. MacLeod, Slavery, Race and the American Revolution (1975)

Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom (1975)

William H. Robinson, Phillis Wheatley in the Black American Beginnings (Detroit, 1975)

Ellen Gibson Wilson, The Loyal Blacks (1976)

Jack P, Greene, All Men are Created Equal: Some Reflections on the Character of the American Revolution (1976)

Jeffrey J. Crow, The Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina (1977)

Donald Robinson, Slavery and the Structure of American Politics (1979)

Ira Berlin and Roland Hoffman, Slavery and Freedom in the Age of the American Revolution, (1983)

Robin Blackburn, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848 (1988)

Phillis Wheatley, [John C. Shields, ed.,] The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (1988)

Sidney Kaplan and Emma N. Kaplan, The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (1990)

Gary B. Nash, Race and Revolution (1990)

Julian D. Mason, Jr., The Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1991)

Sylvia Frey, Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age (1992)

Paul Finkelman, Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (1996)

Henry Louis Gates, The Trials of Phillis Wheatley (2004)

Simon Schama, Rough Crossings: Britain, The Slaves and the American Revolution (2006)


Antebellum Slavery:

George H. Moore, Notes on the History of Slavery in Massachusetts (1866)

Ulrich B. Philips, American Negro Slavery: A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime (1918)

Helen Tunnicliff Catterall, ed., Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Negro (1936)

C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Overture and the San Domingo Revolution, (1938)

Melville Herskovits, The Myth of the Negro Past (1941)

Barnett Hollander, Slavery in America: Its Legal History (1962)

Joseph C. Halasz, Rattling Chains: Slave Unrest and Revolt in the Antebellum South, (1966)

Richard C. Wade, Slavery in the Cities: The South, 1820-1860 (1967)

Lionel Kennedy and Thomas Parker, The Trial Record of Denmark Vesey (1970)

George P. Rawick, The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, 19 volumes, (1971)

John Blassingame, The Slave Community, (1973)

Stephen B. Oates, The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion (1975)

Eugene Genovese, Roll Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made,(1976)

Claudia D. Goldin, Urban Slavery in the American South, 1820-1860: A Quantitative History (1976)

Willie Lee Rose, ed., A Documentary History of Slavery in North America (1976)

John W. Blassingame, ed., Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies (1977)

Nathan Huggins, Black Odyssey: The Afro-American Ordeal in Slavery, (1977)

Leslie Howard Owens, This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South (1977)

Albert Rabateau, Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South, (1978)

Todd L. Savitt, Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia (1978)

Thomas L. Webber, Deep Like the Rivers: Education in the Slave Quarter Community, 1831-1865, (1978)

William L. Van Deburg, The Slave Drivers: Black Agricultural Labor Supervisors in the Ante-Bellum South, (1979)

John Lofton, Denmark Vesey's Revolt: The Slave Plot that Lit a Fuse to Fort Sumter (1983)

Charles Joyner, Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community, (1984)

Barbara Jeanne Fields, Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century (1985)

Paul Finkelmann, ed., Slavery in the Courtroom: An Annotated Bibliography of American Cases (1985)

Deborah Gray White, Ar'n’t I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South, (1985)

Paul Finkelmann, The Law of Freedom and Bondage: A Casebook (1986)

Gary Okihiro, ed., In Resistance: Studies in African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American History (1986)

Howard Jones, Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (1987)

Margaret Washington Creel, "A Peculiar People": Slave Religion and Community Culture Among the Gullah (1988)

Robert W. Fogel, Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery, (1989)

Peter Parish, Slavery History and Historians (1989)

Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865, (1990)

Joseph E. Holloway, ed. Africanisms in American Culture (1990)

Randall Miller, ed., Dear Master: Letters of a Slave Family, (1990)

Thomas D. Morris, Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860 (1990)

John Michael Vlach, Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery (1990)

Ronnie W. Clayton, ed., Mother Wit: The Ex-Slave Narratives of the Louisiana Writers' Project (1991)

Melton McLaurin, Celia, A Slave (1991)

Mary A. Twining and Keith E. Baird, Sea Island Roots: African Presence in the Carolinas and Georgia (1991)

Janet Duitsman Cornelius, When I Can Read My Title Clear: Literacy, Slavery and Religion in the Antebellum South (1992)

Walter F. Pitts, Old Ship of Zion: The Afro-Baptist Ritual in the African Diaspora (1992)

Jon Michael Spencer, Black Hymnody: A Hymnological History of the African American Church (1992)

Albert E. Stone, The Return of Nat Turner: History, Literature, and Cultural Politics in Sixties America (1992)

Ira Berlin and Philip D. Morgan, eds., Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas (1993)

Douglas R. Egerton, Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802 (1993)

Peter Kolchin, American Slavery, 1619-1877 (1993)

Howard McGary and Bill E. Lawson, Between Slavery and Freedom: Philosophy and American Slavery (1993)

William D. Piersen, Black Legacy: America's Hidden Heritage[on Africanisms] (1993)

Larry E. Hudson, Jr., ed., Working Toward Freedom: Slave Society and Domestic Economy in the American South (1994)

Ann Patton Malone, Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana (1994)

Freddie L. Parker, Stealing a Little Freedom: Advertisements for Slave Runaways in North Carolina, 1791-1840 (1994)

Sterling Stuckey, Going Through the Storm: The Influence of African American Art in History (1994)

Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States (1995)

Wilma King, Stolen Children: Slave Youth in the 19th Century (1995)

Sean Wilentz, ed, David Walker's Appeal (1995)

Betty Wood, Women's Work, Men's Work: The Informal Slave Economies of Lowcountry Georgia (1995)

Jennifer Fleischner, Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives (1996)

David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark Hine, eds., More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas (1996)

Patricia Morton, ed., Discovering the Women in Slavery: Emancipating Perspectives on the American Past (1996)

Brenda Stevenson, Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South (1996)

Mary Turner, ed., From Chattel Slaves to Wage Slaves: The Dynamics of Labour Bargaining in the Americas (1996)

Martha Hodes, White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South (1997)

John R. McKivigan, and Mitchel Snay, eds., Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery (1998)

Douglas R. Egerton, He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey (1999)

Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999)

Midori Takagi, “Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction”: Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865 (1999)

Dylan C. Penningroth, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth Century South (2003)

Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (2004)

Nikki M. Taylor, Frontiers of Freedom: Cincinnati’s Black Community, 1802-1868 (2004)

Anthony E. Kaye, Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South (2007)


The Anti-Slavery Campaign:

Issac Neale, ed., Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of New Jersey; Relative to the Manumission of Negroes and Others Holden in Bondage (1794)

Charles Emory Stevens, Anthony Burns: A History (1856)

James Redpath, The Roving Editor, or Talks With Slaves in the Southern States (1859)

William Still, The Underground Railroad, (1872)

Frederick Douglass, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, (1881)

Wilbur H. Siebert, The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom (1898)

Carter G. Woodson, ed., The Mind of the Negro As Reflected in Letters Written During the Crisis, 1800-1860 (1925)

Arthur Huff Fauset, Sojourner Truth: God's Faithful Pilgrim (1938)

Arthur Zilversmit, The First Emancipation: The Abolition of Slavery in the North (1967)

Howard H. Bell, A Survey of the Negro Convention Movement, 1831-1861 (1969)

William E. Farrison, William Wells Brown: Author and Reformer, (1969)

Aileen Kraditor, Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tactics, 1834-1850, (1969)

Benjamin Quarles, Black Abolitionists, (1969)

Stanley W. Campbell, The Slave Catchers: Enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, 1850-1860, (1970)

John Bracey and others, ed., Blacks in the Abolitionist Movement, (1971)

Thomas D. Morris, Free Men All: The Personal Liberty Laws of the North, 1780-1861 (1974)

Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease, They Who Would Be Free: Black's Search for Freedom, 1830-1861 (1974)

William M. Wiecek, The Sources of Anti-slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848 (1977)

Blanch Glassmanersh, Slavery of Sex: Feminist-Abolitionists in Nineteenth-Century America (1978)

Don E. Fehrenbacher, Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective (1981)

Lawrence J. Friedman, Gregarious Saints: Self and Community in American Abolitionism, 1830-1870 (1982)

R. J. M. Blackett, Building an Anti-Slavery Wall: Black Americans and the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, (1983)

Lathan A. Windley, ed., Runaway Slave Advertisements: A Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790 (1983)

Waldo E. Martin, Jr., The Mind of Frederick Douglass (1984)

C. Peter Ripley, ed., The Black Abolitionist Papers (5 vols.) (1985-1992)

Marilyn Richardson, Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political Writer, (1987)

Charlotte L. Forten, [Brenda Stevenson, ed.,] The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke (1988)

Alfred N. Hunt, Haiti's Influence on Antebellum America: Slumbering Volcano in the Caribbean (1988)

Herbert Aptheker, Abolitionism: A Revolutionary Movement (1989)

Jean Fagan Yellin, Women and Sisters: The Antislavery Feminists in American Culture (1989)

Merton L. Dillon, Slavery Attacked: Southern Slaves and their Allies, 1619-1865 (1990)

Carolyn Flick, The Making of Haiti: The Saint Dominguez Revolution from Below (1990)

Eric J. Sundquist, ed., Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays (1990)

William S. McFeely, Frederick Douglass (1991)

Bruce Levine, Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War (1992)

James Brewer Stewart, William Lloyd Garrison and the Challenge of Emancipation (1992)

Shirley J. Yee, Black Women Abolitionists: A Study in Activism, 1828-1860, (1992)

Donald M. Jacobs, ed., Courage and Conscience: Black and White Abolitionists in Boston (1993)

Charles L. Blockson, Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad (1994)

Erlene Stetson and Linda David, Glorifying in Tribulation: The Lifework of Sojourner Truth (1994)

Jean Fagan Yellin and John C. Van Horne, eds., The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America (1994)

V.P. Franklin, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African American Intellectual Tradition (1995)

Stanley Harrold, The Abolitionists and the South, 1831-1861 (1995)

Carleton Mabee, Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend (1995)

Herman E. Thomas, James W.C. Pennington: African American Churchman and Abolitionist (1995)

Nell Irwin Painter, Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol (1996)

R.J. Young, Antebellum Black Activists: Race, Gender, Self, (1996)

James Brewer Stewart, Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery (1997)

Gary Collison, Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen (1997)

T. Stephen Whitman, The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland (1997)

Joanne Pope Melish, Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and "Race" in New England, 1780-1860 (1998)

David Geggus, ed., The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World (2001)

Mark Perry, Lift Up Thy Voice: The Grimke’s Family’s Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders (2001)

Claude A. Clegg III, The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia (2004)

Keith P. Griffler, Front Line of Freedom: African Americans and the Forging of the Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley (2004)


Free Blacks in Antebellum America:

Martin R. Delany, The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, (1852)

John H. Russell, The Free Negro in Virginia, 1619-1865 (1913)

Leon Litwack, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, (1961)

Benjamin Quarles, The Negro in the American Revolution (1961)

Victor Ullman, Martin R. Delany: The Beginnings of Black Nationalism (1971)

Silvio A. Bedini, The Life of Benjamin Banneker (1972)

Leitia Woods Brown, Free Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1790-1846 (1972)

H. E. Sterkx, The Free Negro in Antebellum Louisiana (1972)

Sterling Stuckey, The Ideological Origins of Black Nationalism, (1972)

Marina Wilkramangrake, A World in Shadow--The Free Black in Antebellum South Carolina (1973)

Ira Berlin, Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South, (1974)

Philip S. Foner and Ronald L. Lewis, eds., The Black Worker: A Documentary History from Colonial Times to the Present (8 vols.) (1974-1984)

Rodney Carlisle, The Roots of Black Nationalism (1975)

Floyd J. Miller, The Search for Black Nationality: Black Emigration and Colonization, 1787-1863 (1975)

Joel Schor, Henry Highland Garnet: A Voice of Black Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century (1977)

Philip S. Foner and George E. Walker, eds., Proceedings of the Black State Conventions, 1840-1865 (2 vols.) (1979-1980)

John Brown Childs, The Political Black Minister: A Study in Afro-American Politics and Religion (1980)

Dickson J. Preston, Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years (1980)

Bell I. Wiley, Slaves No More: Letters from Liberia, 1833-1869 (1980)

Joel Williamson, New People: Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States (1980)

James Oliver Horton and Lois Horton, Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North, (1981)

Leroy Graham, Baltimore: Nineteenth Century Black Capital (1982)

Larry Koger, Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, (1984)

Ellen N. Lawson and Marlene D. Merrill, The Three Sarahs: Documents on Antebellum Black College Women, (1984)

Suzanne Lebsock, The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, (1984)

James L. Roark, Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South, (1984)

James L. Roark, No Chariot Let Down: Charleston's Free People of Color on the Eve of the Civil War, (1984)

Dorothy Sterling, We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in Nineteenth Century America, (1984)

Juliet E.K. Walker, Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier, (1984)

William Andrews, Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the 19th Century, (1986)

Joseph Boskin, Sambo: The Rise and Demise of an American Jester (1986)

Lamont D. Thomas, Rise to Be a People: A Biography of Paul Cuffee, (1986)

Marilyn Richardson, ed., Maria W. Stewart, America’s First Black Woman Political Writer, Essays and Speeches (1987)

Dorothy Sterling, Turning The World Upside Down: The Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, 1838, (1987)

William L. Andrews, ed., Six Women's Slave Narratives (1988)

William Cheek and Aimee Lee Cheek, John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1829-1865 (1988)

Edward D. Smith, Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740-1877 (1988)

Julie Winch, Philadelphia's Black Elite: Activism, Accommodation, and the Struggle for Autonomy, 1787-1848 (1988)

David E. Swift, Black Prophets of Justice: Activist Clergy before the Civil War (1989)

Adele Logan Alexander, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879 (1991)

Victoria E. Bynum, Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South (1991)

David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (1991)

Henry Louis Gates, ed., The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women Writers (1992)

Lee H. Warner, Free Men in an Age of Servitude: Three Generations of a Black Family (1992)

Robert R. Dykstra, Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier (1993)

Frances Smith Foster, Written By Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892 (1993)

James Oliver Horton, Free People of Color: Inside the African American Community (1993)

T.O. Madden, Jr., We Were Always Free, The Maddens of Culpeper County, Virginia: a 200-Year Family History (1993)

Carol Wilson, Freedom at Risk: The Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865 (1993)

Adelaide M. Cromwell, The Other Brahmins: Boston's Black Upper Class, 1750-1950 (1994)

George A. Levesque, Black Boston: African American Life and Culture in Urban American, 1750-1860 (1994)

Bernard E. Powers, Jr., Black Charlestonians: A Social History, 1822-1885 (1994)

Harry Reed, Platform for Change: The Foundations of the Northern Free Black Community, 1775-1865 (1994)

Rosemary Sadlier, Leading the Way: Black Women in Canada (1994)

Graham Russell Hodges, ed., Black Itinerants of the Gospel: The Narratives of John Jea & George White (1995)

Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish Became White (1995)

Kent Anderson Leslie, Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 (1995)

Martin B. Pasternak, Rise Now and Fly to Arms: The Life of Henry Highland Garnet (1995)

Gerald T. Altoff, Amongst My Best Men: African Americans and the War of 1812 (1996)

John Hope Franklin, The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 (1996)

James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860 (1996)

Rosalind Cobb Wiggins, ed., Captain Paul Cuffe's Logs and Letters, 1808-1817: A Black Quaker's "Voice from within the Veil" (1996)

Tommy L. Bogger, Free Blacks in Norfolk, Virginia, 1790-1860: The Darker Side of Freedom (1997)

W. Jeffrey Bolster, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail (1997)

Virginia Meacham Gould, Chained to the Rock of Adversity: To Be Free, Black, and Female in the Old South (1998)

Sybil Kein, ed., Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana’s Free People of Color (2000)

Craig Steven Wilder, A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (2000)

Leslie M. Harris, In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1826-1863 (2003) 

Melvin Patrick Ely, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom From the 1790s Through the Civil War (2004)


The Civil War:

Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (1869)

George Washington Williams, History of Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion (1888)

Susie King Taylor, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp (1902)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment (1962)

Dudley Taylor Cornish, The Sable Arm: Negro Troops in the Civil War (1966)

Benjamin Quarles, The Negro in the Civil War (1969)

Willie Lee Rose, Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment (1976)

LaWanda Cox, Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership (1981)

Phyllis F. Field, The Politics of Race in New York: The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era (1982)

Clarence E. Walker, A Rock in a Weary Land: The African Methodist Episcopal Church during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1982)

Eric Foner, Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and its Legacy (1983)

Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roark, eds., No Chariot Letdown: Charleston's Free People of Color on the Eve of the Civil War (1984)

Ira Berlin, et al., eds., Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation (1985-1990)

Iver Bernstein, The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War (1990)

Virginia Adams, ed., On the Altar of Freedom: A Black Soldier's Civil War Letters from the Front (the letters of Corporal James Henry Gooding), (1991)

Edwin S. Redkey, ed., A Grand Army of Black Men: Letters from African American Soldiers in the Union Army, 1861-1865 (1993)

James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War (1995)

Ervin L. Jordan, Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia (1995)

Donald Yacovone, ed., A Voice of Thunder: The Civil War Letters of George E. Stephens (1997)

John David Smith, ed., Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era (2002)

Mitch Kachun, Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in Africa American Emancipation Celebrations, 1808-1915 (2003)

Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom (2006)



John Mercer Langston, From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capital: Or the First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion (1894)

W. E. B. DuBois, Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (1935)

Otis A. Singletary, Negro Militia and Reconstruction (1957)

Elizabeth Lawson, The Gentleman from Mississippi: Our First Negro Senator, Hiram Revels (1960)

Willie Lee Rose, Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment (1964)

Forrest G. Wood, Black Scare: The Racist Response to Emancipation and Reconstruction (1970)

Okon Edet Uya, From Slavery to Public Service: Robert Smalls, 1839-1915 (1971)

Peggy Lamson, The Glorious Failure: Black Congressman Robert Brown Elliott and the Reconstruction in South Carolina (1973)

Richard Sutch, One Kind of Freedom: The Economic Consequences of Emancipation (1977)

Thomas Holt, Black Over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina During Reconstruction (1979)

Leon Litwack, Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1979)

Donald G. Nieman, To Set the Law in Motion: The Freedmen's Bureau and the Legal Rights of Blacks, 1865-1868 (1979)

Janet Sharpe Hermann, The Pursuit of a Dream (1981)

William H. Harris, The Harder We Run: Black Workers Since the Civil War (1982)

Howard Rabinowitz, Southern Black Leaders of the Reconstruction Era (1982)

Dan T. Carter, When the War Was Over: The Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867 (1985)

Gerald David Jaynes, Branches Without Roots: Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South, 1862-1882 (1986)

Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988)

Ira Berlin, Thavolia Glymph, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland and Julie Saville, eds., Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (1990)

William Cohen, At Freedom's Edge: Black Mobility and the Southern White Quest for Racial Control, 1861-1915 (1991)

Roy E. Finkenbine, ed., Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation (1993)

Eric Foner, Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction (1993)

William S. McFeely, Sapalo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom (1994)

Julie Saville, The Work of Reconstruction: From Slave to Wage Labor in South Carolina, 1860-1870 (1994)

Edward A. Miller, Jr., Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915 (1995)

Ann D. Gordon, African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (1997)

Tera Hunter, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War (1997)

James D. Schmidt, Free to Work: Labor Law, Emancipation and Reconstruction, 1815-1880 (1998)

Robert F. Engs, Freedom’s First Generation: Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890 (2004)

Donald R. Shaffer, After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans (2004)

Armistead L. Robinson, Bitter Fruits of Bondage: The Demise of Slavery and the Collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865 (2005)



Frank [Frances A.] Rollin, Life and Public Service of Martin R. Delany (1883)

Francis Greenwood Peabody, Education for Life: The Story of Hampton Institute (1920)

William E. Bittle and Gilbert L. Geis, The Longest Way Home: Chief Alfred Charles Sam's Back to Africa Movement (1964)

Rayford W. Logan, The Betrayal of the Negro: From Rutherford B. Hayes to Woodrow Wilson (1965)

I. A. Newby, Jim Crow's Defense: Anti-Negro Thought in America, 1900-1930 (1965)

C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1966)

Edwin S. Redkey, Black Exodus: Black Nationalist and Back-to-Africa Movements, 1890-1910 (1969)

Lawrence J. Friedman, The White Savage: Racial Fantasies in the PostBellum South (1970)

Allen Weinstein and Frank Otto Gatell, ed., The Segregation Era: 1863-1954, A Modern Reader (1970)

Okon E. Uya, From Slavery to Public Service: Robert Smalls, 1839-1915 (1971)

Emma Lou Thornbrough, T.Thomas Fortune: Militant Journalist (1972)

Peggy Lamson, The Glorious Failure: Black Congressman Robert Brown Elliott and Reconstruction in South Carolina (1973)

James Cartwright, The Triumph of Jim Crow: Tennessee Race Relations in the 1880s (1976)

Peter D. Klingman, Josiah Walls (1976)

Charles Vincent, Black Legislators in Louisiana During Reconstruction (1976)

Claude F. Oubre, Forty Acres and a Mule: The Freedman’s Bureau and Black Landownership (1978)

Howard N. Rabinowitz, Race Relations in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (1978)

Loren Schweninger, James T. Rapier and Reconstruction (1978)

Robert Higgs, Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American Economy, 1865-1914 (1980)

George M. Frederickson, White Supremacy: A Comparative Study of American and South African History (1981)

Sylvia Jacobs, The African Nexus: Black American Perspectives on the European Partition of Africa, 1880-1920 (1981)

Peter J. Rachleff, Black Labor in the South: Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1890 (1984)

Joel Williamson, The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South Since Emancipation (1984)

Gerald D. Jaynes, Branches without Roots: Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South, 1862-1882 (1986)

Wilson Jeremiah Moses, The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 1850-1925 (1988)

James D. Anderson, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1910 (1989)

Orville Vernon Burton, In My Father's House are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1990)

Edmund L. Drago, Initiative, Paternalism, and Race Relations: Charleston’s Avery Normal Institute (1990)

George C. Wright, Racial Violence in Kentucky, 1865-1940: Lynchings, Mob Rule, and "Legal Lynchings" (1990)

Janette Thomas Greenwood, Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White "Better Classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910 (1991)

Jay R. Mandle, Not Slave, Not Free: The African American Economic Experience since the Civil War (1992)

Wilson Jeremiah Moses, Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent, (1992)

Milfred C. Fierce, Slavery Revisited: Blacks and the Southern Convict Lease System, 1865-1933 (1994)

Roger Strietmatter, Raising Her Voice: African American Women Journalists Who Changed History (1994)

George Frederickson, Black Liberation: A Comparative History of Black Ideologies in the United States and South Africa (1995)

Kent Anderson Leslie, Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 (1995)

Edward A. Miller, Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls, From Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915 (1995)

Carla Peterson, “Doers of the Word”: African American Women Speakers & Writers in the North (1830-1880) (1995)

Stephanie Shaw, What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women During the Jim Crow Era (1995)

Richard Sears, A Utopian Experiment in Kentucky: Integration and Social Equality at Berea, 1866-1904 (1996)

Neil Foley, The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture (1997)

Leslie A. Schwalm, A Hard Fight for We: Women’s Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina (1997)

Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration (2003)

Kali N. Gross, Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910 (2006)


African Americans and 19thth Century Religion:

Sylvia Jacobs, Black Americans and the Missionary Movement in Africa (1982)

Clarence E. Walker, A Rock in a Weary Land: The African Methodist Episcopal Church during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1982)

James M. Washington, Frustrated Fellowship: The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power (1982)

Iain MacRobert, The Black Roots and White Racism of Early Pentecostalism in the USA (1988)

Cyprian Davis, The History of Black Catholics in the United States (1990)

Stephen Angell, Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and African-American Religion in the South, (1992)

Walter F. Pitts, Old Ship of Zion: The Afro-Baptist Ritual in the African Diaspora, (1992)

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 (1993)

William E. Montgomery, Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree: The African American Church in the South, 1865-1900 (1993)

Harold T. Lewis, Yet With a Steady Beat: The African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church (1996)

Sister Mary Bernard Deggs, No Cross, No Crown: Black Nuns in Nineteenth Century New Orleans (2001)


The West:

Henry O. Flipper, The Colored Cadet at West Point: The Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper: The First Graduate of Color from the U.S. Military Academy (1878)

Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma (1971)

Kenneth W. Porter, The Negro on the American Frontier (1971)

M. Thomas Bailey, Reconstruction in Indian Territory: A Story of Avarice, Discrimination, and Opportunism (1972)

Alwyn Barr, Black Texans: A History of Negroes in Texas, 1828-1971 (1973)

Kenneth G. Goode, California's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Survey (1974)

Elmer R. Rusco, "Good Time Coming?" Black Nevadans in the Nineteenth Century (1975)

Nell I. Painter, Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas after Reconstruction (1976)

W. Sherman Savage, Blacks in the West (1976)

Norman L. Crockett, The Black Towns (1979)

Elizabeth McLagan, A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940 (1980)

Kenneth M. Hamilton, Black Towns and Profit: Promotion and Development in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1877-1915 (1991)

Gary R. Kremer, James Milton Turner and the Promise of America: The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader (1991)

Quintard Taylor, In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990 (1998)

Lawrence B. de Graaf, Kevin Mulroy and Quintard Taylor, eds., Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California (2001)

Quintard Taylor and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (2003)


Black Thought in the Age of Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (1900)

William Hannibal Thomas, The American Negro: What He Was, What He Is, and What He May Become (1901)

W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

American Negro Academy, The Negro and the Elective Franchise (1905)

William Ivy Hair, Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900 (1963)

Howard Brotz, ed., Negro Social and Political Thought, 1850-1920: Representative Texts (1966)

August Meier, Negro Thought in America, 1880-1915: Racial Ideologies in the Age of Booker T. Washington (1969)

John H. Bracey, Jr., August Meier, and Elliott Rudwick, ed., Black Nationalism in America (1970)

Stephen R. Fox, The Guardian of Boston: William Monroe Trotter (1970)

Ida B. Wells, Crusader for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (1970)

Peter Gilbert, ed., The Selected Writings of John Edward Bruce: Militant Black Journalist (1971)

August Meier, Elliott Rudwick and Francis L. Broderick, eds., Black Protest Thought in the Twentieth Century (1971)

Edwin S. Redkey, ed, Respect Black: The Writings and Speeches of Henry McNeal Turner (1971)

Peter Daniel, The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South (1972)

Louis R. Harlan, et. al. eds., The Booker T. Washington Papers (14 vols.) (1972-1989)

W. E. B. DuBois, The Autobiography of W. E. B. DuBois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of its First Century (1975)

D. Joy Humes, Oswald Garrison Villard: Liberal of the 1920s (1977)

William Toll, The Resurgence of Race: Black Social Theory from Reconstruction to the Pan-African Conferences (1979)

Manning Marable, W. E. B. DuBois: Black Radical Democrat (1986)

Charles A. Lofgren, The Plessey Case: A Legal-Historical Interpretation (1987)

Neil R. McMillen, Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow (1989)

Mildred I. Thompson, Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An Exploratory Study of an American Black Woman, 1893-1930 (1990)

David Levering Lewis, W. E. B. DuBois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 (1993)

Miriam DeCosta-Wills, The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells: An Intimate Portrait of the Activist as a Young Woman (1994)

Donald G. Nieman, ed., African Americans and the Emergence of Segregation, 1865-1900 (1994)

Shamoon Zamir, Dark Voices: W. E. B. DuBois & American Thought, 1888-1903 (1995)

Cary D. Wintz, ed., African American Political Thought, 1890-1930 (1996)

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed., Under Sentence of Death: Lynching in the South (1997)

Kevin K. Gaines, Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in the Twentieth Century (1997)

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 (1997)

Tunde Adeleke, ed., Booker T. Washington: Interpretative Essays (1998)

Grace Elizabeth Hale, Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (1998)

Michael B. Katz and Thomas J. Sugrue, eds., W. E. B. DuBois, Race, and the City: The Philadelphia Negro and Its Legacy (1998)

Leon Litwack, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998)

David Levering Lewis, W. E. B. DuBois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 (2000)

Christopher Robert Reed, All the World is Here: The Black Presence at White City (2000)

Sister Mary Bernard Deggs, No Cross, No Crown: Black Nuns in Nineteenth Century New Orleans (2001)

Rayvon Fouche, Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation: Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer and Shelby J. Davidson (2003)

Jerrold M. Packard, American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow (2003)

Thomas Adams Upchurch, Legislating Racism: The Billion Dollar Congress and the Birth of Jim Crow (2004)


Social, Cultural, and Intellectual Studies:

Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South (1892)

Mrs. N. F. Mossell, The Work of the Afro-American Woman (1896)

Charles F. Kellogg, NAACP: A History of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1967)

Arnold H. Taylor, Travail and Triumph: Black Life and Culture in the South Since the Civil War (1976)

Robert L. Zangrando, The NAACP Campaign against Lynching, 1909-1950 (1980)

Linda O. McMurry, George Washington Carver: Scientist and Symbol (1981)

Kenneth R. Manning, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just (1983)

Errol Hill, Shakespeare in Sable: A History of Black Shakespearean Actors (1984)

John Hope Franklin, George Washington Williams: A Biography (1985)

William Turner and Edward J. Cabbell, Blacks in Appalachia (1985)

Barbara H. Andolsen, Daughters of Jefferson, Daughters of Bootblacks: Racism and American Feminism (1986)

Paula Giddings, In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement (1988)

Beverly Washington Jones, Quest for Equality: The Life and Writings of Mary Eliza Church Terrell, 1863-1954 (1990)

Jerry G. Watts Heroism and the Black Intellectual: Ralph Ellison, Politics, and Afro-American Intellectual Life (1990)

Clarence E. Walker, Deromanticizing Black History: Critical Essays and Reappraisals (1991)

Jacqueline Goggin, Carter G. Woodson: A Life in Black History (1992)

Sudarshan Kapur, Raising Up A Prophet: The African American Encounter with Gandhi (1992)

Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall, The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans (1992)

Wayne J. Urban, Black Scholar: Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972 (1992)

Kenneth Robert Janken, Rayford W. Logan and the Dilemma of the African-American Intellectual (1993)

Ben Keppel, The Work of Democracy: Ralph Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, Lorraine Hansberry and the Cultural Politics of Race (1995)

Mary White Ovington, Black and White Sat Down Together: The Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder (1995)

William M. Banks, Black Intellectuals (1996)

Richard Sears, A Utopian Experiment in Kentucky: Integration and Social Equality at Berea, 1866-1904 (1996)

Daryl Michael Scott, Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880-1996 (1996)

Michael Tonry, Malign Neglect: Race, Crime, and Punishment in America (1996)

Jonathan Coleman, Long Way to Go: Black and White in America (1997)

Ross Posnock, Color and Culture: Black Writers and the Making of the Modern Intellectual (1998)

Paul Gilroy, Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line (2000)

Gerald Horne, Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois (2000)

Benjamin P. Bowser and Louis Kushnick, Against the Odds: Scholars Who Challenged Racism in the Twentieth Century (2002)

Jonathan Scott Holloway, Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002)

Ralph Crowder, John Edward Bruce: The Legacy of a Politician, Journalist, and Self-Trained Historian of the African Diaspora (2003)

Gilbert Jonas, Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909-1969 (2005)


African Americans and the Military:

Arthur W. Little, From Harlem to the Rhine: The Story of New York’s Colored Volunteers (1936)

William H. Leckie, The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (1967)

Willard Gatewood, ed., Smoked Yankees and the Struggle for Empire: Letters from Negro Soldiers, 1898-1902 (1971)

John D. Weaver, The Brownsville Raid (1971)

Arthur E. Barbeau and Florette Henri, Black American Troops in World War I (1974)

Robert V. Haynes, A Night of Violence: The Houston Riot of 1917 (1976)

Alan Osur, Blacks in the Army Air Forces during World War II: The Problem of Race Relations (1977)

Wallace Terry, Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans (1984)

Philip McGuire, He, Too, Spoke for Democracy: Judge Hastie, World War II, and the Black Soldier (1985)

Robert Allen, Port Chicago Mutiny: The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny in U.S. Naval History (1989)

Charity Adams Earley, One Woman’s Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC (1989)

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American: An Autobiography (1991)

Robert J. Jakeman, The Divided Skies: Establishing Segregated Flight Training at Tuskegee, Alabama, 1934-1942, (1992)

Philip McGuire, ed., Taps For a Jim Crow Army: Letters from Black Soldiers in World War II (1992)

Lou Potter, Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II (1992)

Martha S. Putney, When the Nation Was in Need: Blacks in the Women's Army Corps During World War II (1992)

Stanley Sandler, Segregated Skies: All-Black Combat Squadrons of World War II (1992)

Paul Stillwell, ed., The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers (1993)

Judy Barrett Litoff and David C. Smith, We're in this War Too: World War II Letters from African American Women in Uniform (1994)

Lawrence P. Scott and William M. Womack, Sr., Double V: The Civil Rights Struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen (1994)

Mary Pat Kelly, Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason (1995)

Brenda L. Moore, To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas during World War II (1996)

Charles W. Dryden, A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman (1997)

Curtis Morrow, What’s a Commie Ever Done to Black People? A Korean War Memoir of Fighting in the U.S. Army’s Last All Negro Unit (1997)

Charles Moskos, All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration, the Army Way (1997)

Maureen Honey, Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II (1999)

Herman Graham III, The Brothers’ Vietnam War: Black Power, Manhood, and the Military Experience (2003)


Black Migration and Pre-20th Century Urban Studies:

W. E. B. DuBois, The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899)

W. E. B. DuBois, The Black North in 1901: A Social Study (1969)

John Blassingame, Black New Orleans, 1860-1880 (1973)

David Katzman, Before the Ghetto: Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century (1973)

Hollis R. Lynch, ed., The Black Urban Condition: A Documentary History, 1866-1971 (1973)

Douglas Henry Daniels, Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco (1980)

Esther Hall Mumford, Seattle's Black Victorians, 1852-1901 (1980)

Thomas C. Cox, Blacks in Topeka, Kansas 1865-1915, A Social History (1982)

Roberta Senechal, The Sociogenesis of a Race Riot: Springfield, Illinois, in 1908 (1990)

William Cohen, At Freedom's Edge: Black Mobility and the Southern White Quest for Racial Control, 1861-1915 (1991)

Nina Mjagkij, Light in the Darkness: African Americans and the YMCA, 1852-1946 (1992)

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, Black Neighbors: Race and the Limits of Reform in the American Settlement House Movement, 1890-1945 (1993)

Michael D’Orso, Rosewood (1996)

Irma Watkins-Owens, Blood Relations: Caribbean Immigrants and the Harlem Community, 1900-1930 (1996)

Neil Foley, The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture (1997)

Sherry Sherrod Dupree, The Rosewood Massacre at a Glance (1998)

Henry Lewis Suggs, ed., The Black Press in the Middle West, 1865-1985 (1997)


The Great Migration:

Abraham Epstein, The Negro Migrant to Pittsburgh (1918)

Carter G. Woodson, A Century of Negro Migration (1918)

U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Negro Economics, Negro Migration in 1916-1917 (1919)

Emmett J. Scott, Negro Migration During the War (1920)

Thomas J. Woofter, Negro Migration (1920)

Louise V. Kennedy, The Negro Peasant Turns Cityward (1930)

Clyde Kiser, Sea Island to City: A Study of St. Helena Islanders in Harlem and Other Urban Centers (1932)

Ira De Augustine Reid, The Negro Immigrant: His Background, Characteristics and Social Adjustments, 1899-1937 (1939)

Elliott M. Rudwick, Race Riot at East St. Louis, July 2, 1917 (1964)

William M. Tuttle, Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919 (1970)

Florette Henri, Black Migration: Movement North, 1900-1920 (1976)

Neil Fligstein, Going North: Migration of Blacks and Whites from the South, 1900-1950 (1981)

Spencer Crew, Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940 (1987)

W. Burghardt Turner and Joyce Moore Turner, eds., Richard B. Moore, Caribbean Militant in Harlem: Collected Writings, 1920-1972 (1988)

Carole Marks, Farewell?We're Good and Gone: The Great Black Migration, (1989)

Adrienne Lash Jones, Jane Edna Hunter: A Case Study of Black Leadership, 1910-1950 (1990)

Beverly Washington Jones, Quest for Equality: The Life and Writings of Mary Eliza Church Terrell, 1863-1954 (1990)

Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America (1990)

Mildred I. Thompson, Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An Exploratory Study of an American Black Woman, 1893-1930 (1990)

Alferdteen Harrison, ed., Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South (1991)

Joe W. Trotter, ed., The Great Migration in Historical Perspective: New Dimensions of Race, Class & Gender (1991)

Malaika Adero, ed., Up South: Stories, Studies and Letters of This Century's African American Migrations (1993)

Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn, Black Neighbors: Race and the Limits of Reform in the American Settlement House Movement (1993)

Howard Rabinowitz, ed., Race, Ethnicity, and Urbanization: Selected Essays (1993)

Farah Jasmine Griffin, Who Set You Flowin?: The African American Migration Narrative (1995)

Vanessa Northington Gamble, Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920-1945 (1995)

Mark Robert Schneider, Boston Confronts Jim Crow, 1890-1920 (1997)

Carolyn Wedin, Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP (1998)


Community Building/The Black Metropolis:

St. Clair Drake and Horace Cayton, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City (1945)

Gilbert Osofsky, Harlem: The Making of A Ghetto, 1890-1930 (1966)

Allen Spear, Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto (1967)

Kenneth L. Kusmer, A Ghetto Takes Shape: Black Cleveland, 1870-1930 (1976)

Harold X. Connolly, A Ghetto Grows in Brooklyn (1977)

Theodore Kornweibel, Jr., ed. In Search of the Promised Land: Essays in Black Urban History (1981)

Arnold R. Hirsch, Making the Second Ghetto, Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 (1983)

Joe W. Trotter, Black Milwaukee: The Making of An Industrial Proletariat, 1915-1945 (1985)

George C. Wright, Life Behind A Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 (1985)

Darrrel E. Bigham, We Ask Only A Fair Trial: A History of the Black Community of Evansville, Indiana (1987)

Robert D. Bullard, Invisible Houston: The Black Experience in Boom and Bust (1987)

Peter Gottlieb, Making Their Own Way: Southern Blacks' Migration to Pittsburgh, 1916-1930 (1987)

James R. Grossman, Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration (1989)

Cheryl Lynn Greenberg, "Or Does It Explode?" Black Harlem in the Great Depression (1991)

Earl Lewis, In Their Own Interests: Race, Class, and Power in Twentieth-Century Norfolk, Virginia (1991)

Richard W. Thomas, Life is for Us What We Make It: Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915-1945 (1992)

Albert S. Broussard, Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954 (1993)

Henry Louis Taylor, ed., Race and the City: Work, Community, and Protest in Cincinnati, 1820-1970 (1993)

Quintard Taylor, The Forging of A Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era (1994)

Ronald H. Bayor, Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta (1996)

Kenneth W. Goings and Raymond A. Mohl, eds., The New African American Urban History (1996)

Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo, Abiding Courage: African American Migrant Women and the East Bay Community (1996)

Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (1996)

Robert W. Weems, Jr., Black Business in the Black Metropolis: The Chicago Metropolitan Assurance Company, 1925-1985 (1996)

Christopher Robert Reed, The Chicago NAAPC and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership, 1910-1966 (1997)

Kimberley L. Phillips, AlabamaNorth: African-American Migrants, Community, and Working-Class Activism in Cleveland, 1915-45 (1999)

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California, 1910-1963 (2000)

Henry Louis Taylor and Walter Hill, eds., Historical Roots of the Urban Crisis: African Americans in the Industrial City, 1900-1950 (2000)

Victoria W. Wolcott, Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar Detroit (2001)

Sherry Lamb Schirmer, A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 (2002)

David Schuyler, A City Transformed: Redevelopment, Race, and Suburbanization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1940-1980 (2003)

Robert O. Self, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (2003)

Josh Sides, L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present (2003)

R. J. Smith, The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African American Renaissance (2006)


The Harlem Renaissance:

Alain Locke, ed., The New Negro: An Interpretation (1925)

James Weldon Johnson, Along This Way (1933)

Langston Hughes, The Big Sea, (1940)

June Sochen, ed., The Black Man and the American Dream: Negro Aspirations in America, 1900-1930 (1971)

Arna Bontemps, ed., The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, (1972)

Arnold Rampersad, The Life of Langston Hughes, Volume II: 1941-1967: I Dream a World (1972)

Nathan Irvin Huggins, Harlem Renaissance (1973)

Eugene Levy, James Weldon Johnson: Black Leader, Black Voice (1973)

African American History in the West Bibliography Authors & Editors

Abajian, James de T.Blacks and Their Contributions to the American West: A Bibliography and Union List of Library Holdings Through 1970 Yes
Acosta, JuneWaiting in Line at the Drugstore, And Other Writings of James Thomas Jackson Yes
Baker, T. LindsayThe WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives Yes
Baker, T. LindsayTill Freedom Cried Out: Memories of Texas Slave Life Yes
Baldassare, MarkThe Los Angeles Riots: Lessons for the Urban Future Yes
Barr, AlwynBlack Leaders: Texans for Their Times Yes
Bataille, Gretchen M.Living the Dream in Arizona : The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.Yes
Bellington, Monroe Lee ed., and Roger D. HardawayAfrican Americans on the Western Frontier Yes
Bringhurst, Newell G. ed., Smith, Darron T. Black and MormonYes
Bryant, CloraCentral Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles Yes
Bullock, PaulWatts, The Aftermath: An Inside View of the Ghetto, By the People of Watts Yes
Chan, Sucheng and othersPeoples of Color in the American WestYes
Chang, Edward T.Los Angeles, Struggles Toward Multiethnic Community: Asian American, African American & Latino Perspectives Yes
Corroll, John M.The Black Military Experience in the American West Yes
Coughtry, JamieCivil Rights Efforts in Las Vegas: 1940s-1980s Yes
Coughtry, JamieWoodrow Wilson: Race, Community, and Politics in Las Vegas, 1940s-1980s Yes
Coughtry, Jamie and Helen M. BlueClarence Ray: Black Politics and Gaming in Las Vegas, 1920s-1980s Yes
Davis, Cynthia ed., and Mitchell, Verner D.Western Echos of the Harlem Renaissance: The Life and Writings of Anita Scott ColemanYes
de Graaf, Lawrence and Quintard TaylorSeeking El Dorado: African Americans in California Yes
DeBow, Samuel P. and Edward A. PitterWho's Who in Religious, Fraternal, Social, Civic and Commercial Life on the Pacific Coast
Diaz, EdHorace Roscoe Cayton: Selected Writings (2 Vols.)
DjeDje, Jacqueline CogdellCalifornia Soul: Music of African Americans in the West Yes
Glasrud, Bruce A.Exploring the Afro-Texas Experience: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources about Black Texans Yes
Glasrud, Bruce A.The African American Experience in Texas: An Anthology Yes
Glasrud, Bruce A.The African American West: A Century of Short Stories Yes
Glasrud, Bruce A.Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917Yes
Glasrud, Bruce A.African Americans in South Texas HistoryYes
Glasrud, Bruce A.Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers AnthologyYes
Glasrud, Bruce A.Anti-Black Violence in Twentieth-Century TexasYes
Glasrud, Bruce A. and Cary D. WintzHarlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negro's Western ExperiencesYes
Glasrud, Bruce A. and Paul H. CarlsonSlavery to Integration: Black Americans in West TexasYes
Gordon, Jacob U.Narratives of African Americans in Kansas, 1870-1992: Beyond the Exodus Movement Yes
Hardaway, Roger D.A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912Yes
Hunt, DarnellBlack Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial RealitiesYes
Jones, Charles E.The Black Panther Party: ReconsideredYes
Little, William A.Blacks in Oregon: A Statistical and Historical Report
Massey, Sara R.Black Cowboys of Texas Yes
Miles, Tiya and Sharon P. HollandCrossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian CountryYes
Oregon Northwest Black PioneersPerseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk CountiesYes
Peavler, David J.Intersections of Race and Class on the Kansas Frontier
Rawick, George P.The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography: The Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington NarrativesYes
Rawick, George P.The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography: The Oklahoma Narratives Yes
Rawick, George P.The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography: The Texas Narratives Yes
Rusco, Elmer R.Voices of Black Nevada Yes
Scharff, VirginiaEmpire and Liberty: The Civil War and the WestYes
Schiesl, Martin ed., and Dodge, Mark K.City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los AngelesYes
Sheridan, Richard B.Freedom's Crucible: The Underground Railroad in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, 1854-1865: A Reader Yes
Sherman, MaxBarbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth With Eloquence Thunder
Taylor, Quintard and Shirley Ann Wilson MooreAfrican American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000Yes
Wollenberg, CharlesNeither Separate nor Equal: Race and Racism in CaliforniaYes
Yu, Eui-YoungBlack-Korean Encounter: Toward Understanding and Alliance, Dialogue between black and Korean Americans in the Aftermath of the 1Yes
Domer, Dennis & Barbara Watkins Embattled Lawrence: Conflict & CommunityYes
Abel, Annie HeloiseThe Slaveholding IndiansYes
Abrums, Mary E.Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront ChurchYes
Adkins, Jan BatisteAfrican Americans of San Francisco (Images of America)Yes
Alder, PatriciaParadise West: A Study of Negro Attitudes Toward the City of Los Angeles Yes
Allen, Robert L.The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny Trial in U.S. Naval History Yes
Anderson, E. FrederickThe Development of Leadership and Organization Building in the Black Community of Los Angeles from 1900 Through World War II
Anderson, RobertFrom Slavery to Affluence: Memoirs of Robert Anderson, Ex-SlaveYes
Andrews, GreggThyra J. Edwards: Black Activist in the Global Freedom StruggleYes
Aptheker, BettinaThe Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis Yes
Associated Students, University of OregonWhich Side Are You On? The Black Panthers in Eugene
Athearn, Robert G.In Search of Canaan: Black Migration to Kansas, 1879-80 Yes
Atkins, J. AlstonThe Texas Negro and His Political Rights: A History of the Fight of the Negro to Enter the Democratic Primaries of TexasYes
Atkins, James T.Human Relations in Colorado: A Historical RecordYes
Bachman, WaltNorthern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph GodfreyYes
Bailey, BethThe First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii Yes
Bailey, M. ThomasReconstruction in Indian Territory: A Story of Avarice, Discrimination, and Opportunism Yes
Banks, Melvin J.The Pursuit of Equality: The Movement for First Class Citizenship Among Negroes in Texas
Banner, Warren M.The Economic and Cultural Progress of the Negro in Phoenix, Arizona
Barbee-Wooten, DaphneAfrican American Attorneys in Hawaii
Barlow, WilliamAn End to Silence: The San Francisco State College Student Movement in the 1960s
Barr, AlwynBlack Texans: A History of Negroes in Texas, 1528-1971 Yes
Bass, Charlotta A.Forty Years: Memoirs From the Pages of a NewspaperYes
Bauman, RobertRace and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East L.A.Yes

0 thoughts on “Black Texas History Bibliography

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *