African American History Books

Abernathy, Ralph David. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down. New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1989. 638 pp.

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Race, Space, and Riots: In Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 344 pp. (P)

Aksan, Hermawan. Andai Obama Presiden Amerika: Harapan atau Ancaman? Bandung, Indonedia: Mizan, 2008. 192 pp. (P)

Allen, James S. Reconstruction: The Battle for Democracy, (1865-1876). New York: International Publishers, 1937. 256 pp.

Allen, Thomas B. Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006. 191 pp. (P)

Ashton, Susanna, ed. I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. 317 pp. (P)

Bergard, Laird W. The Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 314 pp. (P)

Bergman, Peter M. The Chronological History of the Negro in America. New York: Harper & Row, 1969. 698 pp.

Berlin, Ira. Slaves without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. New York: The New Press, 1974. 423 pp. (P)

_____, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie S. Rowland. Free at Last: A Documentary of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War. New York: The New Press, 1992. 571 pp. (P)

Berlin, Ira and Leslie S. Rowland (eds.). Families and Freedom: A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era. New York: The New Press, 1997. 259 pp.

Bethel, Elizabeth Rauh. Promiseland: A Century of Life in a Negro Community. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981. 329 pp. (P)

Billingsley, Andrew. Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007. 253 pp.

Blassingame, John W. Black New Orleans 1860-1880. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1973. 301 pp.

_____, John R. McKivigan and Peter P. Hinks, eds. The Frederick Douglass Papers. Series Two: Autobiographical Writings. Volume I: Narrative. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. 222 pp.

Bleser, Carol, ed. Secret and Sacred: The Diaries of James Henry Hammond, A Southern Slaveholder. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. 342 pp.

Blight, David W. A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation. Orlando: Harcourt, 2007. 307 pp.

Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. 1064 pp.

Brandt, Nat. In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007. 216 pp.

Brown, Ras Michael. African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 296 pp.

Byrd, W. Michael and Linda A. Clayton. An American Health Dilemma: A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race. 2 vols. New York: Routledge, 2000-2002.

Cairnes, John E. The Slave Power: Its Character, Career, and Probable Designs. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003. Reprint, 1862. 410 pp. (P)

Calonius, Erik. The Wanderer: The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy that Set its Sails. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006. 298 pp.

Covey, Herbert C. African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007. 207 pp. (P)

Curry, Richard O., ed. The Abolitionists: Reformers or Fanatics? New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1966. 122 pp. (P)

Daniel, Pete. Standing at the Crossroads: Southern Life in the Twentieth Century. New York: Hiil & Wang, 1986. 259 pp. (P)

Davis, Edwin Adams and William Ransom Hogan. The Barber of Natchez. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. Reprint 1954. 278 pp. (P)

Dierenfield, Bruce J. and John White. A History of African-American Leadership. London: Pearson, 2012, erd edition. 390 pp. (P)

Dillon, Merton L. Slavery Attacked: Southern Slaves and Their Allies, 1619-1895. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1990. 300 pp.

Donald, Henderson H. The Negro Freedman: Life Conditions of the American Negro in the Early Years After Emancipation. New York: Henry Schuman, 1952. 270 pp.

Du Bois, W. E. B. Black Reconstruction in America: 1860-1880. New York: Atheneum, 1992 reprint. 746 pp. (P)

_____. The Souls of Black Folk. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1994. 164 pp. (P)

Finkelman, Paul. Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003. 228 pp. (P)

Finkenbine, Roy E. Sources of the African American Past: Primary Sources in American History. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2004. 2d Ed. 228 pp. (P)

Fitzhugh, George. Cannibals All! or Slaves Without Masters. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press, 1988. 264 pp. (P)

Fogel, Robert William. Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton Press & Company, Inc., 1989. 539 pp. (P)

_____ and Stanley L. Enerman. Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1974. 286 pp.

Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. 690 pp.

_____. Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 286 pp.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988. 544 pp. (P)

_____ and Eugene D. Genovese. Slavery in White and Black: Class and Race in the Southern Slaveholders' New World Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 314 pp. (P)

Framklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger. Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. 455 pp.

Frazier, Harriet C. Slavery and Crime in Missouri, 1773-1865. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2001. 324 pp.

Gamble, Vanessa Northington. Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. 265 pp.

Garrow, David J. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1986. 800 pp.

Gehman, Mary. The Free People of Color of New Orleans: An Introduction. Donaldsonville, LA: Margaret Media, Inc., 2009. 151 pp. (P)

Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974. 823 pp. (X)

_____. The World the Slave Holders Made. New York: Vintage Books, 1971. 274 pp. (P)

_____. The Slaveholders' Dilemma: Freedom and Progress in Southern Conservative Thought, 1820-1860. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1992. 116 pp. (P)

Gregory, James N. The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America. Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005. 446 pp. (P)

Grimshaw, Allen D., ed. Racial Violence in the United States. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1969. 553 pp.

Gutman, Herbert G. The Black Family in Slavery & Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Pantheon Book, 1976. 664 pp.

Harrold, Stanley. American Abolitionists. Essex, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2001. 170 pp. (P)

Hawkins, Hugh. The Abolitionists: Means, Ends, and Motivations. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1972. 230 pp. (P)

Heyward, Duncan Church. Seed from Madagascar. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993 reprint. 256 pp. (P)

Hirshson, Stanley P. Farewell to the Bloody Shirt: Northen Republicans and the Southern Negro, 1877-1893. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1962. 334 pp. (P)

Jack, Bryan M. The St. Louis African American Community and the Exodusters. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1007. 178 pp.

Jenkins, Wilbert L. Seizing the New Day: African Americans in Post-Civil War Charleston. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998. 238 pp.

Johnson, Alonzo and Paul Jersild, eds. "Ain't Gonna Lay my 'Ligion Down": African American Religion in the South. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996. 141 pp.

Johnson, Michael P. and James L. Roark. Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984. 422 pp. (P)

Johnson, Suzanne Stone and Robert Allison Johnson, eds. Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. 117 pp.

Johnson, Walter. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass: The Belknap Press, 2013. 526 pp.

Kaplan, Sidney and Emma Nogrady Kaplan. The Black Perspective in the Era of the American Revolution. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1989. 305 pp. (P)

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R. Freedpeople in the Tobacoo South: Virgina, 1860-1900. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1999. 345 pp. (P)

Kiple, Kenneth F., ed. The African Exchange: Toward a Biological History of Black People. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1987. 280 pp.

_____ and Virginia Himmelsteib King. Another Dimension to the Black Diaspora: Diet, Disease, and Racism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 295 pp.

Koger, Larry. Black Slave Owners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995. 286 pp. (P)

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery: 1619-1877. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. 304 pp.

Kusmer, Kenneth L. A Ghetto Takes Shape: Black Cleveland, 1870-1930. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1976. 305 pp.

Land, Aubrey C. Bases of the Plantation Society. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1969. 242 pp.

Landers, Jane. Fort Mose, Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose: A Free Black Town in Spanish Colonial Florida. St. Augustine: St. Augustine Historical Society, 1992 34 pp. (P)

Lane, Roger. Roots of Violence in Black Philadelphia 1860-1900. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986. 213 pp.

_____. Murder in America: A History. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1997. 399 pp.

Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 410 pp.

Logan, Onnie Lee. Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife's Story. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1989. 177 pp.

Long, Gretchen. Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. 234 pp.

Lucas, Marion B. A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891. Frankfort: The Kentucky Historical Society, 2003. 430 pp.

Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S. Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 278 pp. (P)

May, Robert. Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Future of Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 296 pp.

McCandless, Peter. Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 297 pp.

McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1991. 465 pp.

McKivigan, John R., ed. The Roving Editor, or Talks With Slaves in the Southern States, by James Redpath. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. 356 pp. (P)

_____. Forgotten Firebrand: James Redpath and the Making of Nineteenth-Century America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. 291 pp.

Miller, William Lee. Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. 577 pp.

Morris, Thomas D. Southern Slavery and the Law: 1619-1860. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1996. 575 pp.

Nation of Islam. The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. 2 vols. Chicago: Nation of Islam, 1991-2011. 507 pp. (p)

Newman, Debra L. Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives. Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund, 1984. 379 pp.

Nichols, Patricia Causey. Voices of Our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009. 196 pp.

Olmstead, Frederick Law. The Slaves States. New York: Capricorn Books, 1959. 284 pp. (P)

_____, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger. The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962. 626 pp.

_____, edited by David Freeman Hawke. The Cotton Kingdom. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1971. 208 pp.

Parrish, Peter J. Slavery: History and Historians. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989. 195 pp. (P)

Patterson, William L. We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People. New York: International Publishers, 1970. 238 pp. (P)

Phillips, Kimberley L. Alabama North: African-American Migrants, Community, and Working-Class Activism in Cleveland, 1915-45. Urbana, IL: Unoversity of Illinois Press, 1999. 334 pp.

Pollitzer, William S. The Gullah People and their African Heritage. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2005. 298 pp. (P)

Powers, Bernard E., Jr. Black Charlestonians: A Social History 1822-1885. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1994. 377 pp.

Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr. W. E. B. DuBois's Exhibit of American Negroes: African Americans at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. 218 pp.

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the American Revolution. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1973. 231 pp. (P)

Roark, James L. Masters Without Slaves: Southern Planters in the Civil War and Reconstruction. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1977. 273 pp.

Rossi, Benedetta, ed. Reconfiguring Slavery: West Africa Trajectories. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009. 237 pp. (P)

Savitt, Todd L. Race & Medicine in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century America. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 453 pp.

Schafer, Daniel L. Anna Kingsley. St. Augustine: St. Augustine Historical Society, 1994. 44 pp. (P)

_____. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner. Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2003. 177 pp.

Schwartz, Marie Jenkins. Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. 401 pp.

Sitkoff, Harvard. The Struggle for Black Equality: 1954-1980. New York: Hill and Wang, 1981. 259 pp (P)

Slaughter, Thomas P. Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. 252 pp.

Smith, Mark M., ed. Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2005. 134 pp. (P)

Smith, Susan L. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women's Health Activism in America, 1890-1950. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995. 247 pp. (P)

Stampp, Kenneth M. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South. New York: Vintage Books, 1956. 435 pp. (P)

Stanton, William. The Leopard's Spots: Scientific Attitudes Toward Race in America 1815-59. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1965. 244 pp. (X)

Starobin, Robert S. Industrial Slavery in the Old South. London: Oxford University Press, 1971. 320 pp. (P)

Stewart, James Brewer, ed. William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008. 139 pp, (P)

Tadman, Michael. Spectators and Slaves: Masters, Traders, and Slaves in the Old South. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. 317 pp.

Takaki, Roland. Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. 385 pp. (P)

Wade, Richard C. Slavery in the Cities: The South 1820-1860. New York: Oxfor University Press, 1969. 340 pp. (P)

Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery. New York: Bantam Pathfinder Book, 1970. 241 pp. (P)

Washington, Harriet A. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. New York: Doubleday, 2006.  501 pp.

Washington, Jr., Joseph R. Black Sects and Cults. New York: Anchor Books, 1973. 176 pp. (P)

White, Deborah Grey. Ar'n't I a Woman: Female Slaves in the Plantation South. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1987. 216 pp. (P)

Whitfield, Stephen J. A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till. New York: The Free Press, 1988. 193 pp.

Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. New York: Random House, 2010. 622 pp.

Williams, Charles. African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890-1980. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2013. 163 pp.

Williamson, Joel. After Slavery: The Negro in South Carolina During Reconstruction, 1861-1877. Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1990. 442 pp. (P)

Woodward, C. Vann. Origins of the New South: 1877-1913. Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1967. 542 pp. (P)

_____. The Strange Career of Jim Crow. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. 233 pp. (P)

_____. Thinking Back: The Perils of Writing History. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 1986. 158 pp. (P)