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African American History: Bibliography


African American 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

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