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African American History and Culture (HI2B7-15): General Reading

If you are interested in doing any pre-reading for this course, these books are highly recommended. The full reading list for this course can be found on the Library Reading Lists

  • Ira Berlin, The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations
  • Keisha Blain et al (eds), Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence
  • Martha Biondi, The Black Revolution on Campus
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  • Emilye Crosby, Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement
  • Pero Dagbovie, African American History Reconsidered
  • John Hope Franklin, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans
  • Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present
  • Peniel Joseph, The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era
  • Ibram Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas
  • Peter Kolchin, American Slavery 1691-1877
  • Khalil Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
  • Jesmyn Ward (ed.), The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
  • Cornel West, Race Matters