African American History 

Reference Books

The African American Encyclopedia. Michael W. Williams, ed.
REF E 185 .A253 1993

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Jack Salzman, et al., eds.
REF E 185 .E54 1996

The Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the African American. Harry A. Ploski, ed.
REF E 185 .N385 1989

Black Americans Information Directory.
REF E 185.5 .B513

Historic Landmarks of Black America. George Cantor.
REF E 185.53 .A1 C36 1991

Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Present. Charles  D. Lowery & John F. Marszalek.
REF E 185.61 .E54 1992

Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Darlene Clark Hine, ed.
REF E 185.86 .B542 1993

Black Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors. Sharon Malinowski, ed.
REF E 185.96 .B545 1994

A Biographical History of Blacks in America Since 1528. Edgar A. Toppin.
REF E 185.96 T66

Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery. Randall M. Miller & John David Smith, eds.
REF E 441 .D53 1988

The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. William L. Andrews, et al., eds.
REF PS 153 .N5 O96 1997

Selected Books

Ball, Edward. Slaves in the Family. New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998.
F 279 .C453 A2 1998

Banks, William M.  Black Intellectuals: Race and Responsibility in American Life.  New York : W. W. Norton, 1996.
E 185.86 .B267 1996

Bergreen, Laurence. Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life. New York : Broadway  Books, 1997.
ML 419 .A75 B47 1997

Branch, Taylor.  Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65. New York : S & S, 1998.
E 185.61 .B7915 1998

Brown, Lloyd L. The Young Paul Robeson : On My Journey Now. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
E 185.97 .R63 B76 1997

 Davis, Angela Y. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude ?Ma? Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. New York : Pantheon Books, 1998.
ML 3521 .D355 1998

Gates, Henry Louis. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man. New York :  Random House, 1997.
E 185.86 .G374 1997

Gerard, Charley. Jazz in Black and White: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Jazz Community. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
ML 3508 .G47 1998

Gibbs, Jewelle Taylor. Race and Justice: Rodney King and O. J. Simpson in a  House Divided. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1996.
KF 220 .G53 1996

Gubar, Susan. Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture. New  York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
NX 652 .A37 G83 1997

Kaufman, Kenneth C. Dred Scott?s Advocate: A Biography of Roswell M. Field. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1996.
KF 368 .F52 K38 1996

Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. New York : W. W. Norton,  1996.
E 185.97 .T8 P35 1996

Rampersad, Arnold. Jackie Robinson: A Biography. New York : Knopf, 1997.
GV 865 .R6 R34 1997

Robinson, Jackie. I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography. Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco  Press, 1995.
GV 865 .R6 A3 1995

Shropshire, Kenneth L. In Black and White: Race and Sports in America. New  York : University Press, 1996.
GV 706.32 .S48 1996

Southern, David W. John LaFarge and the Limits of Catholic Interracialism, 1911-1963. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1996.
BX 4705 .L237 S68 1996

Internet Resources

African American Web Connection .
An eclectic collection of links, with the History category especially worth a look.

Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture .
Located at the New York Public Library, emphasizes its collections, with literary and arts links.

The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change .
The life and work of MLK, with the King papers at Stanford U.

Museum of Afro-American History .
Links to many museums and exhibits.

Our Shared History: Celebrating African-American History and Culture .
This National Park Service site emphasizes the Underground Railroad.

African American Organizations .
A large collection of links to a wide variety of groups.

University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center .
Annotations for all links make this site especially valuable.

Africa News Online: Gateway to a Continent .
Lots of news links and background papers.

The Black World Today .
Emphasizes social issues and current events.

African Studies Quarterly:  The Online Journal of African Studies .
Scholarly articles and reviews.