Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.
Scott and Dorothy Bullitt
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History 540:
Seminar, African American Urban History, 1700-2007
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General:

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

New York Public Library, Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History, Dictionary Catalog of the Schomburg Collection (15 vols.) (1976)

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

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

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

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

Darlene Clark Hine, The African American Odyssey (2006)

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


Colonial America:

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

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

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

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

Craig Steven Wilder, In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (2001)

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

Antebellum Urban African America:

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

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

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

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, 1626-1863 (2003)

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

Post Civil War Urban African America:

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

Wilbert L. Jenkins, Seizing the New Day: African Americans in Post-Civil War Charleston (1998)

Kenneth Mason, African Americans and Race Relations in San Antonio, Texas, 1867-1937 (1998)

Allison Dorsey, To Build Our Lives Together: Community Formation in Black Atlanta, 1875-1906 (2004)

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

Charles E. Coulter, “Take Up the Black Man’s Burden”: Kansas City’s African American Communities, 1865-1939 (2006)

 

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 (1902)

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)

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

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

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

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


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)

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

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

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


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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

Marvin Dunn, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (1997)

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

Lyle Kenai Wilson, Sunday Afternoons at Garfield Park: Seattle's Black Baseball Teams, 1911-1951 (1997)

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

Karen Ferguson, Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta (2002)

Douglas Flamming, Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America (2005)


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)

Michael W. Peplow and Arthur P. Davis, ed., The New Negro Renaissance: An Anthology (1975)

Nathan Irvin Huggins, ed., Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976)

Robert Hemenway, Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography (1977)

David Levering Lewis, When Harlem Was in Vogue (1981)

Arnold Rampersad, The Life of Langston Hughes, Volume I: 1902-1941: I, Too Sing America (1986)

Wayne F. Cooper, Claude McKay, Rebel Sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance (1987)

Gloria T. Hull, Color, Sex, and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance (1987)

Cynthia E. Kerman, The Lives of Jean Toomer: A Hunger for Wholeness (1987)

Victor A. Kramer, ed., The Harlem Renaissance Re-examined (1987)

Margaret Walker, Richard Wright, Daemonic Genius: A Portrait of the Man, a Critical Look at His Work (1988)

Nellie Y. McKay, Jean Toomer, Artist: A Study of His Literary Life and Work, 1894-1936 (1990)

Tyronne Tillery, Claude McKay: A Black Poet's Struggle for Identity (1992)

Thadious M. Davis, Nella Larsen: Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance (1994)

Cheryl A. Wall, Women of the Harlem Renaissance (1995)

Steven Watson, The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African American Culture, 1920-1930 (1995)

Henry Louis Gates and Nellie Y. McKay, eds., Norton Anthology of African American Literature (1997)

Pamela Bordelon, ed., Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston from the Federal Writers Project (1999)

Carole Marks and Diana Edkins, The Power of Pride: Stylemakers and Rulebreakers of the Harlem Renaissance (1999)


Twentieth Century Black Music:

Brian Cross, It’s Not About a Salary…Rap, Race and Resistance in Los Angeles (1993)

Burton W. Peretti, The Creation of Jazz: Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America (1993)

Steven C. Tracy, Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queen City (1993)

Tricia Rose, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994)

Scot De Veaux, BeBop: A Social and Musical History (1997)

Urban African Americans and Organized Labor:

Charles Denby, Indignant Heart: The Journal of an Afro-American Automobile Worker (1979).

August Meier and Elliott Rudwick, Black Detroit and the Rise of the UAW (1979)

Henry V. McKiven, Jr., Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama 1875-1920 (1989)

Eric Arnesen, Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race, Class and Politics, 1863-1923 (1991)

Michael K. Honey, Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (1993)

Rick Halpern, Down on the Killing Floor: Black and White Workers in Chicago’s Packinghouses, 1904-54 (1997)

Roger Howorwitz, “Negro and White, Unite and Fight”: A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking, 1930-90 (1997)

Daniel Letwin, The Challenge of Interracial Unionism: Alabama Coal Miners, 1878-1921 (1998)

Calvin Winslow, ed., Waterfront Workers: New Perspectives on Race and Class (1998)

Ernest Obadele-Starks, Black Unionism in the Industrial South (2000)

Beth Tompkins Bates, Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945 (2001)


Garveyism, The Depression, the Communist Party:

Benjamin Davis, Communist Councilman from Harlem (1969)

Robert Buni, Robert L. Vann of the Pittsburgh Courier (1974)

Tony Martin, Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976)

Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist (1978)

Emory J. Tolbert, The UNIA and Black Los Angeles: Ideology and Community in the American Garvey Movement (1980)

Mark Naison, Communists in Harlem During the Depression (1983)

Robin D. G. Kelley, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (1990)

Gerald Horne, Black Liberation/Red Scare: Ben Davis and the Communist Party (1991)

Bill Mullen, Popular Fronts: Chicago and African American Cultural Politics, 1935-46 (1999)


Religion and Urban African Americans:

Ida Rousseau Mukenge, The Black Church in Urban America: A Case Study in Political Economy (1983)

Robert Weisbrot, Father Divine and the Struggle for Racial Equality (1983)

Iain MacRobert, The Black Roots and White Racism of Early Pentecostalism in the U.S.A. (1988)

C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya, The Black Church in the African American Experience (1990)

Jill Watts, God, Harlem U.S.A.: The Father Divine Story (1991)

Dona Irvin, The Unsung Heart of Black America: A Middle Class Church at Mid-century (1992)

Michael A. Koszegi and J. Gordon Melton, Islam in North America (1992)

Steven Barboza, American Jihad: Islam After Malcolm X (1993)

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

Robert Gregg, Sparks from the Anvil of Oppression: Philadelphia's African Methodists and Southern Migrants, 1890-1940 (1994)

Martha F. Lee, The Nation of Islam: An American Millenarian Movement (1996)

Clifton E. Marsh, From Black Muslims to Muslims (1996)

Clarence Taylor, The Black Churches of Brooklyn (1996)

Milton C. Sernett, Bound for the Promised Land: African American Religion and the Great Migration (1997)

Yvonne Chireau and Nathaniel Deutsch, eds., Black Zion: African American Religious Encounters with Judaism (2000)

Richard Brent Turner, Islam in the African American Experience (2003)


The 1940s and 1950s:

Arnold R. Hirsch, Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1950 (1983 )

Nat Brandt, Harlem at War: The Black Experience in World War II (1996)

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

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

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

Matthew C. Whitaker, Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West [on Phoenix] (2005)

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


The Civil Rights Movement, the Urban Dimension:

William H. Chafe, Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom (1980)

Alan B. Anderson and George W. Pickering, Confronting the Color Line: The Broker Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago (1986)

David J. Garrow, ed., The Walking City: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956 (1989)

David E. Colburn, Racial Change and Community Crisis: St. Augustine, Florida, 1877-1980 (1991)

James R. Ralph, Jr., Northern Protest: Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago, and the Civil Rights Movement (1993)

Kim Lacy Rogers, Righteous Lives: Narratives of the New Orleans Civil Rights Movement (1993)

W. Edward Orser, Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story (1994)

Stewart Burns, Daybreak of Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1997)

Martha Biondi, To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City (2003)

Jeanne F. Theoharis and Komozi Woodard, eds., Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980 (2003)

Annelise Orleck, Storming Caesar Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (2005)


Black Nationalism\Black Power:

Jerry Cohen and William S. Murphy, Burn, Baby, Burn: The Los Angeles Race Riot August, 1965 (1966)

Leroi Jones, Home: Social Essays (1966)

Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton, Black Power (1967)

Harold Cruse, The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967)

Paul Bullock, ed., Watts, The Aftermath : An Inside View of the Ghetto, By the People of Watts (1969)

Bobby Seale, Seize the Time (1970)

Dikran Karagueuzian, Blow It Up! The Black Student Revolt at San Francisco State College and the Emergence of Dr. Hayakawa (1971)

Edward C. Hayes, Power Structure and Urban Policy: Who Rules in Oakland? (1972)

Robert Wintersmith, Police and the Black Community (1974)

Thomas Blair, Retreat to the Ghetto (1977)

Sidney Fine, Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration, Race Relations and the Detroit Riot of 1967 (1989)

Ellis Cashmore and Eugene McLaughlin, eds., Out of Order? Policing Black People (1991)

Abraham Kinfe, Politics of Black Nationalism: From Harlem to Soweto (1991)

William L. Van DeBurg, New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975 (1992)

Gerald Horne, Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s (1995)

W. Marvin Dulaney, Black Police in America (1996)

William L. Van DeBurg, Modern Black Nationalism: From Marcus Garvey to Louis Farrakhan (1997)

Rod Bush, We are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century (1999)

Komozi Woodard, A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) & Black Power Politics (1999)

Nikhil Singh, Black is a Country: Race and Democracy Beyond Civil Rights (2004)


School Segregation\Desegregation in Urban America:

Daisy Bates, The Long Shadow of Little Rock: Memoir (1962)

R.P. Formisano, Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s (1991)

Alex Kotlowitz, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America (1991)

Robert A. Pratt, The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89 (1992)

Forest R. White, Pride and Prejudice: School Desegregation and Urban Renewal in Norfolk, 1950-1959 (1992)

Jonathan Kozel, Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools (1992)

Ann C. Diver-Stamnes, Lives in the Balance: Youth, Poverty and Education in Watts (1995)

Davison M. Douglas, Reading, Writing and Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte Schools (1996)

William Henry Kellar, Make Haste Slowly: Moderates, Conservatives and School Desegregation in Houston (1999)


Black Urban Women:

Mary Church Terrell, A Colored Woman in a White World (1940)

Carol Stack, All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community (1974)

Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It (1987)

Brenda Clegg Gray, Black Female Domestics During the Great Depression in New York City, 1930-1940 (1993)

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940 (1994)

Jill Quadagno, The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty (1994)

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

Susan Lynn Smith, Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women’s Health Activism (1995)

Donna L. Franklin, Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African American Family (1997)

Lorraine Nelson Spritzer and Jean B. Bergmark, Grace Towns Hamilton and the Politics of Southern Change (1998)

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 (1998)

A’Lelia Bundles, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (2001)

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


Multi Racial People\Racial Alliances:

Michael J. Sonenshein, Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles (1992)

George Lipsitz, Dangerous Crossroads: Popular Music, Postmodernism and the Poetics of Place (1994)

Wendell Pritchett, Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto (2002)


Post-1970 Urbanization, Politics and Culture:

William E. Nelson Jr. and Philip J. Meranto, Electing Black Mayors: Political Action in the Black Community (1977)

Adolph Reed, Jr., The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in African American Politics (1986)

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

Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Back to Birmingham: Richard Arrington Jr., and His Times (1989)

Wilbur C. Rich, Coleman Young and Detroit Politics (1989)

William J. Grimshaw, Bitter Fruit: Black Politics and the Chicago Political Machine, 1931-1991 (1993)

Charles J. Ogletree and others, Beyond the Rodney King Story: An Investigation of Police Conduct in Minority Communities (1995)

Richard A. Keiser, Subordination or Empowerment: African-American Leadership and the Struggle for Urban Political Power (1997)

Andrea Y. Simpson, The Tie That Binds: Identity and Political Attitudes in the Post-Civil Rights Generation (1998)

Adolph Reed, Jr., Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post Segregation Era (1999)

Heather Ann Thompson, Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City (2001)

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


African Americans and the Media:

Thomas Cripps, Slow Fade to Black: The Negro in American Film, 1900-1942 (1977)

Thomas Cripps, Black Film as Genre (1978)

Melvin Patrick Ely, The Adventures of Amos ‘N’ Andy: A Social History of an American Phenomenon (1991)

Terry McMillan, Five for Five: The Films of Spike Lee (1991)

Louis Cantor, Wheelin' on Beale: How WDIA-Memphis Became the Nation's First All-Black Radio Station and Created the Sound that Changed America (1992)

Thomas Cripps, Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era (1993)

Manthia Diawara, ed., Black American Cinema (1993)

Aaron Gibbons, Race, Politics & the White Media: The Jesse Jackson Campaigns (1993)

Herman Gray, Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for “Blackness” (1995)

Lola Young, 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in the Cinema (1996)

Sasha Torres, ed., Living Color: Race and Television in the United States (1998)

William Barlow, Voice Over: The Making of Black Radio (1999)

Barbara Dianne Savage, Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 (1999)

Kristal Brent Zook, Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television (1999)

Ronald Jacobs, Race, Media and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King (2000)

Donald Bogle, Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood (New York: Ballantine Books, 2005)


Race and Class in Urban America: The Working Class, The Underclass

Douglass Glasgow, The Black Underclass (1981)

William Julius Wilson, The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass and Public Policy (1987)

George Lipsitz, A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition (1988)

Michael B. Katz, The Undeserving Poor: From the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare (1989)

Mercer L. Sullivan, Getting Paid: Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City (1989)

Christopher Jencks and Paul E. Peterson, eds., The Urban Underclass (1991)

Robin D.G. Kelley, Race Rebels: Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class (1994)

Christopher Jencks, Rethinking Social Policy: Race, Poverty and the Underclass (1992)

Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (1993)

Michael B. Katz, ed., The "Underclass" Debate: Views from History (1993)

Michael Tonry, Malign Neglect--Race, Crime and Punishment in America (1995)

Jerome G. Miller, Search and Destroy: African American Males in the Criminal Justice System (1996)

William Julius Wilson, When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor (1996)

Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin, Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution (1998)

Robin D. G. Kelley, Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1998)

Martin Gilens, Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (1999)


Race and Class in the United States: The Middle Class

William A. Muraskin, Middle Class Blacks in a White Society: Prince Hall Masonry (1975)

Bart Landry, The New Black Middle Class (1987)

Willard Gatewood, Aristocrats of Color: The Black Elite, 1880-1920 (1990)

Andrew Billingsley, Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families (1993)

Ellis Cose, The Rage of the Privileged Class (1993)

Jill Nelson, Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience (1993)

Gregory D. Squires, Capital and Communities in Black and White: The Intersections of Race, Class, and Uneven Development (1994)

Melvin Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro, Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality (1995)

Darlene Clark Hine, Speak Truth to Power: The Black Professional Class in United States History (1996)
Robert E. Weems, Jr., Desegregating the Dollar: African American Consumerism in the 20th Century (1998)

Lawrence Otis Graham, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class (1999)

Gregory D. Squires and Sally O’Connor, Color and Money: Politics and Prospects for Community Reinvestment in Urban America (2001)

Martin Summers, Manliness and Its Discontents: The Black Middle Class & The Transformation of Masculinity, 1900-1930 (2004)


African Americans, Africans and Other People of Color

Kofi K. Aparku, African Émigrés in the United States (1991)

Robert Gooding-Williams, ed., Reading Rodney King: Reading Urban Uprising (1993)

Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami (1993)

Judith Goode and Jo Anne Schneider, Reshaping Ethnic and Racial Relations in Philadelphia: Immigrants in a Divided City (1994)

H. Edward Ransford, Race and Class in American Society: Black, Latino, Anglo (1994)

Eui-Young Yu, ed., Black-Korean Encounter: Toward Understanding and Alliance, Dialogue Between

Black and Korean Americans in the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (1994)

Nancy Abelman, Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots (1995)

Frederick M. Binder and David M. Reimers, All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York City (1995)

Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995)

Andres Torres, Between Melting Pot and Mosaic: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in the New York Political Economy (1995)

Roger Waldinger, Still the Promised City? African Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York (1996)

Kwang Chung Kim, Koreans in the Hood: Conflict with African Americans (1999)

Leon Pamphile, Haitians and African Americans (2001)

Vijay Prashad, Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and The Myth of Cultural Purity (2001)

Susan D. Greenbaum, More Than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa (2002)


Suburbanization:

Harold Rose, Black Suburbanization: Access to Improved Quality of Life or Maintenance of the Status Quo (1976)

Thomas A. Clark, Blacks in Suburbs (1979)

W. Dennis Keating, The Suburban Racial Dilemma: Housing and Neighborhoods (1994)

Bruce D. Haynes, Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle Class Suburb (2001)

Valerie Johnson, Black Power in the Suburbs: The Myth or Reality of African American Political Incorporation (2002)

Andrew Wiese, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (2004)