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African American History in the West: Bibliography


The books listed below are excellent sources of general information for research on African American history in the American West.


James de T. Abajian, ed., Blacks and Their Contributions to the American West: A Bibliography and Union List of Library Holdings Through 1970 (1974)

W. Sherman Savage, The Black West (1976)

William Loren Katz, The Black West: A Pictorial History (1987)

Roger D. Hardaway, ed., A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912 (1995)

John W. Ravage, Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier (1997)

Monroe Lee Billington and Roger D. Hardaway, eds., African Americans on the Western Frontier (1998)

Bruce A. Glasrud, ed., African Americans in the West: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources (1998) 

Quintard Taylor, In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990 (1998)

Bruce A. Glasrud and Laurie Champion, eds., The African American West: A Century of Short Stories (2000)

Bruce A. Glasrud and Laurie Champion, eds., Exploring the Afro-Texas Experience: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources about Black Texans (2000)

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

Howard Dodson and Sylvaine A. Diouf, In Motion: The African American Migration Experience (2004)


State or Regional Histories:

Delilah L. Beasley, Negro Trail Blazers of California (1919)

Works Progress Administration, The Negroes of Nebraska (1940)

Miriam Matthews, The Negro in California From 1781 to 1910: An Annotated Bibliography (1944)

Sue Bailey Thurman, Pioneers of Negro Origin in California (1952)

Kate B. Carter, The Story of the Negro Pioneer [on Utah] (1965)

James A. Rawley, Race and Politics: Bleeding Kansas and the Coming of the Civil War (1969)

Stephen G. Taggart, Mormonism's Negro Policy: Social and Historical Origins (1970)

Melvin J. Banks, The Pursuit of Equality: The Movement for First Class Citizenship Among Negroes in Texas (1971)

Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma (1971)

Kenneth Goode, California's Black Pioneers (1971)

Kenneth W. Porter, The Negro on the American Frontier (1971)

Elmer R. Rusco, ed., Voices of Black Nevada (1971)

Roger Daniels and Spencer Olin, Jr., Racism in California: A Reader in the History of Oppression (1972)

Daniel James Kubiak, A Monument to a Black Man [on William Goyens] (1972)

Alwyn Barr, Black Texans: A History of Negroes in Texas, 1528-1971 (1973)

Arthur L. Tolson, The Black Oklahomans: A History, 1541-1972 (1974)

Elmer R. Rusco, "Good Time Coming?" Black Nevadans in the Nineteenth Century (1975)

Gloria Richardson, Black Pioneers in New Mexico (1976)

Crawford Kilian, Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia (1978)

William A. Little and James E. Weiss, eds., Blacks in Oregon: A Statistical and Historical Report (1978)

Elizabeth McLagan, A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940 (1980)

Newell Bringhurst, Saints, Slavers and Blacks: The Changing Place of Black People Within Mormonism (1981)

Rudolph M. Lapp, Afro-Americans in California (1987)

Everett Louis Overstreet, Black on a Background of White: A Chronicle of Afro-Americans' Involvement in America's Last Frontier, Alaska (1988)

Alwyn Barr and Robert Carver, eds., Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times (1990)

Richard E. Harris, The First 100 Years: A History of Arizona Blacks (1990)

Laurie Mercier and Carole Simon-Smolinski, Idaho's Ethnic Heritage: Historical Overviews (Boise: Idaho State Historical Society, 1990).

Mamie O. Oliver, Idaho Ebony: The Afro-American Presence in Idaho State History (1990)

Ruthe Winegarten, Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph (1995)

Lawrence B. de Graaf, Kevin Mulroy & Quintard Taylor, eds., Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California (2001)

Bruce A. Glasrud and James M. Smallwood, eds., The African American Experience in Texas: An Anthology (2007)

Texas Historical Commission (THC), African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy (2010)


Spanish Origins:

John Upton Terrell, Estevanico, the Black (1968)

Colin Palmer, Slaves of the White God: A History of Blacks in Mexico (1976)

R. Douglas Cope, The Limits of Racial Domination: Plebeian Society in Colonial Mexico City, 1660-1720 (1994)

Herman L. Bennett, Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570-1640 (2003)


African Americans in the Antebellum West:

James P. Beckwourth, The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, As Told to Thomas D. Bonner (1856)

Mifflin W. Gibbs, Shadow and Light (1902)

Robert W. Johannsen, Frontier Politics on the Eve of the Civil War (1955)

Nolie Mumey, James Pierson Beckwourth, 1856-1866, An Enigmatic Figure of the West: A History of the Later Years of His Life (1957)

Leon Litwack, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States (1961)

Eugene H. Berwanger, The Frontier Against Slavery: Western Anti-Negro Prejudice and the Slavery Extension Controversy (1967)

Elinor Wilson, Jim Beckwourth: Black Mountain Man and Chief of the Crows (1972)

Rudolph M. Lapp, Blacks in Gold Rush California (1977)

George P. Rawick, ed., The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography: The Texas Narratives (1979)

Douglas Henry Daniels, Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco (1980)

George P. Rawick, ed., The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography: The Oklahoma Narratives (1983)

Robert B. Betts, In Search of York: The Slave Who Went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark (1985)

Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865 (1990)

Paul D. Lack, The Texas Revolutionary Experience: A Political and Social History, 1835-1836 (1992)

Patricia Smith Prather and Jane Clements Monday, From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston (1993)

T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker, eds., The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives (1996)

Kenneth W. Porter, The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People (1996)

T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker, eds., Till Freedom Cried Out: Memories of Texas Slave Life (1997)

Michael A. Morrison, Slavery and the American West: the Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War (1997)

DeEtta Demaratus, The Force of a Feather: The Search for a Lost Story of Slavery and Freedom [on Bridget “Biddy” Mason] (2002)

James Williams, Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams (2002)

Lynn Hudson, The Making of “Mammy Pleasant”: A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco (2003)


Migration and Settlement, 1865-1900:

Sutton E. Griggs, Imperium in Imperio (1899)

Sutton E. Griggs, Overshadowed (1901)

Sutton E. Griggs, The Hindered Hand (1905)

Sutton E. Griggs, Unfettered (1905)

Sutton E. Griggs, Pointing the Way (1908)

Oscar Micheaux, The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer (1913)

Oscar Micheaux, The Homesteader (1917)

Deliah L. Beasley, The Negro Trail Blazers of California (1919)

Emma J. Ray, Twice Sold, Twice Ransomed: The Autobiography of Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Ray (1926) 

Robert Anderson, From Slavery to Affluence: Memoirs of Robert Anderson, Ex-Slave (1927)

William E. Bittle and Gilbert L. Geis, The Longest Way Home: Chief Alfred Charles Sam's Back to Africa Movement (1964)

Philip Durham and Everett Jones, The Negro Cowboys (1965)

Byrdie H. Langdon, Utah and the Early Black Settlers (1969)

Kathleen Bruyn, 'Aunt Clara Brown': The Story of a Black Pioneer (1970)

Bobette Gugliotta, Nolle Smith: Cowboy, Engineer, Statesman (1971)

Lawrence D. Rice, The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900 (1971)

Nell I. Painter, Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas after Reconstruction (1976)

Robert G. Athearn, In Search of Canaan: Black Migration to Kansas, 1879-1880 (1978)

Dorothy Bass Spann, Black Pioneers: A History of a Pioneer Family in Colorado Springs (1978)

Norman L. Crockett, The Black Towns (1979)

Eugene H. Berwanger, The West and Reconstruction (1981)

James M. Smallwood, Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction (1981)

Randall Bennett Woods, A Black Odyssey: John Lewis Waller and the Promise of American Life, 1878-1900 (1981)

Jacob Fontaine, III, and Gene Burd, Jacob Fontaine: From Slavery to the Greatness of the Pulpit, the Press and Public Service (1983)

Merline Pitre, Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares: The Black Leadership of Texas, 1868-1900 (1985)

Rutherford B. H. Yates, Sr., and Paul L. Yates, The Life and Efforts of Jack Yates (1985)

Paul W. Stewart and Wallace Yvonne Ponce, Black Cowboys (1986)

William King, Going to Meet A Man: The Last Public Execution in Colorado (1989)

Joseph A. Young, Black Novelist as White Racist: The Myth of Black Inferiority in the Novels of Oscar Micheaux (1989)

Kenneth Marvin Hamilton, Black Towns and Profit: Promotion and Development in the Trans-Appalachian West (1991)

Gary R. Kremer, James Milton Turner and the Promise of America: The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader (1991)

Barry A. Crouch, The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans (1992)

Jacob U. Gordon, ed., Narratives of African Americans in Kansas, 1870-1992: Beyond the Exodus Movement (1993)

Sara R. Massey, ed., Black Cowboys of Texas (2000)


Buffalo Soldiers

Herschel V. Cashin, Under Fire With the Tenth U.S. Cavalry (1899)

Henry O. Flipper, Negro Frontiersman: The Western Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, First Negro Graduate of West Point (1963)

William H. Leckie, The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (1967)

John M. Carroll, ed., The Black Military Experience in the American West (1971)

Arlen L. Fowler, Black Infantry in the West, 1869-1891 (1971)

Monroe Lee Billington, New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers, 1866-1900 (1991)

William Seraile, Voice of Dissent: Theophilus Gould Steward (1843-1924) and Black America (1991)

Frank N. Schubert, Buffalo Soldiers and the Brass (1993)

John D. Weaver, The Brownsville Raid (1993)

Garna L. Christian, Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas, 1899-1917 (1995)

George Sorenson, Iron Riders: The Story of the Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps (1996)

Alan K. Lamm, Five Black Preachers in Army Blue, 1884-1901: The Buffalo Soldier Chaplains (1998)

John H. Nankivell, ed., Buffalo Soldier Regiment: History of the Twenty-fifth United States Infantry Regiment, 1869-1926 (2001)

James N. Leiker, Racial Borders: Black Soldiers Along the Rio Grande (2002)

Gerald Horne, Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 (2005)

Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, eds., Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology (2007)


African Americans and Other Peoples of Color:

Annie Heloise Abel, The Slaveholding Indians (1915)

M. Thomas Bailey, Reconstruction in Indian Territory: A Story of Avarice, Discrimination, and Opportunism (1972)

Ivan H. Light, Ethnic Enterprise in America: Business and Welfare Among Chinese, Japanese and Blacks (1972)

Rosalie Schwartz, Across the Rio to Freedom: U.S. Negroes in Mexico (1975)

R. Halliburton, Jr., Red Over Black: Black Slavery Among the Cherokee Indians (1977)

Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., Africans and Seminoles: From Removal to Emancipation (1977)

Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., The Cherokee Freedmen: From Emancipation to American Citizenship (1978)

Theda Perdue, Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540-1866 (1979)

Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., The Chickasaw Freedmen: A People Without a Country (1980)

Rufus P. Browning, Dale Rogers Marshall and David H. Tabb, Protest is Not Enough: The Struggle of Blacks and Hispanics for Equality in Urban Politics (1984)

Doug Sivad, The Black Seminole Indians of Texas (1984)

William Loren Katz, Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage (1986)

Leiv Hamilton Blad, The Cries of Beleaguered Angels: Black and Chicano Consciousness in Los Angeles, 1940-1870 (1987)

Arthur T. Burton, Black, Red and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territory, 1870-1907 (1991)

Jack D. Forbes, Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples (1993)

Kevin Mulroy, Freedom on the Border: The Seminole Maroons in Florida, the Indian Territory, Coahuila, and Texas (1993)

H. J. Belton Hamilton, Christmas: And 33 Years Inside An Interracial Family (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)

Murray R. Wicket, Contested Territory: Whites, Native Americans and African Americans in Oklahoma, 1865-1907 (2000)

Jeff Guinn, Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of the Seminole Negro (2002)

Arnoldo De Leon, Racial Frontiers: Africans, Chinese, and Mexicans in Western America, 1848-1890 (2002)


The Black West, 1900-1940:

J. Alston Atkins, The Texas Negro and His Political Rights: A History of the Fight of the Negro to Enter the Democratic Primaries of Texas (1932)

George Ruble Woolfolk, Prairie View: A Study in Public Conscience, 1878-1946 (1962)

Ira Bryant, Texas Southern University: Its Antecedents, Political Origin and Future (1972)

Conrey Bryson, Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and the White Primary (1974)

Zella J. Black Patterson, Langston University: A History (1979)

Jules Tygiel, Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy (1983)

Michael R. Heintze, Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865-1954 (1985)

Charlotte K. Mock, Bridges: New Mexican Black Women, 1900-1950 (1985)

Era Bell Thompson, American Daughter (1986)

Carlton Jackson, Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel (1989)

Woody Strode and Sam Young, Goal Dust: An Autobiography by Woody Strode (1990)

Jonathan Greenberg, Staking a Claim: Jake Simmons, Jr., and the Making of An African American Oil Dynasty (1990)

Elizabeth Amelia Hadley Freydberg, Bessie Coleman: The Brownskin Lady Bird (1994)

France Davis, Light in the Midst of Zion: A History of Black Baptists in Utah, 1892-1996 (1997)

Neil Foley, The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture (1997)

R. Bruce Shepard, Deemed Unsuitable: Blacks from Oklahoma Move to the Canadian Prairies in Search of Equality in the Early 20th Century Only to Find Racism in their New Home (1997)

Olen Cole, Jr., The African-American Experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps (1999)

Merline Pitre, In Struggle Against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957 (1999)

Geta LeSeur, Not All Okies are White: The Lives of Black Cotton Pickers in Arizona (2000)

Phil Pastras, Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West (2001)

Richard S. Hobbs, The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family (2002)


The Urban West, 1865-1940:

National Urban League, Industrial Survey of the Negro Population of Los Angeles, California (1926)

Ira de A. Reid, The Negro Population of Denver, Colorado: A Survey of its Economic and Social Status (1929)

T. Earl Sullenger and J. Harvey Kerns, The Negro in Omaha: A Social Study of Negro Development (1931)

J. Alexander Somerville, Man of Color: An Autobiography (1949)

Charlotta A. Bass, Forty Years: Memoirs From the Pages of a Newspaper (1960)

Horace R. Cayton, Jr., Long Old Road: An Autobiography (1963)

Arna Bontemps and Jack Conroy, Anyplace But Here (1966)

Ross Russell, Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest (1971)

Francis M. Lortie, San Francisco's Black Community, 1870-1890 (1973)

Mike Garcia, Adaptation Strategies in the Los Angeles Black Community, 1883-1919 (1975)

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

Gary Null, Black Hollywood: The Negro in Motion Pictures (1977)

Homer Broome, Jr., LAPD'S Black History, 1886-1976 (1978)

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)

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

Thomas C. Cox, Blacks in Topeka, Kansas, 1865-1915 (1982)

Scott Ellsworth, Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (1982)

Janet Bruce, The Kansas City Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball (1986)

Esther Hall Mumford, Seven Stars and Orion: Reflections of the Past [Oral history of black Seattleites] (1986)

Lonnie G. Bunch, Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950 (1988)

Lawrence P. Crouchett, Lonnie G. Bunch, and Martha Kendall Winnacker, Visions Toward Tomorrow: The History of the East Bay Afro-American Community, 1852-1977 (1989)

Joseph Franklin, All Through the Night: The History of Spokane Black Americans, 1860-1940 (1989)

Howard Beeth and Cary D. Wintz, Black Dixie: Afro-Texan History and Culture in Houston (1992)

Bruce M. Tyler, From Harlem to Hollywood: The Struggle for Racial and Cultural Democracy (1992)

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

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

Paul DeBarros, Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle (1993)

Kimberly Moreland, The History of Portland's African American Community, 1805 to the Present (1993)

Karen E. Hudson, The Will and the Way: Paul R. Williams, Architect (1994)

Bradford Luckingham, Minorities in Phoenix: A Profile of Mexican American, Chinese American, and African American Communities, 1860-1992 (1994)

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

Eddie Faye Gates, They Came Searching: How Blacks Sought the Promised Land in Tulsa (1997)

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

Albert Broussard, African American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1953 (1998)

Clora Bryant and others, eds., Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles (1998)

Hannibal B. Johnson, Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District (1998)

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

Tim Madigan, The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (2001)

Alfred L Brophy, Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921 (2002)

James S. Hirsch, Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy (2002)

Ed Diaz, ed., Horace Roscoe Cayton: Selected Writings (2 Vols.) (2003)

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

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

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

Mel Watkins, Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry (2005)

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


World War II:

Jesse Kimbrough, Defender of the Angels: A Black Policeman in Old Los Angeles (New York: Macmillan, 1969)

Arthur E. Hippler, Hunter's Point: A Black Ghetto (1974)

Keith E. Collins, Black Los Angeles: The Maturing of the Ghetto, 1940-1950 (1975)

Alonzo Smith, Black Employment in the Los Angeles Area, 1938-1948 (1978)

Lawrence P. Crouchett, William Byron Rumford: A Biography, The Life and Public Services of a California Legislator (1984)

Robert Gordon, Jazz West Coast: The Los Angeles Jazz Scene of the 1950s (1986)

Manly Maben, Vanport (1987)

Robert L. Allen, The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny Trial in U.S. Naval History (1989)

Beth Bailey and David Farber, The First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii (1992)

Ted Gioia, West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California, 1945-1960 (1992)

Donald Hausler, African American Oakland in World War II (1995)

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

Sharon Robinson, Stealing Home: An Intimate Family Portrait (1996)

Arnold Rampersad, Jackie Robinson: A Biography (1997)

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California, 1910-1963 (2001)

Stephanie Stokes Oliver, Song for My Father: Memoir of an All-American Family (2004) 

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


The 1950s-1980s:

Warren M. Banner and Theodora M. Dyer, The Economic and Cultural Progress of the Negro in Phoenix, Arizona (1965)

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

John and Laree Caughey, School Segregation on our Doorstep: The Los Angeles Story (1966)

Robert Conot, Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness [on the Los Angeles Riots, 1965] (1967)

Richard M. Elman, Ill-at-Ease in Compton (1967)

James T. Atkins, Human Relations in Colorado: A Historical Record (1968)

John Crow, Discrimination, Poverty and the Negro: Arizona in the National Context (1968)

Bobby Seale, Seize the Time (1968)

Associated Students, University of Oregon, Which Side Are You On? The Black Panthers in Eugene (1969)

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

Patricia Alder, Paradise West: A Study of Negro Attitudes Toward the City of Los Angeles (1969)

Melvin J. Banks, The Pursuit of Equality: The Movement for First Class Citizenship Among Negroes in Texas (1971)

William Barlow and Peter Shapiro, An End to Silence: The San Francisco State College Student Movement in the 1960s (1971)

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

Lillian B. Rubin, Busing and Backlash: White Against White in an Urban California School District (1972)

Charles Wollenberg, All Deliberate Speed: Segregation and Exclusion in California Schools, 1855-1975 (1975)

Bobby Seale, A Lonely Rage (1977)

Ron Karenga, Ron Karenga: Victim of Watergating (1978)

Ray C. Rist, The Invisible Children: School Integration in American Society (1978) [on Portland]

Almetris Marsh Duren, Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at the University of Texas at Austin (1979)

Clara Luper, Behold the Walls [on the Oklahoma City civil rights movement] (1979)

Anne LaGrelius Siqueland, Without a Court Order: The Desegregation of Seattle Schools (1981)

Doris Fine, When Leadership Fails: Desegregation and Demoralization in the San Francisco Schools (1986)

Marguerite Mitchell Marshall, et. al., An Account of Afro-Americans in Southeast Kansas, 1884-1984 (1986)

Jim Schutze, The Accommodation: The Politics of Race in an American City (1986) [on Dallas]

Angela Y. Davis, Angela Davis: An Autobiography, (1988)

Jamie Coughtry and R.T. King, eds., Civil Rights Efforts in Las Vegas: 1940s-1980s (1988)

Jamie Coughtry, ed., Woodrow Wilson: Race, Community, and Politics in Las Vegas, 1940s-1980s (1990)

Bettina Aptheker, The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis (1990)

Jamie Coughtry and Helen M. Blue, eds., Clarence Ray: Black Politics and Gaming in Las Vegas, 1920s-1980s (1991)

Roy H. Williams and Kevin J. Shay, Time Change: An Alternative View of the History of Dallas (1991)

June Acosta, ed., Waiting in Line at the Drugstore, And Other Writings of James Thomas Jackson (1993)

David Hillard, This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hillard and the Story of the Black Panther Party (1993)

Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story (1994)

Hugh Pearson, The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

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

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

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, A Matter of Black and White: The Autobiography of Lois Sipuel Fisher (1996)

Thomas R. Cole, No Color is My Kind: The Life of Eldrewey Stearns and the Integration of Houston (1997)

Charles E. Jones, ed., The Black Panther Party: Reconsidered 1998)

Gretchen Cassel Eick, Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72 (2001)

Rusty L Monhollon, “This is America?”: The Sixities in Lawrence, Kansas (2002)

Scot Brown, Fighting for US: Maulana Karenga, the US Organization and Black Cultural Nationalism (2003)

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

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

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


The Post 1990 Era:

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

Gordon Parks, Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography (1990)

Errol Henderson, Black Nationalism and Rap Music (1992)

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

Raphael J. Sonenshein, Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles (1993)

Mark Baldassare, ed., The Los Angeles Riots: Lessons for the Urban Future (1994)

Jessie L. Embry, Black Saints in a White Church: Contemporary African American Mormons (1994)

James Richardson, Willie Brown: A Biography (1996)

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Eddie S. Meadows, eds., California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West (1998)

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

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

Ronald V. Dellums and H. Lee Halterman, Lying Down With the Lions: A Public Life from the Streets of Oakland to the Halls of Power (2000)

Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith, eds., Black and Mormon (2004)

Martin Schiesl and Mark K. Dodge, eds., City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles (2006)

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