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Readings/sources on The Black Freedom Struggle
01 Feb 2005
Readings/sources on The Black/African Freedom Struggle

African Studies Review

Contours: Journal of the African Diaspora.

Souls is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Black History, a scholarly resource center of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University:

The Black Commentator


Amadiume, Ifi. Re-inventing Africa : matriarchy, religion, and culture. London; New York : Zed Books; New York: Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Angelou, Maya. Conversations with Maya Angelou. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 1989.

Bair, Barbara. Freedom is Never a Final Act: Women Emerge from the Garvey Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Baraka, Imamu Amiri. The autobiography of LeRoi Jones / Amiri Baraka. Chicago, Ill.: Lawrence Hill Books. 1997.

Blee, Kathleen M. and France Winddance. Feminism and antiracism : international struggles for justice. New York: New York University Press. 2001.

__________ Women of the Klan : racism and gender in the 1920s. Berkeley : University of California Press. 1991.

__________ The road to poverty : the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia. Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press. 2000.

Bulkin, Elly, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Barbara Smith. Yours in struggle : three feminist perspectives on anti-Semitism and racism. New York: Long Haul Press. 1984.

Davis, Angela. Women, race & class. New York: Vintage Books. 1983.

Drake, St. Clair. Black folk here and there : an essay in history and anthropology. Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California. 1987.

DuBois. W.E.B. Black folk, then and now with new introduction by Herbert Aptheker. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus-Thomson Organization. 1975.

__________ Black reconstruction with an introduction Herbert Aptheker. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus-Thomson Organization Ltd.1976.

__________ The World and Africa: An Inquiry into the Part Which Africa Played in World History. New York: Continuum. 1947.

Greenberg, Cheryl Lynn. Or Does It Explode?: Black Harlem in the Great Depression. Oxford University Press. 1991.

Gomez, Michael. Exchanging our country marks : the transformation of African identities in the colonial and antebellum South. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Haywood, Harry. Black Bolshevik: autobiography of an Afro-American Communist. Chicago: Liberator Press. 1978.

Honey, Michael K. Black workers remember : an oral history of segregation, unionism, and the freedom struggle. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1999.

__________ Southern labor and Black civil rights: organizing Memphis workers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1993.

Horne, Gerald. Black and red : W.E.B. Du Bois and the Afro-American response to the Cold War, 1944-1963. State University of New York Press. 1986.

Hull, Gloria T., Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith. All the women are White, all the Blacks are men, but some of us are brave : Black women's studies. Old Westbury, N.Y.: Feminist Press. 1982.

James, C.L.R. The Black Jacobins; Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York, Vintage Books. 1963.

Jordan, June. Some of us did not die: new and selected essays of June Jordan. New York : Basic/Civitas Books. 2002.

Kelley, Robin D.G. and Betsy Esch. “Black Like Mao: Red China and Black Liberation,” in Souls 4: 6-41. 1999.

__________ “But a Local Phase of a World Problem: Black History’s Global Vision,” in Journal of American History. 2000 (winter).

__________ and Tiffany Ruby Patterson. “Unfinished Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the Modern World,” in African Studies Review. Volume 43, Number 1. April, 2000.

Lao-Montes, Agustin, and Arlene Davila. [Ed.] Mambo Montage: The Latinization of NIUYOL New York: Columbia University Press. 2004.

Linebaugh, Peter and Rediker, Marcus. The many-headed hydra : sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press. 2000.

Lorde, Audre. Sister outsider: essays and speeches. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press. 1984.

Martin, William G., and Michael O. West. [Ed.] Out of one, many Africas : reconstructing the study and meaning of Africa. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1999.

Newton, Huey and Herman J. Blake. Revolutionary suicide. New York, Ballantine Books. 1974.

Ortiz, Fernando. Cuban counterpoint; tobacco and sugar, by Fernando Ortiz, translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onís. Introduction by Bronislaw Malinowski. Prologue by Herminio Portell Vilá. New York, A. A. Knopf, 1947.

Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 2003.

Richards, Yvette. Conversations with Maida Springer : a personal history of labor, race, and international relations / Yevette Richards. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2004

__________ Maida Springer : Pan-Africanist and international labor leader. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2000.

Filomina Chioma Steady [Ed.]. The Black woman cross-culturally. Cambridge, Mass.: Schenkman Pub. Co. 1981.

Robinson, Cedric. Black Marxism : the making of the black radical tradition. London: Zed Press; Totowa, N.J.: Biblio Distribution Center. 1983.

Rodney, Walter. How Europe underdeveloped Africa with a postscript by A.M. Babu. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press. 1981.

__________ A history of the Guyanese working people, 1881-1905. Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1981.

__________ The groundings with my brothers with an introd. by Richard Small; and a new introduction by Omawale. London : Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications. 1975.

Self, Robert O. American Babylon : race and the struggle for postwar Oakland. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 2003.

Stovall, Tyler Edward. Paris noir: African Americans in the City of Light. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1996.

Thompson, Robert Farris. Flash of the spirit : African and Afro-American art and philosophy. New York : Random House. 1983.

Walker, Alice. Anything we love can be saved: a writer's activism. New York: Random House. 1997.

Williams, Eric. Capitalism and Slavery with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 1994.

Williams, Robert. Negroes with Guns. New York: Marzani & Munsell. 1962.

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