Some Black Bibliography
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Families of America (SFA)

African-American Bibliography!
This is not a "Complete" list of Books on African-American Research, just a few that I have found useful. I do not sponsor any of the Publishers or Authors. If you have found a book source, useful and it's not listed here, please E-Mail me Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with Name, Author, Publisher and any comment pertaining to it's usefulness.

  1. Abajian, James. Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses, and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects. Boston: C. K. Hall, 1977.

  2. Bailey, Rosalie Fellows.Guide to Genealogical anti Biographical Sources for New York City, 1788-1898. New York: By the author, 1954.

  3. Ballagh, James Curtis.A tlisto,y of Slavery in Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1902.

  4. Baum, Willa KOral History for the Local History Society. Stockton, Calif.: Conference of California Historical Societies, 1969.

  5. Bell, Barbara. Black Biographi cal Sources. New Haven, Corn,,: Yale University Press, 1970.

  6. Bentley, George H. AHistoryof the Freedments Bureau. 1955; reprint ed., Philadelphia: Octagon Books, 1970.

  7. Berlin, Ira. Slaves Without Masters. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.

  8. Black Studies: Select Catalog of National Archives and Records Service Microfilm Publications. Washington, D.C.: General Services Adininistration, 1973.

  9. Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

  10. Blockeon, Charles b. "Black American Records and Research." ed. Jessie Carney Smnith. Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide. Westport, Coon.: Greenwood Press, 1983, pp. 309-64. Good bibliography.

  11. Blockeon, Charles with Ron Fry. Black Genealogy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

  12. Brewer, James H. The Confederate Negro. Durham, NC.: Duke University Press, 1969.

  13. Brown, Barbara W., and James M. Rose, eds. Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1 900. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. Includes "every piece of information that could he found on blacks" in that region.

  14. Brown, Letitia Woods, Free Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1790-1846. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.

  15. Brown, Warren Henry. Checklist of Negro Newspapers in the United States, 1827-1946. Jefferson City, Mo.: Lincoln University, 1940.

  16. Brurnhaugh, Galus Marcus, Maryland Records. 2 vols. 1924; reprint ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1975.

  17. Cappon, Lester J., and Stella F. Duff. Virginia Gazette index, 1736-17&). Williamsburg, Va.: Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1950.

  18. Cashin, Hershel V. Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. New York: Arno Press, 1969.

  19. Catterall, Helen Honor Turneliff, ed Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Negro. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication No. 374. 5 vols. 1926-37; reprint ed., New York: Negro University Press, 1981.

  20. Cockrum, William M.; History of the Underground Railroad. NewYork: Negro University Press, 1969.

  21. Connean, Theophilus. A Slaver's Log Book. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.: Prentice-Hall, 1976.

  22. Crawford, Paul. "Footnote on Courts for Trial of Negroes in Colonial Pennsylvania." Journal of Black Studies 5 (Dec. 1974); 167-74.

  23. Douglas, William. The Douglas Register. Richmond: J. Fergusson, 1928, Dunn, Lynn P. Black Americans: A Study Guide and Source Book. San Francisco: By the author, 1970.

  24. Everly, Elaine. Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Bureau of Refugees. Freedmen, and AbandonedLands. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1973.

  25. Fletcher, Marvin. The Black Soldierand Officerin the United States Army, 1891-1917. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1974.

  26. Forer, Philip Sheldon. Blacks in the American Revolution. Contributions in American History, No. 55. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976.

  27. Fowler, Aries, L. The Black Infantry in the West, 1869-1891. Westport, Cons,.: Greenwood Press, 1971.

  28. Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans. 4th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1974.

  29. Cara, Larry. The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967. Provocative account, carefully doccumented, valuable footnotes.

  30. Guild, June Purcell. Black Laws of Virginia, 1936; reprint ed., New York: Negro University Press. 1969.

  31. Gatman, Herbert. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.

  32. Harris, Norman Dwight. The History of Nero Servitude in Illinois and of Slavery Agitation in that State, 1719-1864.1904; reprinted., New York: Haskell House, 1969.

  33. Henri, Florette. Black Migration, 1900-1920. New York: Doubleday Anchor Press, 1975. In-depth study of migration to northern cities.

  34. Herbert, Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers.Vol. 2:1811-SO. Eunice, La.: By the author, 1974.

  35. Hess, James W., comp. Guide to Manuscripts and Archives in the West Virginia Collection. Morgantown: West Virginia University Library, 1974.

  36. Huggins, NathanIrvin. Black Odyssey: The Afro-American Ordeal in Slavery. New York: Pantheon Books, 1977.

  37. Jones, Ruby Mae. The Negro in Colonial Georgia, 1735-1805. Bell and Howell Culture Collection, no. 564-2. Wooster, Ohio: Bell and Howell, 1938.

  38. Laflrie, Henry G.A Survey of Black Newspapers.New York: Ferdinand Teubner, 1979.

  39. Lamon, Lester C. Black Tennesseans, 1900-1 930. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1977.

  40. Ledkie, William H. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Nero Cavalry in the West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.

  41. Mannix, Daniel P., with Malcolm Cowley. Black Cargoes: A History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1518-1865. New York: Viking Press, 1962. Ninth printing, 1969.

  42. Mens, Joseph Karl. "The Large Slaveholders of the Deep South, 1860." Ph.D. diss., Universily of Texas, 1964. University Microflims, Ann Arbor, Mich. #65-4333.

  43. Mills, Elizabeth Shown and Gary B. Mills. "Slaves and Masters: The Louisiana Metoyers," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 70 (Sept. 1982).

  44. Mooney, Chase Curran. "Slavery in Tennessee." 1957; reprinted., Westport, Conn.,: Negro University Press, 1971.

  45. Nash, Gary B. "Slaves and Slaveowners in Colonial Philadelphia." William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, 30 (April 1973): 223-56.

  46. Nell, William Cooper. The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution. 1862; reprint ed., New York: Arno Press, 1968.

  47. Nichols, Charles Harold. Many Thousands Gone: The Ex-Slaves' Accounts of Their Bondage and Freedom. Bloontgton, MD..: Indiana University Press, 1969.

  48. Newman, DebraL. List of Free Black Heads of Families in the First Census of the United States. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1973.

  49. Phillips, CInch Bonnell. American Negro Slavery. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1918.

  50. Fuckett, Newbell. Black Names in America: Origins and Usage. Boston: C. H. HaIl, 1975.

  51. Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the American Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961.

  52. Rawick, George P. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. 16 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972.

  53. Reed, Robert D. How and Where to Research Your Ethnic-American Cultural Heritage: Black Americans. Saratoga, Calif.: By the author, 1979.

  54. Rose, James, and Alice Eicholz. "Black Genesis" Detroit: Gale Research, 1978.

  55. Rose, Willie Lee, ed. A Docurnentary History of Slavery in North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

  56. Ross, Alexander Milton. Recollections of an Abolitionist from 1855-1865. Northbrook, Ill.: Metro Books, Inc. 1972.

  57. Schata, Walter. Directory of Afro-American Resources. New York: R. R. Bowker. 1970. Includes special research collections, libraries.

  58. Sloan, Irving J. Blacks in America: 1492-1976: A Chronology and Fact Book. 4th ed., rev. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceans, 1977.

  59. Smedley, Robert C. Histosy of the Underground Railroad. New York: Arno, 1969.

  60. Spears, John R. The American Slave Trade. 1907; reprinted., New York: Charles Scribners & Sons, 1970.

  61. Steward, T. G. The Colored Regulars in the United States Army. Philadelphia: M. B. Book Concern, 1904.

  62. Sterkx, H. E. The Free Negro in Ante-Bellum, Louisiana. Rutherford, NJ.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1972.

  63. Still, William, The Underground Railroad. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1872.

  64. Strick, Lisa W. The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1973.

  65. Welsh, Erwin K. The Negro in the US.: A Research Guide. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1965.

  66. Weatmoreland, Guy T. Jr. An Annotated Guide to Basic Reference Works on the Black American Experience. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1974.

  67. Wharton, Vernon Lane. The Negro in Mississsippi, 1865-1890. 1947; reprint ed., New Yprk: Harper & Row, 1965.

  68. Winks, Robin W. The Blacks in Canada: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971.

  69. Work, Monroe N. A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America. New York: Octagon Books, 1970.

  70. Woodson, Carter G. A Century of Negro Migration. 1918; reprint ed., New York: AMS Press, 1970.

  71. Woodson, Carter G. Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States Census of 1880. Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1925.


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