New Books To The List: Try Selecting a Book for Your Report that will lead you into OPPOSITIONAL THINKING
Dunning, Thad, Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (2008).
Webb, James L.A., Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (2008)
Bullard, Robert, Dumping In Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Justice (2000).
Bates, Robert H., When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in late-Century Africa (2008)
Bell, Derrick, Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
Barnes, Harper, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot that Sparked the Civil Rights Movement (2008), East St. Louis.
Morais, Herbert M., The History of the Negro in Medicine (Washington, DC: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History,1967).
Flexer, Abraham, Medical Education in the United States and Canada: A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Boston: Merrymount Press, 1910).
Isaac, Benjamin, The Invention of Racism in Antiquity (Princeton/Oxford, 2004). Compare with Snowden, Frank, Blacks in Antiquity (1971).
Black is Beautiful: Rubens to Dumas (Di Nieuwe Kerk Amersterdam Waanders Pubishers Zwolle, 2008). Not for book report.
Jones, Jacqueline, Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War (2008, review Georgia Historical Society).
Dray, Philip, Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Reconstruction (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008).
Hemenway, Robert E., Zora Neil Hurston:A Biography (1975?).
Melish, Joanne Pope, Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and "Race" in New England, 1780-1860 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998).
Cooper, Helene, The House On Sugar Beach [Liberia, West Africa]: In Search of a Lost Childhood (2008); review in The New York Times Book Review, September 7, 2008:1, 10.
Gordon, Colin, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).
Jamieson, Kathleen Hall, Beyond The Double Mind: Women and Leadership (Oxford, 1997), Apprise andNot for Class Use. The author is Director, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Penn, written 15 books and 91 articles; an outstanding scholar.
______________________, unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation (Random House, 2007), Apprise andNot For Class Use.
Blackmon, Douglas A., Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (NYC: Double Day, 2008).
Rediker, Marcus, The Slave Ship: A Human History (Viking Press, 2007; an excellent review (by Adam Hochschild) in The New York Times Book Review, October 21, 2007, p.15:”The story of ships that transported slaves across the Atlantic,” some 12 million.
Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth, Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950 (New York: W.W. Norton, 2008).
Wright, Richard, A Father's Law (New York: Harper Perennial, 2008). This book is Wright's last written and published posthumorously.
Lewis, David Levering, God's Crucible: Islam And The Making Of Europe (2007).
National Geographic, "Black Pharaohs," February 2008, Vol. 213:page 34-
Burleigh, Nina, Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (Hapercollins Publishers, 2007); General Napoleon's invasion of 1798,(151 "savants"-Scientists of Egyptology), a debacle in the Middle East with loss of 10,000 soldiers wearing clothes suitable for the winter Alpines in hot Egypt--a smart general indeed. Reviewed in New York Times Book Review, December 9, 2007, p.15.
Getahun, Solomon Addis, The History of Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees in American, 1900-2000 (New York: LFB Scholarly Publishers, 2007).
Massaquoi, Hans J., Destined To Witnessed: Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany (; NY: Perennial, 2001).
Erskine, Noel Leo, From Garvey to Marley: Rastafari Theology (2005).
Graham, Lawrence Otis, The Senator and The Socialite: The True Story Of America’s First Black Dynasty (2006).
Gillette, William, Retreat from Reconstruction (Baton rouge, La., 1979).
Carretta, Vincent, Equiano The African: Biography of a Self-Made Man (2005); 436 pages.
Berlin, Ira, Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves (2003).
Northrup, David, African’s Discovery Of Europe:1450-1850 (2002).
Campbell, James T., Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (2006).
Barnes, Kenneth C., Journey of Hope: The Back-to-Africa Movement in Arkansas in the Late 1800s (2004).
Edis, Taner, An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion of Islam (2006?). The author is a physicist at Truman State University in Missouri; see Hassan M. Fattah, “Radicalism Among Muslim Professionals Worries Many,” The New York Times, International, Saturday, July 14, 2007, A3.
Epstein, Helen (Dr.), Invisible Cure: Africa, the West and the Fight against AIDS (2007; World Bank issue of concern).
Collier, Paul, The Bottom Billion: Why Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (2007); author formerly worked for World Bank—best book on international affairs.
Washington, Harriet A., The Dark History of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present (Doubleday, 2006); Review in The New Times, Health & Fitness, Tuesday, January 23, 2007, D5/D8.
Rampersad, Arnold, Ralph Ellison: A Biography (2007); read about the tragedy of a great author, who went to the extreme in cultural assimilation by engaging in “self cultural renunciation.” By removing himself from his roots or social class origins, he suffered from mental blocks and wrote only book (The Invisible Man, 1952). Ellison died in 1994.
Kellehear, Allan, A Social History of Dying (2007).
*Trexler, Harrison A., Slavery in Missouri, 1804-1865 (The Johns Hopkins Press, 1914); see TJL F572.2 T729 1914; restricted to library use only.
Frazier, Harriet C., Slavery and Crime in Missouri, 1773-1865 (2001)
Stone, Jeffrey C., Slavery, Southern Culture, And Education In Little Dixie, Missouri, 1820-1860 (2006).
Obadele-Stark, Ernest, Freebooters And Smugglers: The Foreign Slave Trade in the United States after 1808 (forthcoming November 2007, University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville.
Farrow, Anne, Joel Lang, and Jennifer Frank, How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery: Complicity (2005; not to be used for Report if assigned for class).
Appiah, Kwame Anthony, and Martin Bunzl, Buying Freedom: The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption (forthcoming Fall 2007).
Katznelson, Ira. When Affirmative Action was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005). (Reviewed by Nick Kotz In The New York Times Book Review, August 28, 2005, 19).
Wiltse, Jeff, Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America (2007; “The American swimming pool has a complicated social history”; reviewed by Dick Cavett, The New York Times Book Review, Sunday, June 3, 2007, p.18.
Garry, Patrick M., Cultural Whiplash: The Unforseen Consequences Of America’s Crusade Against Racial Discrimination (2006). An excellent read and answer to many questions that continues to go unasked about “race” in the USA. The author (J.D., Ph.D) is a law professor at the University of Idaho.
Anderson, Carol, Eyes Off The Prize: The United Nations And The African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (2003).
Turner, Patricia A., I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African American culture (2007?).
Michaels, Walter Benn, The Trouble With Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality (243 pages), 2006; reviewed in NYT Review Book Review, December 24, 2006, p.14.
Synder, Brad, Curt Flood: The Well-Paid Slave (2006); former St. Louis Cardinal base ball center fielder, seventh consecutive Gold Glove Winner, two Cardinal World Series; in 1969, the boat-rocker Flood challenged the Reserve Clause that the US Supreme Court affirmed that prevented Free Agency, when the average baseball salary was $24,909, and $2.7m in 2006, Flood made $90,000. His legacy in the history of all professional sports is Free Agency. Read this book! Google the legal case: Messersmith-McNally and The Curt Flood Act in US Congress.
Rhoden, William C. (sports reporter for The New York Times, $40 Million Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete (Crown Publishers, 2006); reviewed in NYT Book Review, July 23, 2006, Section 7, p.8.
Russell, Peter, Prince Henry ‘the Navigator’: A Life, Yale University, 2000; (Prince Henry and the Atlantic Slave Trade).
Popovic, Alexandre, The Revolt of African Slaves In Iraq in the 3rd/9thCentury, Markus Wiener Publishers, 1999:significance, the first and only major slave revolt in Islamic Old World slavery. Why not more slave revolts in Islam? Answer: Ascending Miscegnation that allowed Black Africans to achieve high status and mobility, e.g. Alawite Kings of Morocco, who were descendants of the Sharifans. Platnauer, M., The Life and Reign of the Emperor L. Septimius (1921);born 145CE or 146Ce and Emperor of Rome 13 April 193-199CE. He was from Africa in the Maghrib (North Africa) at Lepcis Magna.
Law, Robin, OUIDAH: The Social History of a West African Slaving ‘Port’, 1727-1892, Ohio University Press, 2004.
Roberts, Gene and Hank Klibanoff, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation (New York: Knopf, 2007. Brief review in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Arts & Entertainment, Books, F12.
McWhorter, Diane. Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Movement (2001). This book is the first major history to uncover the segregationist resistance to integration and to the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama.
Thomas, Dominic, Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (Indiana University Press, 2007); theme and trend of transnationalism—-literature field. (Students do not select this book; reference use only.) Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life Inside The Antebellum Slave Market (Harvard University Press, 1999).
Robinson, Randall. The Debt: What America Owes Blacks (2000); The Associated Press, Erin Texeira, “Movement to repay blacks for slavery gains momentum [a presidential commission money is requested to study the issue of reparations and no money for distribution to blacks is being asked for.],” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday, July 10, 2006:A3.
See The Economist, April 13th-19th 2002 on “Slavery, guilt and the law:”15, 31 And 72; make special note of what Robert F. Folgel-—University of Chicago Nobel Prize Winner in Economics—-has to say slave free labor and the dollars from 1870-1860 and about reparations cost in today’s dollars.
Freyre, Gilberto. The Master and The Slaves: A Study In The Development Of Brazilian Civilization (New York: Alfred A. Knopf  1956): Luso-Tropicalism and Racial Democracy.
Berry, Mary Francis, My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Ex-Slaves Struggle for Reparations (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).
Stockley, Grif, Blood In Their Eyes: The Elaine [Arkansas] Race Massacres of 1919 (University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 2001.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth, Within the Plantation Household: Black Women and White Women In the Old South (1988).
Johnson, Walter, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Cambridge, Mass., 1999).
Clifford, Mary Louis, Black Loyalists After The American Revolution (1999).
James W St. G. Walker, The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promise Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870 (1976).
Sheridan, Richard B., Doctors and Slaves: A Medical and Demographic History of Slavery in the British West Indies, 1680-1834 (Cambridge, U.K., 1985)
Savitt, Todd, Race and Medicine in Nineteenth-and Early-Twentieth-Century America (2006): an examination of the medical experiences of African Americans; see Savitt below also.
Davis, David Brian. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006); reviewed in NYT Book Review, Sunday, May 15, 2006, 32-33.
Egerton, Douglas R., He Shall Go Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey (1999); see authors Stephen B. Oates, Nat Turner Rebellion, 1831, Virgina.
Shama, Simmon. Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American (Illustrated Ecco., 2006); Sierra Leone, 1787, etc.
Bennett, Herman L. Africans in Colonial Mexico [electronic resource]:absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570-1640 (Indiana, 2003).
*The Decline of The African American male in The USA: Erik Eckholm, “Plight Deepens For Black Men: Growing Disconnection From Mainstream, The New York Times, Monday, March 20, 2006:Front Page and A18 (statistics): books mentioned,
*Ronald B. Mincy, ed., Black Males left Behind (Urban Institute Press, 2006);*Holzer, Harry J. and Peter Edelman and Paul Offner, eds., Reconnecting Disadvantage Young Men (Urban Institute, 2006). Cupcake Brown, A Piece of Cake: A Memoir (2006):about a 37 year old African American woman formerly addicted to drugs (crack cocaine) and prostitution, who never graduated from high school and now reformed, she practices law at McCutchen, Dolye, Brown & Enersen, a white-collar criminal defense firm in San Francisco, with a $125,000 a-year salary.
Cobbs, Price M. and Judith L Turnock. Cracking The Corporate Code: The Revealing Success Stories of 32 African-American (2003).
Swain, Carol M. The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Anderson, Carol. Eyes Off The Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press, 2005). She teaches at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Reed, Christopher Robert. Black Chicago’s First Century. Vol. 1, 1833-1900. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005.
Lumpkins, Charles L., The East St. Louis Race Riots and Black Politics (Ohio University Press, 2008).
McLaughlin, Malcolm, Power, Community, And Racial Killing In East St. Louis (Palgrave Mcmillan, 2005). On East St. Louis, see selected articles in Early, Gerald, Ed., "Ain't But a Place": An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis (Missouri Historical Society, 1998); see W.E.B. Du Bois, "The Massacre of East St. Louis," pp.294-299; Marcus Garvey, "The Conspiracy of the East St. Louis riots," pp.300-306. Daniel, G. Reginald. Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths? Penn State Press, 2005.
Johanna Bond, Voices of African Women: Women’s rights in Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2005.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth and Eugene Genovese, The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholder’s Worldview (Cambridge University Press, 2005); 828 pages; NOT FOR BOOK REPORT.
Shelby, Tommie. We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2005).
Painter, Neil Irvin. Creating Black Americans: African Americans History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2005).
Stark, Rodney. The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success (2005); for critical review see The New York Times Book Review, December 25, 2005, Section 7, pp.1, 10-12.
Anne Farrow, Joel Lang and Jennifer Frank, Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited From Slavery (Random House, 2005).
Earle/Lowe, _________. Black Africans in Renaissance Europe (Cambridge, 2005).
Tignor, Robert L. W. Arthur Lewis & The Birth of Development Economics (Princeton, 2005). First World Black to Win Nobel Prize in Economics, 1970’s: Development Theory; Economic Advisor to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana. Matory, J. Morand. Black Atlantic Religion (Princeton, 2005). Won African Studies Association Herskovits Prize Nov. 2006.
Shillington, Kevin. History Of Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, New Edition, 2005, palgrave-usa.com). Not for bk. report.
Robinson, David. Muslim Societies In African History: New Approaches to African History (2004). Not for bk.report.
Tremearne, Major A.J.N. 1968. The Ban of The Bori, Demons and Demon Dancing in West and North Africa.
Beyan, Amos J. African American Settlements In West Africa: John Russwurm and the American Civilizing Efforts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
Bailey, Anne C. African Voices of The Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond Silence and Shame (2005). ISBN 0-8070-5512-3
Diouf, Sylviane A., Fighting Slave Trade: West African Strategies (2003) (African Resistance To Slave Trade; New To syllabus and on order.)
Hughes, A.J.B., Kin, Caste And Nation Among The Rhodesian Ndebele
Barnes, J.A., Politics IN A Changing Society: A Political History of The Fort Jamison Ngoni (1967).
James Burke, Connections (the ten inventions that changed the world), 1980. Not for bk. report.
Diop, Cheik Anta. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality (1974).
Levtzion, N. and J. F. P. Hopkins. Eds. Corpus of Early Arabic Sources for West Africa History (2002).
Lewis, Bernard. The Muslim Discovery of Europe (1992).
Graves, Joseph L. Jr. 2004. The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America (One of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists disputes the existence of race.) Do not select.
Jones, Jacqueline.2005.America’s Fair-Head Children: Working Toward Whiteness. How America’s Immigrants Became White (Basic Books, 2004).
Goldenberg, David M.2003. The Curse Of Ham: Race And Slavery In Early Judaism, Christianity, And Islam (Princeton University Press, 2004).
Cohn, Norman, Noah’s Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought (1996).
Haynes, Stephen R.2005. Noah’s Curse: the Biblical Justification of American Slavery (Oxford University Press). Takes position against Goldenberg above.
Cone, James.1984. For My People: Black Theology and the Black Church.; born in Arkansas and attended Philander Smith College, Little Rock.
Felder, Cain Hope.1995. Scandalize My Name: A Critical Review of Blacks in the Bible and Society; see his Testing Biblical Waters.Professor, Howard University School of Divinity.
Horrigan, Kevin.(firstname.lastname@example.org)--2004--“Society And Culture: THE BLOOM IS OFF THE SUNFLOWER STATE–AND US: How American’s working class shoots itself in the foot.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sunday. July 11:B3.
Thomas, Frank. 2004. What’s the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won theHeart of America. New York: Henry Holt And Company. (Understanding the meaning of “values,” the underdevelopment of America, laissez-faire (free market economics and Africa), and impact upon the African diaspora). Notfor book report.
Marable, Manning.1991. Race, Reform, And Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction In Black America, 1945-1990. (demise of August 1980 with statistics); not for book report if selected as a text for course in which student is enrolled.
Johnson, Allan G. 2001. Privilege, Power, And Difference. McGraw Hill. Not for bk. report; main subject is white privilege.
Johnson, Allan G. 1997. The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchial Legacy. Temple University Press. Ditto.
Rothman, Robert A. 2004. Inequality And Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender (Prentice-Hall). Ditto.
Telles, Edward E. Race In Another America: The Significance Of Skin Color In Brazil (2004).
Diamond, Jaret. Guns, Germs, And Steel (1997). (Importance of East-West Axis-–Latitudinal Trade Zone--and possible Third World Origins of Africa); not for book report.
Febvre, Lucien and Henri-Jean Martin.1976. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800. London: Humanities Press. Notfor bk. report.
Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D.1250-1350 (1989). Ditto.
Chaudhuri, K. N. Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilization of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 (1990). Ditto. Excellent Glossary of Theoretical Terms useful to many disciplines appears on pages 423-434.
Crosby, Alfred W. The Measure of Reality: Quantification and WesternSociety, 1250-1600. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1997. Not for bk. report.
Horton, Robin. Patterns of thought in Africa and the West: Essays onmagic, religion, and science. Cambridge University Press, 1993. Reserved TJL (Patton class #430). Excellent.
Wesseling, H. L. Wesseling, Divide And Rule: The Partition of Africa1880-1914. Translation by Arnold J. Pomerans. 1996. Source Book for references to events. Ditto.
Shaw, Thurston , Paul Sinclair, Bassey Andah, and Alex Okpoko, eds., The Archaeology ofAfrica, Food, Metals and Towns (1993); excellent and see R. Blench, "Recent Developments in the genetic classification of African languages: the Language phyla of Africa," pp.126-138; revisions of about the last fifty years. Not for bk. report.
Herbert, Eugenia W. Red Gold of Africa: Copper in Precolonial History and Culture (1984).
Curtin, Philip D. The World & the West: The European Challenge and the Overseas Response in the age of Empire (2000).
Curtin, Philip D. On the Fringes of History: Memoir (2005). How a historian comes to understand history!?
Cross, Michael. Imagery of Identity In South African Education1880-1990 (1990); no review. Ditto
History of Science Articles and Critique of Crosby and Related Articles in:(Reserved Patton #430, TJL)
The American Historical Review, Vol. 105:2 (April 2000),
(1) Margaret C. Jacob, "Thinking Unfashionable Thoughts, Asking Unfashionable Questions":494-500; see Jacob, Scientific Culture and the Making Of The Industrial West (1997); one learns here that Europe did not invent a single new idea from the 1stst century CE until 1500 because of conservative Church dominance.
(2) Jack A. Goldstone, "Whose Measure of Reality":501-508.
Bernal, Martin. Black Athena: Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilizations, Vol 1. The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985 (1987).
Meier, August and Elliot Rudwick, Black History And the Historical Profession 1915-1980 (1986).
Franklin, John Hope. Race And History: Selected Essays 1938-1988 (1989).
Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery To Freedom. 6th Ed., (1997).
French, Howard W. A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa (2004); New York Times journalist media report.
Rout, Leslie B. The African Experience In Spanish America: 1520 to the present day. (1977).
Harris, Joseph E.,(editor) Global Dimensions Of The African Diaspora. (1993). Not for bk. report.
Andrews, George Reid. Afro-Latin America. Oxford University Press, 2004. See his other books, and name on this list below, on similar subject. Not for bk. report.