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Charleston Syllabus


Readings on Post-Reconstruction and Jim Crow

Cobb, James C. (James Charles), 1947-
Away down South : a history of Southern identity / James C. Cobb.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
F209 .C597 2005

Bridging race divides : Black nationalism, feminism, and integration in the United States, 1896-1935 / Kate Dossett.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2008.
E185.6 .D69 2008

McMillen, Neil R., 1939-
Dark journey : black Mississippians in the age of Jim Crow / Neil R. McMillen.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1989.
E185.93.M6 M33 1989

Exodusters : Black migration to Kansas after Reconstruction / Nell Irvin Painter.
New York : Norton, 1979, c1976.
E185.93.K16 P34 1979

Gender and Jim Crow : women and the politics of white supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 / Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1996.
E185.93.N6 G55 1996

Moses, Wilson Jeremiah, 1942-
The golden age of Black nationalism, 1850-1925 / by Wilson Jeremiah Moses.
Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1978.
E185.61 .M886

Marable, Manning, 1950-2011.
The great wells of democracy [electronic resource] : the meaning of race in American life / Manning Marable.
New York : Basic Books, c2002.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2007. (Black thought and culture). Available via World Wide Web.

Smith, Mark M. (Mark Michael), 1968-
How race is made : slavery, segregation, and the senses / Mark M. Smith.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006.
E185.61 .S648 2006

Kahrl, Andrew W., 1978-
The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South / Andrew W. Kahrl.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
E185.8 .K215 2012

Making whiteness : the culture of segregation in the South, 1890- 1940 / Grace Elizabeth Hale.
New York : Pantheon Books, c1998.
F215 .H18 1998

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle Alexander.
New York : New Press ; [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010.
HV9950 .A437 2010

Rabinowitz, Howard N., 1942-
Race relations in the urban South, 1865-1890 / Howard N. Rabinowitz.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
E185.2 .R23

Kelley, Blair Murphy, 1973-
Right to ride : streetcar boycotts and African American citizenship in the era of Plessy v. Ferguson / Blair L. M. Kelley.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
E185.61 .K355 2010

Mitchell, Michele, 1965-
Righteous propagation : African Americans and the politics of racial destiny after Reconstruction / by Michele Mitchell.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
E185.61 .M674 2004

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
The souls of black folk. With introductions by Nathan Hare and Alvin F. Poussaint.
New York, New American Library [1969]
E185.5 .D817 1969

Southern history across the color line / Nell Irvin Painter.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002.
F208.2 .P35 2002

Brundage, W. Fitzhugh (William Fitzhugh), 1959-
The Southern past : a clash of race and memory / W. Fitzhugh Brundage.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
F209 .B78 2005

Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999.
The strange career of Jim Crow.
New York, Oxford University Press [c1955]
E185.61 .W86

Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism / James W. Loewen.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006.
E185.615 .L577 2006

White, Deborah G. (Deborah Gray), 1949-
Too heavy a load : Black women in defense of themselves, 1894- 1994 / Deborah Gray White.
New York : W.W. Norton, c1999.
E185.86 .W43875 1999

Trouble in mind : Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow / Leon F. Litwack.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1998.
E185.6 .L58 1998

The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.
New York : Random House, c2010.
E185.6 .W685 2010

Baker, Bruce E., 1971-
What Reconstruction meant : historical memory in the American South / Bruce E. Baker.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
E668 .B155 2007

Readings on Racial Violence

American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War / David Grimsted.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
E415.7 .G75 1998

At the dark end of the street : black women, rape, and resistance- a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power / Danielle L. McGuire.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
E185.61 .M134 2010

Behind the mask of chivalry : the making of the Ku Klux Klan / Nancy MacLean.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
HS2330.K63 M225 1994

The contested murder of Latasha Harlins : justice, gender, and the origins of the LA riots / Brenda E. Stevenson.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
KF224.D8 S74 2013

Wood, Amy Louise, 1967-
Lynching and spectacle : witnessing racial violence in America, 1890-1940 / Amy Louise Wood.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
HV6457 .W66 2009

Lynching beyond Dixie : American mob violence outside the South / edited by Michael J. Pfeifer.
Champaign, IL : University of Illinois Press, c2013.
HV6457 .L947 2013

Lynching in America : a history in documents / edited by Christopher Waldrep.
New York : New York University Press, c2006.
HV6457 .L95 2005

Hill, Rebecca Nell, 1969-
Men, mobs, and law : anti-lynching and labor defense in U.S. radical history / Rebecca N. Hill.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
HV6457 .H55 2008

Scenes of subjection : terror, slavery, and self-making in nineteenth-century America / Saidiya V. Hartman.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
E443 .H37 1997

Feimster, Crystal Nicole, 1972-
Southern horrors : women and the politics of rape and lynching / Crystal N. Feimster.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
HV6250.4.W65 F43 2009

Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South / Hannah Rosen.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
E185.2 .R75 2009

They left great marks on me : African American testimonies of racial violence from emancipation to World War I / Kidada E. Williams.
New York : New York University Press, c2012.
E185.2 .W67 2012

Fanon, Frantz, 1925-1961.
The wretched of the earth / Frantz Fanon ; preface by Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated from the French by Constance Farrington.
New York : Grove Press, 1966, c1963.
DT33 .F313 1963a


White Racial Identity

Colored White : transcending the racial past / David R. Roediger.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002.
E184.A1 R64 2002

The history of White people / Nell Irvin Painter.
New York : W.W. Norton, c2010.
E184.A1 P29 2010

The possessive investment in whiteness : how white people profit from identity politics / George Lipsitz.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1998.
E184.A1 L56 1998

Sullivan, Shannon, 1967-
Revealing whiteness : the unconscious habits of racial privilege / Shannon Sullivan.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006.
HT1575 .S85 2006

White by law [electronic resource] : the legal construction of race / Ian F. Haney López.
New York : New York University Press, c1996.
Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.

White on arrival : Italians, race, color, and power in Chicago, 1890-1945 / Thomas A. Guglielmo.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
F548.9.I8 G84 2003

Working toward whiteness : how America's immigrants became white : the strange journey from Ellis Island to the suburbs / David R. Roediger.
New York : Basic Books, c2005.
E184.A1 R644 2005

Readings on White Supremacy in the U.S. and Abroad

Note: See the AAIHS’s Bibliography on Black Internationalism and RacismReview’s Bibliography on White Supremacy

Kantrowitz, Stephen David, 1965-
Ben Tillman & the reconstruction of white supremacy / Stephen Kantrowitz.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2000.
E664.T57 K36 2000

Cold War and Black liberation : the United States and white rule in Africa, 1948-1968 / Thomas J. Noer.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1985.
DT38.5.A35 N64 1985

The Cold War and the color line : American race relations in the global arena / Thomas Borstelmann.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
E185.61 .B728 2001

The highest stage of white supremacy : the origins of segregation in South Africa and the American South / John W. Cell.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
DT763 .C36 1982

Meriwether, James Hunter, 1963-
Proudly we can be Africans : Black Americans and Africa, 1935- 1961 / James H. Meriwether.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002.
E185.61 .M518 2002

Race against empire : Black Americans and anticolonialism, 1937- 1957 / Penny M. Von Eschen.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997.
E185.615 .V66 1997

Racism and apartheid in southern Africa : South Africa and Namibia : a book of data based on material / prepared by the Anti-apartheid Movement.
Paris : Unesco Press, 1974.
DT763 .A68 1974

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, 1962-, author.
Racism without racists : color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2014] 
E184.A1 B597 2014

Racist culture : philosophy and the politics of meaning / David Theo Goldberg.
Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993.
HT1521 .G55 1993

Rising wind : Black Americans and U.S. foreign affairs, 1935-1960 / Brenda Gayle Plummer.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1996.
E185.6 .P68 1996

Segregation : a global history of divided cities / Carl H. Nightingale.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
HD7288.75 .N54 2012

Silencing the past : power and the production of history / Michel-Rolph Trouillot.
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c1995.
D16.9 .T85 1995

Systemic racism : a theory of oppression / Joe R. Feagin.
New York : Routledge, 2006.
E184.A1 F385 2006

Fredrickson, George M., 1934-2008.
White supremacy : a comparative study in American and South African history / George M. Fredrickson.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
E184.A1 F73