Black History Books

A Listmania! list by David Craig (United States)
The list author says: "Following is a great list of black history books I found. These are classics and very interesting."
Clotel; Or the  President's Daughter
1.  Clotel; Or the President's Daughter by William Wells Brown
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  "First published in December 1853, "Clotel: or the President's Daughter" was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves."
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself
2.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself by Frederick Douglass
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  "The "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" is a classic text in both American literature and history."
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The Mis-Education of the Negro  and The Education of the Negro: Carter G. Woodson's Two Classic Works in One Volume Unabridged
3.  The Mis-Education of the Negro and The Education of the Negro: Carter G. Woodson's Two Classic Works in One Volume Unabridged by Carter Godwin Woodson
The list author says:
  ""The Mis-Education of the Negro" originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, is arguably his greatest book. In "The Education of the Negro" Woodson addresses the education of African Americans prior to the Civil War."
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The Mis-education of the Negro
4.  The Mis-education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson
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  ""The Mis-Education of the Negro" is one of the most important books on education ever written. Carter G. Woodson shows us the weakness of Euro-centric based curriculums that fail to include African American history and culture."
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The Souls of Black Folk: Unabridged Edition
5.  The Souls of Black Folk: Unabridged Edition by W. E. B. Du Bois
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  "The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history."
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The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson AND The Willie Lynch Letter by Willie Lynch
6.  The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson AND The Willie Lynch Letter by Willie Lynch by Carter G. Woodson
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  ""The Mis-Education of the Negro," originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, is arguably his greatest book. For many, "The Willie Lynch Letter" is required reading for various courses and curriculums."
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The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave
7.  The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave by Willie Lynch
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  ""The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave" is widely considered to be one of the top 100 most controversial books of all time. Required reading for many courses, the Willie Lynch book is considered to be true by some and legend by others."
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Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
8.  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
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  "Nineteenth-century African American businessman, activist, and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington's "Up from Slavery" is one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written."
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Up From Slavery (Large Print Edition)
9.  Up From Slavery (Large Print Edition) by Booker T. Washington
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  "Nineteenth-century African American businessman, activist, and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington's "Up from Slavery" is one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written."
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A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History and Black History Month
10.  A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History and Black History Month by Carter G. Woodson
The list author says:
  ""A Century of Negro Migration" is a provocative work by the distinguished African-American scholar, Carter G. Woodson, First published in 1918, "A Century of Negro Migration" traces the migration of southern blacks to the north and the west from the colonial era through the early 20th century."
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Army Life in a Black Regiment
11.  Army Life in a Black Regiment by Howard N. Meyer
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  ""Army Life in a Black Regiment" is the Civil War memoir of written by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, an abolitionist who was commissioned as a colonel to head the first regiment of emancipated slaves in 1862."
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The Black Florence Nightingale: Autobiography of a Mary Seacole, a Black Nurse, and the Vivid Account of Her Role  in the Crimean and Other Wars
12.  The Black Florence Nightingale: Autobiography of a Mary Seacole, a Black Nurse, and the Vivid Account of Her Role in the Crimean and Other Wars by Mary Seacole
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  "Mary Seacole, "The Black Florence Nightingale" was once one of the best-known women in England. She was a Caribbean doctress who had travelled widely, and was able to put her skills to good use in the Crimean War."
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Carter G. Woodson: The Mis-education of the Negro--A black history classic of African-American literature
13.  Carter G. Woodson: The Mis-education of the Negro--A black history classic of African-American literature by Carter Godwin Woodson
The list author says:
  ""The Mis-Education of the Negro" is one of the most important black history books or African American literature ever written. Penned by thought leader Carter G. Woodson, "The Mis-Education of the Negro" unveils the weakness of Euro-centric based curriculums that fail to include African American history and culture."
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History of Liberia - John Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science
14.  History of Liberia - John Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by John Hanson Thomas McPherson
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  ""History of Liberia" is an interesting and valuable read for those with interest. Certainly a different filter on the history and without the influence of the last century."
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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time
15.  Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time by Frederick Douglass
The list author says:
  "Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery around 1818, is best known for his role in bringing the harsh realities of slavery to the attention of white Americans. After escaping from slavery himself, Frederick Douglas also became a living proof of the falsehood of common claims (in that day) that black Americans were intellectually inferior to whites."
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Stolen Legacy
16.  Stolen Legacy by George G. M. James
The list author says:
  ""Stolen Legacy," by Dr. George G. M. James, is a controversial work first published in 1954. To the consternation of some, James dared to assert that the Greeks were not the authors of Greek philosophy, and that so-called Greek philosophy was in fact based upon the primary ideas and concepts borrowed-without acknowledgement-from the ancient Egyptians."
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A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture
17.  A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture by Venture Smith
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  ""A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture" was written in 1798. Venture Smith (1729-1805) was an African captive brought to the American colonies as a child."
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The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative
18.  The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative by Mary Prince
The list author says:
  "First published in England in 1831, "The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave Narrative" is one of the most important narratives of the slave experience in the Americas. This book describes in detail the reality of the slave experience: the dehumanization of Black people, the moral degradation of their masters, and the ever-present violence."
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Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy
19.  Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy by George G. M. James
The list author says:
  ""Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy," by Dr. George G. M. James, is a controversial work first published in 1954."
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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
20.  Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole
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  ""Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" is the vivid account of the Crimean War experiences of Mary Seacole. It is also one of the earliest autobiographies of a mixed-race (Scottish and Jamaican) woman."
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