100 Transformational Texts In The Study Of African American History And Culture: Part I, 1—50

History Is A State Of Mind

A host of bibliographies are available online on African American history and culture. However we began our compilation with selected texts we considered classics or seminal in intellectual value. Then we asked people we know to give us the titles of books that made a profound impact on their lives and Blacks in the diaspora. We then took these two sets of titles to see if we could find their frequency among those listed on some of the top online sites which present Africana history bibliographies. Even we were amazed at the results. Our recommended readings include a wealth of knowledge—and many of these texts are considered ground-breaking. In addition, the exercise revealed that several noted scholars who have produced additional texts which comprise a comprehensive body of work. In our recommended readings you will find scholarship, biography, textbooks, essays, opinion, and literature (fiction, prose, poetry). Some of the texts…

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