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Books for Courses on African American History and Race

In honor of Black History Month in the US, we've gathered together a selection of our latest textbooks for use in your African American History or Race and Ethnicity courses.

Whether you're focusing on people, politics, or history, these books will give students an excellent starting point in their studies of race in America.  Simply visit the individual book pages below to request your complimentary exam copies.

Browse our History Course Guide for more textbooks on other topics.

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  1. African Americans and the Presidency

    The Road to the White House

    Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud, Cary D. Wintz

    African Americans and the Presidency explores the long history of African American candidates for President and Vice President, examining the impact of each candidate on the American public, as well as the contribution they all made toward advancing racial equality in America. Each chapter takes...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  2. African Americans and the Haitian Revolution

    Selected Essays and Historical Documents

    Edited by Maurice Jackson, Jacqueline Bacon

    Bringing together scholarly essays and helpfully annotated primary documents, African Americans and the Haitian Revolution collects not only the best recent scholarship on the subject, but also showcases the primary texts written by African Americans about the Haitian Revolution. Rather than being...

    Published October 27th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Origins of the Black Atlantic

    Edited by Laurent Dubois, Julius S. Scott

    Series: Rewriting Histories

    Between 1492 and 1820, about two-thirds of the people who crossed the Atlantic to the Americas were Africans. With the exception of the Spanish, all the European empires settled more Africans in the New World than they did Europeans. The vast majority of these enslaved men and women worked on...

    Published September 13th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Race and National Power

    A Sourcebook of Black Civil Rights from 1862 to 1954

    By Christopher Waldrep

    In American history, students are taught about the three branches of government. Most of the time is spent learning about the Executive and the Legislative bodies, but the Judicial branch has had a monumental effect on the course of American history, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the...

    Published July 13th 2010 by Routledge