African American History Books

Last updated: January 2, 2012
  1. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Vintage)
    1. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Vintage) by Isabel Wilkerson Published: October 4, 2011 Score: 16.48
  2. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
    2. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama Published: January 9, 2007 Score: 12.59
  3. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, with
    3. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, with "A True Tale of Slavery" by John S. Jacobs (John Harvard Library) by Harriet A. Jacobs, Jean Fagan Yellin and John S. Jacobs Published: November 30, 2009 Score: 11.23
  4. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    4. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass Published: December 5, 2011 Score: 11.04
  5. Mudbound
    5. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Published: October 23, 2008 Score: 8.38
  6. Kindred
    6. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Published: February 1, 2009 Score: 6.99
  7. The New Jim Crow
    7. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West Published: January 16, 2012 Score: 4.59
  8. Roots-Thirtieth Anniversary Edition: The Saga of an American Family
    8. Roots-Thirtieth Anniversary Edition: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley Published: May 22, 2007 Score: 3.22
  9. Hellhound On His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt In American History
    9. Hellhound On His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt In American History by Hampton Sides Published: March 22, 2011 Score: 3.18
  10. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
    10. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid Published: April 14, 2008 Score: 2.6
  11. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
    11. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride Published: February 1, 1997 Score: 2.11
  12. The Mis-Education of the Negro
    12. The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson Published: November 24, 2009 Score: 2.08
  13. The Souls of Black Folk: 100th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics)
    13. The Souls of Black Folk: 100th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics) by W. E. B. Du Bois and Randall Kenan Published: August 1, 1995 Score: 2.04
  14. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
    14. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch Published: September 1, 1999 Score: 1.39
  15. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
    15. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon and Dennis Boutsikaris Published: May 31, 2010 Score: 1.2
  16. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    16. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Published: January 12, 1970 Score: 1.12
  17. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
    17. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner Published: September 26, 2011 Score: 0.94
  18. Fences (August Wilson Century Cycle)
    18. Fences (August Wilson Century Cycle) by August Wilson and Samuel G. Freedman Published: April 1, 2008 Score: 0.81
  19. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Penguin Classics)
    19. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Penguin Classics) by Booker T. Washington and Louis R. Harlan Published: January 7, 1986 Score: 0.81
  20. Black Rednecks and White Liberals
    20. Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell Published: April 24, 2006 Score: 0.81
  21. Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
    21. Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple Published: March 8, 2003 Score: 0.79
  22. Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
    22. Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell Published: February 1, 2010 Score: 0.77
  23. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
    23. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed Published: September 17, 2008 Score: 0.71
  24. Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department
    24. Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department by J. Christian Adams Published: October 3, 2011 Score: 0.65
  25. Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
    25. Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick Published: October 4, 2011 Score: 0.61

See also:

  1. US History Books
  2. US Colonial Period Books
  3. US Civil War Books
  4. US State & Local History Books
  5. 21st Century US History Books
  6. US Revolution & Founding Books
  7. 19th Century US History Books
  8. 20th Century US History Books
  9. Volunteer Work Books
  10. Surfing Books
  11. Interior Design Style Books
  12. Alternative Medicine Books
  13. Hebrew Books on Cassette
  14. Egyptian Book of the Dead
  15. Lupus
  16. Thai Language Literature & Fiction
  17. Plate Tectonics
  18. Terry Fox Biographies
  19. Washington, D.C. Travel Guides
  20. Interior Design Books