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African American Women in the Military and at War: Selected Reading List
African American Women Inventors
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
African-American Women
Black American Feminisms Bibliography
Black Women in History
Claiming their Citizenship: African American Women from 1624-2009
From Slave Women to Free Women: The National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era
Selected Online Works by Civil War Era African American Women
Sources for National Association of Colored Women and African-American Clubwomen, Race, and Reform 1996 (bibliography)
Surviving Images, Forgotten Peoples: Native Americans, Women, and African Americans on Early United States Bank Notes
We Served America, Too! Blacks in the Women's Army Corps During WWII, A Selected Bibliography


Adams, Janus. Sister Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African American Women's History. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. 420p. Indices. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 973.068 Ad171si/

Allen, Gloria Seaman. Threads of Bondage: Chesapeake Slave Women and Plantation Cloth Production, 1750-1850. Washington, DC: G. S. Allen, 2000. 589p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 975 AL53th/

Amos, Sharon L. Richardson. Whose Dust is Rising?: Historical and Literary Narratives of the Northern Migration of African American Women. Buffalo, NY: S. L. R. Amos, 2005. 107p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 929.11 Am69wh/

Andrews, William L., ed. Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1986. 245p. Notes. /GC 973.068 Si846/

Beckles, Hilary McD. Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1989. 197p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 972.981 B38na/

Bentley, Kenneth W. Women of Courage II. Glendale, CA: Nestle, 1998. 65p. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B446w/

Billington, Ray Allen, ed. The Journal of Charlotte Forten: A Young Black Woman's Reactions to the White World of the Civil War Era--A Free Negro in the Slave Era. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1953. 286p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 F77j/

Black Women in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 3 volumes. Bibliographies. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B5674 V. 1-3/

Boehm, Lisa Krissoff. Making a Way Out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B63m/

Bostic, Joy R. Taking Hold of the Clouds: Soul Contemplation and the Afra American Search for Home: A Theological Study of Nineteenth Century Black Women's Mystical Activism. New York: J. R. Bostic, 2006. 201p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 B657ta/

Braithwaite, Rella and Tessa Benn-Ireland. Some Black Women: Profiles of Black Women in Canada. Toronto, Ontario: Sister Vision, 1993. 119p. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 971 B731s/

Bush, Barbara. Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990. 190p. Bibliography. Drawings. Index. Maps. Notes /GC 972.9 B96s/

Byfield, Judith A., LaRay Denzer, and Anthea Morrison, eds. Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010. 329p. Index. Notes. /GC 972.9 G285/

Campbell, John Douglas. The Gender Division of Labor, Slave Reproduction, and the Slave Family Economy on Southern Cotton Plantations, 1800-1865. St. Paul, MN: J. D. Campbell, 1988. 312p. Bibliography. Notes. Tables. /GC 973.068 C152ge/

Chirhart, Ann Short and Betty Wood, eds. Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume 1. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2009. 418p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Photographs. Illustrations.

Clark, Emily. The Strange History of American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World. . Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 279p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 976.302 N43cla/

Clark, Jacque. The National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. Los Angeles, CA: The John Henry and Mary Louise Dunn Bryant Foundation, 1965. 47p. Illustrations. /GC 973 C512na/

Clark, Kathleen Ann. History is No Fossil Remains: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Memory in the American South, 1863-1913. New Haven, CT: K. A. Clark, 1999. 301p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 C547hi/

Clinton, Catherine. Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2004. 272p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 C617ha/

Davis, Michael D. Black American Women in Olympic Track and Field: A Complete Illustrated Reference. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1992. 170p. Appendix. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 D92bl/

Delfino, Susanna & Michele Gillespie, eds. Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002. 324p. Index. Notes. /GC 975 N319/

Douglass-Chin, Richard J. Preacher Woman Sings the Blues: The Autobiographies of Nineteenth-Century African American Evangelists. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2001. 228p. Bibliography. Index. /GC 929.11 Af815do/

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008. 196p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973.7 D91fr/

Duster, Alfreda M. Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1970. 434p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 W46c/

Earhart, Kimberly A. "Slaves to the Company:" Representations of Women's Visiting, 1770-1890. Riverside, CA: K. A. Earhart, 2005. 241p. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973 Ea72sl/

Eldridge, Larry D. Women and Freedom in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 1997. Chapter 4: "Freedom Among African Women Servants and Slaves in the Seventeenth-Century British Colonies," p. 62-79. /GC 973 W838e/

Elrod, Eileen Razzari. Piety and Dissent: Race, Gender, and Biblical Rhetoric in Early American Autobiography. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008. 230p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973 EL74pi/

Faust, Drew Gilpin. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War. New York: Vintage Books, 1996. 326p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.74 Aa1fau/

Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives. New York: New York University Press, 1996. 232p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 973 F619m/

Forbes, Ella. African American Women During the Civil War. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998. 272p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.74 Aa1fao/

Fowler, Tanya Tammie La'Verne. The Private Migrations of Eve: Africana Women and Rites of Passage in Personal Narration. Philadelphia, PA: T. T. L. Fowler, 1997. 366p. Appendix. Dissertation. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Tables. /GC 973.068 F829pr/

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988. 544p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 975 F83w/

Gaspar, David Berry and Darlene Clark Hine. More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996. 341p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 973 M813/

Gill, Tiffany M. Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010. 192p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 G41be/

Goode, Gloria Davis. Preachers of the Word and Singers of the Gospel: The Ministry of Women Among Nineteenth Century African-Americans. Philadelphia, PA: G. D. Goode, 1990. 443p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 G613pr/

Gould, Lois Virginia Meacham. In Full Enjoyment of Their Liberty: The Free Women of Color of the Gulf Ports of New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola, 1769-1860. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1992. 375p. Bibliography. /GC 975 G73i/

Grimes, Sonita. Women of Note: African American Cultural Complex Biographies. Raleigh, NC: African American Cultural Complex Museum, 2009. 69p. Photographs. /GC 973.068 W842af/

Hall, Gloria T., Patricia Bell Scott, & Barbara Smith. All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us are Brave. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1982. 401p. Bibliographies. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 AL512/

Hall, Nora Darlene. On Being an African-American Woman: Gender and Race in the Writings of Six Black Women Journalists, 1849-1936. Minneapolis, MN: N. D. Hall, 1998. 376p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 H14on/

Hine, Darlene Clark and Kathleen Thompson. A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America. New York: Broadway Books, 1998. 355p. Bibliography. Illustratons. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 H588s/

Hine, Darlene Clark, ed. We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible: A Reader in Black Women's History. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing, 1995. 618p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 W369/

Hine, Darlene Clark. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1993. 2 volumes. Bibliography. Chronology. Index. Photographs. /GC 973 B561/

Honey, Maureen. Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1999. 401p. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 940.5410 B548ho/

Humber-Faison, Joyce Inez. "No Flowers Please:" The Black Female Educator and the Education of Adult Freedmen, 1861 - c.1900. New York: J. I. Humber-Faison, 1988. 238p. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 H881no/

Hunt, Helen LaKelly. Abolitionist Feminists of the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women of 1837: The Role of Theological Vision and the Ethic of Sympathy. New York: H. L. Hunt, 2003. 325p. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 H911ab/

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 311p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973 J361gr/

Katz, William Loren. Black Women of the Old West. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995. 84p. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 K159bla/

King, Wilma. The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006. 290p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 K58es/

Lasser, Carol and Stacey Robertson. Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010. 216p. Illustrations. Index. /GC 973 L337an/

Lerner, Gerda, ed. Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Random House, 1972. 630p. Bibliography. /GC 929.11 L556b/

Lerner, Gerda, ed. Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, 1992. 630p. Bibliography. /GC 929.11 L556ba/

Lewis, Catherine M. and J. Richard Lewis, eds. Women and Slavery in America: A Documentary History. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2011. 319p. Index. Bibliography. Appendices. Photographs. /GC 973.068 W842l/

Littlefield, Valinda W. "I am Only One, But I am One:" Southern African-American Women Schoolteachers, 1884-1954. Urbana, IL: V. W. Littlefield, 2003. 219p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 L73i/

Lyman, Darryl. Great African-American Women. New York: Gramercy Books, 1999. 335p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 L989g/

Majors, M. A. Noted Negro Women. Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1893. 365p. Photographs. Pictures. /GC 929.19 M28n/

Maor, Faye Emily Spencer. Lifting Word by Word: Ideologies of Literacy, Education and Feminism in the Rhetoric of Two Nineteenth Century African American Women. Urbana, IL: F. E. S. Maor, 2004. 152p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 929.11 Sp331Li/

Mather, Frank Lincoln, ed. Who's Who of the Colored Race: A General Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women of African Descent. Chicago, IL: s. n., 1915. 296p. /GC 929.11 W62co/

McMillen, Sally G. Southern Women: Black and White in the Old South. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2002. 215p. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 975 M22s/

Mendiola, Kelly Willis. The Hand of a Woman: Four Holiness-Pentecostal Evangelists and American Culture, 1840-1930. Austin, TX: K. W. Mendiola, 2002. 483p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.102 P38me/

Mitchell, Michele. Adjusting the Race: Gender, Sexuality, and the Question of African-American Destiny, 1877-1930. Evanston, IL: M. Mitchell, 1998. 393p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 M692ad/

Moore, Marjorie. Cracking the Concrete Ceiling: An Inquiry into the Aspirations, Values, Motives, an Actions of African American Female 1890 Cooperative Extension Administrators. Columbus, OH: M. Moore, 2000. 132p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 M781cr/

National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children (Washington, D.C.). First Annual Report of the National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children. Washington, DC: McGill & Witherow, 1864. 16p. /GC 973.068 N212fi/

Noel, Jan, ed. Race and Gender in the Northern Colonies. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2000. 421p. Appendices. Notes. /GC 971 R114n/

Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992. Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1994- Part 1: Minutes of National Conventions, Publications, and President's Office Correspondence. Part 2: President's Office Files, 1958-1968. Black Studies Research Sources. Guide to 41 rolls of m

Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992. Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1994-Part 1: Minutes of National Conventions, Publications, and President's Office Correspondence. Part 2: President's Office Files, 1958-1968. /Microfilm Part 1: Rolls 1-26, Part 2: Rolls 1-15/

Redfern, Bernice. Women of Color in the United States: A Guide to the Literature. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1989. 156p. Indices. /GC 016.3054 R24w/

Reese, Linda Williams. Trail Sisters: Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850-1890. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2013. 186p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 R259ts/

Reid, John B. Race, Class, Gender and the Teaching Profession: African American Schoolteachers of the Urban Midwest, 1865-1950. Lansing, MI: J. B. Reid, 1996. 221p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 977 R272ra/

Rief, Michelle M. "Banded Close Together:" An Afrocentric Study of African American Women's International Activism, 1850-1940, and the International Council of Women of the Darker Races. Philadelphia, PA: M. M. Rief, 2003. 236p. Appendix. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 R442ba/

Rio, Cecilia M. From Feudal Serfs to Independent Contractors: Class and African American Women's Paid Domestic Labor, 1863-1980. Amherst, MA: C. M. Rio, 2001. 198p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 R476fr/

Salem, Dorothy C. African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993. 622p. Appendix. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 Af834/

Salerno, Beth Ann. Networks and Spheres: Female Anti-Slavery Societies in the United States, 1820-1860. St. Paul, MN: B. A. Salerno, 2000. 229p. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973 Sa325ne/

Salerno, Beth Ann. Sister Societies: Women's Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. 233p. Appendix. Bibliography. Notes. Tables. /GC 973.7 Sa325s/

Schafer, Daniel L. . Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Owner. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003. 177p. Appendix. Bibliiography. Illustruations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 K614sd/

Shaw, Stephanie J. Black Women in White Collars: A Social History of Lower-Level Professional Black Women Workers, 1870-1954. Columbus, OH: S. J. Shaw, 1986. 560p. Notes. /GC 973.068 Sh261bl/

Simpson, Yaalieth Adrienne. African American Female Identity in the 19th Century: The Individual and Cultural Empowerment of Harriet Powers' Bible Quilts. New York: Y. A. Simpson, 2003. 213p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 Si58af/

Six Women's Slave Narratives. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. A compilation of previously published works. /GC 973 Si97/

Sklar, Kathryn Kish and James Brewer Stewart, eds. Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007. 385p. Index. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 W842/

Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. Notable Black American Women, Book II. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, Inc., 1996. 775p. Indices. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 N843sm/

Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. Powerful Black Women. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink, 1996. 423p. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 979.068 P87/

Spear, Jennifer M. Race, Sex, and Social Order in Early New Orleans. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. 335p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 976.302 N43sp/

Steadman, Jennifer Bernhardt. Travel Writing and Resistance: A Feminist Reading of Travel Narratives by African American and Euro-American Women, 1820-1860. Atlanta, GA: J. B. Steadman, 2000. 248p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 929.11 St312tr/

Sterling, Dorothy, ed. We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. 539p. Bibliography. Ilustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 W3692/

Tata, Fabian Tah. The Blessed Mothers: African-American Missionary Women in English-Speaking Colonial Africa, 1850-1950--Their History, Their Work and Their Impact. Tallahassee, FL: F. T. Tata, 2002. 510p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 T187bl/

Taylor, Quintard and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore. African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. 390p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 978 Af833/

Taylor, Susie King. A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd U. S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers. New York: Markus Wiener Publishing, 1999. 154p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.74 So8tay/

Taylor, Susie King. Reminiscences of My Life in Camp: An African American Woman's Civil War Memoir. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2006. 126p. Appendix. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 973.74 Aa1tays/

Thomas, Veronica G, Kisha Braithwaite, and Paula Mitchell. African American Women: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 219p. Bibliography. Indices. Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies, Number 42. /973.068

Walbert, Kathryn Lynn. "Now It Is My Duty to Teach School:" Gender Race, and Reading in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South. Chapel Hill, NC: K. L. Walbert, 2000. 294p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 975 W14no/

Walker, Susannah Feeney. For Appearances' Sake: African American Women's Commercial Beauty Culture from 1920 to the 1970s. Pittsburgh, PA: S. F. Walker, 2001. 368p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 W151fo/

Wares, Lydia Jean. Dress of the African American Woman in Slavery and Freedom: 1500 to 1935. West Lafayette, IN: L. J. Wares, 1981. 251p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Tables. /GC 973.068 W229dr/

Wesley, Charles Harris. The History of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs: A Legacy of Service. Washington, DC: National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1984. 562p. Index. Bibliography. Photos. /GC 973.068 W516hi/

Winand, Angela Michelle. Weighed Upon a Scale: African American Women, Class and Consumer Culture in New Orleans and Washington, DC, 1880-1950. Ann Arbor, MI: A. M. Winand, 2003. 410p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 W72we/

Wolfe, Allis. Women Who Dared: Northern Teachers of the Southern Freedmen, 1862-1872. New York: A. Wolfe, 1982. 222p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 W832wo/;

Yellin, Jean Fagan and John C. VanHorne, eds. . The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994. 263p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973 AB752/

Young, Mary. "All My Trials, Lord." Selections from Women's Slave Narratives. New York: Franklin Watts, 1995. 112p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 973 Y86al/

Zaeske, Susan. Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery & Women's Political Identity. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2003. 253p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973 Z125si/

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