eBooks on Black History
February is designated as Black History Month, and the history of Black History Month is itself worthy of study. It started as an idea for a week of public awareness, in 1915, with Dr. Carter G. Woodson and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Their goal was to research and bring awareness to the largely ignored–yet crucial–role black people played in American and world history.
Black history is truly everywhere, in anything you could possibly study. Finding the contributions of African Americans to these fields isn’t always as easy as it should be, however. That is one reason why we continue to celebrate Black History Month. It is a time to honor and recognize those of African heritage, remember our history of racial prejudice, and help cultivate our black community.
The library has a wealth of materials on black history; a small sampling of print books are on display in the library this month. But there is even more on our website, including our Resources for Black Studies Research guide.
Have you checked out our eBooks? You can read them on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Click on any of these links to look at an eBook that shares the histories we don’t usually hear:
- African American women chemists, by Jeannette Brown
- African American urban history since World War II, by Kenneth L. Kusmer and Joe William Trotter
- African Americans against the bomb : nuclear weapons, colonialism, and the Black freedom movement, by Vincent J. Intondi
- African Americans on the Western frontier, by Monroe Lee Billington and Roger D. Hardaway
- The African Diaspora : a history through culture, by Maureen Eckert and Patrick Manning
- Beyond slavery : the multilayered legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Darién J. Davis
- Black Americans and organized labor : a new history, by Paul D. Moreno
- Black woman reformer : Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism, by Sarah L. Silkey
- Black soldiers, white wars : black warriors from antiquity to the present, by William E. Alt and Betty Sowers Alt
- From Toussaint to Tupac : the Black international since the age of revolution, by Michael O. West, William G. Martin, and Fanon Che Wilkins
- Jack Johnson, rebel sojourner : boxing in the shadow of the global color line, by Theresa Runstedtler
- L.A. city limits : African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the present, by Josh Sides
- Living Black History : How reimagining the African-American past can remake America’s racial future, by Manning Marable
- Living for the city : migration, education, and the rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California, by Donna Jean Murch
- Race music : Black cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop, by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
- Saviors or sellouts : the promise and peril of Black Conservatism, from Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice, by Christopher Alan Bracey
- Shirley Chisholm : catalyst for change, by Barbara Winslow
- Ties that bind : the story of an Afro-Cherokee family in slavery and freedom, by Tiya Miles