Monday, August 11, 2008

African American History August 11, 2008




Required Reading List

As promised here is the list of required reading for my grad course.
I read on the syllabus that there will be supplemental reading and they usually provide an annotated bibliography. If this is the case I will make sure I post that list as well. Enjoy the readings.

1.The Classic Slave Narratives by Gates, Henry Louis
2.Slavery and the Making of America by Horton, James & Horton, Lois
3.The Souls of Black Folk by Dubois, W.E.B.
4.Strange Fruit, The Biography of a Song, by Margolick, David
5.Africa Remembered, Curtin, Philip

Picture on right from loc.gov (public domain)
Picture on left from flickr commons "Pickin' Cotton" by Christina Buffons

4 comments:

Ruth said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

____Maggie said...

Yes, thank you for doing this, Wistteria! I'll be participating in a year long read of the 4Ws in Mississippi: Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, and TN Williams. Racism is a large part of our culture and I'm sure these discussions will be emotional. I can't wait! :)

Good luck with the semester.

____Maggie said...

Ew, they should have named the photo "Carin Cotton!" She not pickin'...

wisteria said...

Maggie...boy do you have that right. I've been reading the book called Africa Remembered by Philip Curtin which is a series of essays and accounts written by slaves who were captured in Africa and later educated and freed.

When I read the first hand accounts of sisters and brothers who were purposely separated it just makes me say, why? They will write how they embrace in a gripping lock, weeping copious tears of despair,hoping they will not be sent to different places. The time comes and they are pried apart, it is just such deep mournful sadness. I can't even fathom the pain.