Spring 2017 Readings

This semester’s books (and music):

Honors Social Science Seminar

  • CEDRIC J. ROBINSON, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2000)
  • CEDRIC J. ROBINSON, Black Movements in America (New York: Routledge, 1997)
  • CEDRIC J. ROBINSON, Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II (Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2007)
  • CEDRIC J. ROBINSON, The Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership (Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2016)
  • CEDRIC J. ROBINSON, An Anthropology of Marxism (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2001)
  • DARRYL C. THOMAS, ed., “Cedric Robinson and the Philosophy of Black Resistance,” Special Issue of Race and Class 47 (October 2005)
  • H.L.T. QUAN AND TIFFANY WILLOUGHBY-HERARD, eds., “Cedric J. Robinson: Radical Historiography, Black Ontology, and Freedom,” Special Issue of African Identities 11 (October 2013)

Twentieth Century Black Social and Political Thought

  • W.E.B. DU BOIS, The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing my Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century (New York: International Publishers, 1968)
  • CEDRIC JOHNSON, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007)
  • ROBIN D.G. KELLEY, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002)
  • TONI MORRISON, Paradise (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997)
  • TONI MORRISON, Song of Solomon (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977)
  • NIKHIL PAL SINGH, Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004)
  • ROBIN D.G. KELLEY AND EARL LEWIS, eds. To Make Our World Anew: Volume Two: A History of African Americans since 1880 (London and New York: Routledge, 1997)
  • MANNING MARABLE AND LEITH MULLINGS, Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology, 2nd Edition (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009)
  • CEDRIC J. ROBINSON, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2000)



Introduction to Africana Studies I

  • ARMAH, AYI KWEI. Two Thousand Seasons. Popenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh Books, 2000.
  • BLACK, DANIEL. The Coming. New York: St. Martin’s, 2015.
  • GYASI, YAA. Homegoing. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.=
  • ARMAH, AYI KWEI. The Eloquence of the Scribes: A Memoir on the Sources and Resources of African Literature. Popenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh Books, 2006.




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