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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

POSTSCRIPT TO THE TUTORIAL ON AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES

It occurred to me that folks might be interested in the required reading list for the double seminar on Major Works of Afro-American Studies taken by each in-coming class of doctoral students in the Afro-American Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The seminar meets five hours a week for a year, and is considered the equivalent of four graduate courses. Here is the current list:


SUMMER 2011 READINGS




W. E. B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker (Editor), The Autobiography of W. E. B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on


Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century.


W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (In Three Negro Classics).


Founding Documents in Black History (pdf files will be provided on CD-ROM).


John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, From Slavery to Freedom (recommended).




AFROAM 701: MAJOR WORKS IN AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES I



READING LIST FOR FALL 2011



Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (selections)


Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (selections)


Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone


Melville Herskovits, The Myth of the Negro Past


Michael Gomez, Exchanging our Country Marks (Selections)


Sidney W. Mintz, and Richard Price, The Birth of African-American Culture


Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women


Eugene Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll


Slave Narratives of Douglass, and Jacobs (in Henry Louis Gates Jr., ed. Classic Slave


Narratives)


Antebellum Poetry, including Phillis Wheatley (in Joan Sherman, selections, African American Poetry


of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology)


Martin Delany, Blake


Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin


C.L.R. James, Black Jacobins


Herbert Aptheker, American Negro Slave Revolts


James and Lois Horton, In Hope of Liberty


Benjamin Quarles, Black Abolitionists


Jean Humez, Harriet Tubman


Don Fehrenbacher, The Slaveholding Republic


Leon Litwack, Been in the Storm So Long


Eric Foner, Reconstruction


Frances E. W. Harper, Iola Leroy


Postbellum, Pre-Harlem Renaissance Poetry, including Paul Laurence Dunbar (in Joan Sherman,


African-American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century)


Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby, African American Music


Charles Chesnutt, The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales


James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (in Three Negro Classics)


Leon Litwack, Trouble in Mind


August Meier, Negro Thought in America; Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery (in Three Negro


Classics)


James Anderson, The Education of Blacks in the South



AFRO AM 702: MAJOR WORKS IN AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES II



READING LIST FOR SPRING 2012



Charles Mills, The Racial Contract


James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


Mary Frances Berry, Callie House


Alain Locke, The New Negro


Harlem Renaissance Poetry, including Sterling Brown (in James Weldon Johnson, Book of American


Negro Poetry)


Jean Toomer, Cane


Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God


Kim D.Butler, Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won


David E. Cronon, Black Moses


St. Clair Drake, Black Metropolis


Glenda Gilmore, Defying Dixie


Richard Wright, Native Son


Ann Petry, The Street


Gwendolyn Brooks, Maud Martha and Selections from poetry (in Gwendolyn Brooks’ Blacks)


Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby, African American Music


Langston Hughes, The Best of Simple


Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man


James Baldwin, Go Tell It On The Mountain


Howard Winant, The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II


Judy Richardson, et al, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC


John Dittmer, Local People


James Forman, The Making of Black Revolutionaries


Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun


Amiri Baraka, Dutchman (in Call and Response)


Black Arts / Post-Black Arts (in Call and Response)


Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo


Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls


Sherley Anne Williams, Dessa Rose


Toni Morrison, Jazz

1 comment:

Michael said...

Wow. I guess I should get to work.