Recommended Bibliography:

On Genealogy:

“Evidence Explained: Citing Historical Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace” by Elizabeth Shown Mills

“A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African American Ancestors” by Emily A. Croom and Franklin Carter Smith (Excellent case studies!)

“Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree” by Tony Burroughs

“Finding A Place Called Home: A Guide to African American Genealogy” by Dee Parmer Woodtor

“Courthouse Research for Family Historians” by Christine Rose

“Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records” by Patricia Law Hatcher

“Google Your Family Tree: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Google” by Daniel M. Lynch

“The Family Tree Problem Solver” by Marsha Hoffman Rising

“Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case” by Christine Rose

“Finding and Using African-American Newspapers” by Timothy Pinnick

“The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy” by Christina Schaefer

Good Books on Slavery in General:
“Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember” Edited by James Mellon

“Slavery and the Making of America” by James Oliver Horton and Lois Horton

“Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery” by Patricia Smith

“Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South” by Ira Berlin

“Arin’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South” by Deborah Gray White

“The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925” by Herbert Gutman

“Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in America” by Ira Berlin

“An Eyewitness History of Slavery in America” by Dorothy & Carl Schneider

“From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans” 2 Volumes, John Hope Franklin

“Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery” by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank”

Related Non-Fiction

“Somerset Homecoming” by Dorothy Spruill Redford

“Voices of Emancipation: Understanding Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction through the U.S. Pension Bureau Files” by Elizabeth Regosin

“Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II” by Douglas A. Blackmon

“Celia, A Slave” by Melton A. McLaurin

“Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893” by Kent Anderson Leslie

“The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White” by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

“The Sweet Hell Inside” by Edward Ball

“The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” by Annette Gordon-Reed

“The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White” by Henry Weincek

“Slaves in the Family” by Edward Ball

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs

The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation” by John F. Baker Jr.


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