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Reading list: Ta-Nehisi Coates (via NYPL)

Between the World and Me The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching  Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of Between the World and Me (winner of the National Book Award), talked about books he recommended reading at a public event in 2015 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library).

Many of the books he mentioned are available here at the Lloyd Sealy Library, and all are available through CUNY libraries. They are listed here with their call numbers and/or links to their pages in OneSearch.

  • Collected Essays by James Baldwin (in particular, "The Fire Next Time")
  • The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life, His Own by David Carr
  • The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
  • Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War by James McPherson
  • Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 by Arnold R. Hirsch
  • Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America by Beryl Satter
    • Available at York College, Baruch College, and 9 other CUNY libraries (OneSearch record)
  • "Confederate States of America — Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union"
  • Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood
    • Available at Hunter College, Baruch College, and 8 other CUNY libraries (OneSearch record)
  • American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan
  • Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields
  • When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings
  • Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching by Paula J. Giddings
  • Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph

August 22, 2017