Select Bibliography of Civil Rights

  • Anderson, Terry. The Pursuit of Fairness: A History of Affirmative Action. New York: Oxford, 2004.
  • Ashmore, Harry S. Civil Rights and Wrongs: A Memoir of Race and Politics 1944-1994. New York: Pantheon, 1994.
  • Ball, Howard. Murder in Mississippi: United States v. Price and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Lawrence: Kansas, 2004.
  • ___. Justice in Mississippi: The Murder Trial of Edgar Ray Killen. Lawrence: Kansas, 2006.
  • Bates, Beth Tompkins. Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America. Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 2001.
  • Beals, Melba Patitillo. Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
  • Borstelmann, Thomas. The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univeristy Press, 2001.
  • Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: Holt, 2004.
  • Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
  • ___. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-1965. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.
  • ___. At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-1968. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • Brinkley, Douglas. Rosa Parks. New York: Viking Penguin, 2000.
  • Burk, Robert Frederick. The Eisenhower Administration and Black Civil Rights. Knoxville, TN: Univeristy of Tennessee Press, 1984.
  • Cagin, Seth and Philip Dray. We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi. New York: Nation Books, 1988.
  • Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana: Illinois, 1995.
  • Doyle, William. An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962. Garden City: Anchor/Doubleday, 2001.
  • Dudziak, Mary L. Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
  • Ederton, John. Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
  • Eskew, Glenn T. But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movement in the Civil Rights Struggle. North Carolina, 1997.
  • Fry, Gladys-Marie. Night Riders in Black Folk History. Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 1975.
  • Gardner, Michael R. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univeristy Press, 2002.
  • Grif, Stockley. Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas. Jackson: Mississippi, 2005.
  • Hendrickson, Paul. Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Legacy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
  • Huckaby, Elizabeth. Crisis at Central High: Little Rock 1957-1958. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1980.
  • Eick, Gretchen Cassel. Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-1972. Urbana: Illinois, 2001.
  • Jacoway, Elizabeth. Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked the Nation. New York: Free Press, 2007.
  • Jordan, William G. Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920. Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 2001.
  • Kluger, Richard. Simple Justice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.
  • Mershon, Sherie and Steven Schlossman. Foxholes and Color Lines: Desegregating the U.S. Armed Services. Baltimore: John Hopkins, 1998.
  • Metress, Christopher, ed. The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative. Charlottesville: Virginia, 2002.
  • Murphy, Sara Alderman. Breaking the Silence: Little Rock's Women's Emergency Committee, 1958-63. Arkansas, 1995.
  • O'Reilly, Kenneth. "Racial Matters": The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972. New York: Free Press, 1989.
  • Patler, Nicholas. Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration: Protesting Federal Segregation in the Early Twentieth Century. Boulder: Colorado, 2004.
  • Patterson, James T. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy. New York: Oxford, 2001.
  • Roberts, Gene and Hank Klibanoff. The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. New York: Knopf, 2006.
  • Smead, Howard. Blood Justice: The Lynching of Mack Charles Parker. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • Smith, J. Douglas. Managing White Supremacy: Race, Politics, and Citizenship in Jim Crow Virginia. Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 2002.
  • Steinhorn, Leonard and Barbara Diggs-Brown. By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race. New York: Plume, 2000.
  • Tushnet, Mark V. The NAACP's Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950. Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 1987.
  • Webb, Sheyann and Rachel West Nelson. Selma, Lord Selma. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1990.
  • Whitfield, Stephen J. A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till. New York: Free Press, 1988.
  • Wilson, Paul. A Time to Lose: Representing Kansas in the Brown v. Board of Education. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1995.