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HIST 1302 Course Guide

These topics are some of the more common research projects assigned in HIST 1302.

These selected bibliographies are meant to be a starting point in your research.

Black History

Blight, D. W. (2018). Frederick Douglass: prophet of freedom. Simon & Schuster.

Dilbeck, D. H. (2018). Frederick Douglass: America's prophet. The University of North Carolina Press.

Douglass, F. (1997). Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave: authoritative text, contexts, criticism. W. W. Norton & Company.

Douglass, F., McKivigan, J. R., Husband, J. & Kaufman, H. L. (2018). The speeches of Frederick Douglass: a critical edition. Yale University Press.

Gates, H. L. & Stauffer, J. (Eds.) (2016). The Portable Frederick Douglass. Penguin Classics.

Aiello, T. (2016). The battle for the souls of black folk: W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the debate that shaped the course of civil rights. Praeger.

Alexander, S. L. (2015). W.E.B. Du Bois: an American intellectual and activist. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (2018). The souls of black folk: essays and sketches. University of Massachusetts Press.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (1986). Writings: the suppression of the African slave-trade / the souls of black folk / dusk of dawn / essays and articles. Library of America

The W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts. (2018). W. E. B. Du Bois's data portraits: visualizing black America. Princeton Architectural Press.

Aiello, T. (2016). The battle for the souls of black folk: W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the debate that shaped the course of civil rights. Praeger.

Carroll, R. (2006). Uncle Tom or New Negro?: African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and UP FROM SLAVERY 100 Years Later. Crown.

Deutsch, S. (2015). You need a schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the building of schools for the segregated South. Northwestern University Press.

Harlan, L. R. & Smock, R. (Eds.) (1972). The Booker T. Washington papers. University of Illinois Press.

Washington, B. T. (2009). Up from slavery: an autobiography. The Floating Press.

Duster, M. (2021). Ida B. the queen: the extraordinary life and legacy of Ida B. Wells. Atria/One Signal Publishers.

Feimster, C. N. (2009). Southern horrors: women and the politics of rape and lynching. Harvard University Press.

Giddings, P. (2008). Ida: a sword among lions: Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching. Amistad.

Wells, I. B. (2014). The light of truth: writings of an anti-lynching crusader. Penguin Classics.

Wells-Barnett, I. B. (1970). Crusade for justice: the autobiography of Ida B. Wells. University of Chicago Press.

Brooks, M. P. (2016). A voice that could stir an army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the black freedom movement. University Press of Mississippi

Brooks, M. P. (2020). Fannie Lou Hamer: America's freedom fighting woman. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Brooks, M. P. (2013). The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: to tell it like it is. University Press of Mississippi.

Lee, C. K. (2000). For freedom's sake: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer. University of Illinois Press.

Mills, K. (2007). This little light of mine: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer. University Press of Kentucky.


Brown, D. (1991). Bury my heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian history of the American West. First Owl.

Dunbar-Ortiz, R. (2014). An indigenous peoples' history of the United States. Beacon Press.

Osborn, W. M. (2000). The wild frontier: atrocities during the American-Indian War from Jamestown Colony to Wounded Knee. Diane Publishing Company.

Richardson, H. C. (2010). Wounded Knee: party politics and the road to an American massacre. Basic Books.

Treuer, D. (2019). The heartbeat of Wounded Knee: native America from 1890 to the present. Riverhead Books.

Ellsworth, S. (1992). Death in a promised land: the Tulsa race riot of 1921. LSU Press.

Hirsch, J. S. (2003). Riot and remembrance: America's worst race riot and its legacy. Mariner Books

Johnson, H. B. (2007). Black Wall Street: from riot to renaissance in Tulsa's historic Greenwood district. Eakin Press.

Krehbiel, R. (2019). Tulsa, 1921: reporting a massacre. University of Oklahoma Press.

Madigan, T. (2003). The burning: massacre, destruction, and the Tulsa race riot of 1921. St. Martin's Griffin.

Backderf, D. (2020). Kent state: four dead in Ohio. Harry N. Abrams.

Grace, T. M. (2016). Kent State: death and dissent in the long sixties. University of Massachusetts Press

Means, H. (2016). 67 shots: Kent State and the end of American innocence. Da Capo Press.

Simpson, C. S. & Wilson, G. S. (2016). Above the shots: an oral history of the Kent State shootings. The Kent State University Press.

Tyner, J. A. and Farmer, M. (2020). Cambodia and Kent State: in the aftermath of Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War. The Kent State University Press

Flynn, D. J. (2018). Cult city: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 days that shook San Francisco. Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Fondakowski, L. (2013). Stories from Jonestown. University Of Minnesota Press.

Guinn, J. (2017). The road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. Simon & Schuster.

Reiterman, T. (2008). Raven: the untold story of the Rev. Jim Jones and his people. TarcherPerigee.

Scheeres, J. (2012). A thousand lives: the untold story of Jonestown. Free Press.

Burks, R. C. (2020). All the young men. Grove Press.

Faderman, L. (2015). The gay revolution: the story of the struggle. Simon and Schuster.

France, D. (2017). How to survive a plague: the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS. Vintage.

Harden, V. A. (2012). AIDS at 30: a history. Potomac Books.

Shilts, R. (2007). And the band played on: politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic. St. Martin's Griffin.

CBS News. (2011). What we saw: the events of September 11, 2001, in words, pictures, and video. Simon and Schuster.

Dwyer, J. and Flynn, K. (2005). 102 minutes: the unforgettable story of the fight to survive inside the twin towers. Times Books.

Graff, G. M. (2019). The only plane in the sky: an oral history of 9/11. Monoray.

Jefferson, L. D. (2006). Called : "Hello, my name is Mrs. Jefferson, I understand your plane is being hijacked?". Northfield Publishing.

Zuckoff, M. (2019). Fall and rise: the story of 9/11. Harper.

Women's History

Cassidy, T. (2020). Mr. president, how long must we wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the fight for the right to vote. 37 Ink.

Dubois, E. C. (2020). Suffrage: women's long battle for the vote. Simon & Schuster.

Dudden, F. E. (2014). Fighting chance: the struggle over woman suffrage and black suffrage In reconstruction America. Oxford University Press.

Wagner, S. R. (Ed.) (2019). The women's suffrage movement. Penguin Classics.

Weiss, E. (2019). The woman's hour: the great fight to win the vote. Penguin Books.

Bell-Scott, P. (2016). The firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice. Knopf.

Michaelis, D. (2020). Eleanor: a life. Simon & Schuster.

Quinn, S. (2016). Eleanor and Hick: the love affair that shaped a first lady. Penguin Press.

Roosevelt, E. (2014). The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Harper Perennial Modern Classics.

Russell, J. J. (2021). Eleanor in the village: Eleanor Roosevelt's search for freedom and identity in New York's Greenwich Village. Scribner.

Fessler, A. (2006). The girls who went away: the hidden history of women who surrendered children for adoption in the decades before Roe v. Wade. Penguin Press.

Greenhouse, L. and Siegel, R. (2010). Before Roe v. Wade: voices that shaped the abortion debate before the Supreme Court's ruling. Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan, L. (2019). The story of Jane: the legendary underground feminist abortion service. University of Chicago Press.

Solinger, R. (2019). Pregnancy and power, revised edition: a history of reproductive politics in the United States. NYU Press.

Weddington, S. (2013). A question of choice. The Feminist Press at CUNY.

World War I

Bull, S. (2010). Trench: a history of trench warfare on the Western front. Osprey Publishing.

DK. (2018). World War I: the definitive visual history. DK.

Doyle, P. (2014). World War I in 100 objects. Plume.

Ellis, J. (1989). Eye-deep in hell: trench warfare in World War I. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Murray, N. and Strachan, H. (2013). The rocky road to the great war: the evolution of trench warfare to 1914. Potomac Books.

Arnold, C. (2018). Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History. St. Martin's Press.

Brown, D. (2019). Fever year: the killer flu of 1918: a tragedy in three acts. HMH Books for Young Readers.

Kolata, G. (2001). Flu: the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it. Atria Books.

Oldstone, M. B. A. (2020). Viruses, plagues, and history: past, present, and future. Oxford University Press.

Spinney, L. (2018). Pale rider: the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world. PublicAffairs.

World War II

Durrett, D. (2009). Unsung heroes of World War II: the story of the Navajo code talkers. Bison Books.

Meadows, W. C. (2002). The Comanche code talkers of World War II. University of Texas Press.

Nez, C. and Avila, J. S. (2012). Code talker: the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII. Dutton Caliber.

Riseman, N. (2012). Defending whose country?: indigenous soldiers in the Pacific War. University of Nebraska Press.

Turner, J. (2019). Navajo code talker manual. Rio Nuevo Publishers.

Budiansky, S. (2002). Battle of wits: the complete story of codebreaking in World War II. Free Press.

Gorenberg, G. (2019). War of shadows: codebreakers, spies, and the secret struggle to drive the Nazis from the Middle East. PublicAffairs.

Mundy, L. (2017). Code girls: the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II. Hachette Books.

Smith, M. (2011). The emperor's codes: the thrilling story of the Allied code breakers who turned the tide of World War II. Arcade.

Turing, D. (2019). X, y & z: the real story of how Enigma was broken. The History Press.

Hansen, A. A. (2018). Barbed voices: oral history, resistance, and the World War II Japanese American social disaster. University Press of Colorado.

Ivey, L. L. and Kaatz, K. W. (2017). Citizen internees: a second look at race and citizenship in Japanese American internment camps. Praeger.

Ivey, L. L. and Kaatz, K. W. (2020). Documents of Japanese American internment. ABC-CLIO.

Robinson, G. (2001). By order of the president: FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans. Harvard University Press.

Takei, G. (2019). They called us enemy. Top Shelf Productions.

Kelly, C. C. (2007). The Manhattan project: the birth of the atomic bomb in the words of its creators, eyewitnesses, and historians. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.

Pellegrino, C. R. (2010). To hell and back: the last train from Hiroshima. Henry Holt and Co.

Southard, S. (2015). Nagasaki: life after nuclear war. Penguin Books.

Wallace, C. & Weiss, M. (2020). Countdown 1945: The extraordinary story of the atomic bomb and the 116 days that changed the world. Avid Reader Press.

Wray, H. J. & Sugihara, S. (2018). Bridging the atomic divide: debating Japan-US attitudes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lexington Books.