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Race and Racism in the United States

Content Notes

This is meant to be an introduction to the historiography of major themes, events, and periods in the history of race & racism in the United States. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list - that is well beyond the scope of what we're trying to do and what we're suited to do. We have tried to include as many eBooks as possible in order to offer multiple options for accessing these books. If you'd like to suggest an addition to this list, please contact Alex Boucher at

Slavery in The United States

Abolitionism & Emancipation

The Civil War & Its Legacy


The Jim Crow Era

Lynching & Anti-Black Violence

The Civil Rights Movement