America and Race Bibliography

America and Race: A Bibliography for UK History Undergraduates

The America and Race bibliography project presents works that provide accessible historical insights into conceptions of race, the social construction of difference, and the freedom struggles that have attempted to dismantle white supremacy. The project adopts a broad chronological span from early America to the contemporary United States, and includes Atlantic, global, national, and regional approaches. For an account of how the bibliography was created, see here.

There are two versions of this bibliography, both of which can be downloaded below. The highlights edition, which is also available on Bodleian LibGuides, features 100 selected titles. The extended edition contains more than 1,000 titles and is intended to serve as a snapshot of the field at the time of compilation.

Highlights Edition PDF

Extended Edition PDF


L: Native Americans at U.S. Capitol, C: Civil Rights march on Washington, R: Roy Takano at Manzanar Relocation Center

Left: Native Americans at U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1936; Center: Civil rights march on Washington, D.C., 1963 Aug. 28; Right: Roy Takano [i.e., Takeno] and Mayor, town hall meeting, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, 1943. (Library of Congress)