Bibliography of Bibliographies
& Other Books on
Reading and Research
Compiled By Rudolph
Adams, Oscar Fay.
Dictionary of American
Authors. [call no. Z1224.A21D]
Entry: Frederick Douglass (MD 1817-1895).
A famous orator and the most distinguished member of the
African race in America. He was born in slavery, but escaped to
the North in 1838, educated himself, and soon became prominent
as an anti-slavery speaker. As time went on, his style, always
picturesque and eloquent, became polished and elegant. My
Bondage and My Freedom; Narrative of My Experience in Slavery;
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881).
Aldis, Harry Gidney (1863-1919).
Printed Book. Cambridge: The University Press, 1941. [Z4.A63]
Bloch, R. Howard.
Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry and
Irregular Commerce of the Abbe Migne. Chicago:
University of Chicago
Press, 1994. [152 pp; call no. Z305.M46 B57 1994]
Burke, Redmond Ambrose.
the Index? Milwaukee: Bruce, 1952. [129 pp.; call no. Z1019.B95]
Callender, Jean A. African
Survivals in Caribbean Religion: A Select Bibliography. Cave
Hill, Barbados: Main Library, University of the West
Indies, 1986. [91 eaves;
Delaney, Robert Finley.
Literature of Communism in America: A Selected
Reference Guide. Washington: Catholic University
of America Press, 1962.
[433 pp.; call no. Z7164.S67 D4]
Entry 1: Richard Crossman.
The God That
Failed. New York: Bantam Books, 1952. 277 pp. Six well-known
writers tell why they changed their minds about Communism.
Former Party members Arthur Koestler, Ignazio Silone, Richard
Wright, and sympathizers Louis Fischer, Andre Gide, and Stephen
Entry 2: W.E.B. Du Bois. In Battle for
Peace: The Story of My Eighty-Third Birthday. New York:
Masses and Mainstream, 1952; 192 pp.
A blatant communist propaganda effort to exploit the
results of the author’s trial on the charge of being a
“foreign agent’ and failing to register his position as an
official of the Soviet-backed “Peace Information Center.” As
expected, the book defends the USSR and attacks the West. This
is an interesting example of the effectiveness of Communist
methods in deluding a fellow-traveler. There is a commentary by
Shirley Graham. E.M. Rudwick has done a sympathetic scholarly
treatment in his DuBois
(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1960).
Evlanoff, Michael, and Marjorie Fluor.
Alfred Nobel: The Lonliest Millionaire. Los Angeles: W
Press, 1969. [TP268.5.N7]
Fenton, Thomas and Mary J. Heffron.
Women in the Third World: A Directory of Resources. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1987. [141
pp.; call no. Z7964.D44 F46 1987]
Gilbert, Victor Francis and
Darshan Singh Tatla. Immigrants, Minorities, and Race Relations: A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations
Presented at British
and Irish Universities, 1900-1981. London: Mansell,
1984. [153 pp.; call no.Z7164.I3 G5 1984]
Haight, Anne Lyon.
Books: Informal Notes on Some Books for Various Reasons
at Various Times and in Various Places. New York:
R.R. Bowker, 1955. [172
pp.; call no. Z1019.H15 1955]
Harvey, John H. and Elizabeth M.
Dickinson. Librarians’ Affirmative Action Handbook. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983. [305 pp; call no.
Z682.2.U5 L5 1983]
Honeywell, Roy John.
of the United States Army. Washington. D.C.: Office of
Department of the Army, 1958. [UH23.H6]
of American Autobiographies. Madison: University of
Wisconsin Press, 1961. [372 pp.; call no Z12224. K3]
Koch, Theodore Wesley. A Book
of Carnegie Libraries. White Plains, NY: The H.W. Wilson
Company, 1917. [226 pp.; call no. Z679.K75 1917]
Book in America.
New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1939. [453 pp.; call no. Z473.L522]
Madison, Charles Allan.
Publishing in America. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.
[628 pp; call no. Z473.M2]
McDermott, John Francis.
Libraries in Creole Saint Louis. Baltimore: The Johns
Hopkins Press, 1938. [186 pp.; call no. Z987.M15]
McMurtrie, Douglas Crawford
The Golden Book: The Story of Fine Books and
Bookmaking, Past and Present. New York: Covivi-Friede, 1934.
Miller, Rhonda and
Chuck Siler. Framework for African
(Black) Studies. 2002
Dana. The Magic of the Book: More Reminiscences and
Adventures of a Bookman.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1930. [Z4.O66]
Rogers. Herbert B. Cuba: A BookList.
Words: The Origin of Silent Reading. Stanford, California: Stanford
University Press, 2000. [502 pp.; call no. Z1003.S13 1997]
Stefferud, Alfred, ed.
Wonderful Work of Books. New York: New American
Library, 1952. [319 pp.; call no. Z1003.S83 1952]
Stover, Earl F.
Handymen. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Army, 1977.
Stover, Mark, ed.
Librarians and the Internet: Implications for Practice.
Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2001. [219 pp;
call no. Z675.T4 T47
Williams, Ethel L.
Religious Studies. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1972: [454pp.; call no. Z1361.N39 W55]
Work, Monroe Nathan [1866-1945].
Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America
New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1928. [698 pp.; call
no. Z1361.N39 W8]
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Alexander's ... survey of black leadership is excellent, her sensitivity
to local black politics is admirable, and her tracing of the varied
black investment in emigrations is ... correct and adds to our
understanding of antebellum reform and nationalism."—American
African or American?
breaks new ground in its sustained attention to principal but
little-known black community organizations and leaders in New York City.
The comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the Five Points district,
Seneca Village's relationship to Central Park, the Negro's burial
ground, and more make this book exceptional. It is the best discussion
to date of being an American in relation to antebellum blacks that I
Stuckey, author of
Going through the Storm: The Influence of African American Art in
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Guarding the Flame of Life
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Sex at the Margins
Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
By Laura María Agustín
This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. "Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality."—Lisa Adkins, University of London
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Debt: The First 5,000 Years
By David Graeber
Before there was money, there was debt. Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like “guilt,” “sin,” and “redemption”) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it. Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history—as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy. Economist Glenn Loury /Criminalizing a Race
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The White Masters of the
The World and Africa, 1965
By W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois’
Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization
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Ancient African Nations
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