Michael Mezzano Reading List for Oral Exams Prof. Lyerly

Michael Mezzano
Reading List for Oral Exams
Prof. Lyerly
Roots of Slavery and Racism
Berlin, Ira, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America
Frederickson, George, Arrogance of Race: Historical Perspectives on Slavery, Racism,
and Social Inequality (1988)
Gomez, Michael, Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African
Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South(1998)
Jordan, Winthrop, White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812
Morgan, Edmund, American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial
Virginia (1975)
Williamson, Joel, The Crucible of Race: Black/White Relations in the American South
Since Emancipation (1984)
Social Role of Race in G.A.P.E.
DuBois, W E B, Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept
DuBois, W E B, Souls of Black Folk (1903)
Frederickson, George, The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on AfroAmerican Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 (1971)
Gaines, Kevin, Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in the
Twentieth Century (1996)
Lewis, David Levering, W E B Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 (1993)
Litwack, Leon, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998)
Writing Against Race
Myrdal, Gunnar, An American Dilemma(1944)
Wilson, William Julius, The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing
American Institutions (1980)
Bederman, Gail, Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in
the United States, 1880-1917(1995)
Chauncey, George, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the
Modern Gay World (1994)
Corber, Robert, Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance and the Crisis of
Masculinity (1997)
Blee, Kathleen, Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s (1991)
Diner, Hasia, Erin’s Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth
Century (1983)
Gilmore, Glenda, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in
North Carolina, 1896-1920 (1996)
Glenn, Susan, Daughters of the Shtetl: Jewish Immigrant Women in America’s Garment
Industry, 1880-1920 (1990)
Kerber, Linda, “Separate Spheres, Female Worlds, Woman’s Place: The Rhetoric of
Women’s History” Journal of American History(1988)
May, Elaine Tyler, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1988)
Orleck, Susan, Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working Class Politics in
the United States, 1900-1965 (1995)
Movement of Peoples
Bodnar, John, The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America (1985)
Gordon, Linda, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999)
Handlin, Oscar, The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the
American People (1951)
Jacobsen, Matthew Frye, Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign
Peoples Abroad and at Home (2000)
Takaki, Ronald, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth Century America (1979)
Assimilation and Preservation
Ignatiev, Noel, How the Irish Became White (1995)
Jacobsen, Matthew Frye, Whiteness of a Difference Color: European Immigrants and the
Alchemy of Race (1998)
Roediger, David, Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working
Class (1991)