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Zora Neale Hurston

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Essential Titles from Cheryl Wall: Conference Keynote Speaker

Religion and Spirituality in African and African American History and Culture: A Bibliography

Asante, Molefi Kete.  The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony.  New York:Routledge, 2007.


Bauer, Hans A. and Merrill Singer.  African American Religion: Varieties of Protest and

Accommodation. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2002.


Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Cambridge,

Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.


Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.


Blatnica, Dorothy Ann.  At the Altar of Their God: African American Catholics in Cleveland, 1922, 1961. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc, 1995.


Boyer, Horace.  How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.


Curtin, Phillip D. African History: From Earliest Times to Independence. London; New York: Longman, 1995.


Curtis, Edward E., IV and Danielle Brune Sigler (editors).  The New Black Gods: Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of African American Religions Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2009.


Drewal, Henry John and John Mason; with a contribution by Pravina Shukla.  Beads,

 Body, and Soul: Art and Light in the Yorùbá UniverseLos Angeles: Fowler

Museum of Cultural History, 1998.


Drewal, Henry John and John Pemberton III with Rowland Abiodun; edited by Allen

Wardwell. Yorùbá: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought. New York:

Center for African Art in Association with H.N. Abrams, 1989.


Floyd, Samuel A. The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the

United States.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.


Gilbert, Erik and Jonathan T. Reynolds. Africa in World History: From Prehistory to the

Present. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2002.


Gilroy, Paul.  The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge:Harvard University Press, 1993.


Glaude, Eddie.  Exodus!: Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black

America.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.


Goldschmidt, Henry and McAlister. Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas.  NewYork: Oxford University Press, 2004.


Gomez, Michael (editor). Diasporic Africa: A ReaderNew York: New York University Press, 2006.


Gomez, Michael A. Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.


Gomez, Michael A. Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora. Cambridge, UK; New York:Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Holloway, Joseph E. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.


Idowu, E. Bolaji.  African Traditional Religion: A Definition. London: SCM Press Limited,1973.


Jackson, Jerma A.  Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel in a Secular Age. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.


Kuyk, Betty M. African Voices in the African American Heritage.  Bloomington: Indiana

University Press, 2003.


Levine, Lawrence. Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought

from Slavery to Freedom. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.


Lincoln, C. Eric and Lawrence Mamiya.  The Black Church in the African American

Experience.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1990.


Mazrui, Ali A.  The African Predicament and the American Experience: A Tale of Two

Edens. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2004.


Mbiti, John.  Introduction to African ReligionOxford [England]; Portsmouth, New

Hampshire Heinemann Educational Books, 1991.


Midlo-Hall, Gwendolyn.  Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the

Links. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.


Moses, Wilson Jeremiah.  Black Messiahs and Uncle Toms: Social and Literary

Manipulations of a Religious Myth.  University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania University Press, 1993.

Northrup, David.  Crosscurrents in the Black Atlantic, 1770-1965.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2008.

Okpewho, Isidore, Carole Boyce Davies, and Ali A. Mazrui (editors). The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Onwudiwe, Ebere and Minabere Ibelema.  Afro-Optimism: Perspectives on Africa’s Advances.  Westport, CT; London: Praeger, 2003.

Raboteau, Albert. Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.


Raboteau, Albert. Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.


Reis, João José. Death is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil.  Translated by Sabrina Gledhill.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.


Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.


Sernett, Milton C. (editor) African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness

(Second Edition). Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999.


Smith, R. Drew (editor).  Long March Ahead: African American Churches and Public Policy in Post-Civil Rights America. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.


Stuckey, Sterling. Going Through the Storm: The Influence of African American Art in History.  New York: Oxford, 1994.


Stuckey, Sterling. Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America. New

York: Oxford University Press, 1987.


Sweet, James H.  Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-

Portuguese World, 1441-1770.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.


Thornton, John. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1680.

Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Trost, Theodore (editor). The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.


Vaz, Kim Marie (editor).  Oral Narrative Research with Black WomenThousand Oaks, London, and New Delhi: SAGE Publications, Inc., 1997.


Wade-Gayles, Gloria (editor).  My Soul Is a Witness: African-American Women’s SpiritualityBoston: Beacon Press, 1995.


Walker, Sheila A.  African Roots / American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001.


West, Cornel and Eddie Glaude. African American Religious Thought: An Anthology. Louisville, KY.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.