Historical Bibliography for Researching African Americans in
Early New England
Bolster, Jeffrey. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in
the Age of Sail. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1997
Bontemps, Arna. Five Black Lives: The Autobiographies of Venture
Smith, James Mars, William Grimes, The Rev. G. W. Offley, James
L. Smith. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1971
Cromwell, Adelaide M. The other Brahmins : Boston's Black
upper class, 1750-1950. Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1994.
Greene, Lorenzo Johnston. The Negro in Colonial New England. New
York: Athaneum, 1968.
Hayden Robert C. The African American Meeting House in Boston:
A Celebration of History. Boston: Museum of Afro-American History,
Hayden, Robert C. African-Americans in Boston: More than
350 Years. Boston: Trustees of the Boston Public Library,
Hayden, Robert C. African-Americans on Martha’s Vineyard:
a History of People and Events. Boston: Select Publications, 1999.
Herndon, Ruth Wallis. Unwelcome Americans: Living on the Margin
in Early New England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
Horton, James Oliver.
Black Bostonians: family life and community struggle in the
New York: Holmes & Meier, 1999.
Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton. In Hope of Liberty:
Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Kaplan, Sidney. The Black Presence in the Era of the American
Revolution. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989.
Karttunen, Frances Ruley. The Other Islanders: People Who
Pulled Nantucket’s Oars. New Bedford, Mass: Spinner Publications,
Lee, Maureen Elgersman. Black Bangor: African Americans in
a Maine community, 1880-1950. Durham, N.H.: University of New Hampshire
Lemire, Elise V. Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in
Concord, Massachusetts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,
Manegold, C.S. Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery
in the North. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Melish, Joanne Pope. Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation
and "Race" in
New England, 1780-1860. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
Piersen, William D. Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American
Subculture in Eighteenth-Century New England. Amherst, Mass.: University
of Massachusetts Press: 1988.
Sammons, Mark and Valerie Cunningham. Black Portsmouth: Three
Centuries of African-American Heritage. Durham, New Hampshire:
University of New Hampshire Press, 2004.
Sokolow, Michael. Charles Benson: Mariner of Color in the
Age of Sail. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003.