The 10 Best Black History Books

Updated February 24, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Strengthen your knowledge with one of these enthralling black history books. Whether you’re interested in music, social equality or economics, we’ve selected works that chronicle an intensely rich and engaging past that has spanned hundreds of years and a multitude of cultures. Our list includes everything from comprehensive volumes to more specialized titles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best black history book on Amazon.

10. The Slave Ship

9. Black Indians

8. The Black Jacobins

7. Black Labor, White Wealth

6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

5. The Destruction of Black Civilization

4. Deep Blues

3. Life Upon These Shores

2. The Warmth of Other Suns

1. 1001 Things Everyone Should Know


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Last updated on February 24, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer who fled the dry heat of the desert for Southern California, where she continues to enjoy drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of everyday life and channeling Rick Steves.


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