The 10 Best Black History Books

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in February of 2018. 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. 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


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

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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