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Bibliographies of the Antebellum Black Press

Blassingame, John W, Mae Henderson, and Jessica M Dunn. Antislavery Newspapers and Periodicals. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980. Print.

Bullock, Penelope L. The Afro-American Periodical Press, 1838-1909. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981. Print.

Danky, James P., and Maureen E. Hady, eds. African-American Newspapers and Periodicals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999. Print.

German, Detweiler, Frederick. The Negro Press in the United States. Chicago, Ill: The University Press, 1922. Print.

Henritze, Barbara K. Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1995. Print.

Hutton, Frankie. The Early Black Press in American, 1827 to 1860. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993. Print.

Jacobs, Donald M. Antebellum Black Newspapers: Indices to New York Freedom’s Journal (1827-1829), the Rights of All (1829), the Weekly Advocate (1837), and the Colored American (1837-1841). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1976. Print.

Penn, Irvine Garland. The Afro-American Press and Its Editors. Willey & Company, 1891. Print.

Pride, Armistead Scott. A History of the Black Press. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1997. Print.

---. A Register and History of Negro Newspapers in the United States, 1827-1950. Evanston, Ill: s.n., 1950. Print.

---. “The Names of Negro Newspapers.” americanspeech American Speech 29.2 (1954): 114–118. Print.

Pride, Armistead Scott, and Clint C. Wilson. A History of the Black Press. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1997. Print.

Tripp, Bernell. Origins of the Black Press: New York, 1827-1847. Northport, Ala.: Vision Press, 1992. Print.


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Bacon, Jacqueline. Freedom’s Journal: The First African-American Newspaper. New York: Lexington Books, 2007. Print.

Ball, Erica. To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012, 109-131.

Cohen, Lara Langer, and Jordan Alexander Stein, eds. Early African American Print Culture. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. Print.

Detweiler, Frederick. The Negro Press in the United States. Chicago, Ill: The University Press, 1922. Print.

Duncan, Mae Najiyyah. A Survey of Cincinnati’s Black Press & Its Editors, 1844-2010. Xlibris Corporation. Web.

Ernest, John. A Nation within a Nation: Organizing African-American Communities before the Civil War. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 2011. Print.

---. Liberation Historiography: African-American Writers and the Challenges of History, 1794-1861. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Print.

Fagan, Benjamin. “‘Americans As They Really Are’: The Colored American and the Illustration of National Identity.” American Periodicals 21.2 (2011): 97–119. Print.

—. The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Print.

Foster, Frances Smith. “A Narrative of the Interesting Origins and (Somewhat) Surprising Developments of African-American Print Culture.” American Literary History 17.4 (2005): 714–740. Print.

---. “Genealogies of Our Concerns, Early (African) American Print Culture, and Transcending Tough Times.” American Literary History 22.2 (2010): 368–380. Print.

---. “How Do You Solve a Problem like Theresa? African American Review 40.4 (2006): n. pag. Print.

Gardner, Eric. Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. University Press of Mississippi, 2011. Print.

---. Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture. New York: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.

Gardner, Eric, and Joycelyn Moody. “Introduction: Black Periodical Studies.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism 25.2 (2015): 105–111. Project MUSE. Web.

Gross, Bella. “Freedom’s Journal and the Rights of All.” The Journal of Negro History 17.3 (1932): 241–286. Print.

Johnson, Charles S. “The Rise of the Negro Magazine.” The Journal of Negro History 13.1 (1928): 7–21. Print.

Lorang, Elizabeth, and R.J. Weir, eds. “‘Will Not These Days Be by Thy Poets Sung’: Poems of the Anglo-African and National Anti-Slavery Standard, 1863-1864.” The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing 34 (2013): n. pag. Print.

Moody, Joycelyn, and Howard Ramsby II. “Guest Editors’ Introduction: African American Print Cultures.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 1–11. Print.

Peeples, Matthew. “Creating Political Authority: The Role of the Antebellum Black Press in the Political Mobilization and Empowerment of African Americans.” Journalism history. 34.2 (2008): 76. Print.

Rhodes, Jane. Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century. Indiana University Press, 1998. Print.

Simmons, Charles A. The African American Press: A History of News Coverage During National Crises, with Special Reference to Four Black Newspapers, 1827-1965. McFarland, 1998. Print.

Svilich, Stacey. “To Plead Our Own Cause” the Role of the Press in the African American Reform Movement, 1794-1850. Master’s Thesis. Chico, Calif.: California State University, Chico, 2011. Print.

Vogel, Todd. The Black Press: New Literary and Historical Essays. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2001. Print.

Warner, Michael. The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1990. Print.

Wilson, Ivy. “The Brief Wondrous Life of the Anglo-African Magazine: Or, Antebellum African American Editorial Practice and Its Afterlives.” Publishing Blackness: Textual Constructions of Race Since 1850. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2013. 18–38. Print.

Wolseley, Roland Edgar. The Black Press, U.S.A. 2nd ed. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1990. Print.

Young, R. J. Antebellum Black Activists: Race, Gender, and Self. New York: Garland Pub., 1996. Print.

Zackodnik, Teresa C. Press, Platform, Pulpit: Black Feminist Publics in the Era of Reform. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2011. Print.