WEST VIRGINIA:  A HISTORICAL RESOURCE GUIDE
PART THREE: MOUNTAINEERS

African-Americans in West Virginia

Bailey, Kenneth R. "A Judicious Mixture: Negroes and Immigrants in the West Virginia Mines, 1880-1917. West Virginia History 34 (January 1973): 141-161.

Brown, Mary Virginia. "A History of the Negroes of Monongalia County, from the Pioneer Days to the Close of the Nineteenth Century," Thesis, West Virginia University, 1930.

Easton, Charles Edward. "Negro Contributions to the Political and Legal History of the Southern Counties of West Virginia," Thesis, Marshall University, 1964.

Gates, Henry Louis. Colored People: A Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1994.

Gerofsky, Milton. "Reconstruction in West Virginia," West Virginia History 6 (July 1945): 295-360; 7 (October 1945): 5-39.

Posey, Thomas Edward. The Negro Citizen of West Virginia. Institute: Press of West Virginia State College, 1934.

Sheeler, John Reuben. "The Negro in West Virginia Before 1900," Thesis, West Virginia University, 1954.

Stealey, John Edmund, III. "The Freedmen's Bureau in West Virginia," West Virginia History 39 (January/April 1978): 99-142.

Trotter, Joe William, Jr. Coal, Class and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, 1915-1932. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Trotter, Joe William, Jr., and Ancella Bickley, editors. Honoring Our Past: Proceedings of the First Two Conferences on West Virginia's Black History. Charleston: Alliance for the Collection, Preservation and Dissemination of West Virginia's Black History, 1991. (Some articles are scholarly, some are more informal reminiscences or personal anecdotes, but all describe the Black experience in the context of West Virginia culture.)

Woodson, Carter G. Early Negro Education in West Virginia. Institute: West Virginia Collegiate Institute, 1921.

 

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