Recommendations (Books by subject)

A.Readings on Theology and Race, and Racial Reconciliation and Harmony
In this post, I recommend a list of  42 books on the relationship between theology and race, and racial reconciliation and harmony.   These texts treat the subject matter of racial reconciliation and harmony from an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective. While some of these books offer the theoretical, historical, and cultural perspective to this matter, other books on the list offer a very practical, biblicallly- and theologically- sensitive approach to this subject.
  1. Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Cater
  2. From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race by J. Daniel Hays
  3. Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell D. Moore
  4. Liberation And Reconciliation: A Black Theology by J. Deotis Roberts
  5. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings
  6. The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan Rah
  7. Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity by Brian Bantum
  8. Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis by Kay Higuera Smith and Jayachitra Lalitha
  9. Prophetic Rage (Prophetic Christianity Series by Johnny Bernard Hill
  10. One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology by Jarvis Williams
  11. The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America by Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey
  12. Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Timothy Keller
  13. The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum
  14. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church by Soong-Chan Rah
  15. Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah
  16. Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis by Kay Higuera Smith and Jayachitra Lalitha
  17. Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship by Peter Slade
  18. Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart
  19. The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
  20. This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith by Robert J. Priest
  21. The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness by Raphael G. Warnock
  22. Racializing Jesus: Race, Ideology and the Formation of Modern Biblical Scholarship by Shawn Kelley
  23. Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation by Jennifer Harvey
  24. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell
  25. The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation by Stephen R. Haynes
  26. White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity by J. Perkinson
  27. Disrupting White Supremacy from Within by Jennifer Harvey, Karin A. Case, and Robin Hawley Gorsline
  28. The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches by Korie L. Edwards
  29. Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian Hardcover by John Piper
  30. Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church by Doug Serven
  31. Oneness Embraced: Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and How We are Stronger Together by Tony Evans
  32. Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach by Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey
  33. Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience Carl F. Ellis Jr.
  34. Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach by Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey
  35. People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States by Michael O. Emerson
  36. Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions by Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. O. Emerson
  37. Grace Matters: A True Story of Race, Friendship, and Faith in the Heart of the South by Chris P. Rice
  38. The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter McNeil
  39. Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love by Grace Ji-Sun Kim
  40. Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness by Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier
  41. Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice
  42. More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice

B.Recommended Reading Lists: Haiti (The Haitian Revolution), the Caribbean, and Black Internationalism


The following recommended list below contains (100 books in total) some of the most important texts on three broad areas of study: Haiti, the Caribbean, and Black Internationalism. The list is not intended to be exhaustive. For example, I include few books on religion because I believe this should be a different category of interest and by itself. Another example is that I did not include “The Black Jacobins” (1938) by C. L. R. James on the list since it is the classic text on the Haitian Revolution; hence, I assume everyone should not about it.

I.  Haitian History (i.e. Intellectual History) and the Haitian Revolution (Its International Impact)

1. Haiti, History, and the Gods by Colin Dayan
2. Haiti: State Against Nation by Michel-Rolph Trouilot
3. The World of the Haitian Revolution by David Patrick Geggus and Norman Fiering
4. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution by Ada Ferrer
5. Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World by Doris L. Garraway
6. Haitian Revolutionary Studies by David Patrick Geggus
7. The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World by David P. Geggus
8. The Making of Haiti: Saint Domingue Revolution From Below by Carolyn E. Fick
9. A Turbulent Time: The French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean by David Barry Gaspar and David Patrick Geggus
10. Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution by Deborah Jenson
11. Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution by Matthew J. Clavin
12. Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution by Sibylle Fischer
13. Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois
14. Universal Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment by Nick Nesbitt
15. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History by Susan Buck-Morss
16. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel-Rolph Trouillot
17. The Fear of French Negroes: Transcolonial Collaboration in the Revolutionary Americas by Sara E. Johnson
18. The Haitian Revolution: A Documentary History by David Geggus
19. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution by Laurent Dubois
20. Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue by John Garrigus
21. A Colony of Citizens: Revolution & Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 by Laurent Duboi
22. Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic by Gerald Horne
23. Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 by Marlene L. Daut
24. The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti Hardcover by Kate Ramsey (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
25. Ainsi parla l’Oncle (1928) (Thus Spoke the Uncle) by Jean Price-Mars
26. Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon by Kiama L. Glover
27. The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development edited by Millery Polyne
28. The Colonial System Unveiled by Baron de Vastey (Author), Chris Bongie (Translator)
29. Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic by Ashli White
II. Caribbean Intellectual History and Black Internationalism
30. Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant by Nick Nesbitt
31. Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant by Nick Nesbitt
32. Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World by Gary Wilder
33. The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars by Gary Wilder
34. Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire (Author), Joan Pinkham (Translator)
35. The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective (Post-Contemporary Interventions) by Antonio Benitze-Rojo
36. An Intellectual History of the Caribbean by S. Torres-Saillant
37. The Caribbean: An Intellectual History, 1774-2003 by Denis Benn
38. Origins of the Black Atlantic by Laurent Dubois and Julius S. Scott
39. In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939 by Minkah Makalani
40. Imagining Home: Class, Culture and Nationalism in the African Diaspora by Sidney Lemelle and Robin D. G. Kelley
41. From Toussaint to Tupac: The Black International since the Age of Revolution by Michael O. West (Editor), William G. Martin (Editor), Fanon Che Wilkins (Editor)
42. From Harlem to Paris: Black American Writers in France, 1840-1980 by Michel Fabre
43. Negritude Women by Tracy Whitin
44. Beyond Negritude: Essays from Woman in the City by Paulette Nardal and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
45. The Negritude Movement: W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the Evolution of an Insurgent Idea (Critical Africana Studies)
by Reiland Rabaka
46. The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism
by Brent Hayes Edwards
47. Poetics of Relation by Edouard Glissant (Author), Betsy Wing (Translator)
48. The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line by Roderick Bush
49. Black Europe and the African Diaspora by Darlene Clark Hine and Trica Danielle Keaton
50. The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora
by F. Abiola Irele
51. Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization
by Reiland Rabaka
52. Africana Critical Theory: Reconstructing The Black Radical Tradition, From W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James… by Reiland Rabaka
53. Black Writers in French: A Literary History by Lilyan Kesteloot
54. Caribbean Political Thought: The Colonial State to Caribbean Internationalism
by Aaron Kamugisha and Paget Henry
55. Caribbean Political Thought: The Colonial State to Caribbean Internationalism by Aaron Kamugisha (Editor),
56. Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy by Paget Henry
57. The Negritude Moment: Explorations in Francophone African and Caribbean Literature and Thought by F. Abiola Irele
58. Main Currents in Caribbean Thought: The Historical Evolution of Caribbean Society in its Ideological Aspects by Professor Gordon Lewis
59. A History of Pan-African Revolt by C. L. R. James (Author), Robin D. G. Kelley
60. Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment by David Scott
61. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination by Robin D.G. Kelley
62. Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by Cedric J. Robinson
63. Black, Brown, & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora by Franklin Rosemont and Robin D.G. Kelley
64. Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962 by Michelle Ann Stephens
65. The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade by Christopher L. Miller
66. From Toussaint to Price-Mars: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in Haitian Thought by Celucien L. Joseph
67.Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom by Celucien Joseph

68.The Vodou Ethic and the Spirit of Communism: The Practical Consciousness of the African People of Haiti by Paul C. Mocombe

69.The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System by Paul C. Mocombe
70.Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought by Lewis R. Gordon

71. An Introduction to Africana Philosophy by Lewis R. Lewis Gordon
72.Freedom as Marronage by Neil Roberts
III.  Haiti, and the International Community
1. Haiti: Trapped in the Outer Periphery by Robert Fatton Jr.
2. Haiti In The New World Order: The Limits Of The Democratic Revolution by Alex Dupuy
3. From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic by Myriam J.A. Chancy
4. Haiti and the Americas Edited by Carla Calarge, Raphael Dalleo, Luis Duno-Gottberg, and Clevis Headley
5. Haiti’s Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy [Paperback] (Author) Robert Fatton
6. Haiti and the United States: The Psychological Moment by Brenda Gayle Plummer
7. Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti by Jeb Sprague
8. Haiti and the Great Powers, 1902—1915 by Brenda Gayle Plummer
9. Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution by Julia Gaffield
10. Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940Jun 18, 2001 by Mary A. Renda
11. The United States Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934Mar 1, 1995 by Hans Schmidt
12. Clash of Cultures: America’s Educational Strategies in Occupied Haiti, 1915-1934 by Leon D. Pamphile
13. Jean Price-Mars, the Haitian Elite and the American Occupation, 1915-1935 by Magdaline W. Shannon
14. Haiti’s Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy by Robert Fatton
15. Haiti: Trapped in the Outer Periphery by Fatton, Robert, J
16. Roots of Haitian Despotism by Robert and Jr. Fatton
17. Haitians and African Americans: A Heritage of Tragedy and Hope by Leon D. Pamphile
18. The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti by Alex Dupuy
19. Haiti: From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens: Essays on the Politics and Economics of Underdevelopment by Alex Dupuy
20. Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment by Peter Hallward
21. From Dessalines to Duvalier: Race, Colour and National Independence in Haiti by David Nicholls
22. The Diplomatic Relations of the United States with Haiti, 1776-1891 by Rayford W. Logan
23. From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870–1964 by Millery Polyné
24. The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier by Amy Wilentz
25. Haiti: The Duvaliers & Their Legacy by Elizabeth Abbott
26. Contrary Destinies: A Century of America’s Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti by Leon D. Pamphile
27. Race, Reality, and Realpolitik: U.S.-Haiti Relations in the Lead Up to the 1915 Occupation by Patrick Delices and Jeffrey Sommers.