African and African American Linkages
This bibliography is not comprehensive. It is a tiny fraction of the thousands of books and articles that have been written on this subject, but you will find useful titles to lead you on to further interesting topics.
CONCEPTUALIZING THE DIASPORA
Kim Butler, "Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse,"Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 10 (2:2001): 189-217
Michael Gomez, Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
Robin D. G. Kelley and Tiffany Ruby Patterson, "How the West Was One: On the Uses and Limitations of Diaspora," Black Scholar 30, nos. 3-4:13, 2000.
THE AFRICAN ORIGINS OF THE DIASPORA
George E. Brooks, Eurafricans in Western Africa (2003)
A. Gomez, Exchanging Our Country Marks (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998)
James H. Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770
Thompson, Robert Farris, Flash of the Spirit (New York: Vintage, 1984)
THE SLAVE TRADE, SLAVERY, AND THE MAKING OF THE DIASPORA
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings
Graham W. Irwin. Africans Abroad: A Documentary History of the Black Diaspora in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean During the Age of Slavery
Sidney Kaplan, The Black Presence in the Age of the American Revolution, 1770-1800. (1973)
Kenneth Kiple and Virginia H. King, Another Dimension to the Black Diaspora: Diet, Disease, and Racism. (1981)
Peter Linebaugh nd Marcus Rediker, The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic
Herman Viola and Carolyn Margolis, Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus. (Smithsonian Press, 1991)
Simon Schama, Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution (New York: Ecco, 2006)
Thomas, Hugh. The Slave Trade (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997)
Keletso E. Atkins, "The Black Atlantic Communication Network':African-American Sailors in the Cape of Good Hope Connection," Issue: A Journal of Opinion 34 (2:1996)
Blackett, R. J. M. Building an Antislavery Wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983.
Blakely, Allison. Blacks in the Dutch World (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1993)
Allison. Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought.
Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1987.
Bolster, Jeffrey. Black Jacks (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998)
Cameron, Keith. René Maran. Boston: Twayne, 1985.
Campbell, James. Paris Interzone: Richard Wright, Lolita, Boris Vian, and Others on the Left Bank, 1946-60. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1995.
Collum, Danny Duncan, ed., and Victor A. Berch, African Americans in the Spanish Civil War: "This Ain't Ethiopia, But It'll Do". Boston: G. K. Hall, 1992.
Duberman, Martin Bauml. Paul Robeson. New York: Knopf, 1988.
Duffield, Ian. "Identity, Community and the Lived Experience of Black Scots From the Late Eighteenth to the Mid-Nineteenth Centuries." Immigrants & Minorities [Great Britain] 11, no. 2 (1992): 105-12
Fabre, Michael J., ed. From Harlem to Paris: Black American Writers in France, 1840- 1980. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
Kesting, Robert W. "Forgotten Victims: Blacks in the Holocaust." Journal
of Negro History 77, no. 1 (1992): 30-36.
Killingray, David, ed. Africans in Britain. Special issue of the journal Immigrants & Minorities, Vol. 12., no. 3, 1993, London: F. Cass, 1994.
McClellan, Woodford, "Africans and Black Americans in the Comintern Schools, 1925-1934." International Journal of African Historical Studies 26, no. 2 (1993): 371-390.
Marks, Sally. "Black Watch on the Rhine: A Study in Propaganda, Prejudice
and Prurience." European Studies Review [Great Britain] 13, no.
Massaquoi, Hans, Destined to Witness.
Myers, Norma. "Servant, Sailor, Soldier, Tailor, Beggarman: Black Survival in White Society 1780-1830." Immigrants & Minorities [Great Britain] 12, no. 1 (1993): 47-74.
Rose, Phyllis. Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1989.
Skeel, Sharon Kay. "A Black American in the Paris Salon." American Heritage 42, no. 1 (1991): 76-83.
Small, Stephen. Racialized Barriers: The Black Experience in the United States and England in the 1980's. London and New York: Critical Studies in Racism and Migration, 1994.
Graham. When Jim Crow Met John Bull: Black American Soldiers
in World War II Britain. London: Tauris, 1987.
Tyler Stovall, Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996)
James. Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in
the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Washington: Open Hand, 1988
EMIGRATION, COLONIZATION AND RESETLLEMENT
Delany, Martin, and Campbell, Robert. Search for a Place: Black Separatism and Africa, 1860.
Dixon, Chris, African Americans and Haiti: Emigrationism and Black Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000)
Harris, Sheldon H., Paul Cuffe, Black America, and the African Return.
Holly, James T. and Harris, J. Dennis, Black Separatism and the Caribbean, 1860
Lynch, Hollis R. William Edward Blyden. Oxford University Press, 1971.
Miller, Floyd. The Search for a Black Nationality: Black Colonization and Emigration, 1787-1863
Moses, Wilson, J., The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 1850-1925
P. J. Staudenraus, The African Colonization Movement, 1816-1865
Sterling Stuckey, The Ideological Origins of Black Nationalism
Gatewood, Willard, Black Americans and the White Man's Burden
James, Winston. Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth Century America (Verso, 1998)
Little, Lawrence. Disciples of Liberty: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Age of Imperialism, 1884-1916 (University of Tennessee Press, 2000)
Plummer, Brenda Gayle. "'The Afro-American Response to the Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934." Phylon 43 (1982).
Scott, William R. "Black Nationalism and the Italo-Ethiopian Conflict, 1934-1936." Journal of Negro History 63 (1978)
Wright, Richard. The Color Curtain (1956)
GARVEYISM, ETHIOPIANISM, PAN-AFRICANISM, AND THE DIASPORA
Barbara Bair, "True Women: Real Men: Gender, Ideology, and Social Roles in the Garvey Movement," in Dorothy O. Helly and Susan M. Reverby, Gendered Domains: Rethinking Public and Private in Women's History
Robert Hill, ed., The Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers (University of California, ongoing multi-volume series)
Kenneth King, Pan-Africanism and Education
Theodore J. Vincent, Black Power and the Garvey Movement (Ramparts, 1972)
Ronald Walters, Pan Africanism in the African Diaspora
THE DIASPORA IN ARTS AND LETTERS
Ferris, William. Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts (1983)
Floyd, Samuel A., Jr., 1995, The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States. Oxford University Press: New York.
Holloway, Joseph E. Africanisms in American Culture.
Vlach, John M. The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts
WOMEN AND THE DIASPORA
Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman (New York: Random House, 1981)
Boxer, C. L., Women in Iberian Expansion Overseas, 1415-1815 (chapter 1)
Robertson, Claire C., and Klein, Martin A., Women and Slavery in Africa, chapters 15 and 16.
Seacole, Mary. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857)
RELIGIONS IN THE DIASPORA
Bastide, Roger. The African Religions of Brazil. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1978.
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel, eds., Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth, and Reality (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005)
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, ed. "Traditional Spirituality in the African Diaspora." Journal of Caribbean Studies. vol. 9 no. 2 (Spring 1993).
Berry, Jason. The Spirit of Black Hawk: a Mystery of Africans and Indians (1995)
Brandon, George, ed. Santeria from Africa to the New World. Indiana University Press, 1993.
Brown, Karen McCarthy. Mama Lola. A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
Davis, Wade. Passage of Darkness. The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombi. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
Deren, Maya. Divine Horsemen. The Living Gods of Haiti. New Press, 1988.
Michael A. Gomez, Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005)
Pitts, Walter F. Jr., Old Ship of Zion: The Afro-Baptist Ritual in the African Diaspora (1993)
Richard Brent Turner, Islam in the African American Experience