African American Women in the American West Bibliography

Baker, Charles F., Editor, Black Cowboys and Cowgirls, Cobblestone Publishing Company, March/April 1999.

Baker, T. Lindsay, and Baker, Julie P., Editors, Till Freedom Cried Out: Memories of Texas Slave Life, College Station, Texas A&M University Press, 1997.

Billington, Monroe Lee and Hardaway, Roger D., African Americans on the Western Frontier, Niwot, CO., University Press of Colorado, 1998.

Brown, Elsa Barkley, “African-American Women’s Quilting: A Framework for Conceptualizing and Teaching African-American Women’s History,” Black Women in America: Social Science Perspectives, ed. Micheline R. Malson et al. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. Originally published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 14, no. 4 (1989).

Bruyn, Kathleen, “Aunt” Clara Brown: Story of a Black Pioneer, Boulder Colo., Pruett Pub. Co., 1970.

Davis, Lenwood G., Blacks in the American West: A Working Bibliography, Monticello, IL., Council of Planning Librarians, 1976.

Gates, Eddie Faye., They Came Searching: How Blacks Sought the Promised Land in Tulsa, Austin, Eakin Press, 1997.

Hull, Gloria T., and Barbara Smith, “The ‘Bridge” Between Black Studies and Women’s Studies: Black Women’s Studies,” Women’s Studies Quarterly, 10, no. 2 (1982): 12-13.

Junne, George H., Jr., Blacks in the American West and Beyond – America, Canada, and Mexico: a Selectively Annotated Bibliography, Westport, CT., Greenwood Press, 2000.

Katz, William Loren, The Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, New York, Atheneum, 1986.

Katz, William Loren, Black People Who Made the Old West, Trenton, New Jersey, Africa World Press, Inc., 1992.
Katz, William Loren, Black Pioneers: An Untold Story, New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999. (Juvenile)

Katz, William Loren, Black Women of the Old West, New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995.

Katz, William Loren, The Black West: A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Long Island University, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, African Americans and the Old West,

Lowery, Linda, Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer, Minneapolis, Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1999. (Juvenile)

Lowery, Linda, One More Valley, One More Hill: The Story of Aunt Clara Brown, New York, Random House, 2002.

Massey, Sara R., Editor, Black Cowboys of Texas, Texas A&M University Press, 2000.

Matsumoto, Valerie J., and Allendinger, Blake, editors, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1999.

Nugent, Walter and Ridge, Martin, editors, The American West: The Reader, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1999.

Porter, Kenneth Wiggins, The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People, Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 1996.

Porter, Kenneth Wiggins, The Negro on the American Frontier, New York, Arno Press, 1971.

Schlissel, Lilian, Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West, New York, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995. (Juvenile)

Taylor, Quintard, In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990; New York, Norton, 1998.

Tucker, Phillip Thomas, Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier, Mechanicsburg, PA., Stackpole Books, 2002.

* This bibliography offers sources of readily available information regarding African American women of the American West.