Reading Lists

Black History Suggested Reading List

  • Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Abu Simbel to Ghizeh.
  • Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Africa: Mother of Western Civilization.
  • Ivan Van Sertima and Runoko Rashidi, African Presence in Early Asia.
  • Gerald Massey, Ancient Egypt – The Light of the World (Vols. 1 & 2), Introduction by Charles Finch.
  • Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Black Man of the Nile and His Family.
  • Ivan Van Sertima, Editor, Blacks in Science: Ancient & Modern.
  • Cheikh Anta Diop, Civilization or Barbarism.
  • Ivan Van Sertima, Egypt Revisited.
  • Ivan Van Sertima, Editor, Great Black Leaders: Ancient & Modern.
  • Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, The Isis Papers.
  • Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan and Dr. John Henrik Clarke, New Dimensions in African History.
  • Anthony T. Browder, Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization, Introduction by Dr. John Henrik Clarke.
  • C. F. Volney, The Ruins of Empires.
  • George G. M. James, Stolen Legacy.
  • J. A. Rogers, World’s Great Men of Color.

Hispanic History Suggested Reading List

List of Hispanic history books as found in “La Isla” catalog; emphasis on the history of Caribbean countries.

  • Angel David Cruz Baez and Thomas D. Boswell, Atlas Puerto Rico.
  • Cultures of America: Cuban Americans.
  • Cultures of America: Puerto Ricans.
  • Frank Moya Pons, The Dominican Republic: A National History.
  • Himilce Novas, Everything You Need To Know About Latino History.
  • Tomas Sarramia, Figuras de Puerto Rico.
  • Judith Noble and Jaime Lacasa, The Hispanic Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs in the Spanish Speaking World.
  • Arturo Morales Carrion, Historia de Pueblo de Puerto Rico: desde sus origenes hasta el siglo XVII.
  • Pedro J. Rivera Arbolay, et. al., Pueblos De Nuestro Puerto Rico.
  • Rogar La Brucherie, Puerto Rico, Borinquen Querida.
  • Jose Trias Monge, Puerto Rico (History and discussion of relationship with USA).
  • R. Fernandez, S. Mendez Mendez, and G. Cueto, Puerto Rico Past and Present: An Encyclopedia.
  • Irving Rouse, The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People who Greeted Columbus.