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GENEALOGY
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Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree
Tony Burroughs (Simon & Schuster, 2001)

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage
Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom (Betterway Books, 2003)

Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity.
Dee Parmer Woodtor (Random House, 1999)

The Source: a Guidebook of American Genealogy
Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, editors (Ancestry.com, 1996)

Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians
Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001)

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, Third Edition
Val D. Greenwood (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999)

Ancestry's Guide to Research: Case Studies in American Genealogy
Johni Cerny and Arlene Eakle (MyFamily.com, 1998)

GENETICS and DNA RESEARCH
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Trace Your Roots with DNA : Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree
Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner (Rodale, 2004)

The Journey of Man : A Genetic Odyssey
Spencer Wells (Random House, 2004)

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science that Reveals our Genetic Ancestry
Bryan Sykes (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002)

Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Steve Olson (Mariner Books, 2003)

DNA : The Secret of Life
James D. Watson (Knopf, 2003)

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
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African American Lives
Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, editors (Oxford University Press, 2004)

Africana : The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kwame Anthony Appiah (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2005)

Colored People
Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Vintage Books, 1995)

Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (Penguin, 1995)

Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800
John K. Thornton (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora
Linda Heywood (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America
Ira Berlin (Belknap Press, 2000)

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas
David Eltis (Cambridge University Press, 1999)


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