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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

W.E.B. Du Bois Department

John H. Bracey, Jr., Professor and Chair

Co-director, Graduate Certificate in African Diaspora Studies

327 New Africa House

545-5160


Contact: Tricia Loveland at (413) 545-2751 or tlovelan@afroam.umass.edu.

 

Office Hours:  By appointment only.

 

 

Brief Bio

John H. Bracey, Jr. has taught in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1972. His major interests are in African American social history, radical ideologies and movements, and the history of African American Women; more recently his interests have focused on the interactions between Native Americans and African Americans and Afro-Latinos in the United States. He previously taught Afro-American history at Northern Illinois University and at the University of Rochester. During the 1960s, he was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and other radical Movements in Chicago. His publications include several co-edited volumes, including Black Nationalism in America (1970), African-American Women and the Vote: 1837-1965 (1997), Strangers and Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999), and African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Present (2004). Professor Bracey has co-edited (with the late August Meier and Elliott Rudwick) a number of other volumes on various aspects of African American experience. Bracey's scholarship also includes editorial work [with August Meier and Sharon Harley] on the microfilm series Black Studies Research Sources (University Publications of America), which includes the Papers of the NAACP, A. Philip Randolph, Mary McLeod Bethune, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, and Horace Mann Bond.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Publications

 

Los Jacobinos Negros by C.L.R. James with an introduction by John Bracey,

(Casa De Las Americas, 2010)

We Will Return in the Whirlwind: Black Radical Organizations 1960-1975
by Muhammad Ahmad (Maxwell Stanford, Jr.) with an introduction by John Bracey, 
(Charles H. Kerr, 2007)

Facing Reality by C.L.R. James and Grace C. Lee with a new introduction by John H. Bracey,

(Charles H. Kerr, 2006)

African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-first Century,

with Manisha Sinha Volume One: to 1877 (Prentice Hall, 2004)

African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-first Century,

with Manisha Sinha Volume Two: From 1865 to the Present   (Prentice Hall, 2004)

African American Women and the Vote, 1937-1965,

with Ann D. Gordon, Bettye Collier-Thomas, Arlene Voski Avakian and Joyce Avrech Berkman

Black Protest in the Sixties,

Edited by August Meier, Elliot Rudwick and John Bracey, Jr. (Markus Wiener Publishing, 1991)

The Afro-Americans: Selected Documents

with August Meier and Elliot Rudwick (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1972)

 

Black Matriarchy: Myth or Reality?

with August Meier and Elliot Rudwick (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1971)

 

The Black Sociologists: The First Half Century

with August Meier and Elliot Rudwick (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1971)

 

 

 

 

Black Nationalism in America

with August Meier and Elliot Rudwick (Indianapolis; New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970)