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African American Philosophy

Which important books helped create
late-twentieth-century African American philosophy?

An abbreviated core bibliography would include the following books: Kwame Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (1996); Bernard Boxill, Blacks and Social Justice (1992); Angela Davis, Women, Race, and Class (1983); Lewis R. Gordon, Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (1996); Jacquelyn Grant, White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus (1989); Leonard Harris, ed., Philosophy Born of Struggle: Anthology of Afro-American Philosophy from 1917 (1983); Bill E. Lawson, ed., The Underclass Question (1992); Tommy L. Lott, ed., Subjugation and Bondage (1998); Howard McGary, Race and Social Justice (1998); Charles W. Mills, The Racial Contract (1997); Michele M. Moody-Adams, Morality, Culture and Philosophy: Fieldwork in Familiar Places (1997); Greg Moses, Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence (1997); Albert Mosley, Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Unfair Preference? (1996); Lucius Outlaw, On Race and Philosophy (1996); Rodney C. Roberts, ed. Injustice and Rectification (2002); Laurence Thomas, Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocaust (1993); Cornel West, Prophesy Deliverance! An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity (1982); George Yancy, editor, African-American Philosophers, 17 Conversations (1998); and Naomi Zack, Thinking about Race (2006).



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