Books by Ira Berlin

Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"An insightful meditation on the physical and cultural journeys of African-Americans in the United States."
A succinct study of how the migrations of African Americans, from the slavery era to the present, affected the development of black culture in America. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A fine work of scholarship, offering a view of the metropolis that few today know."
New York: multiethnic, liberal, progressive—and a nexus of slavery in North America. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Harrowing first-person accounts—not only on the printed page but in audiotapes of original interviews conducted decades ago—of American slavery and its aftermath. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 20, 1998

"A cogently argued, well-researched narrative that points to the complex nature of American slavery, the falsity of many of our stereotypes, and the unique world wrought by the slaves themselves. (4 illustrations, 4 maps)"
In a real contribution to the literature of American slavery, Berlin (History/Univ. of Maryland, College Park; co-editor, Families and Freedom, 1997) sketches the complex evolution of that institution in the American colonies and the early US. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 11, 1997

"A revealing history about the precarious state of black families during and after the Civil War. (36 b&w illustrations)"
Berlin and Rowland, editors of the prize-winning collection Free at Last, have come up with another moving documentary history, this one focusing on black family life in the Civil War era. Read full book review >