Selected Publications of Charles L. Blockson

Curator of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

  • African Americans in Pennsylvania: a history and guide. Baltimore, Md. : Black Classic Press, 1994.
  • African Americans in Pennsylvania: above ground and underground, an illustrated guide. Harrisburg, Pa. : RB Books, 2001.
  • The ballad of the Underground Railroad. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2008
  • Black genealogy. Baltimore, Md.: Black Classic Press, 1991.
  • "Black Samuel Fraunces," Patriot, White House Steward and Restaurateur Par Excellence
  • Catalogue of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection: a unit of the Temple University Libraries. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1990.
  • A Commented bibliography of one hundred and one influential books by and about people of African descent, 1556-1982: a collector's choice. Amsterdam: A. Gerits & Sons, 1989.
  • "Damn rare": the memoirs of an African-American bibliophile. Tracy, Calif. : Quantum Leap Pub., 1998.
  • "Escape from slavery: the Underground Railroad," The National Geographic Magazine, vol. 166, no. 1, July 1984, pp. 3-39.
  • The Haitian Revolution: celebrating the first black republic. Virginia Beach, Va. : Donning Co. Pub., 2004.
  • Hippocrene guide to the Underground Railroad. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1994.
  • The Journey of John W. Mosley: an African-American Pictorial Album. Philadelphia, PA: Quantum Leap Publishers, 1992.
  • The Liberty Bell era: the African American story. Harrisburg, PA: RB Books, 2003.
  • Pennsylvania's Black history. Philadelphia, PA.: Portfolio Associates, 1975.
  • Philadelphia 1639-2000. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2000.
  • Philadelphia's Guide: African-American State Historical Markers. Philadelphia, PA: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, 1992.
  • The President's House revisited behind the scenes: the Samuel Fraunces Story. Eubank, Kansas: Still Publications, 2013.
  • "Sea changes in the Sea Islands: nowhere to lay down weary head," The National Geographic Magazine, vol.172, no. 6, December 1987, pp. 735-763.
  • The Underground Railroad. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1987.
  • The Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. Jacksonville, N.C. : Flame International, 1981