Thomas C. Holt, Tom Holt Publications



  • "Génération(s) de résistance: le Mouvement des droits civiques aux États-Unis," 68: Une histoire collective, 1962-1981, sous la direction de Philippe Artières et Michelle Zaancarini-Fournel. Paris: La Découverte, 2008, pp. 94-101. [English translation available upon request.]
  • "John Hope Franklinís From Slavery to Freedom and the Conceptualization of African American History," Journal of Negro History, 85 (Winter-Spring 2000): 22-26. (See JSTOR link)
  • asd"Marking: Race, Race-making, and the Writing of History" (AHA Presidential Address)
  • "Sambo in Paris," (with Leora Auslander) in The Color of Liberty
  • "'The Essence of the Contract': The Articulation of Race, Gender, and Political Economy in British Emancipation Policy, 1838-1866", in Beyond Slavery (UNC, 2000)
  • "'An Empire over the Mind': Emancipation, Race and Ideology in the British West Indies and the American South," in Region, Race and Reconstruction: Essays in Honor of C. Vann Woodward, eds. J. Morgan Kousser and James McPherson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982, pp. 283-313.
  • "The Political Uses of Alienation: W.E.B. Du Bois on Politics, Race and Culture, 1903-1940," American Quarterly 42 (June 1990): 100-15. Reprinted in Intellectuals and Public Life: Between Radicalism and Reform, eds. Leon Fink, Stephen T. Leonard, and Donald M. Reid (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996), 236-56.
  • "W.E.B. Du Boisís Archeology of Race: Re-reading 'The Conservation of Races,'" in W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro: A Centenary Reappraisal, eds. Michael B. Katz and Thomas J. Sugrue. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
  • "'The Lonely Warrior': Ida B. Wells Barnett and the Struggle for Black Leadership," in Black Leaders in the 20th Century, eds. John Hope Franklin and August Meier. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982, pp. 39-61.
  • "Negro State Legislators in South Carolina during Reconstruction," in Southern Black Political Leaders During Reconstruction, ed. Howard Rabinowitz. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982, pp. 223-46. Reprinted by Houghton- Mifflin, 1997.
  • "Explaining Race in American History", in Imagined Histories: American Historians Interpret the Past, eds. Anthony Molho and Gordon S. Wood. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. Pp. 107-19.
  • "'Knowledge is Power': the Black Struggle for Literacy," in MLA: The Right to Literacy, eds. Andrea A. Lunsford, Helene Moglen, and James Slevin. New York: Modern Language Association, 1990. Pp. 91-102.



  • "The Second Great Migration, 1940-70," in In Motion: The African- American Migration Experience, The Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture.
  • "Purity of Blood," in William and Mary Quarterly 61, no. 3 (July 2004).
  • "Foreword: The First New Nations," in Race and Nation in Modern Latin America, eds. Nancy P. Appelbaum, Anne S. Macpherson, and Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003).
  • "Afterword: Re-Thinking the Black Public Sphere," The Black Public Sphere, ed. The Black Public Sphere Collective. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
  • "Slavery and Freedom in the Atlantic World: Reflections on the Diasporan Framework," in Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora, eds. Darlene Clark Hine and Jacqueline McLeod (Bloomington: University of Indiana University Press, 1999. Pp. 33-44.
  • "'Experience' and the Politics of Intellectual Inquiry: A Response to Joan Scott," in The Question of Evidence: Proof, Practice, and Persuasion across the Disciplines, eds. James Chandler, Arnold I. Davidson, and Harry Harootunian. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
  • "Whither Now and Why: An Introduction," inThe State of Afro American History: Past, Present, and Future, ed. Darlene Clark Hine. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986, pp. 1-10.
  • "African American History," in The New American History, ed. Eric Foner. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990, chapter 10. [rev. ed. 1997].
  • "Reconstruction in United States History Textbooks," Journal of American History, March 1995, 379-88.
  • "Racism and the Working Class," International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 45, Spring 1994, 86-95.
  • "Gender in the Service of Bourgeois Ideology," International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 41, Spring 1992, 29-36.
  • "Explaining Abolition" (A Review of Seymour Drescher's Capitalism and Antislavery), in Journal of Social History, 24 (Fall 1990): 371-78.
  • "When the Cruel War Was Over" (A Review of Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877), in The Washington Post Book World, May 15, 1988.
  • "Of Human Progress and Intellectual Apostasy" (A Review Essay of David Brion Davis's Slavery and Human Progress), Reviews in American History, 15 (March 1987): 50-58.
  • "Politicians Without Politics" (A Review Essay of Ruth Currie-McDaniel's Carpetbagger of Conscience and Russell Duncan's Freedom's Shore), in The Georgia Historical Quarterly, 72 (Spring 1988): 72-86.