Further Reading

The following is a list of items taken from Merlin that you may wish to access for further information and background on the amazing people we high-lighted in our Leaders and Heroes exhibit. Some of the resources may be available for check out with library curb-side pick-up. 

Each of these individuals may have been overlooked, but they are all precious to our continued understanding of the past, and history as we’ve been taught it. Special Collections fully believes that our diverse resources are worth collecting and protecting to the best of our abilities as a major university system.

Henry's freedom box / by Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Cover; Henry's freedom box.

Henry Box Brown

  1. American antislavery writings: Colonial beginnings to Emancipation. (2012). J. G. Basker (Ed.), New York: Library of America; Penguin Books. E446 .A48 2012 
  2. Understanding 19th-century slave narratives. (2016). S. L. Bland Jr. (Ed.), Santa Barbara; Colorado: Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. E444 .U54 2016 
  3. Cutter, M. J. (2017). The illustrated slave: Empathy, graphic narrative, and the visual culture of the transatlantic abolition movement, 1800-1852. Athens: The University of Georgia Press. PS217.S55 C87 2017 
  4. Rusert, B. (2017). Fugitive science: Empiricism and freedom in early African American culture. New York: New York University Press. MU Online
Oo-mah-ha Ta-wa-tha (Omaha city) / by Fannie Reed Giffen. With illustrations by Susette La Flesche Tibbles (Bright Eyes) 1854-1898.

Titlepage and frontispiece; Oo-mah-ha Ta-wa-tha (Omaha city)

Inshta Theamba

  1. Wilson, D. C. (1974). Bright Eyes; The story of Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian. New York: McGraw-Hill, [1974] E99.O4 W54 
  2. Zylyff. (1880). The Ponca chiefs: An Indian's attempt to appeal from the tomahawk to the courts: A full history of the robbery of the Ponca Tribe of Indians, with all the papers filed and evidence taken in the Standing Bear habeas corpus case, and full text of Judge Dundy's celebrated decision: With some suggestions towards a solution of the Indian question. Introduction by Inshta Theamba (Bright Eyes); and dedication by W. Phillips. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks. MU Online 
  3. Wielding the pen: Writings on authorship by American women of the nineteenth century. (2009). A. E. Boyd (Ed.), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. PS508.W7 W45 2009 
  4. Peterson, N. M. (2006). Walking in two worlds: Mixed-blood Indian women seeking their path. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press. E98.W8 P47 2006 
  5. A sweet, separate intimacy: Women writers of the American frontier, 1800-1922. (2000). S. C.  Miller (Ed.), Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. PS509.F7 S84 2000   
The Middle five : Indian boys at school / by Francis La Flesche.

Cover; The Middle five: Indian boys at school.

Francis La Flesche

  1. Fletcher, A. C. and La Flesche, F. (1893). A study of Omaha Indian music: With a report on the structural peculiarities of the music by J. C. Fillmore. Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody museum of American archaeology and ethnology. E51 .H337 1 no.1-1 no.7 
  2. Fletcher, A. C. and La Flesche, F. (1970). The Omaha tribe. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., E99.O4 F65 1970 
  3. Bear, man, and God: Eight approaches to William Faulkner's The bear. (1971). F. L. Utley, L. Z. Bloom & A. F. Kinney (Eds.), New York: Random House. PS3511.A86 B439 1971 
  4. In beauty I walk: The literary roots of Native American writing. (2008) J. Ramsey and L. Burlingame (Eds.), Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. PS508.I5 I53 2008 
  5. Dockstader, F. J. (1977). Great North American Indians: Profiles in life and leadership. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. E89 .D55
Indian boyhood / by Charles A. Eastman ; with illustrations by E. L. Blumenschein.

Cover; Indian boyhood

Ohíye S'a

  1. Eastman, C. A. [Ohiyesa] (1911). The soul of the Indian: An interpretation. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. E98.R3 E15 1980 
  2. Eastman, C. A. [Ohiyesa] (2010). Living in two worlds: The American Indian experience illustrated: including contributions by other notable Indian leaders. M. O. Fitzgerald (Ed.), foreword by J. Trosper. Bloomington, Ind.: World Wisdom. E99.S22 E1844 2010 
  3. Eastman, C. A. [Ohiyesa] and Eastman, E. G. (1990). Wigwam evenings: Sioux folk tales retold. Illustrated by E. W. Deming with introduction by M. Dorris and L. Erdrich. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. E99.D1 E183 1990 
  4. Carlson, D. J. (2006). Sovereign selves: American Indian autobiography and the law. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. E78.T77 C38 2006 
  5. Eastman, C. A. [Ohiyesa] (1991). Old Indian days.; introduction by A. L. B. RuoffLincoln: University of Nebraska Press. PS3509.A748 O4 1991 
  6. American Indian nonfiction: An anthology of writings, 1760s-1930s. (2007). B. C. Peyer (Ed.), Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. PS153.I52 A44 2007 
Matthew Henson : arctic hero / [by] Sheldon N. Ripley. Illustrated by E. Harper Johnson.

Image; Matthew Henson: Arctic hero

Matthew A. Henson

  1. For the Recognition of Matthew A. Hensen [sic]: hearings before the United States House Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, Seventy-Fourth Congress, second session, on May 22, 1936. (1936). Washington: U.S. G.P.O.   MU Online 
  2. Miller, F. (1963). Ahdoolo: The biography of Matthew A. Henson. New York: Dutton. G635 .H4 M5 1963 
  3. Counter, S. A. (1991). North Pole legacy: Black, white & Eskimo. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. E99 .E7 C747 1991 
  4. Encyclopedia of African-American writing: Five centuries of contribution. (2009). Amenia: Grey House Pub. MU Online 
  5. Explorers in the 20th and 21st Centuries: From Auguste Piccard to James Cameron. (2014). Chicago: Britannica Educational Publishing. MU Online 
  6. Gates, H. L. (2011). Life upon these shores: Looking at African American history, 1513-2008. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. E185 .G27 2011
  7. MacMillan, D. B., LeMoine, G. M., Kaplan, S. A., and Witty, A. (2008). How Peary reached the Pole: The personal story of his assistant. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. MU Online 
The good earth

Cover; The Good Earth

Pearl Buck

  1. Buck, P. S. (1954). My several worlds: A personal record. New York: J. Day Co. PS3503.U198 Z5 
  2. Buck, P. S. (1947). Far and near: Stories of Japan, China, and America. New York: J. Day Co. 818 B85fa 
  3. Fairy tales of the Orient. (1965). P. S. Buck (Ed.), Illustrated by J. Wong. New York: Simon & Schuster. PS3503.U198 F35 1965 
  4. Buck, P. S., Zarfoss, G. T. (1965). The gifts they bring: Our debt to the mentally retarded. New York: John Day Co. HV891 .B8 
  5. Buck, P. S. (1972). China past and present: With photos from Magnum by H. Cartier-Bresson [and others]. New York: J. Day Co. PS3503.U198 Z536 
  6. Buck, P. S. (1939). The Chinese novel: Nobel lecture delivered before the Swedish Academy at Stockholm, December 12, 1938. New York: John Day. 895.13 B855c 
  7. Buck, P. S. (1935). House of earth: The good earth; Sons; A house divided. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. 818 B85hou 
"County fair."

Cover; Missouri Reader

Mary Margaret McBride

  1. Ware, S. (2005). It's one o'clock and here is Mary Margaret McBride: A radio biography. New York: New York University Press. PN1991.4.M37 W37 2005 
  2. McBride, M. M. (1966). The growing up of Mary Elizabeth. Illustrated by L. F. Bjorklund. New York: Dodd, Mead. PZ7.M1224 Gr 
  3. McBride, M. M. (1959). A long way from Missouri. New York: Putnam. 071 M122Xl 
  4. How to be a successful advertising woman: A career guide for women in advertising, public relations, and related fields. (1948). M. M. McBride (Ed.), for Advertising Women of New York, inc. New York: Whittlesey House. 396.56591 M122h 
  5. McBride, M. M. and Williams, A. (1927). Charm: A book about it and those who have it, for those who want it. Decorations by E. S. Hader. New York: Rae D. Henkle co., inc. 177 M12 
  6. Josephy, H. and McBride, M. M. (1931). New York is everybody's town. Drawings by M. Freeman. New York; London: G. P. Putnam's sons. 917.471 J77 
Commitment : fatherhood in Black America / artistic concept and photographs by Carole Patterson ; guest photographs by Anthony Barboza ; essays by Arvarh E. Strickland and Minion KC Morrison ; captions and biographical narratives by Clyde Ruffin ; edited by Marlene Perchinske.

Cover; Commitment: fatherhood in Black America

Arvarh Strickland

  1. Strickland, A. E. (1966). History of the Chicago Urban League. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. F548.9 .N3 S76 1966 
  2. Strickland, A. E. (2001). History of the Chicago Urban League. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. F548.9 .N3 S76 2001 
  3. Greene, L. J. (1989). Working with Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black history: A diary, 1928-1930. E185.97 .W77 G74 1989 
  4. Greene, L. J. (1996). Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson: A diary, 1930-1933. A. E. Strickland (Ed.), Columbia: University of Missouri Press. E185.97.W77 G735 1996   
  5. Greene, L. J., Kremer, G. R. and Holland, A. F. (1993)Missouri's Black heritage. Columbia: University of Missouri Press. E185.93.M7 G73 1993.  
  6. Reich, J. R., Strickland, A. E. and Biller, E. L. (1971). Building the United States. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. E178.1 .R35 1971 
  7. The African American experience: An historiographical and bibliographical guide. (2001). A. E. Strickland and R. E. Weems, Jr. (Eds.), Westport, Conn.: Greenwood PressE184.65 .A37 2001 
The essential Dykes to watch out for

Title page; The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For

Alison Bechdel

  1. Wolk, D. (2007). Reading comics: How graphic novels work and what they mean. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press. PN6725 .W65 2007 
  2. Bechdel, A. (2011). I was a teenage lesbian. In D. Savage and T. Miller, (Eds.), It gets better: Coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living. New York: Dutton. HQ76.27.Y68 I74 2011 
  3. Bechdel, A. (2006). Fun Home: A family tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. PN6727.B3757 Z46 2006 
  4. Sproles, K. Z. (2019). Reflective reading and the power of narrative: Producing the reader. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge. PN98.R38 S67 2019 
  5. Kron, L. and Tesori, J. (2015). Fun homeBased on the graphic novel by Alison BechdelNew York: Samuel FrenchML50.T356 F86 2015 
  6. Rohy, V. (2020). Chances are: Contingency, queer theory, and American literature. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. PS169.H65 R63 2020 
  7. The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature. (2015). S. Herring (Ed.), New York: Cambridge University PressMU Online