Charles V. Hamilton in Print


Minority Politics in Black Belt Alabama (McGraw Hill, 1962) reflected Hamilton’s time at Tuskegee.

Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, with Stokely Carmichael (Random House, 1967) became a national bestseller.

The Black Preacher in America (William Morrow, 1972) focused on the social action message of black ministers and their role as members of the black leadership class.

The Black Experience in American Politics (G.P. Putnam, 1973) is an edited volume of articles and speeches of civil rights activists and politicians from 1900 to 1970.

The Bench and the Ballot: Southern Federal Judges and Black Voters (Oxford University Press, 1973) examined how the social environment of federal judges in the South hampered their ability to handle voting rights cases fairly.

American Government (Scott Foresman, 1982) drew upon Hamilton’s long experience teaching American politics.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma (Atheneum, 1991) was ranked one of the most notable books of the year by The New York Times and universally hailed as an objective and revealing treatment of Powell’s career.

The Dual Agenda: Race and Social Welfare Policies of Civil Rights Organizations, written with his wife, Dona Cooper Hamilton, a professor of social work at Lehman College (CUNY) (Columbia University Press, 1998), explored the accomplishments of the National Urban League and the NAACP.

Beyond Racism: Race and Inequality in Brazil, South Africa and the United States (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001) is a comparative study of racism in three countries.