History and Criticism
To make a poet black. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939.
In his groundbreaking book To Make a Poet Black, Redding establishes a canon of African American literature, from eighteenth–century writers such as Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley to Zora Neale Hurston and writers of his own time.
To make a poet black, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, .
They came in chains: Americans from Africa. Philadelphia: Lippincott, .
The lonesome road: the story of the Negro’s part in America.Garden City: Doubleday, 1958.
In this book, Redding provides a detailed history of race relations in America through biographical portraits of a variety of African–Americans–both well–known and little–known individuals, including civil rights leaders, journalists, labor leaders, physicians, attorneys, artists and writers, and entertainers and sports figures.
The Negro. Washington: Potomac Books, 1967.
The last of his books to appear during Redding’s lifetime, The Negro chronicles historical events leading up to the civil rights demonstrations and legislation of the 1960s.
The black youth movement. [Washington, D.C.: United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa], 1969.
The problems of the Negro writer. [Amherst, Mass.]: Massachusetts Review, 1964–1965.
Displayed are scarce offprint publications of two of Redding’s essays published in scholarly journals.
J. Saunders Redding, 1906–1988. Stanton, DE: John P. Reid, 1990.
This short bibliography of the work of J. Saunders Redding is the first and only publication in the publisher’s projected series of “Collector’s Guides to Delaware Writers.”
The souls of black folk: essays and sketches; with illustrations of the author,his environment, and the setting of the book, together with an introduction by Saunders Redding. [J.] New York: Dodd, Mead, [1961.]
J. Saunders Redding: Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters, Emeritus: in memoriam. [Ithaca, N.Y.: s.n., 1988].
Program for the service held at Sage Chapel, Cornell University, on March 6, 1988. Speakers include: Frank H.T. Rhodes, Ephim Fogel, Pancho Savery, Charles Levy, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.