- Paul Gaston, Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea (2009)
- Alessandra Lorini, Rituals of Race: American Public Culture and the Search for Racial Democracy
- Robert Kenzer, Enterprising Southerners: Black Economic Success in North Carolina, 1865-1915
- Midori Takagi, Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction:" Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865
- Tommy L. Bogger, Free Blacks in Norfolk, Virginia, 1790-1860: The Darker Side of Freedom (1997)
- Patience Essah, A House Divided: Slavery and Emancipation in Deleware, 1638-1865 (1996)
- Jeannie M. Whayne, A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas (1996)
- Gerald Horne, Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s (1995)
- Calder Loth, ed. Virginia Landmarks of Black History: Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register for Historic Places (1995)
- Sam C. Nolutshungu, Limits of Anarchy: Intervention and State Formation in Chad. (1995)
- Ira Berlin and Philip D. Morgan, eds.,Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas (1993)
- Robert A. Pratt, The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia 1954-89 (1992)
- Leroy Vail and Landeg White, Power and the Praise Poem: Southern African Voices in History (1991)
- Armstead L. Robinson and Patricia Sullivan, eds., New Directions in Civil Rights Studies (1991)
- Michael Plunkett, Afro-American Sources in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts (1990) 
- Sally Belfrage, Freedom Summer (1990)
- Phillips, Kristin D. (2010), Pater Rules Best: Political Kinship and Party Politics in Tanzania's Presidential Elections  (.pdf, 722KB). PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 33: 109–132.
- "A Portrait of the South in Black and White" , The University of Virginia Magazine. Summer 2010. A profile of Professor Paul Gaston and his memoir, Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea.
Paul M. Gaston, "Honor to the Class of ’69: Reflections on Affirmative Action—Its Origins, Virtues, Enemies, Champions, and Prospects ," May 1999.
Paul Gaston is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He joined the faculty in 1957, retiring in 1997. His writing and teaching centered on Southern and Virginian History, the Civil Rights Movement, and the comparative history of South Africa and the United States. He chaired the Woodson Institute Organizing Committee in 1981.
- Kristin D. Phillips , " Hunger, Healing and Citizenship in Central Tanzania  (.pdf, 831KB)". African Studies Review. April 2009.