The Black Republic: African Americans, Haiti, and the Rise of Radical Black Internationalism (under contract, The University of Pennsylvania Press)

Expanding the Boundaries of Black Intellectual History (co-edited with Leslie Alexander and Russell Rickford, under contract with Northwestern University Press)


“The Transnational Work of Moral Elevation: African American Women and the Reformation of Haiti, 1874-1950,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 5, no. 2 (2016): 128-150. *Winner: 2017 Best Article Prize in the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section of the Latin American Studies Association*

“Teaching Celia in the Age of Black Lives Matter,” Radical Teacher 106 (Fall 2016): 57-64

“To Start Something to Help These People: African American Women and the Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934,” The Journal of Haitian Studies 21, no. 2 (December 2015): 127-153.

“Black Republicans, Black Republic: African-Americans, Haiti, and the Promise of Reconstruction,” Slavery & Abolition 36, no. 4 (December 2015): 545-567.

Book Chapters

“Fabre Geffrard, the Holly Family, and the Construction of a “Civilized” Haiti,” in Celucien L. Joseph and Nixon S. Cleophat, eds., Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016).

Cultural & Literary Periodicals

“Tar Heels, Alive,” The Point Magazine

“Making America White 200 Years Ago,” Public Books

“Talking About Mass Shootings Involves Silence About American History,” and Soul and Ice: Finding P.K. Subban’s NashvilleScalawag 

Online Publications

Various, Black Perspectives, online publication of the African American Intellectual History Society.

“Reconstruction, Power, and the Personal,” Journal of the Civil War Era

“Civilization in the Highest?” Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

“Sylvio Cator: Haiti’s Olympian,” and “O.J. Simpson, Ex-Colored Man,” Sport in American History.

“White Folks and Christians in Haiti,” H-Haiti.

Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Dictionary Entries, and More

I have contributed book reviews for several journals including The Journal of African American History and entries to several publications including the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (2016).

Brandon R Byrd