The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638–1870. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1896.
The Philadelphia Negro, A Social Study. Philadelphia: Published for the University, 1899.
The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A. C. McClurg 8c Co., 1903.
John Brown. Philadelphia: G. W.Jacobs 8c Company, 1909.
The Quest of the Silver Fleece: A Novel. Chicago: A. C. McClurg ' Co., 1911.
The Negro. New York: H. Holt, 1915.
Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920.
The Gift of Black Folks: Negroes in the Making of America. Boston: Stratford Co., 1924.
Dark Princess: A Romance. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1928.
Africa, Its Geography, People and Products. Girard, KS: HaldemanJulius Publications, 1930.
Africa—Its Place in Modern History. Girard, KS: Haldeman Julius Publications, 1930.
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860–1880: An Essay toward a History of the Part which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1935.
Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1939.
Dusk of Dawn: An Essay toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1940.
Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1945.
The World and Africa: An Inquiry into the Part Which Africa Has Played in World History. New York: Viking Press, 1947.
Peace is Dangerous. New York: National Guardian, 1951.
In Battle for Peace: The Story of My 83rd Birthday, with Comment by Shirley Graham. New York: Masses 8c Mainstream, 1952.
The Black Flame: A Trilogy The Ordeal of Mansart. New York: Mainstream Publishers, 1957. Mansart Builds a School. New York: Mainstream Publishers, 1959. Worlds of Color. New York: Mainstream Publishers. 1961.