Nel 1980 venne premiato con il premio Pulitzer per la storia per Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery.
- How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow
- Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery(1979)
- North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (University of Chicago Press: 1961)
- Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America edited by Hilton Als, Jon Lewis, Leon F. Litwack and James Allen.
- The Harvard Guide to African-American History by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Darlene Clark Hine e Leon F. Litwack
- African American history, containing essays on historical research aids, bibliographies, resources for women's issues, and an accompanying CD-ROM providing bibliographical entries.
- Trouble In Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998)
- The American Labor Movement by Leon Litwack