Black Women in American History

Born in slavery, unable to read or write, Truth was to become one of the most famous Black women in American history. By the late 1800s, Truth's life had become a legend. Yet despite her fame, few history books dedicate more than a few ...

Author: Darlene Clark Hine


ISBN: UVA:X001785977

Category: African American women


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The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes.

Author: Robert L. Harris

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231138113

Category: History

Page: 460

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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.
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Notable Black American Women

She began to further explore the history of African American music and musicians in the U.S. , from Mahalia Jackson to Jessye Norman and Dizzy Gillespie and from the Negro spiritual to nationalistic and electronic music .

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0810391775

Category: Reference

Page: 842

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Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists
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Women and the Historical Enterprise in America

Hine Sight : Black Women and the Reconstruction of American History . Brooklyn : Carlson , 1994 ed . Black Women in America : An Historical Encyclopedia . 2 vols . Brooklyn : Carlson , 1993 . Hull , Gloria . Color , Sex , Poetry : Three ...

Author: Julie Des Jardins

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807854751

Category: History

Page: 380

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Looks at the works of women historians, from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II, and their impact on the social and cultural history of the United States.
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The Timetables of African American History

Lists both famous and little-known African Americans and includes historical moments, legal actions, cultural events, and other milestones

Author: Sharon Harley


ISBN: UOM:39015031825147

Category: African Americans

Page: 400

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Lists both famous and little-known African Americans and includes historical moments, legal actions, cultural events, and other milestones
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The Harvard Guide to African American History

The majority of the text recounts the history of black lawyers , organized by regions — New England , Atlantic States ... This companion volume to Notable Black American Women ( 1992 ) presents biographies of 500 men from the 18th ...

Author: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674002768

Category: Social Science

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Compiles information and interpretations on the past 500 years of African American history, containing essays on historical research aids, bibliographies, resources for womens' issues, and an accompanying CD-ROM providing bibliographical entries.
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What is African American History

From the early 1970s until the mid-1980s, female scholars – markedly a group of black women scholars as well as a few white women, most notably Gerda Lerner and Jacqueline Jones – produced articles, anthologies, and sweeping narratives ...

Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745695877

Category: History

Page: 180

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Scholarship on African American history has changed dramaticallysince the publication of George Washington Williams’pioneering A History of the Negro Race in America in 1882.Organized chronologically and thematically, What is AfricanAmerican History? offers a concise and compelling introductionto the field of African American history as well as the blackhistorical enterpriseÑpast, present, and future. Pero GagloDagbovie discusses many of the discipline’s important turningpoints, subspecialties, defining characteristics, debates, texts,and scholars. The author explores the growth and maturation ofscholarship on African American history from late nineteenth andearly twentieth centuries until the field achieved significantrecognition from the ‘mainstream’ U.S. historicalprofession in the 1970s. Subsequent decades witnessed the emergenceand development of key theoretical approaches, controversies, anddynamic areas of concentration in black history, the vibrant fieldof black women’s history, the intriguing relationship betweenAfrican American history and Black Studies, and the imaginablefuture directions of African American history in the twenty-firstcentury. What is African American History? will be a practicalintroduction for all students of African American history and BlackStudies.
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Encyclopedia of Women in American History

Notable American Women, Vol. III. Cambridge Harvard University ... Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present. ... Morris, Sarah P. Black Women in America: A Historical Encyclopedia.

Author: Joyce Appleby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471622

Category: History

Page: 800

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This illustrated encyclopedia examines the unique influence and contributions of women in every era of American history, from the colonial period to the present. It not only covers the issues that have had an impact on women, but also traces the influence of women's achievements on society as a whole. Divided into three chronologically arranged volumes, the set includes historical surveys and thematic essays on central issues and political changes affecting women's lives during each period. These are followed by A-Z entries on significant events and social movements, laws, court cases and more, as well as profiles of notable American women from all walks of life and all fields of endeavor. Primary sources and original documents are included throughout.
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African American History Reconsidered

This volume establishes new perspectives on African American history.

Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252077012

Category: Education

Page: 282

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This volume establishes new perspectives on African American history. The author discusses a wide range of issues and themes for understanding and analyzing African American history, the 20th century African American historical enterprise, and the teaching of African American history for the 21st century.
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Black Women Scientists in the United States

In Notable Black American Women , edited by Jessie Carney Smith . Vol . 1 , pp . 195–198 . Detroit : Gale Research , 1992 . Jackson , George L. Black Women Makers of History : A Portrait . Sacramento , Calif .: Fong and Fong , 1977 .

Author: Wini Warren

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253336031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Biographical information includes women in the fields of anatomy, astronautics and space science, anthropology, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, geology, marine biology, mathematics, medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, psychology, physics, and zoology.
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