Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia

Darlene Clark Hine, Elsa Barkley Brown, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Carlson Pub., 1 jan. 1993 - 1530 pagina's
This engaging reference for a wide audience that includes casual readers as well as students and scholars presents a comprehensive picture of Black women in America, from 17th-century slave women to contemporary television personalities. The approximately 800 signed entries include both biographical essays on individual women and broad topical essays on such subjects as slavery, religion, civil rights, the law, physicians, and education, which provide in-depth treatment of major contributions of Black women to American life and culture. The entries are accompanied by some 400 bandw photographs, most never before published. In addition to the bibliographies at the end of the entries, the set includes a major bibliography on Black women in American history. Access to every aspect of the set (including photo captions) is provided by an extensive index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Originally released in a much more expensive hardcover edition (LJ 2/15/93), this is an extremely useful guide to both the history and current status of African American women. The majority of the ... Volledige review lezen

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Darlene Clark Hine was born in Morley, Missouri on February 7, 1947. She received a BA from Roosevelt University in 1968 and a MA and PhD from Kent State University in 1970 and 1975, respectively. She is considered a leading historian of the African American experience who helped found the field of black women's history. She has taught at South Carolina State College, Purdue University, and Michigan State University. She has written numerous books including Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas; When the Truth Is Told: Black Women's Community and Culture in Indiana, 1875-1950; Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950; and Speak Truth to Power: The Black Professional Class in United States History.

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