Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1851097007
Pages : 1010 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (851 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora written by Carole Boyce Davies and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008 with total page 1010 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. * More than 500 A-Z entries * Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars * Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

Writings on Black Women of the Diaspora

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135649251
Pages : 152 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book Writings on Black Women of the Diaspora written by Lean'tin Bracks and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Freedom Facts and Firsts

Publisher : Visible Ink Press
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ISBN : 1578592607
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (578 users)

Download or read book Freedom Facts and Firsts written by Jessie Carney Smith and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

African American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940: Volume 10

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ISBN : 1108472559
Pages : 369 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (18 users)

Download or read book African American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940: Volume 10 written by Eve Dunbar and published by . This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illustrates African American writers' cultural production and political engagement despite the economic precarity of the 1930s.

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0810885433
Pages : 329 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era written by Lean'tin L. Bracks and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-10-16 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Harlem Renaissance is considered one of the most significant periods of creative and intellectual expression for African Americans. Beginning as early as 1914 and lasting into the 1940s, this era saw individuals reject the stereotypes of African Americans and confront the racist, social, political, and economic ideas that denied them citizenship and access to the American Dream. While the majority of recognized literary and artistic contributors to this period were black males, African American women were also key contributors. Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era profiles the most important figures of this cultural and intellectual movement. Highlighting the accomplishments of black women who sought to create positive change after the end of WWI, this reference work includes representatives not only from the literary scene but also: Activists Actresses Artists Educators Entrepreneurs Musicians Political leaders Scholars By acknowledging the women who played vital—if not always recognized—roles in this movement, this book shows how their participation helped set the stage for the continued transformation of the black community well into the 1960s. To fully realize the breadth of these contributions, editors Lean’tin L. Bracks and Jessie Carney Smith have assembled profiles written by a number of accomplished academics and historians from across the country. As such, Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era will be of interest to scholars of women’s studies, African American studies, and cultural history, as well as students and anyone wishing to learn more about the women of this important era.

African American Almanac

Publisher : Visible Ink Press
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ISBN : 1578593824
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (578 users)

Download or read book African American Almanac written by Lean'tin Bracks and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. Celebrating centuries of achievements, the African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage, and Excellence provides insights on the influence, inspiration, and impact of African Americans on U.S. society and culture. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including 750 influential figures—little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 445 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering politics, education, religion, business, science, medicine, the military, sports, literature, music, dance, theater, art, film, and television, chapters address the important events and social and cultural changes that affected African Americans over the centuries, followed by biographical profiles of hundreds of key figures, including Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Amiri Baraka, Daisy Bates, George Washington Carver, Ray Charles, Bessie Coleman, Gary Davis, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Michael Eric Dyson, Duke Ellington, Medgar Evers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Eric H. Holder Jr., Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, LeBron James, Mae C. Jemison, Martin Luther King Jr., Queen Latifah, Jacob Lawrence, Kevin Liles, Thurgood Marshall, Walter Mosley, Elijah Muhammad, Barack Obama, Gordon Parks, Rosa Parks, Richard Pryor, Condoleezza Rice, Smokey Robinson, Wilma Rudolph, Betty Shabazz, Tavis Smiley, Clarence Thomas, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Ross Tubman, C. Delores Tucker, Usher, Denmark Vesey, Alice Walker, Booker T. Washington, Kanye West, Reggie White, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm X. Explore a wealth of milestones, inspiration, challenges met, and lasting respect!

Alice Walker - The Color Purple

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350310085
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book Alice Walker - The Color Purple written by Rachel Lister and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-06-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its publication in 1982, The Color Purple has polarized critics and generated controversy while delighting many readers around the world. Rachel Lister offers a clear, stimulating and wide-ranging exploration of the critical history of Alice Walker's best-selling novel, from contemporary reviews through to twenty-first-century readings. This Reader's Guide: - Opens with an overview of Walker's work - Provides a detailed consideration of the conception and reception of The Color Purple - Examines coverage of key critical issues and debates such as Walker's use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics - Covers the reception and cultural impact of cinematic and musical adaptations, including Steven Spielberg's 1985 film and the recent Broadway production Lively and insightful, this is an indispensable volume for anyone studying, or simply interested in, Alice Walker and her most famous work.

Encyclopedia of African American Business: Updated and Revised Edition, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440850283
Pages : 1032 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of African American Business: Updated and Revised Edition, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] written by Jessie Smith and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-11-27 with total page 1032 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two-volume set showcases the achievements of African American entrepreneurs and the various businesses that they founded, developed, or promote as well as the accomplishments of many African American leaders—both those whose work is well-known and other achievers who have been neglected in history. • Provides a broad overview of the development of African American business and business leaders, from the beginning of black life in America through the present • Demonstrates that African Americans developed self-sufficiency early on despite rampant racism and legal restrictions and how their efforts and accomplishments impacted the economy • Identifies many women African American business leaders • Introduces readers to the success of African American entrepreneurs beyond American shores • Shows the influence of social media on the shaping of businesses in the modern context

Transformations in Africana Studies

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1000825914
Pages : 346 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

Download or read book Transformations in Africana Studies written by Adebayo Oyebade and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-20 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces readers to the rich discipline of Africana Studies, reflecting on how it has developed over the last fifty years as an intellectual enterprise for knowledge production about Africa and the African diaspora. The African world has always had a wealth of indigenous knowledge systems, but for the greater part of the scholarly history, hegemonic Western epistemologies have denied the authenticity of African indigenous ways of knowing. The post-colonial era has seen steady and deliberate efforts to expand the frontiers of knowledge about black people and their societies, and to Africanize such bodies of knowledge in all fields of human endeavor. This book reflects on how the multidisciplinary discipline of Africana Studies has transformed and reinvented itself as it has sought to advance knowledge about the African world. The contributors consider the foundations of the discipline, its key theories and methods of knowledge production, and how it interacts with popular culture, Women’s Studies, and other area studies such as Ethnic and Afro-Latinix Studies. Bringing together rich insights from across history, religion, literature, art, sociology, and philosophy, this book will be an important read for students and researchers of Africa and Africana Studies.

Children of the Changing South

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786488166
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Children of the Changing South written by Foster Dickson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-11-16 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although much attention has been paid to the adults who led, participated in, or witnessed the civil rights movement, much less attention has been given to those who were children during that era. Especially in the South, these children of the 1950s and afterward came of age in the midst of major societal shifts regarding race, gender, social class, and industry as the South re-branded itself the “Sun Belt.” In this collection of memoirs, writers, teachers, scholars and historians recall growing up in the South from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, revealing how the region changed over time, as well as how a Southern childhood varied across time, race, gender, socio-economic status, and geography. By viewing these remembrances through the lens of multiculturalism, this collection offers anuanced understanding of how the pre-civil rights movement South evolved into the South of the 21st century.

Critical Nostalgia and Caribbean Migration

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9781433104626
Pages : 114 pages
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Download or read book Critical Nostalgia and Caribbean Migration written by J. A. Brown-Rose and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literature of Caribbean writers living in the United States embodies a duality, an awareness of multiple sites of identity as well as conflict of place and space. Easily grouped with African Americans, Caribbean peoples and other immigrants from the African Diaspora make up the quasi-political face of Black America. But as immigrants from a former colonized community, Caribbean writers carry with them a historical experience that differentiates them from African Americans - they stand on the border of two spaces. What impact does this duality have on Caribbean literature written by writers who have left the «home» space for American soil? As many writers have suggested, Caribbean writers are continuously looking back to home in an attempt to understand who they are and where they belong. This book postulates that it is through nostalgia, or an attempt to renegotiate the past, that the Caribbean writer attempts to reconcile his/her duality. Nostalgia can be directly linked to an understanding of, and by extension a critique of, American social and political practices as well as an appraisal of colonial influences in the Caribbean. Thus the discourse of Caribbean writers living in America operates on different levels: Although Caribbean migratory writers are continuously looking back to «home», this nostalgia is tied to a reevaluation of American and island consciousness. The texts discussed in this work are, in effect, engaged in critical analysis; the texts «perform criticism» of the «home» country and «that man's country» - the United States.

Summoning Our Saints

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1498581609
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

Download or read book Summoning Our Saints written by John Wharton Lowe and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-09-17 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book celebrates and illuminates the poetry and prose of Brenda Marie Osbey. Featuring chapters by distinguished critics of African American poetry and prose, it places particular emphasis on the role of New Orleans, sexuality, gender, madness, death, and remembrance in her oeuvre, and on Osbey’s eloquent revision of hemispheric history.

Maya Angelou

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 150130786X
Pages : 265 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

Download or read book Maya Angelou written by Linda Wagner-Martin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive biographical and critical reading of the works of American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Linda Wagner-Martin covers all six of Angelou's autobiographies, as well as her essay and poetry collections, while also exploring Angelou's life as an African American in the United States, her career as stage and film performer, her thoughtful participation in the Civil Rights actions of the 1960s, and her travels abroad in Egypt, Africa, and Europe. In her discussion of Angelou's methods of writing her stunning autobiography, which began with the 1970 publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Wagner-Martin writes about the influences of the Harlem Writers Group (led by James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and John O. Killens) as well as Angelou's significant friendships with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders from both international and African American United States cultures. Crucial concepts throughout include the role of oral traditions, of song and dance, of the spiritualism of art based on religious belief, of Angelou's voiced rhythms and her polished use of dialogue to convey more abstract "meaning.†? Wagner-Martin shows that, viewing herself as a global citizen, Angelou never lost her spirit of adventure and discovery as well as her ability to overcome.

African American Authors, 1745-1945

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313309106
Pages : 552 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (39 users)

Download or read book African American Authors, 1745-1945 written by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles the lives and works of seventy-eight African-American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313357978
Pages : 1733 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] written by Jessie Carney Smith and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-12-17 with total page 1733 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

Reclaiming Home, Remembering Motherhood, Rewriting History

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443810479
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Reclaiming Home, Remembering Motherhood, Rewriting History written by Marie Drews and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reclaiming Home, Remembering Motherhood, Rewriting History: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Literature in the Twentieth Century offers a critical valuation of literature composed by black female writers and examines their projects of reclamation, rememory, and revision. As a collection, it engages black women writers’ efforts to create more inclusive conceptualizations of community, gender, and history, conceptualizations that take into account alternate lived and written experiences as well as imagined futures. Contributors to this collection probe the realms of gender studies, postcolonialism, and post-structural theory and suggest important ways in which to explore connections between home, motherhood, and history across the multifarious narratives of African American and Afro-Caribbean experiences. Together they argue that it is through their female characters that black women writers demonstrate the tumultuous processes of deciphering home and homeland, of articulating the complexities of mothering relationships, and of locating their own personal history within local and national narratives. Essays gathered in this collection consider the works of African American women writers (Pauline Hopkins, Toni Morrison, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Audre Lorde, Lalita Tademy, Lorene Cary, Octavia Butler, Zora Neale Hurston, and Sherley Anne Williams) alongside the works of black women writers from the Caribbean (Jamaica Kincaid and Gisèle Pineau), Guyana (Grace Nichols), and Cuba (María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno).

Transnationalism and American Literature

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135985901
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book Transnationalism and American Literature written by Colleen G. Boggs and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-05-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature? This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the spaces and temporalities of the transatlantic. Boggs demonstrates that the assumption that American literature has become transnational only recently – that there is such a thing as an "era" of transnationalism – marks a blindness to the intrinsic transatlanticism of American literature.