The African American Experience

An Historiographical and Bibliographical Guide

by Arvarh E. Strickland, ed., Robert E.Weems, Jr., ed.


In essays written by scholars from the fields of history, literature, religion, political science, sociology, psychology, music, and religion, the book spotlights the historiographical trends associated with the evolving study of African American life and history. Students and scholars, as well as general readers, will find the guide to be a useful tool in identifying secondary materials for study, class use, and scholarly research.

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November 2000


Pages 456
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Race and Ethnicity/African American Studies
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Compared to the early decades of the 20th century, when scholarly writing on African Americans was limited to a few titles on slavery, Reconstruction, and African American migration, the last thirty years have witnessed an explosion of works on the African American experience. With the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1960s came an increasing demand for the study and teaching of African American history followed by the publication of increasing numbers of titles on African American life and history. This volume provides a comprehensive bibliographical and analytical guide to this growing body of literature as well as an analysis of how the study of African Americans has changed.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAfrican American Migration and Urbanization by Arvarh E. Strickland and Robert E. Weems, Jr.The African American Worker in Slavery and Freedom by Joe William Trotter, Jr.African American Families: Historically Resilient by Aaron ThompsonAfrican American Women by Wilma KingThe African American Educational Experience by Carolyn A. DorseyThe African American Literary Tradition by Clenora Hudson-WeemsThe African American Musical Experience by John A. TaylorAfrican American Intellectual/Political Thought by Robert L. Harris, Jr.The African American Political Experience by Sharon D. Wright and Minion K.C. MorrisonThe African American Press by Julius E. ThompsonAfrican Americans in the Military of the United States by John F. Marszalek and Horace D. NashThe African American Athletic Experience by David K. WigginsConstructing an Historiography of African American Business by Juliet E. K. WalkerSexuality and Race by Stanley O. Gaines, Jr.African American Consumerism by Robert E. Weems, Jr.The Civil Rights Movement by John DittmerAfrican American Religion in the United States by Charles H. Long



Libraries serving patrons with an interest in African American history will want to own this bibliography.—Reference & User Services Quarterly


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