African American History Reconsidered

African American History Reconsidered

by Pero Dagbovie
     
 

This groundbreaking volume establishes new perspectives on black history--its scholarship and pedagogy, scholars and interpreters, and evolution as a profession.

 

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie discusses a wide range of issues and themes for understanding and analyzing African American history, the twentieth century black historical enterprise, and the

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This groundbreaking volume establishes new perspectives on black history--its scholarship and pedagogy, scholars and interpreters, and evolution as a profession.

 

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie discusses a wide range of issues and themes for understanding and analyzing African American history, the twentieth century black historical enterprise, and the teaching of African American history for the twenty-first century. Additional topics include the hip-hop generation's relationship to and interpretations of African American history; past, present, and future approaches to the subject; and the social construct of knowledge in African American historiography. An exclamation of definitions of black history from W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and a survey of early black women historians lend further dimension and authenticity to the volume. A bold contribution to the growing fields of African American historiography and the philosophy of black history, African American History Reconsidered offers numerous analytical frameworks for understanding and delving into a variety of dimensions of the African American historical experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252077012
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
New Black Studies Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................xi
Acknowledgements....................xvii
Introduction....................1
1. Conceptualizing Black History, 1903-2006....................17
2. Approaches to Teaching and Learning African American History....................48
3. Carter G. Woodson's Appeal, Black History, and Black Radical Thought....................77
4. "Ample Proof of This May Be Found": Early Black Women Historians....................99
5. "Shadow vs. Substance": Deconstructing Booker T. Washington....................127
6. Genocide and African American History....................158
Conclusion....................197
Notes....................203
Index....................241

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