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Black Book Publishers in the United States: A Historical Dictionary of the Presses, 1817-1990
     

Black Book Publishers in the United States: A Historical Dictionary of the Presses, 1817-1990

by Donald Franklin Joyce
 
This book offers the first extensive look at black-owned publishing companies from 1817 to 1990, and reveals previously unknown facts about the contributions of blacks to Western civilization. By studying bibliographic works, book advertisements, periodical literature, and business directories, Joyce has collected a wealth of information on 46 firms. Included are

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This book offers the first extensive look at black-owned publishing companies from 1817 to 1990, and reveals previously unknown facts about the contributions of blacks to Western civilization. By studying bibliographic works, book advertisements, periodical literature, and business directories, Joyce has collected a wealth of information on 46 firms. Included are publishing histories, bibliographic data, information sources, libraries holding specific titles, and officers and addresses where appropriate. The entries are arranged alphabetically by firm, and a geographical listing and author/title/subject index are also provided.

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Library Journal
This dictionary provides informative and readable histories of 46 black-owned publishing companies. Each profile contains information on the company's publications, lists of libraries holding them, bibliographies containing sources on the companies, and the names of officers and addresses for current organizations. Joyce's earlier work, Gatekeepers of Black Culture: Black-Owned Book Publishing in the United States, 1817-1961 (Greenwood, 1983), profiled 68 companies in its lengthy appendix and covered the history of the industry in its main text. All but four of the companies included here were cited in this earlier work, leaving one to wonder why the current work is not more comprehensive. Still, the book is of interest to public and academic libraries with collections in black history and culture.-- Marie F. Jones, Muskingum Coll. Lib., New Concord, Ohio
Booknews
Since the second decade of the 19th century, there have been Black- owned book publishers in the US, addressing the special concerns of Black people in ways that other book publishers have not. Joyce offers comprehensive profiles of 46 of these publishing companies, selected for inclusion through an examination of major bibliographic works, book advertisements, periodical literature, and business directories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313064654
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/14/1991
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
360 KB

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Meet the Author

DONALD FRANKLIN JOYCE is Director of the Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.

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