Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier

Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier

by John W. Ravage
     
 

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With its rare photographs of definitive, enduring importance and its accompanying text, Black Pioneers depicts the full range of African-American experience in the West and reconstructs our understanding of the history and contributions of African-Americans on the frontier.  See more details below

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With its rare photographs of definitive, enduring importance and its accompanying text, Black Pioneers depicts the full range of African-American experience in the West and reconstructs our understanding of the history and contributions of African-Americans on the frontier.

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The image of the pioneer as white, male, strong, independent, Protestant, and native-born was created in popular literature towards the end of the 19th century, perhaps as a reaction against increased immigration and urbanization on the east coast. Ravage (communications, U. of Wyoming-Laramie) furthers the struggle to disseminate a truer image by assembling over 200 photographs never published before depicting African-Americans in the West. They are supported by substantial text, drawings, and reproductions of contemporary documents. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780874807417
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.58(d)

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