Black Women in Texas History

Black Women in Texas History

by Bruce A. Glasrud
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1603440313

ISBN-13: 9781603440318

Pub. Date: 03/25/2008

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated.

Black Women in Texas History draws together a multi-author narrative of the experiences and impact of black

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Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated.

Black Women in Texas History draws together a multi-author narrative of the experiences and impact of black American women from the time of slavery until the recent past. Each chapter, written by an expert on the era, provides a readable survey and overview of the lives and roles of black Texas women during that period. Each provides careful documentation, which, along with the thorough bibliography compiled by the volume editors, will provide a starting point for others wanting to build on this important topic.

The authors address significant questions about population demographics, employment patterns, family and social dimensions, legal and political rights, and individual accomplishments. They look not only at how African American women have been shaped by the larger culture but also at how these women have, in turn, affected the culture and history of Texas. This work situates African American women within the context of their times and offers a due appreciation and analysis of their lives and accomplishments.

Black Women in Texas History is an important addition to history and sociology curriculums as well as black studies and women’s studies programs. It will provide for interested students, scholars, and general readers a comprehensive survey of the crucial role these women played in shaping the history of the Lone Star State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603440318
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2008
Series:
Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Black Texas Women: Making Community   Bruce A. Glasrud   Merline Pitre     1
Black Women during Slavery to 1865   Angela Boswell     13
Texas Freedwomen during Reconstruction, 1865-1874   James M. Smallwood   Barry A. Crouch     38
"Us Has Ever Lived De Useful Life": African American Women in Texas, 1874-1900   Rebecca Sharpless     73
Time of Transition: Black Women in Early Twentieth-Century Texas, 1900-1930   Bruce A. Glasrud     99
At the Crossroads: Black Texas Women, 1930-1954   Merline Pitre     129
African American Women in the Civil Rights Era, 1954-1974   Stefanie Decker     159
Expanded Opportunities: Black Women in the Modern Era, 1974-2000   Kenneth W. Howell   James M. Smallwood     177
Contemporary Black Texas Women: Political and Educational Leadership, 1974-2000   Jewel L. Prestage   Franklin D. Jones     194
Black Women in Texas History: Selected Bibliography   Bruce A. Glasrud   Merline Pitre     221
Contributors     233
Index     235

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