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The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

by Robert L Harris Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231138113

ISBN-13: 9780231138116

Pub. Date: 08/22/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study.

Marian Anderson's famous 1939

Overview

This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study.

Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American".

While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231138116
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2008
Series:
Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Historical Narrative, by Robert L. Harris Jr. and Rosalyn Terborg-PennInterpreting African American History Since 1939Foundations of the Movement, 1939-57The Civil Rights Movement, 1955-65Black Power / Black Consciousness, 1965-75A Glass Half-Full or Half-EmptyPart II: Key Themes in African American History Since 1939 Naming Ourselves: The Politics and Meaning of Self-designation, by Rosalyn Terborg-PennLooking Backward: African Americans in the Postindustrial Era, by Robin D. G. KelleyAfrican Americans in the Military, by Brenda L. MooreAfrican Americans in Sports: The Other Champions, by Sundiata DjataAfrican Americans in Literature and the Arts, by Kevin Gaines and Penny M. Von EschenBlack Music and Black Possibility: From Be-Bop to Hip-Hop, by Craig WernerBlack Business Development, by Juliet WalkerPart III: Chronology, 1939-2005, by Robert L. Harris Jr.Part IV: A-Z Entries, by Robert L. Harris Jr. with the assistance of Michelle R. ScottPart V: Resource Guide, by Debra Newman Ham

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