Telling Histories

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The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, Telling Histories compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers, illuminating how they entered and navigated higher education, a world concerned with - and dominated by - whites and men. In distinct voices and from different vantage points, the personal histories ...
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Overview

The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, Telling Histories compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers, illuminating how they entered and navigated higher education, a world concerned with - and dominated by - whites and men. In distinct voices and from different vantage points, the personal histories revealed here also tell the story of the struggle to establish the fields of African American and African American women's history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458722959
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/14/2009
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Gray White is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her previous books include Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 and Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: A Telling History   Deborah Gray White     1
Un Essai d'Ego-Histoire   Nell Irvin Painter     28
Becoming a Black Woman's Historian   Darlene Clark Hine     42
A Journey through History   Merline Pitre     58
Being and Thinking outside of the Box: A Black Woman's Experience in Academia   Rosalyn Terborg-Penn     72
My History in History   Deborah Gray White     85
The Politics of Memory and Place: Reflections of an African American Female Scholar   Sharon Harley     101
History without Illusion   Julie Saville     135
On the Margins: Creating a Space and Place in the Academy   Wanda A. Hendricks     146
History Lessons   Brenda Elaine Stevenson     158
The Death of Dry Tears   Ula Taylor     172
Looking Backward in Order to Go Forward: Black Women Historians and Black Women's History   Mia Bay     182
Journey toward a Different Self: The Defining Power of Illness, Race, and Gender   Chana Kai Lee     200
Bodies of History   Elsa Barkley Brown     215
Experiencing Black Feminism   Jennifer L. Morgan     228
Dancing on the Edges of History, but Never Dancing Alone   Barbara Ransby     240
How a Hundred Years of History Tracked Me Down   Leslie Brown     252
Not So Ivory: African American Women Historians Creating Academic Communities   Crystal N. Feimster     270
Contributors     285

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