Black Women in America: 3-Volume Set

Black Women in America: 3-Volume Set

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Winner of the Dartmouth Medal for Outstanding Reference Publication of 1994, the first edition of Black Women in America broke ground-pulling together for the first time all of the research in this vast but underrepresented field to provide one of the strongest building blocks of Black Women's Studies. Hailed by Eric Foner of Columbia University (for a Lingua Franca survey) as "one of those publishing events which changes the way we look at a field," it simultaneously filled a void in the literature and sparked new research and concepts regarding African-American women in history. Since the first edition was published, a new generation of American black women has flourished, demanding this landmark reference be brought up to date. Women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Mosley-Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge have become household names for their remarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business. In three magnificent volumes, Black Women in America, second edition celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and covers the new research the first edition helped to more

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  • Hardback | 1696 pages
  • 233.7 x 294.6 x 132.1mm | 5,465.85g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 440 b/w photos
  • 0195156773
  • 9780195156775

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"The remarkable second edition of...Black Women in America, which, like the first edition, is likely to serve as a reference tool in classrooms across the nation and around the globe."--Ebony"This landmark reference work is an essential purchase."--Booklist, Starred Review"Fascinating glimpses into black women's economic, social, and political contributions.... Impressive."--School Library Journal, Starred Review"A set that any library supporting African American or Women's Studies will find essential."--Against the Grain"Now in its second edition (the first was published in 1993), this three-volume reference is vibrant with stories of remarkable women-325 biographies-and discussion of topics pertaining to arts, culture, family, gender, law, occupations, politics, religion, science, and sports. The cumulative effect of such focus is inspirational and will surely spur scholarship and achievement among readers high-school level and above. The second edition features 150 new entries (for a total of about 560 entries) and revisions and updates to all that have been retained; some 600 b&w photos support the text. Each signed entry includes references, and a general bibliography of basic resources is also included. Editor Hine and a long list of contributing scholars have prepared a thoughtful and useful reference for a young field."--Reference and Research Library Book NewsPraise for the first edition: "An extremely useful guide to both the history and current status of African American Women. Highly recommended." --Library Journal "A remarkable achievement. The Encyclopedia is a germinal contribution to American history, African American history, and Women's history. It is an indispensable reference tool for students and scholars alike."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "An essential book, one that will be of enduring value to students, researchers, and anyone interested in a fuller, richer understanding of American history."--The Washington Post "Superb...a treasure trove of information."--Ebony "Breathes life into the unsung heroines and tireless workers whose contributions have often been omitted or overlooked in the chronicles of American history."--New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Darlene Clark Hine

Darlene Clark Hine is the Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. The numerous books and articles she has written and edited include A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America; Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History; Eyes on the Prize, History of the Civil Rights Era, A Reader; Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950; Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas; and "Black Women's History, White Women's History: the Juncture of Race and Class." She is a past president of both the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical more

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'With 604 full-scale biographical entries (and more than 450 photographs), the engagingly written 2,267-page work promises to become an invaluable school and library tool.' --Peopleshow more

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