The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson, and Lorenzo Johnston Greene

The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson, and Lorenzo Johnston Greene

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The men who launched and shaped black studies This book examines the lives, work, and contributions of two of the most important figures of the early black history movement, Carter G. Woodson and Lorenzo Johnston Greene. Drawing on the two men's personal papers as well as the materials of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), Pero Gaglo Dagbovie probes the struggles, sacrifices, and achievements of these black history pioneers. The book offers the first major examination of Greene's life. Equally important, it also addresses a variety of issues pertaining to Woodson that other scholars have either overlooked or ignored, including his image in popular and scholarly writings and memory, the democratic approach of the ASNLH, and the pivotal role of women in the association.
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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252074351
  • 9780252074356

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"In addition to a careful assessment of the personalities and motivations of Woodson and Greene, Dagbovie's work provides a solid foundation and model for future work on black historians."--The Journal of Southern History "Dagbovie contributes benchmark research to US historiography. . . . [He] provides an unprecedented analytical account of two central black history innovators."--Journal of American History "As scholar-activists, Carter G. Woodson and Lorenzo J. Greene used their professional historical training not only to establish and further the subdiscipline of African American history, but also to help African Americans understand the importance and significance of their role in U.S. development. . . . Dagbovie has done well to highlight their careers and contributions. . . . Recommended."--Choice "Dagbovie . . . draws on the personal papers of these two seminal historians, along with materials from the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), to chronicle the growth of the modern black history movement. . . . Recommended for all black history and historiography collections."--Multicultural Review
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About Pero Gaglo Dagbovie

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie is an assistant professor of African American history at Michigan State University and the author of African American History Reconsidered.
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