Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes]
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Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes]

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This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers.* Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing * Includes a chronology placing pivotal events-such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance-in historical context* Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words* Provides a list of black radio programs and movies
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1733 pages
  • 187.96 x 261.62 x 132.08mm | 4,671.98g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 108 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 031335796X
  • 9780313357961

Review quote

"This reference book, which addresses multiple cultural influences rather than simply listing important people, could be a useful starting point for papers and projects on African American popular culture. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers." - Choice "Whether for a student seeking biographical information on a specific African American or one needing ideas on a paper on popular culture, this set will prove useful. . . . Recommended for high school, college and public libraries." - Library Journal "The design of the book is top-notch. . . . The index is thorough and can easily lead a reader to the right articles. This set will be useful for African American and popular-culture collections in academic and large public libraries." - Booklist ". . . it's hard to imagine a collection that wouldn't be strengthened by this significant resource." - School Library Journal
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About Jessie Carney Smith

Jessie Carney Smith is dean of the library and William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University.
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