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The Spirit of Soul FoodRace, Faith, and Food Justice

The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice

Christopher Carter

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044120
eISBN:
9780252053061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044120.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book suggests that the genesis of Black American foodways, and soul food in particular, was the survival and preservation of the Black community. However, if soul food is to remain a response to ... More

A Matter of Moral JusticeBlack Women Laundry Workers and the Fight for Justice

A Matter of Moral Justice: Black Women Laundry Workers and the Fight for Justice

Matter Carson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043901
eISBN:
9780252052804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043901.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A Matter of Moral Justice explores the little-studied power laundry industry and its workers, beginning with the birth of the industry at the turn of the twentieth century and concluding with an ... More

Surviving SouthamptonAfrican American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner's Community

Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner's Community

Vanessa M. Holden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043864
eISBN:
9780252052767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043864.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1831 Southampton Rebellion led by Nat Turner included an entire community involved in resistance efforts that led to, and learned from, what happened. Surviving Southampton rediscovers the ... More

The Mark of SlaveryDisability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

Jenifer L. Barclay

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043727
eISBN:
9780252052613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043727.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book makes disability legible in the histories of both slavery and race, arguing that disability is a critical category of historical analysis. Bondage complicated and contributed to enslaved ... More

Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of GivingBlack Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow presents the first comprehensive story of Walker’s philanthropic giving arguing that she was a significant ... More

West of Jim CrowThe Fight against California's Color Line

West of Jim Crow: The Fight against California's Color Line

Lynn M. Hudson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043345
eISBN:
9780252052224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043345.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book follows California’s history of segregation from statehood to the beginning of the long civil rights movement, arguing that the state innovated methods to control and contain African ... More

Pleasure in the NewsAfrican American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press

Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press

Kim T. Gallon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043222
eISBN:
9780252052101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043222.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press is an examination of the coverage of sexuality in the Black Press between 1925 and 1940, otherwise known as the ... More

Roots of the Black Chicago RenaissanceNew Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This anthology engages questions about origins of the Black Chicago Renaissance (1930-1955) from wide-ranging disciplinary perspectives. It traces a foundational stage from the 1893 World’s Columbian ... More

Between Fitness and DeathDisability and Slavery in the Caribbean

Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043192
eISBN:
9780252052071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043192.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the first book-length study of Caribbean slavery to make disability its primary focus. The book sets out to answer the following questions: How does colonialism—specifically slavery—challenge ... More

The Merchant Prince of Black ChicagoAnthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago: Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

Robert E. Weems

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043062
eISBN:
9780252051920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043062.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Anthony Overton is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most significant African American entrepreneurs. Overton, at his peak, presided over a Chicago-based financial empire that ... More

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