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African Americans in U.S. Foreign PolicyFrom the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038877
eISBN:
9780252096839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, this book uses close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, memoirs of policymakers, ... 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 Black Chicago Renaissance

The Black Chicago Renaissance

Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. This book analyzes this ... More

Black HuntingtonAn Appalachian Story

Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Cicero M., III Fain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book studies the multi-generational transition of rural and semi-rural southern black migrants to life in the embryonic urban-industrial town of Huntington, West Virginia, between 1871 and 1929. ... More

Black Public History in ChicagoCivil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041662
eISBN:
9780252050336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041662.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how various black Chicagoans used public history to engage with civil rights struggles. Numerous efforts to promote and teach this history demonstrated how dissident left-wing ... More

Black RevolutionaryWilliam Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A leading African American Communist, lawyer William L. Patterson (1891–1980) was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the defeat of Jim Crow by virtue of his leadership of the Scottsboro ... More

Black Women and Politics in New York City

Black Women and Politics in New York City

Julie A. Gallagher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036965
eISBN:
9780252094101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036965.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book documents six decades of politically active black women, between the 1910s and the 1970s, in New York City who waged struggles for justice, rights, and equality not through grassroots ... More

Building the Black MetropolisAfrican American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the entrepreneurial experiences of and contributions by African American entrepreneurs in Chicago. Through a careful examination of black business activity in areas such as ... More

Civil Rights in the Texas BorderlandsDr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Will Guzmán

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1909, physician Lawrence A. Nixon fled the racial violence of central Texas to settle in the border town of El Paso. There he became a community and civil rights leader. His victories in two ... More

Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South

Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South

Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042409
eISBN:
9780252051241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042409.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collection of nine original essays explores the development of a modern criminal justice system in the Jim Crow South, from the 1890s through the 1950s. It covers key transformations surrounding ... More

Daughter of the Empire StateThe Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Jacqueline A. McLeod

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036576
eISBN:
9780252093616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036576.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This long overdue biography elevates Jane Matilda Bolin to her rightful place in American history as an activist, integrationist, jurist, and outspoken public figure in the political and professional ... More

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.Popular Black History in Postwar America

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

E. James West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This study reveals the previously hidden impact of Ebony magazine as a major producer and disseminator of popular black history during the second half of the twentieth century, stretching from its ... More

Eugene Kinckle JonesThe National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Eugene Kinckle Jones: The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Felix L. Armfield

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036583
eISBN:
9780252093623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036583.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A leading African American intellectual of the early twentieth century, Eugene Kinckle Jones (1885–1954) was instrumental in professionalizing black social work in America. In his role as executive ... More

Fannie Barrier WilliamsCrossing the Borders of Region and Race

Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

Wanda A. Hendricks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038112
eISBN:
9780252095870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038112.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born shortly before the Civil War, activist and reformer Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944) became one of the most prominent educated black women of her generation. This book shows how Williams ... More

Free Black Communities and the Underground RailroadThe Geography of Resistance

Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This enlightening study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused ... More

GlobetrottingAfrican American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Damion L. Thomas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037177
eISBN:
9780252094293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037177.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union deplored the treatment of African Americans by the U.S. government as proof of hypocrisy in the American promises of freedom and equality. This probing ... More

Humane InsightLooking at Images of African American Suffering and Death

Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death

Courtney R. Baker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039485
eISBN:
9780252097591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039485.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the history of black America, the image of the mortal, wounded, and dead black body has long been looked at by others from a safe distance. This book questions the relationship between the ... More

In a Classroom of Their OwnThe Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools

In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools

Keisha Lindsay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041730
eISBN:
9780252050404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041730.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Many supporters of all-black male schools (ABMS) argue that they reduce black boys’ exposure to racist, “overly” feminized teachers. In casting black boys as victims of intersecting racial and ... More

James Baldwin and the 1980sWitnessing the Reagan Era

James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era

Joseph Vogel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041747
eISBN:
9780252050411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041747.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Few literary figures are as commonly referenced in contemporary culture as James Baldwin. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the election of Donald Trump, and daily debates about walls, ... 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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