Provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography of work on African American women published between 1975-1999. The book focuses primarily on the scholarly literature and annotates journal articles, book chapters, and books that cover the lives of African American women. This reference fills a critical void by organizing and synthesizing published work on African American women, thereby making visible the richness of scholarly work on this population. The entries cover both theoretical and empirical work as well as a number of critical essays and anthologies. While the specific topical areas covered are quite diverse, the book is divided into nine major areas, each representing a single chapter. These include: education, feminist thought and womanist perspectives, intimacy, relationships, and motherhood, health, religion, spirituality, and womanist theology, social, historical, and eocnomic conditions, work, careers, and achievement, African American women writers, and bibliographies, indexes, and reference books.