Black Women in America: 3-Volume Set

Hardcover | April 8, 2005

EditorDarlene Clark Hine

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Winner of the Dartmouth Medal for Outstanding Reference Publication of 1994, the first edition of Black Women in America broke ground-pulling together for the first time all of the research in this vast but underrepresented field to provide one of the strongest building blocks of Black Women'sStudies. Hailed by Eric Foner of Columbia University (for a Lingua Franca survey) as "one of those publishing events which changes the way we look at a field," it simultaneously filled a void in the literature and sparked new research and concepts regarding African-American women in history. Since the first edition was published, a new generation of American black women has flourished, demanding this landmark reference be brought up to date. Women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Mosley-Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge have become household names for theirremarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business. In three magnificent volumes, Black Women in America, second edition celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and covers the new researchthe first edition helped to generate. Features: * Includes more than 150 new entries, plus revisions and updates to all previous entries * Contains 500 illustrations, many published here for the first times * Includes over 335 biographies, many newly prepared for this publication * Offers sidebars on interesting aspects of the history and culture of black women * Provides a bibliography for each entry, plus a major bibliographical essay * Features a chronology and a comprehensive index For a complete listing of contents, visit www.oup.com/us/bwia

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Winner of the Dartmouth Medal for Outstanding Reference Publication of 1994, the first edition of Black Women in America broke ground-pulling together for the first time all of the research in this vast but underrepresented field to provide one of the strongest building blocks of Black Women'sStudies. Hailed by Eric Foner of Columbia U...

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'With 604 full-scale biographical entries (and more than 450 photographs), the engagingly written 2,267-page work promises to become an invaluable school and library tool.' --People

Darlene Clark Hine is the Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. The numerous books and articles she has written and edited include A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America; Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History; ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1696 pages, 9.09 × 11.61 × 5.2 inPublished:April 8, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195156773

ISBN - 13:9780195156775

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"This three-volume reference is vibrant with stories of remarkable women and discussion of topics pertaining to arts, culture, family, gender, law, occupations, politics, religion, science, and sports. The cumulative effect of such focus is inspirational and will surely spur scholarship andachievement among readers high-school level and above....Hine and a long list of contributing scholars have prepared a thoughtful and useful reference for a young field."--Reference and Research Library Book News