Black Women in Texas History - Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University (Paperback)
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Black Women in Texas History - Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/08/2009
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Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated.""Black Women in Texas History"" draws together a multi-author narrative of the experiences and impact of black American women from the time of slavery until the recent past. Each chapter, written by an expert on the era, provides a readable survey and overview of the lives and roles of black Texas women during that period. Each provides careful documentation, which, along with the thorough bibliography compiled by the volume editors, will provide a starting point for others wanting to build on this important topic.The authors address significant questions about population demographics, employment patterns, family and social dimensions, legal and political rights, and individual accomplishments. They look not only at how African American women have been shaped by the larger culture but also at how these women have, in turn, affected the culture and history of Texas. This work situates African American women within the context of their times and offers a due appreciation and analysis of their lives and accomplishments.""Black Women in Texas History"" is an important addition to history and sociology curriculums as well as black studies and women's studies programs. It will provide for interested students, scholars, and general readers a comprehensive survey of the crucial role these women played in shaping the history of the Lone Star State.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440318
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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"The informative essays in Black Women in Texas History demonstrate substantial command of secondary and archival materials and collectively make an essential contribution to the fields of Black Women's studies, African American, Southern, and Texas history. Editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre have assembled an impressive array of scholars whose compellingly written contributions deepen our understanding of the complex ways in which African American women made an organized community life, and shaped race, gender, and class dynamics in the Lone Star State."--Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University; editor, Black Women in America--Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University; editor, Black Women in America
"The book is written for the general public, but the research and notes make it useful for historians, too.-- (03/01/2009)
"Rich in historiography, meticulously researched and written. . ."-- (12/01/2008)

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