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Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks 1945-

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Works: 50 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 6,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Short films  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Consultant, Editor, Other
Classifications: E185, B
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Most widely held works about Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
 
Most widely held works by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
African American lives by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive biographical resource provides up-to-date, authoritative portraits of some six hundred noteworthy African Americans representing a wide variety of fields of endeavor, including slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, artists, business leaders, musicians, performers, athletes, journalists, and other historical figures. African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize
Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the black community. Between 1880 and 1920, the black church served as the most effective vehicle by which men and women alike, pushed down by racism and poverty, regrouped and rallied against emotional and physical defeat. Focusing on the National Baptist Convention, the largest religious movement among black Americans, Higginbotham shows us how women were largely responsible for making the church a force for self-help in the black community. In her account, we see how the efforts of women enabled the church to build schools, provide food and clothing to the poor, and offer a host of social welfare services. And we observe the challenges of black women to patriarchal theology. Class, race, and gender dynamics continually interact in Higginbotham's nuanced history. She depicts the cooperation, tension, and negotiation that characterized the relationship between men and women church leaders as well as the interaction of southern black and northern white women's groups." "Higginbotham's history is at once tough-minded and engaging. It portrays the lives of individuals within this movement as lucidly as it delineates feminist thinking and racial politics. She addresses the role of black Baptist women in contesting racism and sexism through a "politics of respectability" and in demanding civil rights, voting rights, equal employment, and educational opportunities." "Righteous Discontent finally assigns women their rightful place in the story of political and social activism in the black church. It is central to an understanding of African American social and cultural life and a critical chapter in the history of religion in America."--Jacket
The African American national biography( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African American National Biography will present history through a mosaic of the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life of this nation from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish Florida in 1529 through to notable black citizens of the present day
Harlem Renaissance lives from the African American national biography( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Centered in Harlem, New York City, the movement that became known as the Harlem Renaissance sprung up in major black urban centers throughout the United States, the Caribbean, the British West Indies, and Paris. Largely a cultural movement, its influence went well beyond the arts, impacting a great many fields, including sociology, historiography, philosophy, psychology, and even politics, making any study of the Harlem Renaissance a study of the general cultural and social history of black America. Stretching from 1919 through the Great Depression and beyond, the Harlem Renaissance reached its zenith between the years 1924 and 1929, when the stock market crashed. While celebrating black dignity and creativity, African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance explored their identities, focusing their attention on black culture as it emerged out of slavery, as well as their cultural ties to Africa." "This one-volume biographical collection features African Americans who made their names during the Harlem Renaissance. It includes central figures like the poet Langston Hughes, the singer Bessie Coleman, the artist Romare Beardon, the dancer/performer Josephine Baker, and jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the cultural and political giant W.E.B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of lesser-known or forgotten artists and cultural figures, as well as people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures."--Jacket
From slavery to freedom : a history of Negro Americans by John Hope Franklin( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From slavery to freedom describes the rise of slavery, the interaction of European and African cultures in the New World, and the emergence of a distinct culture and way of life among slaves and free Blacks. The authors examine the role of Blacks in the nation's wars, the rise of an articulate, restless free Black community by the end of the eighteenth century, and the growing resistance to slavery among an expanding segment of the Black population
African American national biography( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's movement in the black Baptist church, 1880-1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up south African-American migration in the era of the Great War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of African-American migration from Mississippi to Chicago during World War I. Between 1916 and 1921, 500,000 African Americans moved from the South to cities in the North and West. Mississippians chose Chicago as their destination in the Great Migration
Medical pioneers by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of three pioneers in the health field: Florence Nightingale, the first nurse to make nursing a branch of the medical profession; Jonas Salk, the physician who created a vaccine against polio; and Michael DeBakey, the physician who was the first to repair a weak heart
African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Righteous women by Paula Giddings( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 701 (ca. 29 min.) : Paula Giddings speaks about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, America's first anti-lynching crusader. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is the author of a study of the women's movement in the black Baptist church entitled "Righteous discontent." Program 702 (ca. 29 min.) : Naomi Schor has written "George Sand & idealism," a reappraisal of the 19th-century French author. Charles Capper's new biography is of Margaret Fuller, the 19th-century American feminist
African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Brooks Evelyn

Brooks, Evelyn 1945-

Brooks-Higginbotham, Evelyn 1945-

Higginbotham, Evelyn B. 1945-

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Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920The African American national biographyHarlem Renaissance lives from the African American national biographyFrom slavery to freedom : a history of Negro AmericansThe women's movement in the black Baptist church, 1880-1920Medical pioneers