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Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks 1945-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 6,486 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Other
Classifications: E185, 973.0496073
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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 )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,823 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 )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,173 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 917 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
The Harvard guide to African-American history( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This massive guide, sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University and compiled by renowned experts, offers a compendium of information and interpretation on over 500 years of black experience in America
Harlem Renaissance lives from the African American national biography( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 374 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 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the African American experience, from their origin in Africa to slavery in the Western Hemisphere and their successful struggle for freedom
Complicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery by Anne Farrow( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in the South has been documented in volumes ranging from exhaustive histories to bestselling novels. But the North's profit from---indeed, dependence on---slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret ... until now. In this startling and superbly researched new book, three veteran New England journalists demythologize the region of America know for tolerance and liberation, revealing a place where thousands of people were held in bondage and slavery was both an economic dynamo and a necessary way of life. Complicity reveals the cruel truth about the Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that lucratively linked the North to the West Indies and Africa; discloses the reality of Northern empires built on profits from rum, cotton, and ivory---and run, in some cases, by abolitionists; and exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. Here, too, are eye-opening accounts of the individuals who profited directly from slavery far from the Mason-Dixon line---including Nathaniel Gordon of Maine, the only slave trader sentenced to die in the United States, who even as an inmate of New York's infamous Tombs prison was supported by a shockingly large percentage of the city; Patty Cannon, whose brutal gang kidnapped free blacks from Northern states and sold them into slavery; and the Philadelphia doctor Samuel Morton, eminent in the ninteenth-century field of "race science," which purported to prove the inferiority of African-born black people. Culled from long-ignored documents and reports---and bolstered by rarely seen photos, publications, maps, and period drawings---Complicity is a fascinating and sobering work that actually does what so many books pretend to do: shed light on America's past. Expanded from the celebrated Hartford Courant special report that the Connecticut Department of Education sent to every middle school and high school in the state (the original work is required readings in many college classrooms,) this new book is sure to become a must-read reference everywhere
Your textile printing by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham( Book )

7 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American national biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 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 42 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
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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham was born in Washington, D.C. in 1945. Higginbotham received her B.A. degree in history from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and her M.A. degree in history from Howard University in 1974. She earned her Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Rochester in 1984. Higginbotham was hired at Harvard University in 1993 as a professor of Afro-American Studies and African American Religious History. In 1998, Higginbotham was named Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African American Studies. In 2006, she was appointed as chair of the African American Studies department. Higginbotham authored Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church: 1880-1920 (1993) and updated the late John Hope Franklin’s African American history survey From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans (2010). She also co-edited, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the expanded, twelve-volume African American National Biography (2012)
Darkwater; voices from within the veil by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen years after writing "The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois published "Dark Water, a collection of essays, verse, and other pieces. The ideas DuBois expressed flowed directly into the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s
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

 
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Alternative Names
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 biographyThe Harvard guide to African-American historyHarlem Renaissance lives from the African American national biographyFrom slavery to freedom : a history of Negro AmericansComplicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slaveryThe women's movement in the black Baptist church, 1880-1920