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Black history and the historical profession, 1915-1980

Author: August Meier; Elliott M Rudwick
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986.
Series: Blacks in the New World.
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Meier and Rudwick show how black history, originally a Jim Crow specialty ignored by nearly the entire historical profession, has evolved into one of the liveliest and most active areas of study. A remarkable self-examination of the authors' own profession, this volume blends research in primary and secondary sources with extensive interviews of nearly 200 scholars--including the most highly respected names in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meier, August, 1923-2003.
Black history and the historical profession, 1915-1980.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)653392524
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: August Meier; Elliott M Rudwick
ISBN: 0252012690 9780252012693 0252012747 9780252012747
OCLC Number: 12344859
Description: xv, 380 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations used in text and notes --
Carter G. Woodson as entrepreneur: laying the foundation of a historical specialty --
Generational change and the shaping of a scholarly specialty, part I, 1915-60 --
Generational change and the shaping of a scholarly specialty, part II, 1960-80 --
The historiography of slavery: an inquiry into paradigm-making and scholarly interaction --
On the dilemmas of scholarship in Afro-American history --
Essay on sources --
Explanatory essay on notes.
Series Title: Blacks in the New World.
Responsibility: August Meier and Elliott Rudwick.

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Meier and Rudwick show how black history, originally a Jim Crow specialty ignored by nearly the entire historical profession, has evolved into one of the liveliest and most active areas of study. A remarkable self-examination of the authors' own profession, this volume blends research in primary and secondary sources with extensive interviews of nearly 200 scholars--including the most highly respected names in the field.

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