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Black women in America : an historical encyclopedia

Author: Darlene Clark Hine; Elsa Barkley Brown; Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Carlson Pub., 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive guide to the lives of 641 individual black women, most of whom are significant on a national level. There are also entries to more than 150 general topics and organizations involving Black women. Listed alphabetically, the signed entries have bibliographies and many have photographs. The length of the articles vary from one or two columns to multiple pages, especially for the topical entries.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black women in America.
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Carlson Pub., 1993
(OCoLC)607660009
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darlene Clark Hine; Elsa Barkley Brown; Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
ISBN: 0926019619 9780926019614
OCLC Number: 27010987
Awards: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 1994.
Description: 2 v. (xxvi, 1530 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Contents listed by topic --
Editorial advisory board --
Sponsors --
Acknowledgments --
Editor's preface --
Reader's guide --
Abbrevations --
Entries A-L --
Entries M-Z --
Black women in the United States: A Chronology --
Bibliography of basic resources --
Classified list of biographical entries --
Notes on editors and contributors --
Photo credits --
Index.
Responsibility: editor, Darlene Clark Hine ; associate editors, Elsa Barkley Brown, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.

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This is a comprehensive guide to the lives of 641 individual black women, most of whom are significant on a national level. There are also entries to more than 150 general topics and organizations involving Black women. Listed alphabetically, the signed entries have bibliographies and many have photographs. The length of the articles vary from one or two columns to multiple pages, especially for the topical entries. Entries are balanced and easily comprehensible. The appendices include a chronology, a classified bibliography, including a directory of research centers, and the biographies classified by occupations. There is an extensive index. Recommended as a first purchase among the new biographical sources about Black women for high school libraries.

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