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Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (2 Volume set) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Series: Blacks in the Diaspora
  • Paperback: 1572 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (September 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253327741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253327741
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 3.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,795,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This two-volume encyclopedia contains more than 600 entries describing the lives of prominent African American women. Photos. (Sept).
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Originally released in a much more expensive hardcover edition (LJ 2/15/93), this is an extremely useful guide to both the history and current status of African American women. The majority of the entries are biographical; organizations, movements, and the place of black women in the arts, literature, and various professions are also thoroughly discussed.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anna Julia on July 29, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Black Women in America is the most authoritative resource for African-American Women's History on the market. Published by England's Oxford University Press, it explores the historical contributions of Black women to American life. The 3 volume set is enormous in scope, yet is presented in well illustrated compact volumes. Biographies and critical essays illuminate the past from America's Revolutionary War Era to the present. Black Women in America is an inspiring resource for libraries and living rooms. This well researched encyclopedia set reminds us of the noble ideals that make America great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sivy on February 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
I a relative and descendent to Sarah Parker Remond am truly disappointed in the information listed. Still researching my family history cannot begin to tell you how I was utterly dumbfounded when I read she was primarily self-taught. Actually, she was educated formally, yet her family abolitionists and outspoken business owners in protest left their lucrative business and moved to RI where segregation was not the case and she was educated their until the laws where changed in Massachusetts, where she was born.
She later was educated in Italy and received a degree to become a medical doctor. Yes, you are correct she married and never returned.
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A book that need to be taught in our middle school so that they can appreciate their heritage is more than the couple of individuals they focus on year after year
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By Ms B on January 16, 2013
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Dr. Darlene Clark HINE is one of my favorite historian. I absolutely love this collection and I am honored to own the set.
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The encyclopedia is filled with information that some is valid, while some information is not valid. Upon further research I discovered discrepancies - irritating. I bought the encyclopedia for a condense version of information, but ended using to many other sources to validate the outcomes.
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