From Publishers Weekly
This two-volume encyclopedia contains more than 600 entries describing the lives of prominent African American women. Photos. (Sept).
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From Library Journal
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. In comparison with Notable Black American Women ( LJ 3/1/92), which contains only biographical articles, Black Women in America offers broader coverage (800 vs. 500 entries), although the articles are shorter and of varying quality. While most are very informative, some major figures and topics are shortchanged (e.g., the entry on Eleanor Holmes Norton is only a few short paragraphs, and some black universities have separate entries while others do not). Photographs and references accompany nearly each entry; appendixes include a chronology of African American women's achievements in the United States and a thorough subject index. The contributors are all highly qualified. Smaller libraries on limited budgets may be satisfied with Notable Black American Women, but larger collections and all black studies collections will need both. Highly recommended.- Kathryn Moore Crowe, Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro Lib.
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