“The informative essays in Black Women in Texas History demonstrate substantial command of secondary and archival materials and collectively make an essential contribution to the fields of Black Women's studies, African American, Southern, and Texas history. Editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre have assembled an impressive array of scholars whose compellingly written contributions deepen our understanding of the complex ways in which African American women made an organized community life, and shaped race, gender, and class dynamics in the Lone Star State.”--Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University; editor, Black Women in America
(Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University; editor, Black Women in America)
"The book is written for the general public, but the research and notes make it useful for historians, too.
"Rich in historiography, meticulously researched and written. . ."
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About the Author
BRUCE A. GLASRUD is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay, and retired Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Sul Ross State University. He has authored or coauthored nine books, and he edited (with Michael Searles) Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology, published by Texas A&M University Press. He lives in Seguin, Texas. MERLINE PITRE, author of In Struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 19001957, published by Texas A&M University Press, is dean of liberal arts and behavioral sciences and professor of history at Texas Southern University in Houston.