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Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Deborah Gray White (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white
Subject:
History, African-American History

The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, ... More


My History in History

Deborah Gray White

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses a turning point in Deborah Gray White's life, which was also the point where she decided to become a historian. In the Southern Historical Association meeting of 2003, a ... More


Revising Kansas John Steuart Curry and the Fanaticism of John Brown

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how John Brown's memory produced an explosion of art in the 1930s that was unequaled since the 1860s. Just as Revisionist historians converged on an interpretation of Brown ... More


Un Essai D'EgoHistoire

Nell Irvin Painter

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter tells the story of former historian Nell Irvin Painter, who retired from teaching history, and who will be, by the time this volume is published, a full-time undergraduate student in the ... More


Becoming a Black Woman's Historian

Darlene Clark Hine

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Darlene Clark Hine and her induction as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) on October 6, 2006. This came as a pleasant surprise for Hine, as she ... More


A Journey Through History

Merline Pitre

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Merline Pitre's path to becoming a historian, which, according to the author herself, was not inevitable or preordained. Perhaps nothing more effectively put Pitre on a path ... More


The Politics of Memory and Place: Reflections of an African American Female Scholar

Sharon Harley

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the reasons that pushed Sharon Harley to write personal reflections of her life. According to Harley, writing a personal reflection of her life as an academic offers an ... More


Representing Chaos and Reading Race

John Ernest

in Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833377
eISBN:
9781469605074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898505_ernest.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins with W. E. B. Du Bois's famous assertion that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” Now past the twentieth century, many scholars and other ... More


Looking Backward in Order to Go Forward: Black Women Historians and Black Women's History

Mia Bay

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.16
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Mia Bay's motivations for becoming a historian of African American history and why they may be hard to explain. Bay did not grow up in the United States. Her family moved to ... More


Bodies of History

Elsa Barkley Brown

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.18
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins with Elsa Barkley Brown's vivid memory of the first Southern Conference on Women's History, sponsored by the Southern Association of Women Historians (SAWH). Brown had been on the ... More


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