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Black Scholars and Memory in the Age of Black Studies

Jonathan Scott Holloway

in Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610702
eISBN:
9781469612546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610702.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black scholars' experiences and the disciplinary development of black studies have been negotiated over the very charged questions of what could be known, who could know it, and who is allowed to ... More


Spirit: Alexander Crummell, Prophets, and Destiny

Stephanie J. Shaw

in W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838730
eISBN:
9781469612676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838730.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains the significance of the chapter about Alexander Crummell in The Souls of Black Folk. William Burghardt Du Bois dedicated a chapter in his book to Alexander Crummell, as he ... 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


Dancing on the Edges of History, but Never Dancing Alone

Barbara Ransby

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.20
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the meaning of being a black female historian in 2006. Some argue that it should simply mean being a good scholar, and that notions of race and gender are twentieth-century ... More


To Smite the Rock of Knowledge: The Black Academy and the Professionalization of History

Stephen G. Hall

in A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833056
eISBN:
9781469605364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899199_hall.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter, in an attempt to make sense of the shift in historical production and the meanings of professionalization among African American scholars and within the black community, focuses on ... More


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