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African American History Reconsidered (New Black Studies Series)

African American History Reconsidered (New Black Studies Series)
Author: Pero Dagbovie
ISBN 13: 9780252077012
ISBN 10: 252077016
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
List Price: $25.00

This groundbreaking volume establishes new perspectives on black history--its scholarship and pedagogy, scholars and interpreters, and evolution as a profession.


Pero Gaglo Dagbovie discusses a wide range of issues and themes for understanding and analyzing African American history, the twentieth century black historical enterprise, and the teaching of African American history for the twenty-first century. Additional topics include the hip-hop generation's relationship to and interpretations of African American history; past, present, and future approaches to the subject; and the social construct of knowledge in African American historiography. An exclamation of definitions of black history from W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and a survey of early black women historians lend further dimension and authenticity to the volume. A bold contribution to the growing fields of African American historiography and the philosophy of black history, African American History Reconsidered offers numerous analytical frameworks for understanding and delving into a variety of dimensions of the African American historical experience.