What is African American History
What is African American History  -     By: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 180
Vendor: Polity Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.43 (inches)
ISBN: 0745660819
ISBN-13: 9780745660813

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Scholarship on African American history has changed dramaticallysince the publication of George Washington Williams’pioneering A History of the Negro Race in America in 1882.Organized chronologically and thematically, What is AfricanAmerican History? offers a concise and compelling introductionto the field of African American history as well as the blackhistorical enterpriseÑpast, present, and future. Pero GagloDagbovie discusses many of the discipline’s important turningpoints, subspecialties, defining characteristics, debates, texts,and scholars. The author explores the growth and maturation ofscholarship on African American history from late nineteenth andearly twentieth centuries until the field achieved significantrecognition from the ‘mainstream’ U.S. historicalprofession in the 1970s. Subsequent decades witnessed the emergenceand development of key theoretical approaches, controversies, anddynamic areas of concentration in black history, the vibrant fieldof black women’s history, the intriguing relationship betweenAfrican American history and Black Studies, and the imaginablefuture directions of African American history in the twenty-firstcentury.

What is African American History? will be a practicalintroduction for all students of African American history and BlackStudies.

Author Bio

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie is Professor of History at Michigan State University.

Editorial Reviews

"Pero Gaglo Dagbovie is the preeminent scholar of the history ofthe Black History Movement.  His original and provocativeperspectives on African American History and pioneering studies ofthe role of Black Women in the evolution of the field encouraged usall to interrogate and contemplate the meanings of African AmericanHistory. His work has significance not only to Black Americans butto all people who have wrestled with exclusion from standardnarratives of their societies. What is African AmericanHistory? is another much anticipated contribution to ourongoing investigations and analyses of the meaning, significance,and consequence of African American History."
Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University

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