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Queries and Discussions
A Starter Brown v. Board Bibliography. Please join the discussion and add your own titles.
Douglas S. Massey, and Nancy A. Denton, American Apartheid: Segregation and the
Making of the Underclass (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993).
Ira Katznelson, When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America, (New York: W.W. Norton, 2005).
Patricia Sullivan, Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (New Press, 2009)
Recent News Items of Interest to H-Afro-Am
An excellent piece by Janell Hobson and Jessica Marie Johnson recently published on the AAIHS blog - #Lemonade: A Black Feminist Resource List - brings a lot of the Beyoncé and #Lemonade material/discussion together.
Indispensable: Oswald Garrison Villard's John Brown, Richard O. Boyer's The Legend of John Brown, and esp. Robert McGlone's John Brown's War Against Slavery.
Beyoncé's Lemonade has driven a lot of discussion since its release. This week bell hooks offered her critique of both Lemonade and Beyoncé, which has been met with its own high level of criticism and discussion. Below is hooks' critique and some of the responses. There are also a few other pieces on Beyoncé and Lemonade. What are the thoughts of H-Afro-Am about Lemonade and bell hooks' critique?
Idiosyncratic, not the latest, and not comprehensive, but some interesting things. Russ Lohse
Aptheker, Bettina, ed. Lynching and Rape: An Exchange of Views. New York: American Institute for Marxist Studies, 1977.
Austin, Andrew. "Explanation and Responsibility: Agency and Motive in Lynching and Genocide." Journal of Black Studies 34, no. 5 (2004): 719-733. [review essay]
Bailey, Amy Kate, and Stewart E. Tolnay. Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
A few recommended additions:
Amy Kate Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay. Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015
Brent M. S. Campney. This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861–1927. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015
Ann V. Collins. All Hell Broke Loose: American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012.
To continue to build H-Afro-Am as an active sharing network we are going to begin adding "working bibliographies" to the site as pages. These pages will be located on the right hand menu and a notice will be sent out when a new bibliography or an update has been made.
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I would add
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 2013).
Recent News Items of Interest to H-Afro-Am
John Brown was born on May 9, 1800. Below is a beginning of bibliography of books and articles about Brown. Please add and discuss your own favorites.
Russell Banks, Cloudsplitter: A Novel (New York: HarperFlamingo, 1998).
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
11 April 2016 to 18 April 2016. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Afro-Am. See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide,
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The Slave’s Cause and Abolition’s Presence
Julia Bernier, PhD Candidate - W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
CFP's and Announcements
The Friends of Minute Man National Park and the Lincoln Minute Men, organizations dedicated to advancing and preserving our historic heritage, will sponsor two Scholar in the Park positions this summer to research and write about the following:
- People of Color along the Battle Road in 1775 (Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington, MA)
- Lives of Women along the Battle Road in 1775
The research and written papers will be used to support interpretation and education presented at the park.
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 16 May 2016 to 23 May 2016. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Afro-Am.
The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) provides a venue for the presentation of original research on the history of Europe, the Atlantic World and beyond. We welcome proposals from allied disciplines and comparative studies; in short, we offer a platform for research into the revolutionary era broadly defined.
WOMEN, GENDER, AND FAМILIES OF COLOR
The Future of the African American Past Conference
Thursday May 19th (Streaming begins @6:30 PM)
Friday May 20th (Streaming begins @8:30 AM)
Saturday May 21st (Streaming beginds @8:30 AM)
Link for stream, conference program & conference papers.
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TONI MORRISON SOCIETY
SEVENTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE:
TONI MORRISON AND HER ROLE AS EDITOR
JULY 21-24, 2016, The Roosevelt Hotel
New York, New York