The National Cyclopedia of the Colored Race, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Clement Richardson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260911872

Category: Reference

Page: 628

View: 2315

Excerpt from The National Cyclopedia of the Colored Race, Vol. 1 Let the task of this work be to inform of the good deeds. Rapidly the Negro himself is casting out the discriminating hook, with the label, Who is he written in pretty bold let ters. Good deeds, a life of service, have come to be a passport required among groups of col ored Americans as well as among groups of other people. We have still also our weakness toward education. We like the diploma on the wall, the cap and gown, the enriching memories of college days. He, therefore, who would make his place in various groups must carry the stamp of merit in cultivation of intellect, in the acquisition of wealth, in deeds of good for the betterment of his people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass Three-volume Set

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195167775

Category: History

Page: 1560

View: 9684

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.

That St. Louis Thing, Vol. 1: An American Story of Roots, Rhythm and Race

Author: Bruce R. Olson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483457966

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4332

That St. Louis Thing is an American story of music, race relations and baseball. Here is over 100 years of the city's famed musical development -- blues, jazz and rock -- placed in the context of its civil rights movement and its political and ecomomic power. Here, too, are the city's people brought alive from its foundation to the racial conflicts in Ferguson in 2014. The panorama of the city presents an often overlooked gem, music that goes far beyond famed artists such as Scott Joplin, Miles Davis and Tina Turner. The city is also the scene of a historic civil rights movement that remained important from its early beginnings into the twenty-first century. And here, too, are the sounds of the crack of the bat during a century-long love affair with baseball.

Encyclopedia of Africa

Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195337700

Category: History

Page: 1392

View: 9752

"The Encyclopedia of Africa focuses on African history and culture with articles that cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa"--Provided by publisher.

The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment

Ibn Tufayl's Influence on Modern Western Thought

Author: Samar Attar

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739162330

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 6910

The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment is a collection of essays which deal with the influence of Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Arab philosopher from Spain, on major European thinkers. His philosophical novel, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, could be considered one of the most important books that heralded the Scientific Revolution. Its thoughts are found in different variations and to different degrees in the books of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Isaac Newton, and Kant. But if Ibn Tufayl's fundamental values, such as equality, freedom and toleration, which the thinkers of the European Enlightenment had adopted as theirs, paved the way to the French Revolution, they certainly marked the end of the age of reason in southern Spain and the rest of the Islamic world. Ibn Tufayl's philosophy was appropriated, subverted, or reinvented for many centuries. But the memory of the man who wrote such an influential book was buried in the dust of history. The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment reexamines Ibn Tufayl's momentous book and its continued influence over contemporary philosophy. This intriguing book will appeal to those interested in comparative literature and religion.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7265

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

An American Health Dilemma

A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race: Beginnings to 1900

Author: W. Michael Byrd,Linda A. Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135960488

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 8649

At times mirroring and at times shockingly disparate to the rise of traditional white American medicine, the history of African-American health care is a story of traditional healers; root doctors; granny midwives; underappreciated and overworked African-American physicians; scrupulous and unscrupulous white doctors and scientists; governmental support and neglect; epidemics; and poverty. Virtually every part of this story revolves around race. More than 50 years after the publication of An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 classic about race relations in the USA, An American Health Dilemma presents a comprehensive and groundbreaking history and social analysis of race, race relations and the African-American medical and public health experience. Beginning with the origins of western medicine and science in Egypt, Greece and Rome the authors explore the relationship between race, medicine, and health care from the precursors of American science and medicine through the days of the slave trade with the harrowing middle passage and equally deadly breaking-in period through the Civil War and the gains of reconstruction and the reversals caused by Jim Crow laws. It offers an extensive examination of the history of intellectual and scientific racism that evolved to give sanction to the mistreatment, medical abuse, and neglect of African Americans and other non-white people. Also included are biographical portraits of black medical pioneers like James McCune Smith, the first African American to earn a degree from a European university, and anecdotal vignettes,like the tragic story of "the Hottentot Venus", which illustrate larger themes. An American Health Dilemma promises to become an irreplaceable and essential look at African-American and medical history and will provide an invaluable baseline for future exploration of race and racism in the American health system.

The First Black Boxing Champions

Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s

Author: Colleen Aycock,Mark Scott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786449918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

View: 9028

"Biographies: from Tom Molineaux, a slave who won freedom and fame in the ring in the early 1800s; to Joe Gans, the first African American world champion; to the flamboyant Jack Johnson (film of his defeat of former champion and "Great White Hope" Jim Jeffries was banned across U.S.); round-by-round coverage of historic fights"--Provided by publisher.

Africana

The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference

Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780762416424

Category: History

Page: 1135

View: 906

Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.

Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians

Author: Eileen Southern

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

View: 9796

"The stimulus this handsomely produced volume will provide to research and teaching may well surpass that offered by Dr. Southern's earlier studies. This major accomplishment belongs in the libraries of all individuals and institutions interested in any aspect of American music." Ethnomusiciology

A documentary of Mrs. Booker T. Washington

Author: Linda Rochell Lane

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

View: 7394

This book analyzes and heavily documents the public life of Margaret Murray Washington (1865-1925). She was a noted educator, progressive era reformer, and clubwoman. The inclusive primary documents, collected from various scattered sources, will be a valuable tool to researchers. It includes an introduction with a timeline on her life and provocative quotes.

George Henry White

An Even Chance in the Race of Life

Author: Benjamin R. Justesen

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807144797

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 4138

Although he was one of the most important African American political leaders during the last decade of the nineteenth century, George Henry White has been one of the least remembered. A North Carolina representative from 1897 to 1901, White was the last man of his race to serve in the Congress during the post-Reconstruction period, and his departure left a void that would go unfilled for nearly thirty years. At once the most acclaimed and reviled symbol of the freed slaves whose cause he heralded, White remains today largely a footnote to history. In this exhaustively researched biography, Benjamin R. Justesen rescues from obscurity the fascinating story of this compelling figure's life and accomplishments. The mixed-race son of a free turpentine farmer, White became a teacher, lawyer, and prosecutor in rural North Carolina. From these modest beginnings he rose in 1896 to become the only black member of the House of Representatives and perhaps the most nationally visible African American politician of his time. White was outspoken in his challenge to racial injustice, but, as Justesen shows, he was no militant racial extremist as antagonistic white democrats charged. His plea was always for simple justice in a nation whose democratic principles he passionately loved. A conservative by philosophy, he was a dedicated Republican to the end. After he retired from Congress, he remained active in the fight against racial discrimination, working with national leaderas of both races, from Booker T. Washington to the founders of the NAACP. Through judicious use of public documents, White's speeches, newspapers, letters, and secondary sources, Justesen creates an authoritative and balanced portrait of this complex man and proves him to be a much more effective leader than previously believed.