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Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary...
Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge
A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth Century New Orleans
This study investigates the emergence of powerful female leadership in New Orleans' Voodoo tradition. It provides a careful examination of the cultural, historical, economic, demographic and socio-political factors that contributed both to the feminization of this religious culture and its strong...
Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge
African Americans in San Francisco, 1945–1975
The war industries associated with World War II brought unparalleled employment opportunities for African Americans in San Francisco, a city whose African American population grew by over 650% between 1940 and 1945. With this population increase came an increase in racial discrimination directed at...
Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge
The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South provides the first detailed examination of the Universal Negro Improvement Association's rise, maturation, and eventual decline in the urban South between 1918 and 1942. It examines the ways in which Southern black workers fused...
Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge
This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how contemporary American prison narratives reflect and produce ideologies of masculinity in the United States, and in so doing, compellingly engages popular culture in order to demonstrate the profound ways in which implicit understandings of...
Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge
Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images....
Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge
This book examines how cultural and ideological reactions to activism in the post-Civil Rights Black community were depicted in fiction written by Black women writers, 1965–1980. By recognizing and often challenging prevailing cultural paradigms within the post-Civil Rights era, writers such as...
Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge
Black Female Nationalism and "Syncre-Nationalism" in the Nineteenth Century
Courting Communities focuses on the writing and oratory of nineteenth-century African-American women whose racial uplift projects troubled the boundaries of race, nation and gender. In particular, it reexamines the politics of gender in nationalist movements and black women's creative response...
Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge
W.E.B. Du Bois: The Quest for the Abolition of the Color Line
To Be Published July 7th 2015
Slavery and Medicine: Enslavement and Medical Practices in Antebellum Louisiana
To Be Published July 31st 2015