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  1. The Postwar Struggle for Civil Rights

    African Americans in San Francisco, 1945–1975

    By Paul T. Miller

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918–1942

    By Claudrena N. Harold

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Race and Masculinity in Contemporary American Prison Novels

    By Auli Ek

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture

    By Shawan M. Worsley

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. African American Slavery and Disability

    Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

    By Dea H. Boster

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Womanism, Literature, and the Transformation of the Black Community, 1965–1980

    By Kalenda C. Eaton

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Courting Communities

    Black Female Nationalism and "Syncre-Nationalism" in the Nineteenth Century

    By Kathy Glass

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Contesting the Terrain of the Ivory Tower

    Spiritual Leadership of African American Women in the Academy

    By Rochelle Garner

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This study examines the leadership of three African-American women administrators in higher education, and how they have used their spirituality as a lens to lead in the academy. The central questions in this case study include: How do African-American women make meaning of their spiritual selves...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Slavery, Southern Culture, and Education in Little Dixie, Missouri, 1820-1860

    By Jeffrey C. Stone

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This dissertation examines the cultural and educational history of central Missouri between 1820 and 1860, and in particular, the issue of master-slave relationships and how they affected education (broadly defined as the transmission of Southern culture). Although Missouri had one of the lowest...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Post-Soul Black Cinema

    Discontinuities, Innovations and Breakpoints, 1970-1995

    By William R. Grant

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This work examines and analyzes how the cinematic image of African Americans became a fixed image with strict rules of depiction both written and unwritten. And, how those very limited and under-informed images would not and could not be challenged or transformed until the power relations in the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge