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Black women in Texas history / edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre ; with Angela Boswell ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Glasrud, Bruce A | Pitre, Merline, 1943- | Boswell, Angela, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University: no. 108.Publisher: College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: viii, 248 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781603440073 (cloth : alk. paper); 1603440070 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781603440318 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1603440313 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): African American women -- Texas -- History | African American women -- Texas -- Social conditions | African Americans -- Texas -- History | Texas -- Race relationsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Black women in Texas history.; Online version:: Black women in Texas history.DDC classification: 976.40089/96073
Contents:
Black Texas women : making community / Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre -- Black women during slavery to 1865 / Angela Boswell -- Texas freedwomen during Reconstruction, 1865-1874 / James M. Smallwood and Barry A. Crouch -- "Us has ever lived de useful life" : African American women in Texas, 1874-1900 / Rebecca Sharpless -- Time of transition : black women in early twentieth-century Texas, 1900-1930 / Bruce A. Glasrud -- At the crossroads : black Texas women, 1930-1954 / Merline Pitre -- African American women in the Civil Rights era, 1954-1974 / Stefanie Decker -- Expanded opportunities : black women in the modern era, 1974-2000 / Kenneth W. Howell and James M. Smallwood -- Contemporary black Texas women : political and educational leadership, 1974-2000 / Jewel L. Prestage and Franklin D. Jones -- Black women in Texas history : selected bibliography / Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre.
Summary: Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-232) and index.

Black Texas women : making community / Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre -- Black women during slavery to 1865 / Angela Boswell -- Texas freedwomen during Reconstruction, 1865-1874 / James M. Smallwood and Barry A. Crouch -- "Us has ever lived de useful life" : African American women in Texas, 1874-1900 / Rebecca Sharpless -- Time of transition : black women in early twentieth-century Texas, 1900-1930 / Bruce A. Glasrud -- At the crossroads : black Texas women, 1930-1954 / Merline Pitre -- African American women in the Civil Rights era, 1954-1974 / Stefanie Decker -- Expanded opportunities : black women in the modern era, 1974-2000 / Kenneth W. Howell and James M. Smallwood -- Contemporary black Texas women : political and educational leadership, 1974-2000 / Jewel L. Prestage and Franklin D. Jones -- Black women in Texas history : selected bibliography / Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre.

Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated.

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This is the first statewide anthology to look at the lives and accomplishments of African American women through the lenses of race, class, time, and place. The first essay is a historiography of the field of African American women, and the following essays proceed in chronological order from before the Civil War to the present. These eras are broken into pre-1865 (slavery), 1865-1874 (Reconstruction), 1874-1900 (employment, education, and organization), 1900-1930 (poverty, urbanization, Jim Crow, and cultural achievements), 1930-1954 (Great Depression, WWII, and self-help), 1954-1974 (civil rights), and two essays on the period 1974 to 2000, one of which is historical and cultural, the other educational and political. Endnotes conclude each essay, showing the depth of research involved. While individual essays can stand alone, they also work well together, with topics overlapping slightly. The book as a whole would be good for upper-level collections in women's history, African American history, and Texas history, and individual essays could be useful to lower-level undergraduates. The book is written for the general public, but the research and notes make it useful for historians, too. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. J. A Stuntz West Texas A&M University

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BRUCE A. GLASRUD is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay, and retired Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Sul Ross State University. He has authored or coauthored nine books, and he edited (with Michael Searles) Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology, published by Texas A&M University Press. He lives in Seguin, Texas. MERLINE PITRE, author of In Struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900#150;1957, published by Texas A&M University Press, is dean of liberal arts and behavioral sciences and professor of history at Texas Southern University in Houston.

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