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Telling histories : Black women historians in the ivory tower / edited by Deborah Gray White.

Contributor(s): White, Deborah G. (Deborah Gray), 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gender & American culture: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008Description: 291 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780807832011 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807832014 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807858813 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0807858811 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): African American women -- Historiography | African American historians -- Biography | Women historians -- United States -- Biography | African American women -- Biography | African American women -- Social conditions | Historiography -- Social aspects -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Telling histories.; Online version:: Telling histories.DDC classification: 398.2089/96073
Contents:
Introduction: A telling history / Deborah Gray White -- Un essai d'ego-histoire / Nell Irvin Painter -- Becoming a Black woman's historian / Darlene Clark Hine -- A journey through history / Merline Pitre -- Being and thinking outside of the box : a Black woman's experience in academia / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn -- My history in history / Deborah Gray White -- The politics of memory and place : reflections of an African American female scholar / Sharon Harley -- History without illusion / Julie Saville -- On the margins : creating a space and place in the academy / Wanda A. Hendricks -- History lessons / Brenda Elaine Stevenson -- The death of dry tears / Ula Taylor -- Looking backward in order to go forward : Black women historians and Black women's history / Mia Bay -- Journey toward a different self : the defining power of illness, race, and gender / Chana Kai Lee -- Bodies of history / Elsa Barkley Brown -- Experiencing Black feminism / Jennifer L. Morgan -- Dancing on the edges of history, but never dancing alone / Barbara Ransby -- How a hundred years of history tracked me down / Leslie Brown -- Not so ivory : African American women historians creating academic communities / Crystal N. Feimster.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction: A telling history / Deborah Gray White -- Un essai d'ego-histoire / Nell Irvin Painter -- Becoming a Black woman's historian / Darlene Clark Hine -- A journey through history / Merline Pitre -- Being and thinking outside of the box : a Black woman's experience in academia / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn -- My history in history / Deborah Gray White -- The politics of memory and place : reflections of an African American female scholar / Sharon Harley -- History without illusion / Julie Saville -- On the margins : creating a space and place in the academy / Wanda A. Hendricks -- History lessons / Brenda Elaine Stevenson -- The death of dry tears / Ula Taylor -- Looking backward in order to go forward : Black women historians and Black women's history / Mia Bay -- Journey toward a different self : the defining power of illness, race, and gender / Chana Kai Lee -- Bodies of history / Elsa Barkley Brown -- Experiencing Black feminism / Jennifer L. Morgan -- Dancing on the edges of history, but never dancing alone / Barbara Ransby -- How a hundred years of history tracked me down / Leslie Brown -- Not so ivory : African American women historians creating academic communities / Crystal N. Feimster.

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CHOICE Review

This collection of essays could easily be retitled "Intersections of Race and Gender in the Professional Lives of Historians." The essayists offer readers much to think about as each tells her story of becoming a historian and of survival and success in the academy. From pioneers such as Nell Irvin Painter or Rosalyn Terborg-Penn to more recent graduates just now entering the profession, the authors give insight to what it means to be female and African American professionals. Essays document often-overt patterns of discrimination and help readers understand the persistent dilemmas of achieving professorial success while balancing family demands. The essayists underscore the importance of professional networks and mentors for all who would succeed. Above all, the essayists stress the value of letting historians delve into the histories of all human beings. Through the exploration, scholarship, and publications that result, the entire profession hears from voices that were too often muted in the writings of the past, and the entire profession is better for having heard those scholarly voices. Essays are generally footnoted, and there is a picture gallery showing the contributors. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty. T. F. Armstrong Louisiana State University at Alexandria

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