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The Black condition / edited by Howard Dodson and Colin Palmer.

Contributor(s): Dodson, Howard | Palmer, Colin A, 1944- | New York Public Library | Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | ProQuest (Firm).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Schomburg studies on the Black experience: Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2009Description: xvii, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780870138386 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0870138383 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions | African Americans -- Economic conditions | African Americans -- Politics and government | United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History | African Americans -- Education -- History | African Americans -- Religion -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Black condition.
Contents:
Economic inequality and the African diaspora / William A. Darity Jr -- American political systems and the response of the black community / Ronald Walters -- Education / Linda M. Perkins -- African Americans in the military / Chad Williams -- African American religious experience: an overview / Michael A. Gomez.
Review: "This is the e fourth volume in a unique Schomburg research, study, and teaching resource series. Michigan State University Press, ProQuest, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The New York Public Library are pleased to present a unique research, study, and teaching resource for professors and students of black studies. In the more than thirty-five years since the field of black studies established its presence in American higher education, the volume of research, writing, and publications on the global black experience has increased exponentially. With the extraordinary volume of research resources on the black experience currently available, the challenge of selecting appropriate materials for research, study, and teaching has become extremely difficult. Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience is a resource designed to assist users in making such choices."--Jacket.
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"The New York Public Library; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; ProQuest."

Includes bibliographical references.

Economic inequality and the African diaspora / William A. Darity Jr -- American political systems and the response of the black community / Ronald Walters -- Education / Linda M. Perkins -- African Americans in the military / Chad Williams -- African American religious experience: an overview / Michael A. Gomez.

"This is the e fourth volume in a unique Schomburg research, study, and teaching resource series. Michigan State University Press, ProQuest, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The New York Public Library are pleased to present a unique research, study, and teaching resource for professors and students of black studies. In the more than thirty-five years since the field of black studies established its presence in American higher education, the volume of research, writing, and publications on the global black experience has increased exponentially. With the extraordinary volume of research resources on the black experience currently available, the challenge of selecting appropriate materials for research, study, and teaching has become extremely difficult. Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience is a resource designed to assist users in making such choices."--Jacket.

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CHOICE Review

This volume begins to realize the "dream deferred" of one of the editors, Howard Dodson of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (CH, Feb'06, 43-3596): to publish a series of books that provide a solid grounding of reference works for the field of black studies and a base of solid information, interpretive essays, bibliographies, time lines, and glossaries to guide future research. This is the fourth volume in this ongoing series copublished with ProQuest, following Ideology, Identity, and Assumptions (2007), Cultural Life (CH, Apr'08, 45-4164), and Origins (CH, Jun'09, 46-5815). The works, together with the supplementary ProQuest online resources and databases will, one hopes, finally realize Dodson's delayed vision. The book provides five helpful general review essays on economic inequality, black politics, education, African Americans in the military, and the African American religious experience. Each essay has accompanying time lines, bibliographies, and other supplementary material. The essays are solid and informative. It is not obvious why these particular disparate topics are grouped together; regardless, all research libraries will be glad to have this important reference series. Michael Gomez's essay on African American religion, which focuses heavily on the transmission of African-based religions in the Americas generally, is particularly innovative. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. P. Harvey University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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<p> Colin Alphonsous Palmer was born on March 23, 1944, in Lambs River, Jamaica. He earned a bachelor¿s degree in 1964 at University College of the West Indies at Mona in Jamaica and was considering teaching secondary school when he was offered a graduate fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He earned a master¿s degree there in 1966 and a Ph.D. in 1970. He became a historian and published his first of many books in 1976 - Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-1650. It chronicled a period when the colonies that would become the United States were still in their formative stages. The book set him on a career-long path. Professor Palmer urged students to consider whether the term "African diaspora" was even appropriate, given the cultural and linguistic diversity within the African continent, and to make sure that any examination of diaspora began with a study of Africa itself. <p> Professor Palmer also wrote well-regarded articles and books on the Caribbean countries, including - Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean (2006), about the historian and politician who led Trinidad and Tobago to independence. In an academic career of more than 40 years, he taught at Oakland University in Michigan, the University of North Carolina, the City University of New York Graduate Center and Princeton University. <p> Colin A Palmer passed away on June 20, 2019 at the age of 75. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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