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Author Hall, Stephen G. (Stephen Gilroy), 1968-

Title A faithful account of the race : African American historical writing in nineteenth-century America / Stephen G. Hall
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 334 pages)
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Contents Troubling the pages of historians : African American intellectuals and historical writing in the early republic, 1817-1837 -- To present a just view of our origin : creating an African American historical discourse, 1837-1850 -- The destiny of the colored people : African American history between compromise and jubilee, 1850-1863 -- The historical mind of emancipation : writing African American history at the dawn of freedom, 1863-1882 -- Advancement in numbers, knowledge, and power : African American history in post-reconstruction America, 1883-1915 -- To smite the rock of knowledge : the Black academy and the professionalization of history
Summary The civil rights and black power movements expanded popular awareness of the history and culture of African Americans. But, as Stephen Hall observes, African American authors, intellectuals, ministers, and abolitionists had been writing the history of the black experience since the 1800s. Hall charts the origins, meanings, methods, evolution, and maturation of African American historical writing from the period of the Early Republic to the 20th century and provides a holistic portrait of African American history informed by developments within and outside the African American community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references [pages 291-326] and index
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Subject African American historians -- History -- 19th century.
African American intellectuals -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Historiography.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
African diaspora -- History -- 19th century.
Historiography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807899194 (electronic bk.)
1469605368 (electronic bk.)
9780807899199 (electronic bk.)
9781469605364 (electronic bk.)