0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > American history

Buy Now

Freedom's Racial Frontier - African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West (Paperback) Loot Price: R873
Discovery Miles 8 730
Freedom's Racial Frontier - African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West (Paperback): Herbert G. Ruffin, Dwayne A Mack

Freedom's Racial Frontier - African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West (Paperback)

Herbert G. Ruffin, Dwayne A Mack; Foreword by Quintard Taylor

Series: Race and Culture in the American West Series

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 | Repayment Terms: R80 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

Between 1940 and 2010, the black population of the American West grew from 710,400 to 7 million. With that explosive growth has come a burgeoning interest in the history of the African American West - an interest reflected in the remarkable range and depth of the works collected in Freedom's Racial Frontier. Editors Herbert G. Ruffin II and Dwayne A. Mack have gathered established and emerging scholars in the field to create an anthology that links past, current, and future generations of African American West scholarship. The volume's sixteen chapters address the African American experience within the framework of the West as a multicultural frontier. The result is a fresh perspective on western-U.S. history, centered on the significance of African American life, culture, and social justice in almost every trans-Mississippi state. Examining and interpreting the twentieth century while mindful of events and developments since 2000, the contributors focus on community formation, cultural diversity, civil rights and black empowerment, and artistic creativity and identity. Reflecting the dynamic evolution of new approaches and new sites of knowledge in the field of western history, the authors consider its interconnections with fields such as cultural studies, literature, and sociology. Some essays deal with familiar places, while others look at understudied sites such as Albuquerque, Oahu, and Las Vegas, Nevada. By examining black suburbanization, the Information Age, and gentrification in the urban West, several authors conceive of a Third Great Migration of African Americans to and within the West. The West revealed in Freedom's Racial Frontier is a place where black Americans have fought - and continue to fight - to make their idea of freedom live up to their expectations of equality; a place where freedom is still a frontier for most persons of African heritage.

General

Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Race and Culture in the American West Series
Release date: March 2018
Editors: Herbert G. Ruffin • Dwayne A Mack
Foreword by: Quintard Taylor
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 424
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-5976-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-8061-5976-6
Barcode: 9780806159768

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners