Freedom on My Mind

Freedom on My Mind
Author: Deborah Gray White,Mia Bay,Waldo E. Martin, Jr.
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN 10: 1319066046
ISBN 13: 9781319066048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom on My Mind Book Review:

Award-winning scholars and veteran teachers Deborah Gray White, Mia Bay, and Waldo E. Martin Jr. have collaborated to create a fresh, innovative new African American history textbook that weaves together narrative and a wealth of carefully selected primary sources. The narrative focuses on the diversity of black experience, on culture, and on the impact of African Americans on the nation as a whole. Every chapter contains two themed sets of written documents and a visual source essay, guiding students through the process of analyzing sources and offering the convenience and value of a "two-in-one" textbook and reader.

Telling Histories

Telling Histories
Author: Deborah Gray White
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780807889121
ISBN 13: 0807889121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telling Histories Book Review:

The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, Telling Histories compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers. Their essays illuminate how--first as graduate students and then as professional historians--they entered and navigated the realm of higher education, a world concerned with and dominated by whites and men. In distinct voices and from different vantage points, the personal histories revealed here also tell the story of the struggle to establish a new scholarly field. Black women, alleged by affirmative-action supporters and opponents to be "twofers," recount how they have confronted racism, sexism, and homophobia on college campuses. They explore how the personal and the political intersect in historical research and writing and in the academy. Organized by the years the contributors earned their Ph.D.'s, these essays follow the black women who entered the field of history during and after the civil rights and black power movements, endured the turbulent 1970s, and opened up the field of black women's history in the 1980s. By comparing the experiences of older and younger generations, this collection makes visible the benefits and drawbacks of the institutionalization of African American and African American women's history. Telling Histories captures the voices of these pioneers, intimately and publicly. Contributors: Elsa Barkley Brown, University of Maryland Mia Bay, Rutgers University Leslie Brown, Washington University in St. Louis Crystal N. Feimster, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sharon Harley, University of Maryland Wanda A. Hendricks, University of South Carolina Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University Chana Kai Lee, University of Georgia Jennifer L. Morgan, New York University Nell Irvin Painter, Newark, New Jersey Merline Pitre, Texas Southern University Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago Julie Saville, University of Chicago Brenda Elaine Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles Ula Taylor, University of California, Berkeley Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Morgan State University Deborah Gray White, Rutgers University

The Mind of Frederick Douglass

The Mind of Frederick Douglass
Author: Waldo E. Martin Jr.
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN 10: 0807864285
ISBN 13: 9780807864289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind of Frederick Douglass Book Review:

Frederick Douglass was unquestionably the foremost black American of the nineteenth century. The extraordinary life of this former slave turned abolitionist orator, newspaper editor, social reformer, race leader, and Republican party advocate has inspired many biographies over the years. This, however, is the first full-scale study of the origins, contours, development, and significance of Douglass's thought. Brilliant and to a large degree self-taught, Douglass personified intellectual activism; he possessed a sincere concern for the uses and consequences of ideas. Both his people's struggle for liberation and his individual experiences, which he envisioned as symbolizing that struggle, provided the basis and structure for his intellectual maturation. As a representative American, he internalized and, thus, reflected major currents in the contemporary American mind. As a representative Afro-American, he revealed in his thinking the deep-seated influence of race on Euro-American, Afro-American, or, broadly conceived, American consciousness. He sought to resolve in his thinking the dynamic tension between his identities as a black and as an American. Martin assesses not only how Douglass dealt with this enduring conflict, but also the extent of his success. An inveterate belief in a universal and egalitarian humanism unified Douglass's thought. This grand organizing principle reflected his intellectual roots in the three major traditions of mid-nineteenth-century American thought: Protestant Christianity, the Enlightenment, and romanticism. Together, these influences buttressed his characteristic optimism. Although nineteenth-century Afro-American intellectual history derived its central premises and outlook from concurrent American intellectual history, it offered a searching critique of the latter and its ramifications. How to square America's rhetoric of freedom, equality, and justice with the reality of slavery and racial prejudice was the difficulty that confronted such Afro-American thinkers as Douglass.

To Tell the Truth Freely

To Tell the Truth Freely
Author: Mia Bay
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-02-02
ISBN 10: 1466803606
ISBN 13: 9781466803602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Tell the Truth Freely Book Review:

Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women's rights advocate, and journalist. Wells's refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled a "dangerous radical" in her day but made her a model for later civil rights activists as well as a powerful witness to the troubled racial politics of her era. In the richly illustrated To Tell the Truth Freely, the historian Mia Bay vividly captures Wells's legacy and life, from her childhood in Mississippi to her early career in late nineteenth-century Memphis and her later life in Progressive-era Chicago. Wells's fight for racial and gender justice began in 1883, when she was a young schoolteacher who traveled to her rural schoolhouse by rail. Forcibly ejected from her seat on a train one day on account of her race, Wells immediately sued the railroad. Though she ultimately lost her case on appeal in the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the published account of her legal challenge to Jim Crow changed her life, propelling her into a career as an outspoken journalist and social activist. Also a fierce critic of the racial violence that marked her era, Wells went on to launch a crusade against lynching that took her across the United States and eventually to Britain. Though she helped found the NAACP in 1910 after resettling in Chicago, she would not remain a member for long. Always militant in her quest for racial justice, Wells rejected not only Booker T. Washington's accommodationism but also the moderating influence of white reformers within the early NAACP. The life of Ida B. Wells and her enduring achievements are dramatically recovered in Mia Bay's To Tell the Truth Freely.

Scarlet and Black

Scarlet and Black
Author: Marisa J. Fuentes,Deborah Gray White
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 0813592127
ISBN 13: 9780813592121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scarlet and Black Book Review:

The 250th anniversary of the founding of Rutgers University is a perfect moment for the Rutgers community to reconcile its past, and acknowledge its role in the enslavement and debasement of African Americans and the disfranchisement and elimination of Native American people and culture. Scarlet and Black documents the history of Rutgers’s connection to slavery, which was neither casual nor accidental—nor unusual. Like most early American colleges, Rutgers depended on slaves to build its campuses and serve its students and faculty; it depended on the sale of black people to fund its very existence. Men like John Henry Livingston, (Rutgers president from 1810–1824), the Reverend Philip Milledoler, (president of Rutgers from 1824–1840), Henry Rutgers, (trustee after whom the college is named), and Theodore Frelinghuysen, (Rutgers’s seventh president), were among the most ardent anti-abolitionists in the mid-Atlantic. Scarlet and black are the colors Rutgers University uses to represent itself to the nation and world. They are the colors the athletes compete in, the graduates and administrators wear on celebratory occasions, and the colors that distinguish Rutgers from every other university in the United States. This book, however, uses these colors to signify something else: the blood that was spilled on the banks of the Raritan River by those dispossessed of their land and the bodies that labored unpaid and in bondage so that Rutgers could be built and sustained. The contributors to this volume offer this history as a usable one—not to tear down or weaken this very renowned, robust, and growing institution—but to strengthen it and help direct its course for the future. The work of the Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Population in Rutgers History. Visit the project's website at http://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu

The White Image in the Black Mind

The White Image in the Black Mind
Author: Mia Bay,Mia (Assistant Professor of History Bay, and Co-Director of the Center for Historial Analysis Assistant Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Historial Analysis Rutgers University)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-02-10
ISBN 10: 9780195132793
ISBN 13: 0195132793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Image in the Black Mind Book Review:

How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or another race entirely? When nineteenth-century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If not, why not? How did blacks assess the status of the white race? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's shifting attitudes about race in a period that saw slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and urban migration.Much has been written about how the whites of this time viewed blacks, and about how blacks viewed themselves. By contrast, the ways in which blacks saw whites have remained a historical and intellectual mystery. Reversing the focus of such fundamental studies as George Fredrickson's The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this mystery. In doing so, she uncovers and elucidates the racial thought of a wide range of nineteenth-century African-Americans--educated and unlettered, male and female, free and enslaved.

Lost in the USA

Lost in the USA
Author: Deborah Gray White
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 0252099400
ISBN 13: 9780252099403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost in the USA Book Review:

Remembered as an era of peace and prosperity, turn-of-the-millennium America was also a time of mass protest. But the political demands of the marchers seemed secondary to an urgent desire for renewal and restoration felt by people from all walks of life. Drawing on thousands of personal testimonies, Deborah Gray White explores how Americans sought better ways of living in, and dealing with, a rapidly changing world. From the Million Man, Million Woman, and Million Mom Marches to the Promise Keepers and LGBT protests, White reveals a people lost in their own country. Mass gatherings offered a chance to bond with like-minded others against a relentless tide of loneliness and isolation. By participating, individuals opened a door to self-discovery that energized their quests for order, autonomy, personal meaning, and fellowship in a society that seemed hostile to such deeper human needs. Moving forward in time, White also shows what marchers found out about themselves and those gathered around them. The result is an eye-opening reconsideration of a defining time in contemporary America.

The Mis education of the Negro

The Mis education of the Negro
Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
Publsiher: ReadaClassic.com
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1933
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mis education of the Negro Book Review:

Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

No Coward Soldiers

No Coward Soldiers
Author: Waldo E. Martin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674040686
ISBN 13: 9780674040687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Coward Soldiers Book Review:

In a vibrant and passionate exploration of the twentieth-century civil rights and black power eras in American history, Martin uses cultural politics as a lens through which to understand the African-American freedom struggle. In the transformative postwar period, the intersection between culture and politics became increasingly central to the African-American fight for equality. In freedom songs, in the exuberance of an Aretha Franklin concert, in Faith Ringgold's exploration of race and sexuality, the personal and social became the political.

Too Heavy a Load

Too Heavy a Load
Author: Deborah Gray White
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780393046670
ISBN 13: 0393046672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Heavy a Load Book Review:

Chronicles one hundred years in the struggle of African-American women to attain equality and to establish a resistance to persistent racism, male chauvinism, and negative sterotyping, assessing black women's role in the battle for civil rights and women's rights.

The Light of Truth

The Light of Truth
Author: Ida B. Wells
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 0698141830
ISBN 13: 9780698141834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light of Truth Book Review:

The broadest and most comprehensive collection of writings available by an early civil and women’s rights pioneer Seventy-one years before Rosa Parks’s courageous act of resistance, police dragged a young black journalist named Ida B. Wells off a train for refusing to give up her seat. The experience shaped Wells’s career, and—when hate crimes touched her life personally—she mounted what was to become her life’s work: an anti-lynching crusade that captured international attention. This volume covers the entire scope of Wells’s remarkable career, collecting her early writings, articles exposing the horrors of lynching, essays from her travels abroad, and her later journalism. The Light of Truth is both an invaluable resource for study and a testament to Wells’s long career as a civil rights activist. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

BLACK BOOK

BLACK BOOK
Author: Mose Hardin
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN 10: 0359591639
ISBN 13: 9780359591633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BLACK BOOK Book Review:

BLACK BOOK is just another poetic chapter in the life of Mose Xavier Hardin Jr. I have changed and grown over the years overcoming depression, loneliness and a great deal of pain. I have managed to find love again in my 50s. I have managed to survive countless trials with racism and discrimination. I have managed to survive prostate cancer. I have learned to pick my battles and my friends more carefully. I have learned I still have so much more to say!

Voices of Freedom

Voices of Freedom
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9780393696912
ISBN 13: 039369691X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Freedom Book Review:

Meister Eckhart s Book of Secrets

Meister Eckhart s Book of Secrets
Author: Jon M. Sweeney,Mark S. Burrows
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1612834299
ISBN 13: 9781612834290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meister Eckhart s Book of Secrets Book Review:

An elegant rendering of the great mystic's thoughts on the mysteries of the authentic life This is a little book about soul freedom. It is a book about discovering the secret to all the things we most desire: contentment, meaning, peace of mind, and true freedom. This skillfully edited translation of selections from the writings of Meister Eckhart provides a roadmap to the spiritual life for contemporary seekers. Eckhart takes us on a journey of discovery; a journey in which we learn to let go, relinquish our need to know everything, and lose those things that we think are important for a life of worth. And in the end he shows us that the true secret is this: to find yourself, you must lose yourself. Here is timeless wisdom from a medieval mystic who has influenced a wide range of spiritual teachers and mystics both inside and outside the Christian tradition. Erich Fromm, Arthur Schopenhauer, Dag Hammarskjöld, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Rohr, D. T. Suzuki, Rudolf Steiner, and Matthew Fox have all credited Eckhart as being an important influence on their thought. In addition, his work has influenced the development of 20th-century American Buddhism and the Theosophical tradition. Divided into five sections—Seeking the Light, Facing Darkness, Risking Love, Knowing Nothing, and Embracing Everything—the book leads readers on the path to an authentic spiritual life.

Meister Eckhart s Book of the Heart

Meister Eckhart s Book of the Heart
Author: Jon M. Sweeney,Mark S. Burrows
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 1612833764
ISBN 13: 9781612833767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meister Eckhart s Book of the Heart Book Review:

Meister Eckhart (1260–1328) was a priest, a mystic, and nearly a heretic (he died before the Church court’s verdict). In the 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church rehabilitated him and the late Pope John Paul II spoke of his work with fondness. However, what makes him of particular interest is the fact that he has influenced a wide range of spiritual teachers and mystics both inside and outside the Christian tradition. Erich Fromm, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Rohr, D. T. Suzuki, and Rudolf Steiner have all credited Eckhart as being an important influence on their thought. In addition, his work has influenced the development of 20th century American Buddhism and the Theosophical tradition. Eckhart wrote at a time—much like our own—when society appeared to be coming apart at the seams. In the midst of all that chaos and uncertainty, he captured the many forms and stages of the love of God, the mystic path, and the journey of transformation—in language so startling that he, too, was often accused of heresy. Now, seven centuries later, this fresh, stunning rendering of his work translates the essence of one of Christianity’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. Here is a book that conveys the heart of Eckhart’s teaching on what it means to love God and embark on an authentic spiritual journey—a journey that is characterized by mystery, paradox, and an embrace of the unknown.

A Black Women s History of the United States

A Black Women s History of the United States
Author: Daina Ramey Berry,Kali Nicole Gross
Publsiher: ReVisioning American History
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0807033553
ISBN 13: 9780807033555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Black Women s History of the United States Book Review:

"A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception"--

Psychotherapy and Religion

Psychotherapy and Religion
Author: Marcella Bakur Weiner,Paul C. Cooper,Claude Barbre
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780765703668
ISBN 13: 0765703661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotherapy and Religion Book Review:

The integration of religion into psychotherapy finds expression in the therapist's stance and response to those who seek help. The editors have gathered papers that demonstrate through extensive autobiographical material the relationship between personal religious experience and clinical work. The contributing authors, without exception, confront psychoanalytic theory and religious teachings in highly personal ways.

Creating Black Americans

Creating Black Americans
Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0195137558
ISBN 13: 9780195137552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Black Americans Book Review:

Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1513276069
ISBN 13: 9781513276069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Book Review:

A gifted musician’s decision to navigate society as a white man causes an internal debate about anti-blackness and the explicit nature of intent versus impact. James Weldon Johnson presents a distinct conflict driven by a person’s desires and overwhelming fear. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man follows the story of an unnamed narrator and his unique experience as a fair-skinned Black person. As a child, he is initially unaware of his race, but his mother soon clarifies their family’s ancestry. The young man’s ability to pass for white allows him to negate the harsh and discriminatory treatment most Black people face. This leads to a series of events that significantly shape the way he views his place in society. James Weldon Johnson delivers a captivating tale of identity politics in the U.S. and abroad. The main character is living a life of omission that provides public gain at a personal cost. This story maintains its relevance as a critical examination of race in society. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is both modern and readable.

Medical Apartheid

Medical Apartheid
Author: Harriet A. Washington
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-01-08
ISBN 10: 076792939X
ISBN 13: 9780767929394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Apartheid Book Review:

The first full history of Black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read this masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate. From the era of slavery to the present day, starting with the earliest encounters between Black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, Medical Apartheid details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how Blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of Blacks. Shocking new details about the government’s notorious Tuskegee experiment are revealed, as are similar, less-well-known medical atrocities conducted by the government, the armed forces, prisons, and private institutions. The product of years of prodigious research into medical journals and experimental reports long undisturbed, Medical Apartheid reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit. At last, it provides the fullest possible context for comprehending the behavioral fallout that has caused Black Americans to view researchers—and indeed the whole medical establishment—with such deep distrust.