Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (2 Volumes)
1993·Brooklyn, New York
by Hine, Darlene Clark
Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing Inc, 1993. Hardcover. NF contents but both are art school ex-lib. copies with spine stamps, page edge stamps, publication page stamps, back pockets, and inside bar codes.. Red cloth/boards; black lettering. Sepia-photographic dj with black lettering on white spines. Mylar covers. Vol. I: xxvi + pp. 1-737; Vol. II: vii + pp. 738-1530. Both volume have occasional bw images. This is a comprehensive guide to the lives of 641 individual black women, most of whom are significant on a national level. There are also entries to more than 150 general topics and organizations involving Black women. Listed alphabetically, the signed entries have bibliographies and many have photographs. The length of the articles vary from one or two columns to multiple pages, especially for the topical entries. Entries are balanced and easily comprehensible. The appendices include a chronology, a classified bibliography, including a directory of research centers, and the biographies classified by occupations. There is an extensive index. Recommended as a first purchase among the new biographical sources about Black women for high school libraries.
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