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Title Telling histories : black women historians in the ivory tower / edited by Deborah Gray White.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Series Gender & American culture
Gender & American culture.
Subject African American women -- Historiography.
African American historians -- Biography.
Women historians -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African American women -- Social conditions.
Historiography -- Social aspects -- United States.
Alt Name White, Deborah G. (Deborah Gray), 1949-
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: A telling history / Deborah Gray White -- Un essai d'ego-histoire / Nell Irvin Painter -- Becoming a Black woman's historian / Darlene Clark Hine -- A journey through history / Merline Pitre -- Being and thinking outside of the box : a Black woman's experience in academia / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn -- My history in history / Deborah Gray White -- The politics of memory and place : reflections of an African American female scholar / Sharon Harley -- History without illusion / Julie Saville -- On the margins : creating a space and place in the academy / Wanda A. Hendricks -- History lessons / Brenda Elaine Stevenson -- The death of dry tears / Ula Taylor -- Looking backward in order to go forward : Black women historians and Black women's history / Mia Bay -- Journey toward a different self : the defining power of illness, race, and gender / Chana Kai Lee -- Bodies of history / Elsa Barkley Brown -- Experiencing Black feminism / Jennifer L. Morgan -- Dancing on the edges of history, but never dancing alone / Barbara Ransby -- How a hundred years of history tracked me down / Leslie Brown -- Not so ivory : African American women historians creating academic communities / Crystal N. Feimster.
Summary The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study 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 historie.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780807889121 (electronic bk.)
0807889121 (electronic bk.)
9781469604763 (electronic bk.)
1469604760 (electronic bk.)
9780807832011 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807832014 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807858813 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0807858811 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 609736891
Additional Format Print version: Telling histories. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2008 9780807832011 (DLC) 2007045654 (OCoLC)181142298