The Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scholarship on African American history. The Journal of African American History includes research and reviews.

Articles from Vol. 95, No. 1, Winter

African American Educators Misconstrued
Adam Fairclough, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. Pp. 552. Cloth $29.95. In A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South, British historian Adam Fairclough...
Black Vigilantism: The Rise and Decline of African American Lynch Mob Activity in the Mississippi and Arkansas Deltas, 1883-1923
In Issaquena County, Mississippi, in April 1884, Samuel T. Wilson, a white convict guard, allegedly ordered the murder of Negia McDaniel, a black fisherman. According to the newspaper account, Wilson and a crew of African American convicts under his...
Books Received-2009
Addison, Kenneth N. "We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident ..."An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America. Lanham: University Press of America, Inc., 2009. Pp. 492. Paper $59.00. Allen, Peggy Vonsherie. The Pecan...
Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers 2009-2010
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History and The Journal of African American History are pleased to present the list of the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers for 2009-2010. These lecturers are among the leading scholars...
"Detroit Was Heavy": Modern Jazz, Bebop, and African American Expressive Culture
Recognition of Detroit's place in United States history has tended to range from the sensational, such as the two major racial explosions of 1943 and 1967, to the symbolic as in the case of the depression-era struggles of the United Auto Workers, or...
Evolving Conceptions of Pan-African Scholarship: W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, and the "Encyclopedia Africana," 1909-1963
We can, therefore, begin, remembering always that an encyclopedia is never a finished or complete body of information. Research and study must be long and continuous. We can collect, organize, and publish knowledge as it emerges. The encyclopedia must...
In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007. Pp. 189. Cloth $25.00. Paper $19.00. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s In a Shade of Blue illuminates the way pragmatic thought,...
"The Newest Religious Sect Has Started in Los Angeles": Race, Class, Ethnicity, and the Origins of the Pentecostal Movement, 1906-1913
When the well-respected scholar and editor W. E. B. Du Bois arrived in Los Angeles, California, in May 1913 as the guest of African Wesley Chapel, one of the elite African American churches in the city, it was estimated that more than two thousand...