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. 89, No. 4, Fall

Books Received.*
Aronowitz, Stanley. How Class Works: Power and Social Movement. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. Pp. 263. Cloth, $29.95. Baritono, R., D. Frezza, A. Lorini, M. Vaudagna, and E. Vezzosi, editors. Public and Private in American History: State,...
Pinkster in Chicago: Bud Billiken and the Mayor of Bronzeville, 1930-1945
Bud Billiken Day began as a mid-summer diversion, a frolic. But within a decade Bud Billiken Day and Parade had become Chicago's African American New Year, Decoration Day, Fourth of July, and Mardi Gras all rolled into one. "It was the greatest parade...
Special Report: Actuarial Issues in Insurance on Slaves in the United States South
In 2000 several activist groups raised the possibility of suing for reparations from life insurance companies that profited from the business of slavery, and a prominent figure in this campaign is attorney Deadria Farmer-Paellmann. (1) Targeted were...
The Marketing of Duke Ellington: Setting the Strategy for an African American Maestro
Before Duke Ellington's rise to fame in the late 1920s and early 1930s, no African American had ever been so widely hailed around the world as a serious artistic figure, without the stereotypes usually affixed to African American entertainers. In the...
The Nurturance of African American Scientific Talent
Recent data suggest that international students from China, India, South Korea, and Taiwan, who are studying at colleges and universities in the United States, graduate as engineers and scientists in higher rates than native-born American students....