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. 92, No. 3, Summer

Give Them Their Due: A Reassessment of African Americans and Union Military Service in Florida during the Civil War
During the Civil War in Florida, African American troops played a significant role in the Union victory. In sheer numbers alone, the African American units comprised a major Union presence within the state. Not allowed to enlist in regional regiments...
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How Race Is Made/how Change Is Made
Mark M. Smith, How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Pp. 208. Cloth $29.95. Jennifer Ritterhouse, Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race. Chapel...
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Mapping Yoruba Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities
Kamari Maxine Clarke, Mapping Yoruba Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities. Durham, Duke University Press. 2004. 385 pp. 67 illustrations. Paper, $23.95. Kamari Maxine Clarke's Mapping Yoruba Networks: Power and Agency...
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Municipal Golf and Civil Rights in the United States, 1910-1965
Early on the morning of 7 December 1955, Dr. George C. Simkins, Jr., an African American dentist from Greensboro, North Carolina, gathered with five of his friends for a regular Wednesday round of golf. Normally the group played public courses open...
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Vanguards of the New Negro: African American Veterans and Post-World War I Racial Militancy
On 28 July 1919 African American war veteran Harry Haywood, only three months removed from service in the United States Army, found himself in the midst of a maelstrom of violence and destruction on par with what he had experienced on the battlefields...
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Waging "The Good Fight": The Political Career of Shirley Chisholm, 1953-1982
"I will fight until I can't fight anymore. I don't mind the challenge," Shirley Chisholm boldly declared after her historic victory in 1968 over James Farmer, former head of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). (1) Taking a momentous step, she advanced...
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