Journal of American History

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Biddle, Daniel R., and Murray Dubin, “‘God Is Settleing the Account’: African American Reaction to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 137 (Jan. 2013), 57–78.

Chapin, Christy Ford, “‘Going Behind with that Fifteen Cent Policy’: Black-Owned Insurance Companies and the State,” Journal of Policy History, 24 (no. 4, 2012), 644–74.

Cook, Karen, “Struggles Within: Lura G. Currier, the Mississippi Library Commission, and Library Services to African Americans,” Information and Culture: A Journal of History, 48 (no. 1, 2013), 134–56.

Dalleo, Peter T., “‘I Have Now No Fear of Death’: Thomas Morgan’s Trial, Confession, and Execution, Wilmington, Delaware, 1839,” Delaware History, 33 (Fall–Winter 2012–2013), 171–98. Heavily illustrated.

Dworkin, Ira, “‘Near the Congo’: Langston Hughes and the Geopolitics of Internationalist Poetry,” American Literary History, 24 (Winter 2012), 631–57.

Frost, Karolyn Smardz, “African American and African Canadian Transnationalism along the Detriot River Borderland: The Example of Madison J. Lightfoot,” Journal of American Ethnic History, 32 (Winter 2013), 78–88.

Green, Venus, “Not Your Average Fraternal Organization: The IBPOEW and Labor Activism, 1935–1950,” Labor History, 53 (Nov. 2012), 471–94.

Harris, Jennifer, “‘Ushered into the Kitchen’: Lalia Halfkenny, Instructor of English and Elocution at a 19th-Century African American Women’s College,” Acadiensis (Fredericton), 41 (Summer–Autumn 2012), 45–65.

Jackson, David H., Jr., “Booker T. Washington in South Carolina, March 1909,” South Carolina Historical Magazine, 113 (July 2012), 192–220. Heavily illustrated.

Kahrl, Andrew W., “The ‘Negro Park’ Question: Land, Labor, and Leisure in Pitt County, North Carolina, 1920–1930,” Journal of Southern History, 79 (Feb. 2013), 113–42.

Masur, Kate, “Patronage and Protest in Kate Brown’s Washington,” Journal of American History, 99 (March 2013), 1047–71.

Roth, Jeffery, and J. B. Watson Jr., “African-American Education in Nacogdoches County, 1890–1970,” East Texas Historical Journal, 51 (Spring 2013), 9–23.

Shepard, Christopher, “Making No Distinctions between Rich and Poor: Thaddeus Stevens and Class Equality,” Pennsylvania History, 80 (Winter 2013), 37–50.

Simmons, LaKisha Michelle, “‘To Lay Aside All Morals’: Respectability, Sexuality, and Black College Students in the United States in the 1930s,” Gender and History (Oxford), 24 (Aug. 2012), 431–55.

Thaggert, Miriam, “Marriage, Moynihan, Mohagany: Success and the Post–Civil Rights Black Female Professional in Film,” American Quarterly, 64 (Dec. 2012), 715–40.

Tremel, Andrew T., “The Union League, Black Leaders, and the Recruitment of Philadelphia’s African American Civil War Regiments,” Pennsylvania History, 80 (Winter 2013), 13–36.

Young, David W., “‘You Feel So out of Place’: Germantown’s J. Gordon Baugh and the 1913 Commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 137 (Jan. 2013), 79–93.


Bibbs, Maria L., “The African American Literacy Myth: Literacy’s Ethical Objective during the Progressive Era, 1890–1919” (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011). Order No. DA3488549.

Burrows, Cedric D., “The Construction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X in Composition Textbooks: Rereading Readers” (University of Kansas, 2011).

Chike, Kefentse K., “From Black Power to the New Millennium: The Evolution of African Centered Education in Detroit, Michigan 1970–2000” (Michigan State University, 2011).

Devlin, Erin Krutko, “‘Justice Is a Perpetual Struggle’: The Public Memory of the Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis” (College of William and Mary, 2011).

Emery, Sharyn, “‘This Is Harlem Speaking Now’: The Cultural Politics of Vernacular and Twentieth Century African American Agitprop Theater” (Indiana University, 2011).

Graves, Kori A., “Domesticating Foreign Affairs: The African-American Family, Korean War Orphans, and Cold War Civil Rights” (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011).

Greer, Brenna Wynn, “Image Matters: Black Representation Politics and Civil Rights Work in the Mid-twentieth Century United States” (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011).

Harbison, Thomas F., “Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Harlem’s Public Schools, 1914–1954” (City University of New York, 2011). Order No. DA3481640.

Holmes, Kwame, “Chocolate to Rainbow City: The Dialectics of Black and Gay Community Formation in Postwar Washington, D.C., 1946–1978” (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011).

Khalid, Robina Josephine, “Deorientation Acts: The Middle East in the African American Imagination, 1827–1928” (City University of New York, 2011).

Lautin, Jessica Ellen, “The Elite and the Street: Black Class and Culture in Post–World War Two Philadelphia” (University of Pennsylvania, 2011).

Mahoney, Maureen, “Fighting ‘Addiction’: African-American and Hispanic Activism and New York City’s Illegal Drug Policies, 1946–1999” (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011).

Mungo, Sequoya Deatrice, “An Intergenerational Oral History of African American Students in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, from 1930–1980” (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2011).

Polk, Khary Oronde, “Subaltern Soldiers: Race, Sexuality, and American Militarism in the Early to Mid-twentieth Century” (New York University, 2011).

Roby, John R., “Memory, Practice, and Process at the Perkins-Dennis Farm, a 19th-Century Free African American Farmstead in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania” (State University of New York, Binghamton, 2011).

Sadler, Cynthia Jones, “Standing in the Shadows: African American Informants and Allies of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission” (University of Memphis, 2011).

Thompson, Garrett Evan Bane, “The Cultural War against Black Intellectualism: Fighting for and Dying over Knowledge, Dope, and Hip Hop in Pursuit of Black Liberation” (University of Southern California, 2011).

Toure, Abu Jaraad, “Towards a ‘Griotic’ Methodology: African Historiography, Identity Politics, and Educational Implications” (Ohio State University, 2011).

Van Baalen, Susan, “From ‘Black Muslim’ to Global Islam: A Study of the Evolution of the Practice of Islam by Incarcerated Black Americans, 1957–2007” (Georgetown University, 2011).

Williams, Doretha K., “Kansas Grows the Best Wheat and the Best Race Women: Black Women’s Club Movement in Kansas, 1900–30” (University of Kansas, 2011).

Young, Darius Jamal, “The Gentleman from Memphis: Robert R. Church Jr. and the Politics of the Early Civil Rights Movement” (University of Memphis, 2011).


Capossela, Toni-Lee, John U. Monro: Uncommon Educator. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. xvi, 276 pp. $44.95.)

Goduti, Philip A., Jr., Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960–1964. (Jefferson: McFarland, 2013. xii, 239 pp. Paper, $45.00.)

Muller, John, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia. (Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2012. 187 pp. Paper, $19.99.)

Southerland, Yvonne Foster, Legacy: Seven Generations of a Family. (Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2010. 544 pp. Paper, $23.99.) Heavily illustrated.

Torrubia, Rafael, Black Power and the American People: Culture and Identity in the Twentieth Century. (London: Tauris, 2013. 336 pp.)

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