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A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Stephen G. Hall


The civil rights and black power movements expanded popular awareness of the history and culture of African Americans. But, as this book observes, African American authors, intellectuals, ministers, and abolitionists had been writing the history of the black experience since the 1800s. The book recaptures and reconstructs a rich but largely overlooked tradition of historical writing by African Americans. It charts the origins, meanings, methods, evolution, and maturation of African American historical writing from the period of the Early Republic to the twentieth-century professionalization of ... More

Keywords: civil rights, black power movements, African Americans, Early Republic, intellectual movements, African diaspora, African American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833056
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899199_hall


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen G. Hall, author