The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

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University of North Carolina Press
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7.7 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
P. Gabrielle Foreman is the Paterno Chair of Liberal Arts and professor of English, African American studies, and History at the Pennsylvania State University.

Jim Casey is assistant professor of African American studies, history, and English at the Pennsylvania State University.

Sarah Lynn Patterson is assistant professor of African American literature and culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Through these essays, the editors masterfully portray the CCP's aim to realize the linkages of Black intellectual work and social activism that the conventions represented, individually and sequentially, in the 19th century. . . . A must for all students, researchers, and general readers with an interest in Black lives, this essential overview of the CCP's legacy offers fresh understanding of the history of organized Black activism and commitment to community efforts for equal rights. Highest recommendation."--Library Journal, starred review

This collection captures an important piece of African American history. . . . Given that African American history is often difficult to research through conventional resources, the contributors are to be commended for successfully mining unconventional resources, such as the Conventions' minutes and African American periodicals and their advertisements. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice Reviews

The [Colored Conventions] project serves as a brilliant example of scholarly crowdsourcing. . . . CCP allows us finally to do justice to the overdetermined and multidimensional legacy that nineteenth-century Black activism bequeathed the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."--Early American Literature