Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia

An Encyclopedia

Author: Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 484

This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]

Author: Peg A. Lamphier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 1828

View: 197

This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America

Author: Rosemary Skinner Keller

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Reference

Page: 1394

View: 389

A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America: Women and religion: methods of study and reflection

Author: Academic Dean and Professor of Church History Emeritae Rosemary Skinner Keller

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Women

Page: 564

View: 534

A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass Three-volume Set

Author: Graham Russell Hodges

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 490

View: 322

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction, Fourth Edition

Author: Kay Ann Cassell

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 523

Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.

Historical Encyclopedia of American Women Entrepreneurs

1776 to the Present

Author: Jeannette M. Oppedisano

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 857

Provides profiles on the lives and achievements of women entrepreneurs and their contributions as catalysts for the American economic system, focusing on their personal philosophies, hard work, determination, and philanthropic efforts.

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

Author: Gerald L. Smith

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky


Category: Reference

Page: 684

View: 885

The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

Encyclopedia of Black Studies

Author: Molefi Kete Asante

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Social Science

Page: 531

View: 452

Articles presents an analysis of the key individuals, events, and issues that are important to African Americans.