Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present

Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present By Nell Irvin Painter, Creating Black Americans African American History and Its Meanings to the Present Here is a magnificent account of a past rich in beauty and creativity but also in tragedy and trauma Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a
  • Title: Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present
  • Author: Nell Irvin Painter
  • ISBN: 9780195137569
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present By Nell Irvin Painter, Here is a magnificent account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history.Painter offers a history written for a new generatioHere is a magnificent account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history.Painter offers a history written for a new generation of African Americans, stretching from life in Africa before slavery to today s hip hop culture The book describes the staggering number of Africans over ten million forcibly transported to the New World, most doomed to brutal servitude in Brazil and the Caribbean Painter looks at the free black population, numbering close to half a million by 1860 compared to almost four million slaves , and provides a gripping account of the horrible conditions of slavery itself The book examines the Civil War, revealing that it only slowly became a war to end slavery, and shows how Reconstruction, after a promising start, was shut down by terrorism by white supremacists Painter traces how through the long Jim Crow decades, blacks succeeded against enormous odds, creating schools and businesses and laying the foundations of our popular culture We read about the glorious outburst of artistic creativity of the Harlem Renaissance, the courageous struggles for Civil Rights in the 1960s, the rise and fall of Black Power, the modern hip hop movement, and two black Secretaries of State Painter concludes that African Americans today are wealthier and better educated, but the disadvantaged are as vulnerable as ever.Painter deeply enriches her narrative with a series of striking works of art than 150 in total, most in full color works that profoundly engage with black history and that add a vital dimension to the story, a new form of witness that testifies to the passion and creativity of the African American experience Among the dozens of artists featured are Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Beauford Delaney, Jacob Lawrence, and Kara Walker Filled with sharp portraits of important African Americans, from Olaudah Equiano one of the first African slaves to leave a record of his captivity and Toussaint L Ouverture who led the Haitian revolution , to Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, to Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X
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    1. Nell Irvin Painter

      Nell Irvin Painter is an American historian notable for her works on southern history of the nineteenth century She is retired from Princeton University, and served as president of the Organization of American Historians She also served as president of the Southern Historical Association.She was born Nell Irvin to Dona and Frank E Irvin, Sr She had an older brother Frank who died young Her family moved from Houston, Texas, to Oakland, California when she was ten weeks old This was part of the second wave of the Great Migration of millions of African Americans from the Deep South to urban centers Some of their relatives had been in California since the 1920s The Irvins went to California in the 1940s with the pull of increasing jobs in the defense industry Nell attended the Oakland Public Schools.Her mother Dona Irvin held a degree from Houston College for Negroes 1937 , and later taught in the public schools of Oakland Her father had to drop out of college in 1937 during the Great Depression he eventually trained for work as a laboratory technician He worked for years at the University of California at Berkeley, where he trained many students in lab techniques.Painter earned her B.A Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1964 During her undergraduate years, she studied French medieval history at the University of Bordeaux, France, 1962 63 She also studied abroad at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, 1965 66 In 1967, she completed an M.A at the University of California at Los Angeles In 1974, she earned an M.A and Ph.D at Harvard University She returned to study and earned a B.F.A at Rutgers University in 2009 Painter has received honorary degrees from Dartmouth College, Wesleyan University, and Yale University, among other institutions.In 1989, Painter married the mathematician Glenn Shafer, co creator of the Dempster Shafer theory from

    243 thoughts on “Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present”

    1. Nell Irvin Painter is masterful in framing thought provoking explorations of identity within comprehensive historical research Her book The History of White People was an excellent examination of race as a social construct, as well as the inherent fluidity of ethnic identity in relation to ingroups and outgroups throughout Western history With Creating Black Americans, she is able to convey a complex history of a diverse and heterogeneous group, illustrating the variability and dynamic nature of [...]


    2. An amazing text book introduction into black history in America from the beginning to now There are, of course, some minor disputes that some historians can responsibly make, but it s a fantastic book overall I would recommend this book for those needed an introduction to black American history Highly recommended.


    3. This is a very detailed survey text about the manufacture of racial identity Easier to digest the cultural, social, political, historical and economic implications by reading a section or chapter per reading session with a few days or a week between stints It s a riveting non fiction narrative.


    4. This was the right book to finish on July 4th, in order to remember some of the ways our nation s freedom has failed to be for everyone.


    5. The book is well written and the history is well captured and the artwork is Amazing it sits on my art bookshelf in my studio as a reference point I really love this book.



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