If last week’s post on the history of the Rosenwald Schools piqued your interest, here’s a sampling of related resources available in several libraries on campus:
Ascoli, Peter Max. Julius Rosenwald : the Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. Print.
Deutsch, Stephanie. You Need a Schoolhouse : Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2011. Print.
Embree, Edwin R. Negro Progress Since Emancipation : Address Delivered at Dedication of the 5000th Rosenwald School, Greenbriar, Va., November 21, 1930. Atlanta, Ga.: Commission on Interracial Cooperation, 1931. Print.
Hanchett, Thomas W. The Rosenwald Schools and Black Education in North Carolina. 1988. Print.
Hoffschwelle, Mary S. The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. Print.
Merriwether, Lucile. High School Library Service in Tennessee Rosenwald Demonstration Units,. Peabody library school, 1934. Print.
Julius Rosenwald Fund. Committee on School Plant Rehabilitation. Improvement and Beautification of Rural Schools; Report of Committee on School Plant Rehabilitation. Rosenwald Fund, 1936. Print.
Reed, Betty Jamerson. The Brevard Rosenwald School : Black Education and Community Building in a Southern Appalachian Town, 1920-1966. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2004. Print.
Sanders, Wiley Britton. Negro Child Welfare in North Carolina, a Rosenwald Study,. Pub. for the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare by the University of North Carolina Press, 1933. Print.
Shields, Carol Jones. Hamilton Rosenwald School Preservation Story : Preserving the Memories, the Faces, and the Place. Windsor, N.C.: Roanoke River Partners, 2011. Print.
Sosland, Jeffrey K. A School in Every County : the Partnership of Jewish Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald & American Black Communities. Washington, D.C.: Economics & Science Planning, 1995. Print.
United States. Division of Cooperative Extension. Report of Special Summer Schools for Negro Extension Agents Under the Direction of Office of Cooperative Extension Work, United States Department of Agriculture in Cooperation with Federal and State Extension Services of the Southern States, Partially Financed by Julius Rosenwald Fund, Held at Orangeburg, S.C., Nashville, Tenn. [and] Prairie View, Tex., August 1930. 1930. Print.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Dear Mr. Rosenwald. 1st ed. New York: Scholastic Press, 2006. Print.
Wilson, Louis Round. County Library Service in the South; a Study of the Rosenwald County Library Demonstration,. The University of Chicago Press, 1935. Print.
As we conclude our tripartite series highlighting new arrivals currently up on display at the Stone Center Library, today’s list should especially appeal to religious scholars. Click on the links below for more information on each title, including summaries and current availability, or check out our previous posts in this series here and here.
- Pinn, Anthony B. 2011. What Is African American Religion? Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
- Cone, James H. 2010. A Black Theology of Liberation. 40th anniversary ed. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.
- Cone, James H. 2011. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.
- Hart, William D. 2011. Afro-eccentricity : Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Miller, Keith D. 2012. Martin Luther King’s Biblical Epic : His Final, Great Speech. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
- Said, Omar ibn. 2011. A Muslim American Slave : the Life of Omar Ibn Said. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press.
- Harvey, Paul. 2011. Through the Storm, Through the Night : a History of African American Christianity. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Anon. 2012. The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture : Toward Bridging the Generational Divide. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.
- Oshatz, Molly. 2012. Slavery and Sin : the Fight Against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism. New York: Oxford University Press.
Happy reading! Our display changes regularly, so be sure to come on by and check out what’s new @the SCL.
Last week, we posted a partial listing of new books currently on display here at the Library. Today, we continue with a quick posting on new arrivals covering a wide range of topics in education – in the U.S. and abroad, secondary and post-secondary pedagogy and experiences, and other recent research.
Check out what’s new @the SCL, part 2:
Anon. 2012. Integrated but Unequal : Black Faculty in Predominately White Space. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press.
Glenn, Charles Leslie. 2011. African-American/Afro-Canadian Schooling : from the Colonial Period to the Present. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Collins, Donald R. 2011. Conducting Multi-generational Qualitative Research in Education : an Experiment in Grounded Theory. New York: Peter Lang.
Gilyard, Keith. 2011. True to the Language Game : African American Discourse, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy. New York: Routledge.
- Anon. 2011. African and African American Children’s and Adolescent Literature in the Classroom : a Critical Guide. New York: Peter Lang.
- Rury, John L. 2012. The African American Struggle for Secondary Schooling, 1940-1980 : Closing the Graduation Gap. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Harris, Angel L. 2011. Kids Don’t Want to Fail : Oppositional Culture and the Black-White Achievement Gap. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
- Titus, Jill Ogline. 2011. Brown’s Battleground : Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
- Burkholder, Zoë. 2011. Color in the Classroom : How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954. New York: Oxford University Press.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to stay tuned for next week’s final installment, featuring new acquisitions on a variety of topics related to religious studies.
Have you seen our latest display?
Featuring titles newly available here at the Stone Center Library, current highlights include topics such as religion, genealogy, education, women’s studies and more. We encourage you to come on by and check them out, and will be introducing these titles in a weekly three-part series, starting today with a variety of resources pertaining to family:
Day, Aaron L. 2003. Locating Free African American Ancestors : a Beginner’s Guide. Anaheim, CA: Carlberg Press.
Day, Aaron L. 2011. DNA to Africa : the Search Continues. West Conshohocken, Pa.: Infinity Pub.
Winch, Julie. 2011. The Clamorgans : One Family’s History of Race in America. 1st ed. New York: Hill and Wang.
Smith, Darron T. 2011. White Parents, Black Children : Experiencing Transracial Adoption. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Moore, Mignon R. 2011. Invisible Families : Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood Among Black Women. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
Nathans, Sydney. 2012. To Free a Family : the Journey of Mary Walker. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Anon. 2011. Black Womanist Leadership : Tracing the Motherline. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Schermerhorn, Calvin. 2011. Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom : Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Coming up next week: new titles in education studies.
Newly available at the SCL, today’s staff pick is Experiences of single African-American women professors : With this Ph.D., I thee wed, edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist (c2011. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books). A fascinating collection of essays written by “never-before-married and doctorate degree-holding African-American women professors,” titles include:
- “Black, educated, and female: A perspective on contemporary courtship,” by Celeste Walls, Ph.D.
- “‘Acting like a lady and doing me’: Rejecting the ‘strong black woman’ stereotype, sexism, and settling,” by Kandace L. Harris, Ph.D.
- “The myth and mismatch of balance: Black female professors’ construction of balance, integration, and negotiation of work and life,” by Natalie T. J. Tindall, Ph.D. and Markesha S. McWilliams.
- “‘I’m in the middle of nowhere!’: The dating experiences of black, female doctoral students and faculty at predominantly white environments,” by Mounira Morris, Ed.D.
- “Neither an ‘old maid’ nor a ‘Miss Independent’: Deflating the negative perceptions of single African-American women professors,” by Eletra S. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
These are but a sample of the thought-provoking issues raised in this volume, in which “The authors and research participants speak candidly about their experiences, exploring a myriad of topics including dating costs and rewards, relationship challenges, work/life balance, multiple intersecting identities, negative perceptions, and identity negotiation.” A complete summary and further information is available here in the UNC library catalog and we highly encourage you to come by the Library and check it out!
For more on this topic, here are a couple of other titles, also available here at the SCL:
Are you a fan of superhero movies? Then today’s SCL Pick is for you! One of our latest arrivals is Super black : American pop culture and black superheroes, by Adilifu Nama (University of Texas Press, 2011). Check out an excerpt from the publisher’s review below:
“Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice.” (Source: http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/namsue.html)
Looking for more on the topic? Professor Nama has also written Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film, which is available at Davis Library. If you’re looking to broaden your search, subject headings that may be of use include “African Americans in motion pictures” and “Blacks in motion pictures.” There’s also the Stone Center Library’s Guide to the Web, which features sections on Films and Documentaries, as well as Film Festivals. And, as always, we’re happy to provide reference assistance – whether it’s in person, via email, or through chat reference (StoneCenterRef) – come on by for a consultation!
Did you know that May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month? This celebration was established in 1978, and recognizes the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. “The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.” (Source: http://asianpacificheritage.gov/about.html)
With this in mind, today’s SCL Pick is the newly-acquired Interracial Encounters : Reciprocal Representations in African American and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937. Written by Julia H. Lee (2011, New York University Press), this book “explores the diverse ways in which Asian American and African American texts represented racial relations and racial others in an era dominated by a national racial philosophy that presumed, as W.E.B. Du Bois put it, the ‘high civilization of the whites, the lack of culture among the blacks, the apparent incapacity for self-rule in many non-Europeans, and the stagnation of Asia’” (Source: Syndetic Solutions).
Interested in this area of study? Come by the SCL! Today’s pick is but one of several volumes on Afro-Asian topics available here at the Library. For instance, check out last year’s selections here and here. And stay tuned for more SCL Picks this week and next, as we highlight some fabulous new titles that have recently been added to the collection. Happy reading!