392 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 17 halftones, 3 tables, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5426-3
Published: March 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-5425-6
Published: March 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5427-0
Published: February 2021
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Contributors: Erica L. Ball, Kabria Baumgartner, Daina Ramey Berry, Joan L. Bryant, Jim Casey, Benjamin Fagan, P. Gabrielle Foreman, Eric Gardner, Andre E. Johnson, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, Sarah Lynn Patterson, Carla L. Peterson, Jean Pfaelzer, Selena R. Sanderfer, Derrick R. Spires, Jermaine Thibodeaux, Psyche Williams-Forson, and Jewon Woo.
Explore accompanying exhibits and historical records at The Colored Conventions Project website: https://coloredconventions.org/
About the Authors
P. Gabrielle Foreman is the Paterno Chair of Liberal Arts and professor of English, African American studies, and History at the Pennsylvania State University.
For more information about P. Gabrielle Foreman, visit the Author Page.
Jim Casey is assistant professor of African American studies, history, and English at the Pennsylvania State University.
For more information about Jim Casey, visit the Author Page.
Sarah Lynn Patterson is assistant professor of African American literature and culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
For more information about Sarah Lynn Patterson, visit the Author Page.
“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
"With its historical heft and excellent prose, this book deserves to be the reference book for all things related to nineteenth-century Black activism."--Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Rutgers University
"This collection of essays offers an exciting, original rethinking of nineteenth-century Black political thought that resonates with the justice movements of our own time."--Sharla Fett, Occidental College