Black Pioneers - Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier

Black Pioneers - Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier

By: Ravage, John

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Brand new softcover book! Forward by Quintard Taylor. ; Few records exist that describe the migrations of African Americans in the nineteenth-century American West. Efforts to assemble collections of oral histories, images, diaries, and other written documents on the black experience in the Western U. S. And Canada have proven surprisingly fruitful, however, and the rewarding culmination of such research flourishes in the archival images found in this expanded second edition of John Ravage’s Black Pioneers.

Utilizing public and private collections in every western state and in Canada, Ravage has compiled hundreds of new photographs, line drawings, lithographs, stereoviews, and other images. Sections on black entertainers and ranchers, a chapter on dating historic photographs and their genealogical significance, as well as an expanded bibliography all aid understanding of the black frontier experience.

Ravage goes beyond the stereotypical photography of the era, which often reflected white fears and egos, to present the works of black frontier photographers. Galveston’s Lucius Harper, Denver’s John Green, and the northwest’s nomadic James Presley Ball all bring genuine life to their subjects and meaning to their presence in the American West. Black Pioneers is a vibrant visual document of the profound impact blacks on communal and frontier history.

John W. Ravage is professor emeritus of mass media at the University of Wyoming. He is the author of Television: The Directors Viewpoint and Singletree, and the editor of Kenneth Wiggins Porter’s The Negro on the American Frontier. ; 0.7 x 9.8 x 7 Inches; 336 pages; 087480941X

Title: Black Pioneers - Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier

Author Name: Ravage, John

Categories: Other,

Edition: Expanded Second Edition

Publisher: University of Utah Press: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Seller ID: 43751

Keywords: Black Pioneers Images Of The Black Experience The North American Frontier John Ravage Quintard Taylor,