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The Resource The Black West : a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States : with a new introduction, by William Loren Katz

The Black West : a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States : with a new introduction, by William Loren Katz

Label
The Black West : a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States : with a new introduction
Title
The Black West
Title remainder
a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States : with a new introduction
Statement of responsibility
by William Loren Katz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Looks at the history of Blacks in the American Western frontier
  • The American West: no period in our history has defined and shaped us more as a nation. Unique to the U.S., the Old West exerts a power on the American imagination that can still be seen in almost every aspect of our culture. Sadly, as is the case with most other periods, historic acknowledgment of the African American contribution to the West is either totally nonexistent or nowhere near complete. In The Black West, historian William Loren Katz corrects the record in words and pictures, showing that, from the journeys of Lewis and Clark to the charge at San Juan Hill, African American men and women exerted an influence beyond their numbers in the discovery and definition of the American West. - Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.00496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.925
LC item number
.K37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Black West : a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States : with a new introduction, by William Loren Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Seattle : Open Hand Pub., c1987
  • "A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [336]-346) and index
Contents
  • The explorers (Pioneer Maroon settlements -- Stephen Dorantes or Estevan -- Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable -- York -- Florida's black explorers) -- The fur traders (Bonga (Bonza) family -- James P. Beckwourth) -- The early settlers (Colonial life -- Early black settlements -- Western colorphobia -- Black laws -- Lucy and Abijah Prince -- Greenbury Logan -- John Jones -- Dred Scott -- George Washington of Centralia, Washington -- George Washington Bush -- Aunt Clara Brown -- The black jockeys -- The black pioneers of British Columbia)
  • The black infantry and cavalry (The Ninth Cavalry -- The Tenth Cavalry -- The 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments -- Black officers from West Point -- At the Little Big Horn -- Frederic Remington's black west -- The Seminole Negro Indian scouts) -- Oklahoma : A black dream crushed (Protecting Oklahoma -- Exodus to Oklahoma -- Edwin P. McCabe) -- The Spanish-American War (Glory abroad, lynching at home) -- Black women of the last frontier (Women of the migrations to Kansas -- Black pioneer women -- Education and progress -- The Black towns -- Elvira Conley) -- The Black west in white America : conclusions
  • Slavery in the West (The Constitution -- Slavery escalates frontier conflict -- The Mexican War -- Slaveholder efforts at new frontiers -- Western abolitionism -- The western stations of the underground railroad -- Bleeding Kansas) -- California (Under Spain and Mexico -- Gold rush days -- Fugitive slave days -- Early civil rights campaigns -- Mifflin W. Gibbs) -- The cowboys (Nat Love--"Deadwood Dick" -- Cherokee Bill -- Mary Fields -- Ben Hodges -- Isom Dart -- Bill Pickett) -- The homesteaders -- (Barney Ford and Henry O. Wagoner -- The black western press)
Control code
34633543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
xvii, 350 p.
Isbn
9780684814780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96129280
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001.
Other physical details
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Label
The Black West : a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States : with a new introduction, by William Loren Katz
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Seattle : Open Hand Pub., c1987
  • "A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [336]-346) and index
Contents
  • The explorers (Pioneer Maroon settlements -- Stephen Dorantes or Estevan -- Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable -- York -- Florida's black explorers) -- The fur traders (Bonga (Bonza) family -- James P. Beckwourth) -- The early settlers (Colonial life -- Early black settlements -- Western colorphobia -- Black laws -- Lucy and Abijah Prince -- Greenbury Logan -- John Jones -- Dred Scott -- George Washington of Centralia, Washington -- George Washington Bush -- Aunt Clara Brown -- The black jockeys -- The black pioneers of British Columbia)
  • The black infantry and cavalry (The Ninth Cavalry -- The Tenth Cavalry -- The 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments -- Black officers from West Point -- At the Little Big Horn -- Frederic Remington's black west -- The Seminole Negro Indian scouts) -- Oklahoma : A black dream crushed (Protecting Oklahoma -- Exodus to Oklahoma -- Edwin P. McCabe) -- The Spanish-American War (Glory abroad, lynching at home) -- Black women of the last frontier (Women of the migrations to Kansas -- Black pioneer women -- Education and progress -- The Black towns -- Elvira Conley) -- The Black west in white America : conclusions
  • Slavery in the West (The Constitution -- Slavery escalates frontier conflict -- The Mexican War -- Slaveholder efforts at new frontiers -- Western abolitionism -- The western stations of the underground railroad -- Bleeding Kansas) -- California (Under Spain and Mexico -- Gold rush days -- Fugitive slave days -- Early civil rights campaigns -- Mifflin W. Gibbs) -- The cowboys (Nat Love--"Deadwood Dick" -- Cherokee Bill -- Mary Fields -- Ben Hodges -- Isom Dart -- Bill Pickett) -- The homesteaders -- (Barney Ford and Henry O. Wagoner -- The black western press)
Control code
34633543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
xvii, 350 p.
Isbn
9780684814780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96129280
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001.
Other physical details
ill.

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