Making Black History: The Color Line, Culture, and Race in the Age of Jim Crow.

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Snyder, Jeffrey Aaron. Making Black History: The Color Line, Culture, and Race in the Age of Jim Crow. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, pp. 256, 2018, ISBN: 0820352837.

This work focuses on the engine behind the early Black history movement, Carter G. Woodson and his Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to show how the study and celebration of Black history became an increasingly important part of African American life over the course of the early to mid-twentieth century. Thus, the author takes an expansive view of the historical enterprise, covering not just the production of Black history but also its circulation, reception, and performance. Woodson, the only...

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