9781496205070-1496205073-The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 (Borderlands and Transcultural Studies)

The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 (Borderlands and Transcultural Studies)

ISBN-13: 9781496205070
ISBN-10: 1496205073
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dineen-Wimberly, Ingrid
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover 318 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781496205070
ISBN-10: 1496205073
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dineen-Wimberly, Ingrid
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover 318 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dineen-Wimberly, Ingrid wrote The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 (Borderlands and Transcultural Studies) comprising 318 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1496205073 and 9781496205070. Since then The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 (Borderlands and Transcultural Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862–1916, Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly examines generations of mixed-race African Americans after the Civil War and into the Progressive Era, skillfully tracking the rise of a leadership class in Black America made up largely of individuals who had complex racial ancestries, many of whom therefore enjoyed racial options to identity as either Black or White. Although these people might have chosen to pass as White to avoid the racial violence and exclusion associated with the dominant racial ideology of the time, they instead chose to identify as Black Americans, a decision that provided upward mobility in social, political, and economic terms.

Dineen-Wimberly highlights African American economic and political leaders and educators such as P. B. S. Pinchback, Theophile T. Allain, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass as well as women such as Josephine B. Willson Bruce and E. Azalia Hackley who were prominent clubwomen, lecturers, educators, and settlement house founders. In their quest for leadership within the African American community, these leaders drew on the concept of Blackness as a source of opportunities and power to transform their communities in the long struggle for Black equality.

The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862–1916 confounds much of the conventional wisdom about racially complicated people and details the manner in which they chose their racial identity and ultimately overturns the “passing” trope that has dominated so much Americanist scholarship and social thought about the relationship between race and social and political transformation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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