The Journal of Negro History. Vol. 20 No. 3. July, 1935.

The Journal of Negro History. Vol. 20 No. 3. July, 1935.

Contents: Treatment of Colored Union Troops By the Confederates 1861-65 by Brainerd Dyer, Sarah Parker Remond Abolitionist and Physician by Dorothy B. Porter, Out of the Mouths of Ex-Slaves by John B. Cade, Some Data on Occupations Among Negroes in St. Louis from 1866 to 1897 by Ralph and Mildred Fletcher, Book Reviews: Posey’s The Negro Citizen of West Virginia; Barnes and Dumond’s Letters of Theodore Dwight Weld, Angelina Grimké Weld and Sarah Grimké, 1822-1844; Wilbois’ Le Cameroun; Larsen’s Crusader and Feminist, Letters of Jane Grey Swisshelm; Bond’s The Education of the Negro in the American Social Order.

The venerable ‘The Journal of Negro History’ (still publishing as The Journal of African American History), was founded in 1916 by the preeminent Black historian of his generation, Carter G. Woodson. A scholarly publication, The Journal hosted Black thinkers and histories largely shut out of the traditional U.S. left, but whose pages would deeply inform future generations of leftists and Black radicals. Carter G. Woodson, son of formerly enslaved parents who received his Doctorate in History from Harvard in 1912, founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in 1915 which would publish ‘The Journal’ quarterly. Woodson created what is now ‘Black History Month,’ and taught for many years at Howard University as well as being an author of a number of classic works of history. Along with invaluable early historical investigations, The Journal also carried historic documents, book reviews, conference proceedings, letters, debates, and rich contemporary social history and data. Its first decades remain an indispensable source on so much of what is now considered not just Black history, but our revolutionary history and radical traditions as well. Writers like Benjamin Quarles, John Hope Franklin, Fred Landon, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jesse Moorland, Marion Thompson Wright, John W. Cromwell, and many, many more. A essential reference of all students of U.S. history, the shaping of its politics, and the formation of its working class as it truly is.

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