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The Resource Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson : a diary, 1930-1933, by Lorenzo J. Greene ; ed., with an introd., by Arvarh E. Strickland

Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson : a diary, 1930-1933, by Lorenzo J. Greene ; ed., with an introd., by Arvarh E. Strickland

Label
Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson : a diary, 1930-1933
Title
Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson
Title remainder
a diary, 1930-1933
Statement of responsibility
by Lorenzo J. Greene ; ed., with an introd., by Arvarh E. Strickland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 1930, Lorenzo Johnston Greene, a graduate of Howard University and a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, became a book agent for the man with the undisputed title of "Father of Negro History," Carter G. Woodson. With little more than determination, Greene, along with four Howard University students, traveled throughout the South and Southeast selling books published by Woodson's Associated Publishers. Their dual purpose was to provide needed funds for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and to promote the study of African American history. Greene returned east by way of Chicago, and, for a time, he settled in Philadelphia, selling books there and in the nearby cities of Delaware and New Jersey. He left Philadelphia in 1931 to conduct a survey in Washington, D.C., of firms employing and not employing black workers. From 1930 until 1933, when Greene began teaching at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, Selling Black History for Carter G. Woodson provides a unique firsthand account of conditions in African American communities during the Great Depression. Greene describes in the diary, often in lyrical terms, the places and people he visited. He provides poignant descriptions of what was happening to black professional and business people, plus working-class people, along with details of high school facilities, churches, black business enterprises, housing, and general conditions in communities. Greene also gives revealing accounts of how the black colleges were faring in 1930. Selling Black History for Carter G. Woodson offers important glimpses into the private thoughts of a young man of the 1930s, a developing intellectual and scholar. Greene's diary also provides invaluable insights into the personality of Carter Woodson that are not otherwise available. This fascinating and comprehensive view of black America during the early thirties will be a welcome addition to African American studies. "--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1988
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Lorenzo J.
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W77
LC item number
G735 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strickland, Arvarh E
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woodson, Carter Godwin
  • Greene, Lorenzo J.
  • African American historians
  • Historians
  • African Americans
  • Booksellers and bookselling
Label
Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson : a diary, 1930-1933, by Lorenzo J. Greene ; ed., with an introd., by Arvarh E. Strickland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34663211
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 428 pages
Isbn
9780826210685
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Selling Black history for Carter G. Woodson : a diary, 1930-1933, by Lorenzo J. Greene ; ed., with an introd., by Arvarh E. Strickland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34663211
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 428 pages
Isbn
9780826210685
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96008542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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