The global history of Black girlhood

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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ798.5.B53 G56 2022
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HQ798.5.B53 G56 2022
The Global History of Black Girlhood boldly claims that Black girls are so important we should know their histories. Yet, how do we find the stories and materials we need to hear Black girls' voices and understand their lives? Corinne T. Field and LaKisha Michelle Simmons edit a collection of writings that explores the many ways scholars, artists, and activists think and write about Black girls' pasts. The contributors engage in interdisciplinary conversations that consider what it means to be a girl; the meaning of Blackness when seen from the perspectives of girls in different times and places; and the ways Black girls have imagined themselves as part of a global African diaspora.

Thought-provoking and original, The Global History of Black Girlhood opens up new possibilities for understanding Black girls in the past while offering useful tools for present-day Black girls eager to explore the histories of those who came before them.

Contributors: JanaƩ E. Bonsu, Ruth Nicole Brown, Tara Bynum, Casidy Campbell, Katherine Capshaw, Bev Palesa Ditsie, Sarah Duff, Cynthia Greenlee, Claudrena Harold, Anasa Hicks, Lindsey Jones, Phindile Kunene, Denise Oliver-Velez, Jennifer Palmer, Vanessa Plumly, Shani Roper, SA Smythe, Nastassja Swift, Dara Walker, Najya Williams, and Nazera Wright

Introduction: Looking for Black girls in history / Corinne T. Field and Lakisha Michelle Simmons
Interlude: Black girlhood as an analytical framework for doing history / Crystal Lynn Webster
Part I. Girlhood. Introduction: What is the meaning of girl? / Corinne T. Field and Lakisha Michelle Simmons
Sarah and Bess: an accounting of two black girl-friends / Tara A. Bynum
Youth, girls, teenagers: on the intersections of race, gender, and age categories in twentieth-century South Africa / S.E. Duff
Dubious victimhood: labor, race, age, and honor in Republican Cuban courts / Anasa Hicks
"How to play in the right way": recreation and respectability at the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, 1915-1940 / Lindsey Elizabeth Jones
Black girlhood remains / Sa Smythe
Interlude: Conscious of being seen / Nastassja E. Swift
Part II. Black. Introduction: What is the meaning of "Black"? / Corinne T. Field and Lakisha Michelle Simmons
Compromised independence: mixed-race girlhood in the Eighteenth-century French Atlantic / Jennifer L. Palmer
Imagining freedom: Black girlhood in the Sanders-Venning family, 1815-1890 / Nazera Sadiq Wright
"The girl who is to die at the rope's end": The 1892 execution of Milbry Brown and definitions of childhood in South Carolina courts / Cynthia R. Greenlee
"Racial hauntings" and the complexities of Afro-German women's kin(d)ship / Vanessa D. Plumly
Interlude: Wholly / Najya A. Williams
Part III. Global. Introduction: What is global about black girlhood? / Corinne T. Fiend and Lakisha Michelle Simmons
Haitian girls perform resistance in the wake of U.S. occupation: Jean F. Brierre's Famous Women in Haitian History and diasporic girlhood / Katherine Capshaw
Moving beyond the "Dark Africa" narrative: Black girls, Black power, and the battle for a culturally relevant curriculum / Dara Walker
A disciplined and sweet environment: girls' work and lives at the Government Reformatory in Jamaica, 1869-1937 / Shai Roper
Roundtable: activists reflect on youth, justice, and girlhoods / Janae E. Bonsu, Beverly Palesa Ditsie, Phindile Kunene, Denise Oliver-Velez, and Claudrena N. Harold
Conclusion: Divine chaos dear homegirls / Ruth Nicole Brown
Appendix. For Black girls: creating your own Black girlhood archive, #GlobalBlackGirlhood / Lakisha Michelle Simmons and Casidy Campbell.

Additional Information
Subjects Girls, Black -- History.
Girls, Black -- Race identity.
Girls, Black -- Social conditions.
Publisher Urbana :University of Illinois Press,2022
Contributors Field, Corinne T., 1965- editor.
Simmons, LaKisha Michelle, editor.
Language English
Description xiii, 295 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780252044625
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