This book is the most comprehensive anthology in the field. The intellectual, political, and social aspects of African American Studies continue to evolve, as do the ways in which the discipline will advance knowledge about African Americans for the future. This edition contains new authors; updated introductions to each section and the bibliography; an expanded glossary of biographies; and review questions and critical analyses for each section. Topics include: The Discipline; African American Women's Studies; Historical Perspectives; Philosophical Perspectives; Theoretical Foundations; Political Perspectives; Critical Issues and Perspectives; and Curriculum Development and Program Models.
"Norment, Jr. is to be highly commended for this magnanimous and voluminous collection. He has provided numerous research shortcuts for student and faculty researchers who need a comprehensive survey of the terrain of African American Studies."
— College Language Association Journal, on the first edition