African-American Pioneers in Anthropology Synopsis
This pathbreaking collection of intellectual biographies is the first to probe the careers of thirteen early African-American anthropologists, detailing both their achievements and their struggle with the latent and sometimes blatant racism of the times. Invaluable to historians of anthropology, this collection will also be useful to readers interested in African-American studies and biography.
African-American Pioneers in Anthropology Press Reviews
An invaluable volume that documents the courage, strength, and fortitude of the first African American scholars to explore the discursive terrain of anthropology... A veritable treasure trove that every anthropologist needs on the shelf... Put this book on your syllabus if you want to address the major theoretical developments and the legacy of racism and sexism and contributions to anthropology made by women and people of color. -- Lee D. Baker, American Anthropologist