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The American West: no period in our history has defined and shaped us more as a nation. Unique to the U.S., the Old West exerts a power on the American imagination that can still be seen in almost every aspect of our culture. Sadly, as is the case with most other periods, historic acknowledgment of the African American contribution to the West is either totally nonexistent or nowhere near complete.

In The Black West, historian William Loren Katz corrects the record in words and pictures, showing that, from the journeys of Lewis and Clark to the charge at San Juan Hill, African American men and women exerted an influence beyond their numbers in the discovery and definition of the American West.

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The American West: no period in our history has defined and shaped us more as a nation. Unique to the U.S., the Old West exerts a power on the American imagination that can still be seen in almost every aspect of our culture. Sadly, as is the case with most other periods, historic acknowledgment of the African American contribution to the West is either totally nonexistent or nowhere near complete.

In The Black West, historian William Loren Katz corrects the record in words and pictures, showing that, from the journeys of Lewis and Clark to the charge at San Juan Hill, African American men and women exerted an influence beyond their numbers in the discovery and definition of the American West.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [336]-346) and index.

About the Author

William Loren Katz is the author of such award-winning books on African Americans as Eyewitness: A Living Documentary of the African American Contribution to American History; Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage; and Breaking the Chains: African American Slave Resistance. Katz has lectured in Europe, Africa, and the United States, been a Scholar in Residence at Teachers College, Columbia University, and served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution and to school systems from California to Florida and England. He lives in New York City.

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Introduction

1 THE EXPLORERS

Pioneer Maroon Settlements
Stephen Dorantes or Estevan
Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable
York
Florida's Black Explorers

2 THE FUR TRADERS

The Bonga (Bonza) Family
James P. Beckwourth

3 THE EARLY SETTLERS

Colonial Life
Early Black Settlements
Western Colorphobia
Black Laws
Lucy and Abijah Prince
Greenbury Logan
John Jones
Dred Scott
George Washington of Centralia, Washington
George Washington Bush
Aunt Clara Brown
The Black Jockeys
The Black Pioneers of British Columbia

4 SLAVERY IN THE WEST

The Constitution
Slavery Escalates Frontier Conflict
The Mexican War
Slaveholder Efforts at New Frontiers
Western Abolitionism
The Western Stations of the Underground Railroad
Bleeding Kansas

5 CALIFORNIA

Under Spain and Mexico
Gold Rush Days
Fugitive Slave Days
Early Civil Rights Campaigns
Mifflin W. Gibbs

6 THE COWBOYS

Nat Love — "Deadwood Dick"
Cherokee Bill
Mary Fields
Ben Hodges
Isom Dart
Bill Pickett

7 THE HOMESTEADERS

Barney Ford and Henry O. Wagoner
The Black Western Press

8 THE BLACK INFANTRY AND CAVALRY

The Ninth Cavalry
The Tenth Cavalry
The 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments
Black Officers from West Point
At the Little Big Horn
Frederic Remington's Black West
The Seminole Negro Indian Scouts

9 OKLAHOMA: A BLACK DREAM CRUSHED

Protecting Oklahoma
Exodus to Oklahoma
Edwin P. McCabe

10 THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

Glory Abroad, Lynching at Home

11 BLACK WOMEN OF THE LAST FRONTIER

Women of the Migrations to Kansas
Black Pioneer Women
Education and Progress
The Black Towns
Elvira Conley

12 THE BLACK WEST IN WHITE AMERICA: CONCLUSIONS

Appendix
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684814780
Author:
Katz, William Loren
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
West
Subject:
African American pioneers
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
105-644
Publication Date:
19960207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.23x6.12x.85 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The American West: no period in our history has defined and shaped us more as a nation. Unique to the U.S., the Old West exerts a power on the American imagination that can still be seen in almost every aspect of our culture. Sadly, as is the case with most other periods, historic acknowledgment of the African American contribution to the West is either totally nonexistent or nowhere near complete.

In The Black West, historian William Loren Katz corrects the record in words and pictures, showing that, from the journeys of Lewis and Clark to the charge at San Juan Hill, African American men and women exerted an influence beyond their numbers in the discovery and definition of the American West.

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