eBook Encyclopedia of Black Studies, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Mazama Ama [Temple University]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412914302
  • ISBN-13: 9781412914307
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released February 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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The Encyclopedia of Black Studies , originally published in print format in 2004, is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black Experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field.

More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field's rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline. More than ever scholars and students need a clear conception of what the evolutionary processes have been in the creation and maintenance of the discipline.

Key Features include:

  • Over 240 signed articles by nearly 200 scholars, organized A to Z, with coverage spanning the social sciences
  • Edited by the founder and current editor of the Journal of Black Studies
  • Reader's Guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information
  • Contains numerous illustrative charts, sidebars, and historical photographs
  • Appendices with listings of doctoral granting programs, major journals in the field, and professional and scholarly associations
  • Master Bibliography

This title is now available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.



  • Mazama Ama [Temple University]


"...this formulation of the central ideas of an imporant group of scholars will be a valuable addition to many academic collections." --Lawrence Looks at Books, August 2005

— Lawrence Looks at Books