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    Welcome!

    I am a historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. My research interests include black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms.
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    New Book

    Set the World on Fire is the first book to examine how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics from the early twentieth century to the 1960s. Historians of the era generally portray the period between the Garvey movement of the 1920s and the Black Power movement of the 1960s as an era of declining black nationalist activism, but Keisha N. Blain reframes the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War as significant eras of black nationalist—and particularly, black nationalist women's—ferment.

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6 Notable New Books On Black Women’s History

Gwendolyn Brooks (AP). The literature on Black women’s history has rapidly grown over the past few years. Scholars have expanded our general ...
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New Book: Set the World on Fire

My new book, Set the World on Fire, will be published in February 2018. In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon ...
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