African-American Pioneers in Anthropology

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Location: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

African-American pioneers in anthropology / / edited by Ira E. Harrison and Faye V. Harrison

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1999.

This book highlights the lives, works, and accomplishments of African American scholars in recent history whose work is influential in the field of anthropology. The contributions of these scholars vary, ranging from the cultural impacts of Zora Neale Hurston’s field works and writings to Caroline Bond Day and her research in physical anthropology. Each chapter focuses on a specific person, discussing both their biography and their scholarly work. This book is important to the collection as documentation of the diversity within anthropology, as well as a thorough biographical resource on important anthropologists and their research.

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