In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the West, 1528-1990

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - History - 416 pages
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A landmark history of African Americans in the West, In Search of the Racial Frontier rescues the collective American consciousness from thinking solely of European pioneers when considering the exploration, settling, and conquest of the territory west of the Mississippi. From its surprising discussions of groups of African American wholly absorbed into Native American culture to illustrating how the largely forgotten role of blacks in the West helped contribute to everything from the Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation ruling to the rise of the Black Panther Party, Quintard Taylor fills a major void in American history and reminds us that the African American experience is unlimited by reion or social status. "[Rich] in scope and scholarly detail — it will certinaly stand as the definitive work on the subject for some time to come." — James A. Miller, Boston Globe "[B]y far the most complete general history of blacks in the West." — Scott L. Malcolmson, Newsday "An absorbing chronicle." — Publisher's Weekly "Those looking for a solid overview of the African-American presence in our region would do well to let Quintard Taylor be their guide." — John C. Walter, Seattle Times
  

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
13
Spanish Origins 15281848
27
Population of New Spain 15701790
33
Slavery in the Antebellum West 183565
53
Slave Population in Indian Territory 1860
67
Black Population in Western States and Territories 1860
76
Freedom in the Antebellum West 183565
81
Black Population in Antebellum California Cities
89
The Black Urban West 18701910
192
African American Urban Population in the West
193
Comparative Black Populations of San Francisco and Oak
201
The Black Urban West 191140
222
African American Urban Population in the West 192040
223
Unemployment in the Black Urban West 1931 1937
229
World War II and the Postwar Black West 194150
251
Western Black Population Growth 194050
253

Reconstruction in the West 186575
103
The African American Population in Western States
104
NineteenthCentury Black Western Legislators 18681900
130
Migration and Settlement 18751920
134
Black Towns in the West
149
Stock Raisers Herders Drovers 1890
157
Buffalo Soldiers in the West 18661917
164
Population Growth in the Interior West 194050
263
The Civil Rights Movement in the West 195070
278
Western Black Population Growth 196070
279
Western Cities with the Largest Black Populations 1970
286
Houston School District Enrollment by Ethnicity 196093
296
Western Cities with 50000 or More African Americans
314
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About the author (1999)

Quintard Taylor is a professor of history at the University of Oregon. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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