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The items in the Ravage Collection were donated by Professor Emeritus Jack Ravage. Dr. Ravage worked in the Department of Journalism and Communication at the University of Wyoming from 1973-2000. This donation consists of books that he used as part of his research. The items primarily relate to the African American history and experience of the West. This collection complements Dr. Ravage's papers, which are located at the American Heritage Center.
The Black West by William Loren KatzLooks at the history of Blacks in the American Western frontier.
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
Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War by Donald E. MarkleAlthough documentation shows that the American Civil War was conducted in large part by amateurs, the activities of spies gained some unprecedented sophistication thanks to new technology - photography, telegraphs and even hot-air balloons. Donald E. Markle details the rapid advances in methods of covert communication via newspaper and telegraph, and their efforts on the war front. Enemy newspapers, for instance, became a coveted asset for the spy.
This Life by Sidney PoitierThe Academy Award-winning Black actor tells of his childhood in the Bahamas, his introduction to New York, his two marriages and tumultuous eight-year relationship with Diahann Carroll, and his numerous films.
Call Number: PN2287.P57 A37 1980
Publication Date: 1980-05-01
Photographs from the 1900 Paris Exposition "Exhibit of American Negroes," 61. African-American woman, half-length portrait, facing slightly left.
Photographs from the 1900 Paris Exposition "Exhibit of American Negroes," 85. African-American woman, half-length portrait, facing right.
Photographs from the 1900 Paris Exposition: Exhibit of American Negroes," 122. African-American man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front.
Photographs from the 1900 Paris Exposition "Exhibit of American Negroes," 85. African-American man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.
Frederick Remington sketched this dismounted Tenth Cavalryman.
Before daybreak, the horn of the slave foreman or 'driver' summoned the slaves from their cabins.
Frederick Douglass, a runaway slave, was a leader in the antislavery movement
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