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Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American… (1997)

by John W. Ravage

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Picture is worth thousand of words, someone has said. John W. Ravage, prof. emeritus of the University of Wyoming, proves this saying. In the Forward of the book, we read that the author has searched private and public collections in every western state as well as archives in Canada to assemble more than three hundred photos, sketches, and other images to tell a story of black inclusion. Each photo is annotated and described. A great source for primary source visual documents of the American History.
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For Chris and Jeff, two sons of whom I am immensely proud...

...and as a partial answer to the actor, William Marshall, who asked me some tirity years ago, "And what are you doing about racial issues in our society?"
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Foreword: As we embark upon the twenty-first century, W. E. B. DuBois's prophetic analysis of the color line seems ever more apparent and practical.
Preface: After the end of institutionalized slavery with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation near the close of the Civil War, profound changes took place in the living patterns of African American citizens of the United States and parts of Canada.
The institution of slavery in America - while not unusual in human history - was nonetheless unique in the way it was practiced in the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries.
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John Ravage has assembled a phenomenal archive of nearly 200 never-before-seen photographs that depict the full range of African-American experience in the West. Beginning with the earliest available photographs from the mid-1800s, the collection of images in Black Pioneers reconstructs our understanding of the history and contributions of African-Americans to our westward expansion. Black Pioneers shows that blacks did not play a limited role in the settlement of the West; instead, their work and experiences as soldiers, doctors, ranchers, deputies, nannies, midwives, politicians, cowboys, and homesteaders were crucial to the communities in which they lived.

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John Ravage has assembled a phenomenal archive of over 200 never-before-published photographs that depict the full range of African-American experience in the West. Beginning with the earliest available photographs from the mid-1800s, the collection of images in Black Pioneers reconstructs our understanding of the history and contributions of African-Americans to westward expansion. Black Pioneers offers graphic evidence that blacks did not play a limited role in the settlement of the West; instead, their work and experiences as politicians, soldiers, doctors, ranchers, deputies, nannies, midwives, cowboys, and homesteaders were crucial to the communities in which they lived. In this book, images of gamblers and outlaws, prospectors and miners, ship captains and rodeo stars further challenge our stereotypes of the West's population. It contains one of the only five known images of Mary Fields, a bar-owner, post-mistress, and shotgun-rider for Wells-Fargo Express and provides witness to the feats of Rolf Logan, cowboy and California homesteader.… (more)

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