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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community (Contemporary Black Biography) Volume 12 Shirelle Phelps

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[FIRST EDITION] Detroit: Gale Research, 1996. Tall hardcover in pictorial boards. ISBN: 0-7876-0100-4. xi, (1), 294 pages illustrated throughout with b/w photos. 11.50x8.75x1.00 inches. Very good overall condition; no owner marking, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (1st shelf). Bookseller Inventory # FQJ-9ML-BE7

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Title: Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from ...

Binding: Hardcover Aug 30, 1996

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Sections cover:

  • Portrait (as available)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Educational background
  • Address
  • Career data
  • Memberships
  • Awards received
  • Detailed prose essay
  • Complete source citations

Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of contemporary. Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields.

Contemporary Black Biography includes four cumulative indexes:

  • Nationality: While concentrating on U.S. figures, this title also covers important personalities from other countries. Find them listed by nationality here.
  • Occupation: Editors focus on biographies not typically found in other sources — an eclectic blend of well-known and well-respected educators, physicians, politicians, activists, writers, clergy, military leaders, attorneys, as well as members of the more glamorous occupations such as athletes, fashion models and actors
  • Subjects: Events, places and organizations 01

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