The Resource A prophet without honor : William Leon Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African studies (1894-1939), by Kwame Wes Alford

A prophet without honor : William Leon Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African studies (1894-1939), by Kwame Wes Alford

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A prophet without honor : William Leon Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African studies (1894-1939)
Title
A prophet without honor
Title remainder
William Leon Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African studies (1894-1939)
Statement of responsibility
by Kwame Wes Alford
Title variation
Hansberry and the origins of African studies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation examines the life of William Leo Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African Studies in the United States (1894-1939). It explores his intellectual growth and development and academic activism during the first forty-five years of his life. It also focuses on Hansberry's early efforts to study African history and to establish African Studies as a discipline. This work consists of seven chronological chapters, an introduction and an epilogue. Chapter one recounts Hansberry's beginnings in Mississippi and early investigations into African history from 1894-1916. Chapter two attenuates his search for African history at Harvard University from 1916-1920. Chapter three describes his early academic and public career from 1920-1922. Chapter four broadens his early academic and public career into the origins and development of the discipline of African Studies at Harvard University. It also discusses Hansberry's unsuccessful attempt to form a mass movement within the academic community and the public at large between 1922-1932. Chapter five positions Hansberry as a Pan-Africanist during the Ethiopian-Italian War and describes his quest for professional recognition from 1933-1939. Chapter six outlines Hansberry's academic struggles both as student and professor, his efforts to secure the acceptance of African Studies as a discipline and search for supervisory support for his research from 1932-1936. Finally, Chapter seven details his unsuccessful attempt to earn a doctorate at the University of Oxford between 1936-1938. The epilogue provides a summary and analysis of the chapter themes discussed
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Also available on the Internet.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alford, Kwame Wes
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1998.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hansberry, William Leo
  • African Americans
  • Educators
  • Scholars
  • Africa
Target audience
specialized
Label
A prophet without honor : William Leon Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African studies (1894-1939), by Kwame Wes Alford
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Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 244-254)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43301962
Dimensions
29 cm
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unknown
Extent
x, 255 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A prophet without honor : William Leon Hansberry and the origins of the discipline of African studies (1894-1939), by Kwame Wes Alford
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 244-254)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43301962
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 255 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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