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Painter, Nell Irvin

Overview
Works: 88 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 14,059 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Filmed interviews  Unedited footage  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Composer, Publishing director
Classifications: E444.J17, B
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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol by Nell Irvin Painter( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women - indeed, for all strong women. Like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, she is regarded as a radical of immense and enduring influence; yet unlike them, what is remembered of her consists more of myth than of historical fact. Now, in a masterful blend of scholarship and sympathetic understanding, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter goes beyond the myths, words, and photographs to uncover the life of a complex woman who was born into slavery and died a legend. Inspired by religion, Truth transformed herself from a domestic servant named Isabella into an itinerant Pentecostal preacher; her words of empowerment have inspired black women and poor people the world over to this day. As an abolitionist and a feminist, Truth defied the stereotype of "the slave" as male and "the woman" as white - expounding a fact that still bears repeating: among blacks there are women; among women, there are blacks
The history of White people by Nell Irvin Painter( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Painter centers her momentous study of racial classification on the slave trade and the nation-building efforts which dominated the United States in the 18th century, when thinkers led by Ralph Waldo Emerson strove to explain the rapid progress of America within the context of white superiority. Her research is filled with frequent, startling realizations about how tenuous and temporary our racial classifications really are
Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present by Nell Irvin Painter( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is an account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma. Historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African-American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history." "Painter offers a history written for a new generation of African Americans, stretching from life in Africa before slavery to today's hip-hop culture. The book describes the staggering number of Africans - over ten million - forcibly transported to the New World, most doomed to brutal servitude in Brazil and the Caribbean. Painter looks at the free black population, numbering close to half a million by 1860 (compared to almost four million slaves), and provides a gripping account of the horrible conditions of slavery itself. The book examines the Civil War, revealing that it only slowly became a war to end slavery, and shows how Reconstruction, after a promising start, was shut down by terrorism by white supremacists. Painter traces how through the long Jim Crow decades, blacks succeeded against enormous odds, creating schools and businesses and laying the foundations of our popular culture. We read about the glorious outburst of artistic creativity of the Harlem Renaissance, the courageous struggles for Civil Rights in the 1960s, the rise and fall of Black Power, the modern hip-hop movement, and two black Secretaries of State. Painter concludes that African Americans today are wealthier and better educated, but the disadvantaged are as vulnerable as ever." "Painter deeply enriches her narrative with a series of striking works of art - more than 150 in total, most in full color - works that profoundly engage with black history and that add a vital dimension to the story, a new form of witness that testifies to the passion and creativity of the African-American experience."--Jacket
Standing at Armageddon : the United States, 1877-1919 by Nell Irvin Painter( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the years of growth and technological progress as America changed from an agrarian society to an industrial culture
Exodusters : Black migration to Kansas after Reconstruction by Nell Irvin Painter( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes this book so important, is ... [that it] is the first full-length scholarly study of this migration and of the forces that produced it ... [Others] have focused on nationally recognized black leaders; [Painter] calls for attention to the black masses."--David H. Donald, New York Times Book Review
Soul murder and slavery by Nell Irvin Painter( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of Hosea Hudson : his life as a Negro Communist in the South by Hosea Hudson( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaborative memoir of a man born to a Georgia sharecropper but destined to become a steel worker, labor leader and member of the Communist Party -- A hard and dangerous life
Southern history across the color line by Nell Irvin Painter( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work reaches across the colour line to examine how race, gender, class and individual subjectivity shaped the lives of black and white women in the 19th- and 20th-century American South
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina, and of her final escape and emancipation, Jacobs' classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her times, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. Now with an introduction by renowned historian Nell Irvin Painter, this edition also includes A True Tale of Slavery, the brief memoir of Harriet Jacobs' brother, John S. Jacobs, originally published in a London periodical in 1861"--Book cover
Narrative of Sojourner Truth : a bondswoman of olden time, with a history of her labors and correspondence drawn from her Book of life ; also, A memorial chapter by Sojourner Truth( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth's testimony to her 30 years of bondage in upstate New York and the revelations that turned her into an abolitionist
The narrative of Hosea Hudson : the life and times of a Black radical by Hosea Hudson( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral biography of the African American who was a Communist Party leader in the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tumultuous years after the Civil War (1863-77), America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and how to bring former slaves into the life of the country. Ayers talks about instability after the assassination of Lincoln, the black codes, Andrew Johnson and the Fourteenth Amendment, the cotton economy and declining prices, emergence of the Ku Klux Klan
Africans in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Painter is interviewed about the expulsion of Native Americans to make room for plantations, Antebellum slavery, Sojourner Truth, citizenship gauged by whiteness, violence in slave society, auctioning of people, keeping slaves in line by threatening to sell them, families coming back together after emancipation, attachment, the legacy of slavery, ideas of race and class, "The Jealous Mistress" dynamic
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tumultuous years after the Civil War (1863-77), America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and how to bring former slaves into the life of the country. Foner talks about Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction policies, exclusion of blacks and black codes, the radical Republicans, African-Americans appeal to Congress, the Fourteenth Amendment and birthright citizenship, voting rights, Reconstruction Act of 1867 and bringing interracial democracy to the south
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Nell Irvin Painter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and educator Nell Irvin Painter was born on August 2, 1942 in Houston, Texas. She received her B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, her M.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and her Ph.D. degree in American history from Harvard University. Painter taught history at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until 1988, when she was hired as a professor of history at Princeton University, where she served as the Edwards Professor of American History from 1991 to 2005. She also served as president of the Southern Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. Her books include Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction; The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South; Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919; Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol; and The History of White People
Bill Moyers journal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the run-up to the pivotal 2008 Ohio and Texas primaries, political ads are everywhere. In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, analyze the substance and subtext of ads being used in the Obama, Clinton, and McCain campaigns. Afterward, Moyers and historian Nell Irvin Painter, author of Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919, discuss what the history and the legacy of populism reveal about the current state of inequality in America
Writing working class biography in Artist and influence 7:1-58 (1986) by Nell Irvin Painter( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacks in Appalachia( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although southern Appalachia is popularly seen as a purely white enclave, blacks have lived in the region from early times. Some hollows and coal camps are in fact almost exclusively black settlements. The selected readings in this new book offer the first comprehensive presentation of the black experience in Appalachia"....Amazon
The rise and fall of Jim Crow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 4-part series offering the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement presenting the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed. Part 1: As reconstruction ended African Americans' efforts to assert their rights began to be repressed. Whites succeeded in passing laws that segregated and disfranchised African Americans which they enforced with violence. This first episode recounts the black response by documenting the work of early African American civil rights leaders including Booker T. Washington, anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and others
Maya Angelou, and still I rise( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Irvin Painter, historian and long-time friend, interviews Maya Angelou, the poet, teacher, actress, and singer
 
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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol
Alternative Names
Irvin, Nell

Irvin Painter, Nell 1942-

Nell Irvin Painter American historian

Nell Irvin Painter Amerikaans historica

Nell Irvin Painter amerikanische Historikerin, Anthropologin und Hochschullehrerin

Nell Irvin Painter historiadora estadounidense

Painter, Nell Elizabeth Irvin

Painter, Nell I. 1942-

Languages
English (163)

Italian (1)

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The history of White peopleCreating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the presentStanding at Armageddon : the United States, 1877-1919Exodusters : Black migration to Kansas after ReconstructionSoul murder and slaverySouthern history across the color lineIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfNarrative of Sojourner Truth : a bondswoman of olden time, with a history of her labors and correspondence drawn from her Book of life ; also, A memorial chapter