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King, Wilma 1942-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 9,829 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Sources  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E441, 306.362083
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Most widely held works by Wilma King
Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America by Wilma King( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilma King sheds light on a long-overlooked aspect of slavery in the United States--the wretched lives of the millions of young people enslaved in the nineteenth-century South. A substantial body of scholarship examines the history of U.S. slavery, but it has not focused on these children and their place in enslaved families and the slave community. Wilma King argues that childhood was stolen from these youngsters--they were forced into the workplace at an early age, subjected to arbitrary plantation authority and punishment, and were separated from family. For this exhaustive study, King draws on a wide range of sources, including government records and many unpublished archival materials. This volume tells the story of these children and youth, adding their experience to the history of slavery in the United States
We specialize in the wholly impossible : a reader in Black women's history( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by 30 authors attempt to reclaim and to create heightened awareness about individuals, contributions, and struggles that have made African American women's survival and progress possible
African American childhoods : historical perspectives from slavery to civil rights by Wilma King( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Historian Wilma King presents a selection of her essays, both unpublished and published, which together provide a much-needed survey of more than three centuries of African American children's experiences. Organized chronologically, the volume uses the Civil War to divide the book into two parts: part one addresses the enslavement of children in Africa and explores how they lived in antebellum America; part two examines the issues affecting black children since the Civil War and into the twenty-first century. Topics include the impact of the social and historical construction of race on their development, the effects of violence, and the heroic efforts of African American children when subjected to racism at its worst during the civil rights movement."--Publishers description
The essence of liberty : free black women during the slave era by Wilma King( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King uses a wide range of sources to examine the experiences of free black women in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation, showing how they became free, educated themselves, found jobs, maintained self-esteem, and developed social consciousness--even participating in the abolitionist movement"--Provided by publisher
A northern woman in the plantation South : letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856-1876 by Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-one letters written from Louisiana by the Massachusetts-born-and-bred Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox recounting her experiences as a small slaveholder and the wife of a physician who cared for the slaves owned by wealthy sugar planters in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Children of the Emancipation by Wilma King( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the nearly four million slaves and nearly half a million free blacks gained freedom and basic rights as citizens, following Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
Toward the promised land : from Uncle Tom's cabin to the onset of the Civil War (1851-1861) by Wilma King( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronology of significant events in African-American history during the decade before the Civil War
Toward the promised land, 1851-1861 : from Uncle Tom's cabin to the onset of the Civil War by Wilma King( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of black America in the years just before the Civil War, when abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown sought to shatter the South's "peculiar institution," slavery
African American women by Wilma King( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book reveals the vital roles that African American women have played throughout America's development. At the center of this history is the struggle for suffrage, economic equality, and social acceptance. This book guides the reader through the experiences of African American women during slavery, reconstruction, the northern migration, World War II, the Harlem Renaissance, and into present day. Analyzing the historical context and nuances of their difficulties and triumphs, African American Women is the most accessible, thorough, and effective source of study on the family life, status, interpersonal relationships, education, work, rights, and myths of African American women in America
Society, slavery, & the Civil War : an almost silent cry : children of the Civil War, North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of children during the Civil War, how the war affected them, and how they felt about the war
An empire in extent : the Civil War west of the Mississippi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿7FWe specialize in the wholly impossible" : a reader in Black women's history( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (Blacks in the Diaspora) by Wilma King( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching the Civil War( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The essence of liberty : free African American women before Emancipation by Wilma King( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Wilma King delivers a lecture entitled, "The Essence of Liberty: Free African American Women Before Emancipation." King talks about her research and her future book on free African-American women before 1863. She is introduced by Michigan State University Michael Unsworth. The event is sponsored by the Libraries Computing and Technology division
 
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Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America
Alternative Names
Wilma King Amerikaans historica

Wilma King Historian

Languages
English (73)

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We specialize in the wholly impossible : a reader in Black women's historyAfrican American childhoods : historical perspectives from slavery to civil rightsThe essence of liberty : free black women during the slave eraA northern woman in the plantation South : letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856-1876Children of the EmancipationToward the promised land : from Uncle Tom's cabin to the onset of the Civil War (1851-1861)Toward the promised land, 1851-1861 : from Uncle Tom's cabin to the onset of the Civil WarAfrican American women¿7FWe specialize in the wholly impossible" : a reader in Black women's history