In Segregated Scholars Francille Rusan Wilson explores the lives
and work of fifteen black labor historians and social scientists as
seen through the prisms of gender, class, and time. This collective
biography offers complex and vital portraits of these seminal
figures, many of whom knew and worked with each other, following
them through their educations, their often groundbreaking work in
economic and labor studies, and their invaluable public
The careers Wilson considers include many of the most brilliant
of their eras. She sheds new light on the interplay of the
professional and political commitments of W. E. B. Du Bois, Abram
L. Harris, Robert C. Weaver, Carter G. Woodson, George E. Haynes,
Charles H. Wesley, R. R. Wright Jr.--a succession of scholars bent
on replacing myths and stereotypes regarding black labor with
rigorous research and analysis.
Equally important is the special emphasis Wilson places on
little-known female social scientists such as Gertrude McDougald,
Emma Shields Penn, and Elizabeth Haynes. The result is more than
simply a balanced picture; it is an act of recovery. Many of
Wilson's portraits are the most extensive available. Their
extraordinary lives are an opportunity to examine the ways in which
labor history--and, more broadly, women's and black intellectual
history--have developed as separate and parallel discourses and
Segregated Scholars makes a crucial and unprecedented
contribution to our understanding of the black intellectual
heritage, as well as the history of the social sciences, and of
many of the practices and policies with which we now live and
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