A pioneering work of Afrocentric history. BOOK I NATIONS OF THE CUSHITE EMPIRE. MARVELOUS FACTS FROM AUTHENTIC RECORDS.
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Writer, activist, and indefatigable community leader in the American West, Drusilla Dunjee Houston (1876-1941) offers a remarkable, well-researched study of the origins of African American culture. First published in a very limited edition in 1926, Wonderful Ethiopians of the Cushite Empire features an extraordinarily rare, early study by an African American women of the roots of her people. Focusing on the origins of the matrilineal line in African culture, Houston offers a readable and meticulously researched window on a world long ago.About the Author:
About the Author:
"It is rare in the field of African historical research and writing, that African women are prominently mentioned. The work of Drusilla Dunjee Houston is not only worth mentioning, but should be highlighted as an early, pioneering historical narrative displaying scholarly depth and superb documentation.
Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire Book 1: Nations of the Cushite Empire, Marvelous Facts from Authentic Records was first published in 1926 in Oklahoma City. Houston intended this to be the first volume of a three volume set that explored Nile civilizations and surveyed the strong influence of Africa on Asian civilizations. She also examined the African background to European civilization. African historians J.A. Rogers and Arthur Alfonso Schomburg highly praised Mrs. Houston's outstanding scholarship.
Drusilla Dunjee Houston was born in Winchester, Virginia in 1876. Her outlook on race was instilled in her by her father, John William Dunjee, a "race man" who counted among his colleagues, Frederick Douglas and Blanche K. Bruce.
At the age of twenty-two, Drusilla wed Price Houston, a store merchant. She founded the McAlester Seminary in McAlester, Oklahoma. This was an educational institution which she ran for twelve years. After settling in Oklahoma City, Drusilla went to work as a journalist for her brother's newspaper, the Black Dispatch. She "aggressively" reported on cases of white atrocities committed against Blacks in Oklahoma.
Her interest in ancient Africa and historical research was triggered by the 1915 publication of The Negro authored by W.E.B. DuBois. Her life-long pursuit of Africa's past and her devotion to her race places Drusilla Dunjee Houston in the foremost ranks of Pan-Africanist historians.
On February 2, 1941, in Phoenix, Arizona, Drusilla Dunjee Houston died from tuberculosis. "At the time of her death, she was working on another book on African history."" (Quote from cwo.com)
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Descrizione libro BiblioBazaar, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0554087340
Descrizione libro BiblioBazaar, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 210 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.48 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk0554087340