Womanhood In The Black Panther, 1968-1980: Summary

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Lumsden, Linda. 2009. "Good Mothers with Guns: Framing Black Womanhood in the Black Panther, 1968-1980." Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 86, no. 4: 900-922. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed February 15, 2018). 1. What is the author's thesis (main argument)? The author’s thesis discusses how a social media movement can create and maintain a group’s identity and help counter the hegemonic media through positive imagery. The author seeks evidence showing that the women in the Black Panther Party are part of the historical black female resistance and argues that they do not get the credit they deserve in the Black feminist movement. The author uses the Black Panther Party’s newspaper from 1968-1980 as the main focus of this thesis through the imagery of the women in the group. 2. What are the major sub-points the author uses to support the thesis? The author discusses how through the Black Panther newspaper that the imagery for black women was different from the…show more content…
How would you characterize the range of books and writings analyzed in this article? Is the article analyzing around a dozen books or entire schools of thought (hundred or more books footnoted)? Were all of the books published within the last few decades? Is the author examining works from a certain author or period of time? The information from this essay was well written and used a variety of different sources to back up their thesis. The majority of the books were a couple of decades old but the author was using books written describing different individuals oral history about experience during that time. 4. Propose a research question for a history research project that would make a contribution to the literature discussed in the historiographical essay. The history research question project would make a contribution to the literature discussed in this historiographical essay would be “Has the toxic stress of the middle passage effect today’s African
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