Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study will be to discover the role of the African background in the writings of Negro professional historians. It seeks to examine the interpretations and treatment accorded the African by Negro professional historians for possible indications of their adherence to the Intellectual processes of Historiography. This study is further designed to reveal the relationship between the responses of the historians and the intellectual ideas of the age in which they appear. It is in this latter consideration that this study differentiates itself from related ones. The writer endeavors to set the arguments of the scholars, under consideration, in the intellectual perspective of the age.

In its finest points, this study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What elements have Negro professional historians considered when referring to the African background? 2. How have they utilized these elements? 3. Why were these elements significant to them? 4. What factors and forces have influenced their concepts regarding the African background? 5. Do they respond to the intellectual discipline of the age?

Committee Chair/Advisor

George Ruble Woolfolk


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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