This groundbreaking volume establishes new perspectives on black history - its scholarship and pedagogy, scholars and interpreters, and evolution as a profession. Pero Gaglo Dagbovie discusses a wide range of issues and themes for understanding and analyzing African American history, the twentieth century black historical enterprise, and the teaching of African American history for the twenty-first century. Additional topics include the hip-hop generation's relationship to and interpretations of African American history; past, present, and future approaches to the subject; and, the social construct of knowledge in African American historiography. An exclamation of definitions of black history from W. E. B. Du Bois'"The Souls of Black Folk" and a survey of early black women historians lend further dimension and authenticity to the volume. A bold contribution to the growing fields of African American historiography and the philosophy of black history,"African American History Reconsidered" offers numerous analytical frameworks for understanding and delving into a variety of dimensions of the African American historical experience.