In Depth with Nell Irvin Painter
Author and historian Nell Irvin Painter was interviewed about her life, her career, and her body of writings. She responded to viewer… read more
Author and historian Nell Irvin Painter was interviewed about her life, her career, and her body of writings. She responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail.
Two video clips were shown of Nell Irvin Painter in her home in New Russia, New York, in the Adirondack mountains. She talked about her work habits and about her art studies.
Nell Irvin Painter retired from Princeton University in 2004, after teaching American history there for sixteen years. She is the author of six books: The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South; Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919; Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol; Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction; Southern History Across the Color Line; and Creating Black Americans: African American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present. Ms. Painter has written numerous articles and essays and she edited Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Sojourner Truth’s Narrative. close
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