A Comparison of the African-American Presence in an Earlier and Later American History Textbook

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A Comparison of the African American Presence in an Early and Later American History Textbook, uses content analysis of texts to alert readers to the omission and distortion of the history of African-Americans, in the hope that this practice will motivate readers to help change this unfair practice. This will be an important and useful book to teachers and curriculum committees, and will assist them in planning more effectively and efficiently for students.

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Editorial Reviews

In her content analysis of the 1968 and 1982 editions of , Upshur-Ransome (English, Bowie State U., Maryland) found a significant difference in the quantity and quality of representations of African-Americans between these editions. The author addresses issues regarding the reasons for, and impact of, this earlier "partial history" on African-Americans and Americans generally. Includes recommendations and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761818373
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cora Lee Upshur-Ransome, Ph.D. is a Professor of English at Bowie State University, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Chapter I1
Definition of the Problem 1
Purpose of the Study 2
Need for the Study 2
Design of the Study 3
Chapter II
Review of the Literature 5
Introduction 5
African-American Historians Educators, and Scholars View African-American Studies and History 5
African-American History: From Slavery to Freedom to Slavery 20
Race Relations 34
Early Explorations and Settlement 37
Inventors 38
Contributions 40
The Black Church 40
The Civil Rights Movement 42
Black History 45
From the Old South to the New South to the Old South 64
Chapter III
Content Analysis 67
Personalities in the System 68
The Structure and condition of the System 68
Domestic Needs 71
Specific Group Interests 71
Public Opinion 72
Organizational Needs, Values, and Traditions 72
Early Explorations and Settlement 73
Race Relations 74
Role Models 76
The Black Church 77
Civil Rights 78
Slave Revolts Education 78
Writing Across the Curriculum 93
Philosophy Statement 95
Writing Intensive Courses at BSU 96
Goals for a Writing Intensive Course 96
Criteria for Writing Intensive Course at BSU 96
Writing Intensive Course Requirements 96
Additional Writing Intensive Courses 97
Checklist for Writing Intensive Courses 98
Components for a Teaching Portfolio 99
Writing Across the Curriculum Support Services for Students at BSU 100
WAC Faculty 100
University committee Composition and Responsibilities 100
Contributions 102
Inventors 103
The Old South 104
Chapter IV105
Conclusions and Recommendations 105
Design of the Study 105
Data-Gathering Procedures 105
Analysis of the Data 106
Limitations of the Data 106
Significance of the Study 106
Summary 109
Conclusions and Recommendations 110
Introduction 110
Conclusions 110
Recommendations 112
Epilogue 114
Glossary 119
Bibliography 123
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