African American Breakthroughs

African American Breakthroughs

by Jay P. Pederson
     
 

Students researching African American achievements will find in this resource fascinating details on hundreds of "firsts." The volume is arranged in subject categories, and entries summarize events and include succinct biographies of many pioneers in African American history. Illustrations, a timeline of firsts and a thorough subject index are also included.  See more details below

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Students researching African American achievements will find in this resource fascinating details on hundreds of "firsts." The volume is arranged in subject categories, and entries summarize events and include succinct biographies of many pioneers in African American history. Illustrations, a timeline of firsts and a thorough subject index are also included.

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This latest title in Gale's UXL series for middle-schoolers highlights firsts in African American history and is derived from "Black Firsts: 2000 Years of Extraordinary Achievement" (Gale, 1994). Organized by subject, events are then listed chronologically. Subjects include "Business and Labor"; "Justice, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety"; "Religion"; and "Science, Medicine, and Invention". A typical section, "Periodicals", under the larger subject "Media", lists eight events, ranging from the founding of the "Emancipator" in 1820 to the appointment of "Time"'s first black national correspondent in 1963 Each of the 500 entries consists of three or four sentences on the person or event with the original source or sources cited. These include the "Negro Almanac", "Ebony", "Crisis", "Encyclopedia of Black America", Bennett's "Before the Mayflower", and "Who's Who among Black Americans". Throughout the text are black-and-white photographs of some of the persons listed. "See also" references note when a person's achievements are in more than one subject area, such as Maya Angelou, who is cited under "Literature" as well as "Film and Television". A bibliography of all sources consulted is followed by an index There are several chronologies available on African Americans, but this one is unique in being arranged by subject and limited to firsts. "African American Breakthroughs" will find a place on the shelves of media centers and public libraries and is recommended for purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810394964
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
African-American Reference Library Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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