BooknewsOffers hundreds of maps, graphs, drawings, photographs and other graphic sources of information that, together with text and timelines, provide a detailed overview of the history of peoples of African descent in the United States. Organized chronologically into six eras, topics include the historical and cultural background of slaves in the western hemisphere, slavery in early America (1492-1820), the antebellum years (1821-1865), the Jim Crow Era (1860-1900), the early 20th century (1901-1945), the civil rights era (1946-1969), and the struggle from 1970 to the present. Spans middle and high school curricula but is also useful for elementary and college levels. The copyright-free individual pages are presented in a three-ring binder format to facilitate removal for photocopying or quick reference. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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