African American History For Dummies

African American History For Dummies

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by Ronda Racha Penrice
     
 
Understand the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans

Get to know the people, places, and events that shaped the African American experience

Want to better understand black history? This comprehensive, straight-forward guide traces the African American journey, from Africa and the slave trade through the Civil War, Jim Crow, and

Overview

Understand the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans

Get to know the people, places, and events that shaped the African American experience

Want to better understand black history? This comprehensive, straight-forward guide traces the African American journey, from Africa and the slave trade through the Civil War, Jim Crow, and the new millennium. You'll be an eyewitness to the pivotal events that impacted America's past, present, and future - and meet the inspiring leaders who struggled to bring about change.

  • How Africans came to America
  • Black life before - and after - Civil Rights
  • How slaves fought to be free
  • The evolution of African American culture
  • Great accomplishments by black citizens
  • What it means to be black in America today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764554698
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ronda Racha Penrice is a Chicago native with deep Mississippi roots who has worked with various publications, including The Quarterly Black Review of Books, Rap Pages, Essence Online, Nia Online, Creative Loafing, Africana.com, AOL Black Voices, and Uptown. The Columbia University alumna, who also attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, has a lifelong interest in African American history and culture. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA. This is her first book.

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