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African-American History from Emancipation to Today: Rising above the Ashes of Slavery

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"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" Almost one hundred years before Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke these words, slavery was banned throughout the United States. However, African Americans still faced the challenge of gaining equality. Author Ann Byers explores African-American history as well as the battle for civil rights.
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Overview

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" Almost one hundred years before Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke these words, slavery was banned throughout the United States. However, African Americans still faced the challenge of gaining equality. Author Ann Byers explores African-American history as well as the battle for civil rights.
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Gr 5-8-As these books look at the long and complex history of American slavery, they focus on individual yet still broad topics. These titles are consistently solid, with many informative period photographs and drawings, excerpts from primary-source documents, and strong back matter. Altman relates the beginning of "the peculiar institution" and the constitutional, historical, and political issues and figures surrounding it from 1619 to the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865. Tapper's balanced treatment focuses on eight major figures, presenting multiple viewpoints of the issue from the 1700s and 1800s; their stories and words present a significant part of the history. Byers brings together the issues and their impact from 1865 to 2002 by discussing such topics as Reconstruction, sharecropping, Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, Brown v. Board of Education, Malcolm X, Black Panthers, and reparation debates. The series format necessitates that the topics are not given the in-depth treatment that they deserve, but rather readers can see how the many and varied issues fit together contextually. Due to obvious curriculum needs and topical demand, these books will be useful in American-history collections.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766021532
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Slavery in American History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4
Introduction 6
1 Free at Last? 1865-1866 13
2 Free but Not Equal: 1865-1877 20
3 Equal but Separate: 1877-1915 32
4 Separate but Proud: 1915-1941 48
5 Equal Rights: 1941-1965 61
6 Equal Power: 1966-1972 85
7 Righting the Wrongs 97
Timeline 113
Chapter Notes 115
Glossary 123
Further Reading 124
Internet Addresses and Historic Sites 125
Index 126
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