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African-Americans: A Concise History is a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity. Readers will learn an appreciation of the central place of black people and black culture in this country, and a better understanding of both African-American and American history.

This book presents a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity–leaving readers with an appreciation of the central place of black people and culture in this country and a better understanding of both African-American and American history. The third edition presents a broadened international perspective, offers expanded coverage of interaction among African-Americans and other ethnic groups, and includes additional material on African-Americans in the western portion of the United States, as well as a new chapter on the evolution of black politics since the 1980s. It describes African-American history from the struggle of black people to maintrain their humanity during the slave trade and as slaves in North America continuing through the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, and through the Civil Rights movement to discussions of black life at the dawn of the 21st century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136002789
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/14/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Darlene Clark Hine

Darlene Clark Hine is Board of Trustees Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, past President of the Organization of American Historians and of the Southern Historical Association. Hine received her BA at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and her MA and Ph.D. from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Hine has taught at South Carolina State University and at Purdue University. She was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. She is the author and/or co-editor of fifteen books, most recently The Harvard Guide to African American History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000) coedited with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Leon Litwack.

William C. Hine

William C. Hine received his undergraduate education at Bowling Green State University, his master’s degree at the University of Wyoming, and his Ph.D. at Kent State University. He is a professor of history at South Carolina State University. He has had articles published in several journals, including Agricultural History, Labor History, and the Journal of Southern History. He is currently writing a history of South Carolina State University.

Stanley Harrold

Stanley Harrold, Professor of History at South Carolina State University, received his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Kent State University. He is coeditor of Southern Dissent, a book series published by the University Press of Florida. He received during the 1990s two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships to pursue research dealing with the antislavery movement. In 2005 he received a Faculty Research Award from the NEH in support of his current research on physical conflict along America’s North-South sectional border from the 1780s to the Civil War. He is the author of seven books, most recently Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Reader (Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell, 2007). He has published articles in Civil War History, Journal of Southern History, Radical History Review, and Journal of the Early Republic.

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Table of Contents

PART I Becoming African American

1 Africa, ca. 6000 c.e-ca. 1600 c.e.

2 Middle Passage, ca. 1450-1809

3 Black People in Colonial North America, 1526–1763

4 Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763–1783

5 African Americans in the New Nation, 1783–1820

PART II Slavery, Abolition, and the Quest for Freedom: The Coming of the Civil War

6 Life in the Cotton Kingdom, 1703-1861

7 Free Black People in Antebellum America, 1820-1861

8 Opposition to Slavery, 1800–1833

9 Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833–1850

10 “And Black People Were at the Heart of It”: The United States Disunites over Slavery, 1846-1861

PART III The Civil War, Emancipation, and Black Reconstruction:

The Second American Revolution

11 Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War, 1861-1865

12 The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865–1868

13 The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877

PART IV Searching for Safe Spaces

14 White Supremacy Triumphant: African Americans in the South in the Late Nineteenth Century, 1875-1900

15 Black Southerners Challenge White Supremacy, 1867-1917

16 Conciliation, Agitation, and Migration: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century, 1895-1928

17 African Americans and the 1920s, 1915-1928

PART V The Great Depression and World War II

18 The Great Depression and The New Deal, 1929-1941

19 Black Culture and Society in the 1930s and 1940s, 1930-1949

20 The World War II Era and Seeds of a Revolution, 1936-1948

PART VI The Black Revolution

21 The Freedom Movement, 1954—1965

22 The Struggle Continues, 1965—1980

23 Black Politics, White Backlash, 1980 to Present

24 African Americans at the Dawn of a New Millenium

Epilogue: “A Nation Within a Nation”


Additional Bibliography.


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