African Americans in the Jazz Age: A Decade of Struggle and Promise / Edition 1

African Americans in the Jazz Age: A Decade of Struggle and Promise / Edition 1

by Mark R. Schneider
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742544176

ISBN-13: 9780742544178

Pub. Date: 08/17/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The victorious end to the first World War offered hope to African Americans who had fought for freedom abroad and hoped to find it at home. In this new work, historian Mark R. Schneider analyzes the dynamic 1920s that saw the enormous migration of African Americans to Northern urban centers and the formation of important African American religious, social and

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The victorious end to the first World War offered hope to African Americans who had fought for freedom abroad and hoped to find it at home. In this new work, historian Mark R. Schneider analyzes the dynamic 1920s that saw the enormous migration of African Americans to Northern urban centers and the formation of important African American religious, social and economic institutions. Yet, even with considerable efforts to promote civil rights and advancements in the arts, many African Americans in the rural south continued to live under conditions unchanged from a century before. African Americans in the Jazz Age recounts the history of this turbulent era, paying particular attention to the ways in which African Americans actively challenged Jim Crow and firmly expressed pride in their heritage. Supplemented by primary sources, this work serves as an ideal introduction to this critical period in U.S. history and allows students to examine the issues first-hand and draw their own conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544178
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2006
Series:
African American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What the War Wrought
Chapter 1: Black Hopes, White Fears, Red Summer
Chapter 2: Migrants North
Chapter 3: Changing Institutions in Changing Times
Chapter 4: Civil Rights
Chapter 5: Expressions of Pride
Epilogue
Documents
Bibliographic Essay

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