The African Americans

The African Americans

by Rodney P. Carlisle
     
 

As a result of the slave trade, through which the vast majority of African immigrants were involuntarily transported to America, the history of African Americans is one rooted in controversy and strife. After the Civil War, as a result of which the institution of slavery was abolished in the United States, African Americans began the struggle for civil rights and

Overview

As a result of the slave trade, through which the vast majority of African immigrants were involuntarily transported to America, the history of African Americans is one rooted in controversy and strife. After the Civil War, as a result of which the institution of slavery was abolished in the United States, African Americans began the struggle for civil rights and social and cultural equality, a struggle that continues to this day, despite the gains of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. The 2008 election of Barack Obama to the U. S. presidency is a hopeful sign, however, of the amalgamation of African-American interests in the U.S. political system.

The Multicultural America series offers students and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the history of different ethnic groups in the United States. The focus of the set is on the social history, customs, and traditions of immigrants across American history. Each volume examines a specific ethnic group and presents a remarkable array of valuable information, covering everything from food, dress, entertainment, work, education, popular pastimes, political activity, and contributions and conflicts in American society. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a group found when they first arrived in the United States up to their current status in American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816078134
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Multicultural America Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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