Chronologies of American History and Experience

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The first part is a timeline covering the sweep of African American history, pinpointing key years and recording significant events within them. The second contains essays, excerpts of primary documents, and sidebars to provide context as a background for understanding the significance of events and relating them to the larger story of African American history. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

The first part is a timeline covering the sweep of African American history, pinpointing key years and recording significant events within them. The second contains essays, excerpts of primary documents, and sidebars to provide context as a background for understanding the significance of events and relating them to the larger story of African American history. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Part of the series "Chronologies of American History and Experience," this hefty volume covers significant events in African American history beginning with the Colonial period and continuing through the close of the twentieth century. A sixty-five-page chronology catalogs key events from the explosion in the slave trade because of advances in shipbuilding techniques in 1444 to the 2002 Academy Awards, during which black performers received recognition for best actor, best actress, and lifetime achievement. Seven additional sections focus on the Colonial period and the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the long journey toward integration, African Americans in the modern era, and African Americans coming to the fore of American identity. The single greatest strength of this volume lies in the extensive incorporation of primary source documents, including memoirs, letters, family histories, newspapers, oral histories, city directories, and other items that provide historical evidence to help students understand and interpret past events. These documents are fleshed out with essays and sidebars that provide the context in which the primary source materials are set. Ample illustrations and black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout the book. Each section is subdivided into topics with related primary source documents and a bibliography following the topic narrative. In addition to the standard index, there is a primary source document index that makes it easy to locate specific items. This especially valuable reference title is recommended for both high school and public libraries because of its wealth of detailed information, inclusion of primary source materials,and comprehensive scope. Index. Illus. Photos. Maps. Biblio. Chronology. 2003, Scribner, 475p. PLB
— Cindy Lombardo
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-This companion to Ernie Gross's The American Years (Scribner's, 1998) opens with a detailed chronology tracing the history of African Americans from 1444 to 2002. Cross-references in the chronology lead to more detailed chapters that cover the Colonial period through Civil War and Reconstruction to the modern era. This work employs wide-ranging sources such as essays, journal entries, poems, and sidebars along with numerous black-and-white reproductions and photographs, and bibliographies. Chapters include "Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow"; "Migration, Industrialization, and the City"; "The Civil Rights Struggle: From Nonviolence to Black Power"; etc. A strength of the volume is the more unusual primary-source documents, such as the slave memoir, Narrative of Louis Asa-Asa; the photograph of Augusta Savage's sculpture The Harp, which was inspired by the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing"; and Michael Harper's poem "Pullman Pass." This resource will be useful for those researching black heritage and who are interested in lesser-known primary sources.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684312576
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: American Years Ser.
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.52 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology 1
The Colonial Period and the Revolutionary War 67
The First Africans to Arrive in the New World 70
Free African Americans in the United States 89
African American Soldiers in the Colonial Period 99
The Debate over Slavery in the United States 108
The Civil War 151
The Final Century of Slavery in the United States 153
African Americans and the Civil War 169
Reconstruction 191
Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow 192
African Americans in Political Office 203
African Americans on the Frontier 213
African American Newspapers and Periodicals 228
The Long Journey Toward Integration 245
African Americans and the Law 246
The Education of African Americans 274
The Ongoing Effort for Inclusion in the Military 294
African Americans in the Modern Era 313
Migration, Industrialization, and the City 315
The History of African American Music 322
African American Folklore and Folkways 333
The African American Literary Experience 336
The African American Family 353
The African American Religious Experience 368
African Americans Coming to the Fore of American Identity 397
The Civil Rights Struggle: From Nonviolence to Black Power 398
The African American Intellectual Experience 403
African Americans in the Sciences 419
African American Labor History 426
The Art of African Americans 433
The Close of the Twentieth Century and Beyond 442
List of Contributors 451
Index 453
Primary Source Document Index 473
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