Everybody Say Freedom: Everything You Need to Know About African-American History

Everybody Say Freedom: Everything You Need to Know About African-American History

by Richard Newman, Marcia Sawyer
     
 

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Each of these volumes uses a question-and-answer format to provide a ready-reference primer on African American history. Focusing on questions of elemental fact and of roles and interpretive perspectives, each defines basic terms, sketches dominant trends, and identifies prominent persons, particularly firsts in their field. Both books offer easily accessed, chronologically organized surveys aimed at drawing readers into the epic of the African American past, and both succeed admirably. In his ten-chapter work, Jackson (Stanford, history) provides longer, essay-like answers averaging about 900-1000 words but running as long as 1500, with multiple references after each entry. In their five chapters, Newman (program officer, Harvard, W.E.B. Du Bois Inst.) and Sawyer (history and culture, California State Univ., San Marcos) tend toward shorter answers averaging 300-500 words, with one or two recommended readings. Each book fills the gap between encyclopedia and textbook, and both are recommended for school and public library collections on U.S. and African American history.Thomas Davis, Arizona State Univ., Tempe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452275935
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.90(d)

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