A History of the African American People: The History, Traditions, and Culture of African Americans

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In their long history, African Americans have created a rich, complex, and highly diverse culture. A History of the African American People makes available more than a generation of scholarship written by some of the most distinguished historians in America. Their work examines the social and communal institutions that have sustained African Americans and strengthened their spiritual and cultural life. Specially commissioned photographs of artifacts reveal the richness of cultural traditions, and hundreds of ...
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Overview

In their long history, African Americans have created a rich, complex, and highly diverse culture. A History of the African American People makes available more than a generation of scholarship written by some of the most distinguished historians in America. Their work examines the social and communal institutions that have sustained African Americans and strengthened their spiritual and cultural life. Specially commissioned photographs of artifacts reveal the richness of cultural traditions, and hundreds of historic photographs and paintings enhance the work still further, creating a magnificent illustrated history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814326978
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: African American Life Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 933,191
  • Product dimensions: 12.99 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

James Oliver Horton is professor of History and American Civilization at the George Washington University and director of the African American Communities Project, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. His books include Black Bostonians and Free People of Color.

Lois E. Horton is associate professor of Sociology and American Studies at George Mason University. Her work include the book Black Bostonians.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Africans in America 8
The Bittersweet Cup of Freedom 24
The Slaves' Changing World 42
A Limited Freedom 60
The Age of Emancipation 74
A Certain Kind of Soul 94
From Hard Times to Hope 118
A Season of Struggle 152
Race, Culture, and Conservatism 178
Timeline 200
Bibliography 204
Index 205
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