The African-American Atlas: Black History and Culture-An Illustrated Reference

The African-American Atlas: Black History and Culture-An Illustrated Reference

by Molefi K. Asante, Mark T. Mattson, Molefi Kete Asante
     
 

The African-American Atlas is a revised edition of the 1991 Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. Significantly revised and updated, this definitive work is a visual and narrative portrait of the African-American culture, heritage, and people. Comprehensive in scope, this Atlas chronicles important periods in African-American history that have shaped the… See more details below

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The African-American Atlas is a revised edition of the 1991 Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. Significantly revised and updated, this definitive work is a visual and narrative portrait of the African-American culture, heritage, and people. Comprehensive in scope, this Atlas chronicles important periods in African-American history that have shaped the outlook, lives, and hopes of African Americans today. From the origins in Africa to the transatlantic journey, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement, this highly illustrated reference work presents a well-balanced account of the diverse African-American culture and its people who struggled and continue to struggle to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This updated edition of The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans (Macmillan, 1992) has beautiful, full-color graphics interspersed with explanatory text on myriad subjects that are organized chronologically. The authors introduce African-American history by interweaving information about the people and events that influenced our nation's development with maps, charts, reproductions, and photographs. For example, maps give readers a visual understanding of such topics as the Underground Railroad, Harlem in the 1920s, the major mosques of the Nation of Islam, the birthplaces of influential performing artists, and the sobering reality of 30 years of lynching. However, there are some lapses that detract from the book's overall quality. The index is not complete: users cannot look up fields of endeavor such as art, medicine, or the military, and there is no entry for Colin Powell, who is mentioned in at least three places. Also, some editorial mistakes are noticeable. Tuskegee Institute is listed on a chart as being in Alabama but the accompanying map shows it in Georgia, and a map of median family income by region in 1996 is missing part of its legend. This much detail requires more careful checking.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Updating the 1991 Historical and Cultural Atlas of African- Americans, this reference weaves the latest available data into a visual and narrative portrait of the African-American population within regional, national, and international frameworks. Covers key periods and movements including African origins, early African presence in the Americas, European slave trade, the Civil War, Reconstruction and the effects of emancipation, the civil rights movement, social and economic realities in the 20th century, and cultural icons. Also includes general topics such as the KKK, the NAACP, the rise of the Black middle class, and the Nation of Islam. Contains about 150 color and b&w photographs, maps, tables, and diagrams. Oversize: 10.25x12". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028649849
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 12.36(h) x 1.00(d)

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