The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference / Edition 1

The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 0471239240

ISBN-13: 9780471239246

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Covering a wide range of knowledge, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference is a magnificent resource for home, family, and business, and an essential addition to your personal reference library.
"Indispensable for those interested in the African American experience. We have no better source for quick and reliable information."

Overview

Covering a wide range of knowledge, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference is a magnificent resource for home, family, and business, and an essential addition to your personal reference library.
"Indispensable for those interested in the African American experience. We have no better source for quick and reliable information." Cornel West, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University
"As much about African American culture as one could possibly gain from one volume is now available in this highly readable, easily accessible, genuinely informative desk reference." Johnetta B. Cole, PhD, President Emerita, Spelman College; Presidential Distinguished Professor, Emory University
In over 5,000 fascinating information capsules, this landmark reference captures the most vital people, places, organizations, movements, and creative works of a people, and provides a practical resource for everyday living. In its nineteen chapters, you ll find:
* Timelines of African American History
* Political and Civil Rights Leaders
* African Contributions to the Making of the Americas
* Holidays and Celebrations
* Museums and Historical Sites
* Religion and Spirituality
* Health Tips and Recipes
* Business Contacts and Professional Associations
* Demographics and Population
* Major Writers, Artists, and Musicians
* Musical Forms
* Sports
* and more

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471239246
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
1,210,834
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.53(d)

Table of Contents

The Saga of African American History.

Slavery and Freedom.

Politics and Civil Rights.

The Diaspora.

Family and Heritage.

Religion.

Education.

Health.

Business and Entrepreneurship.

Science and Technology.

The Military.

The Law.

Literature and Language.

Music.

Performing Arts.

Fine and Applied Arts.

The Media.

Sports.

Resources.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

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