To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans / Edition 1

To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans / Edition 1

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by Robin D. G. Kelley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195139453

ISBN-13: 9780195139457

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to today's black filmmakers and politicians.
Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping

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Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to today's black filmmakers and politicians.
Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious "Jim Crow" laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and '60s, and the emergence of today's black middle class.
From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139457
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
1,098,977
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chapter 1The First Passage: 1502-16193
Chapter 2Strange New Land: 1619-177653
Chapter 3Revolutionary Citizens: 1776-1804103
Chapter 4Let My People Go: 1804-1860169
Chapter 5Breaking the Chains: 1860-1880227
Chapter 6Though Justice Sleeps: 1880-1900281
Art Essay: What is Africa to Me?302
Chapter 7A Chance to Make Good: 1900-1929345

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To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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From the very beginning in the vast continent of Africa to the present this book has given every piece of forgotten and overlooked information about the history of Africans Americans. It gave very reliable sources and told me very essential things about my people that I never learned in public school system. Before I read this book I only knew a small portion of what African-Americans did, but now I know that they had the greatest impact on American society than any other group. I recommend that everybody, of every race and color read this book. It is important that we understand the struggles and the triumphs of our race.