African American history : four centuries of Black life / by Langston Hughes, Milton Meltzer and C. Eric Lincoln.

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Other Title:
Four centuries of Black life
[New York, N.Y. : Scholastic, Inc., ©1990.
[8], 312 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
African Americans -- History.
African Americans.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Part 1. The African Heritage. Looking ahead: Africa: the land and the people; Ancient Egypt; Three West African kingdoms; New World slave trade; Looking back
Part 2. Slavery, the Peculiar Institution. Looking ahead: How Africans came to America; Slaves in the New World; Slavery and the law; Slave revolts; Firebell in the night; Looking back
Part 3. Free Men of Color. Looking ahead: Black fighters for freedom; Separate churches; At war with Britain again; The drive for education; Looking back
Part 4. The North Star. Looking ahead: Petitions for liberty; Mutiny of the Amistad; Frederick Douglas, orator and editor; Truth, Tubman and the Underground Railroad; Resisting recapture; Daring words, then a raid; The house divides; War's end brings freedom; Looking back
Part 5. Up from Slavery. Looking ahead: Rebuilding the South; Blacks in politics; Reaction sets in; Segregation upheld; Blacks pushed aside; Industry and the Black worker; A school is born; Looking back
Part 6. The Souls of Black Folk. Looking ahead: The Liberation movement; World War I; Nationalism in the Black community; A brilliant season in the arts and sciences; Black America and the Great Depression; Looking back
Part 7. Searching for Freedom. Looking ahead: Patriotism and prejudice; Rights reaffirmed; The struggle for a dream; Styles of dissent; Struggles in Asia; Looking back
Part 8. Sharing the Dream and the Power. Looking ahead: The Black church today; Racism or economics?; The emergence of Black women writers; Blacks in public office; Understanding South Africa; African legacies in America; Looking back.
Revised edition of: A pictorial history of BlackAmericans. 5th ed. c1983.
"Consultants Pat Browne, Director, Black History/Multicultural Education, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana, Asa G. Hilliard, III, Ed.D. Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Mary McFarland, Ph.D. Instructional Coordinator of Social Studies, Parkway School District, Chesterfield, Missouri."
"This edition is designed especially for you. Two completely new parts have been added. Information has been updated. And introductions and summaries of each unit have also been added."--To the Reader.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy has form "This Book is the Property of" printed on verso of front cover.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Meltzer, Milton, 1915-2009 author.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Lincoln, C. Eric (Charles Eric), 1924-2000, author.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. African American history.
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