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
Cover; Contents; Preface; CHAPTER 1 The First Passage: 1502-1619; CHAPTER 2 Strange New Land: 1619-1776; CHAPTER 3 Revolutionary Citizens: 1776-1804; CHAPTER 4 Let My People Go: 1804-1860; CHAPTER 5 Breaking the Chains: 1860-1880; CHAPTER 6 Though Justice Sleeps: 1880-1900; ART ESSAY: What is Africa to Me?; CHAPTER 7 A Chance to Make Good: 1900-1929; CHAPTER 8 From a Raw Deal to a New Deal?: 1929-1945; CHAPTER 9 We Changed the World: 1945-1970; CHAPTER 10 Into the Fire: 1970 to the Present; Chronology; Further Reading; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R ST; U; V; W; Y; Z
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