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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

Naomi Shihab Nye

2002    142 pages    (Greenwillow Books)

LCC: PS3564.Y44

ISBN 13: 9780060097653    ISBN 10: 0060097655

"Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..."Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.Maybe they have something to tell us.Naomi [...]

"Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..."Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.Maybe they have something to tell us.Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time. [less]

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100 Years of Emancipation

(Editor) Robert A. Goldwin

1966    (Rand McNally and Company)

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110 Livingston Street: Politics and Bureaucracy in the New York City School System

David Rogers

1968    584 pages    (Vintage Books)

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A. Philip Randolph, Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement

Paula F. Pfeffer

1996    336 pages    (Louisiana State Univ Pr)

LCC: E185.97.R27

ISBN 13: 9780807120750    ISBN 10: 0807120758

Book by Pfeffer, Paula F.

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Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman, The

Ken Bugul

1991    159 pages    (Lawrence Hill & Co)

LCC: PQ3989.2.B78

ISBN 13: 9781556521140    ISBN 10: 1556521146

The subject of intense admiration--and not a little shock, when it was first published--The Abandoned Baobab has consistently captivated readers ever since. The book has been translated into numerous languages and was chosen by QBR Black Book Review as one of Africa’s 100 best books of the twentieth century. No African woman had ever been so frank, in an autobiography, or written so poignantly, about the intimate details of her life--a distinction that, more than two decades later, still holds [...]

The subject of intense admiration--and not a little shock, when it was first published--The Abandoned Baobab has consistently captivated readers ever since. The book has been translated into numerous languages and was chosen by QBR Black Book Review as one of Africa’s 100 best books of the twentieth century. No African woman had ever been so frank, in an autobiography, or written so poignantly, about the intimate details of her life--a distinction that, more than two decades later, still holds true. Abandoned by her mother and sent to live with relatives in Dakar, the author tells of being educated in the French colonial school system, where she comes gradually to feel alienated from her family and Muslim upbringing, growing enamored with the West. Academic success gives her the opportunity to study in Belgium, which she looks upon as a "promised land." There she is objectified as an exotic creature, however, and she descends into promiscuity, alcohol and drug abuse, and, eventually, prostitution. (It was out of concern on her editor’s part about her candor that the author used the pseudonym Ken Bugul, the Wolof phrase for "the person no one wants.") Her return to Senegal, which concludes the book, presents her with a past she cannot reenter, a painful but necessary realization as she begins to create a new life there. As Norman Rush wrote in the New York Times Book Review, "One comes away from The Abandoned Baobab reluctant to take leave of a brave, sympathetic, and resilient woman." Despite its unflinching look at our darkest impulses, and at the stark facts of being a colonized African, the book is ultimately inspirational, for it exposes us to a remarkable sensibility and a hard-won understanding of one’s place in the world.CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French [less]

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ABCs of Black History: A Children's Guide, The

Craig Thompson

2005    32 pages    (Beckham Publications Group)

LCC: E185.96

ISBN 13: 9780931761720    ISBN 10: 0931761727

Just in time for Black History Month and every other month, too! Baltimore-based, black attorney Craig Thompson presents us with The ABCs of Black History. The ABCs celebrates 26 notable greats, past and present, like Booker T. Washington, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, and Oprah Winfrey. A short and catchy rhyme accompanies each color-rich illustration of the historic figure. The ABCs recognizes lesser-known individuals who made their mark in our society, like Garret Morgan, inventor of the [...]

Just in time for Black History Month and every other month, too! Baltimore-based, black attorney Craig Thompson presents us with The ABCs of Black History. The ABCs celebrates 26 notable greats, past and present, like Booker T. Washington, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, and Oprah Winfrey. A short and catchy rhyme accompanies each color-rich illustration of the historic figure. The ABCs recognizes lesser-known individuals who made their mark in our society, like Garret Morgan, inventor of the traffic light, and Lee Elder, the first black golfer invited to play in the Masters Tournament. Thompson wrote the book as a result of his fruitless search for children’s books after the birth of his daughter. He wanted cultural relevance, bright colors, and catchy rhymes. I wanted something that would be ideal for children of all ages,” says Thompson. But I also wanted to motivate them to know their history. So I combine vivid portraits with easy-to-remember lyrics from A to Z to motivate them to know their history.” The book isn’t just for black parents and their children. In fact, Thompson hopes that The ABCs will introduce children of all races to important people, places, and events in black history, while providing parents with the rich-color contrasts, illustrations, and rhyming patterns that they need for the proper development of their children.” [less]

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Abe Lincoln: The Young Years (Easy Biographies)

Keith Brandt

2002    48 pages    (Troll Communications)

LCC: E457.32

ISBN 13: 9780816774357    ISBN 10: 0816774358

Focuses on events from Abraham Lincoln's youth in Kentucky and Indiana which proved infleuntial in his later life.

Focuses on events from Abraham Lincoln's youth in Kentucky and Indiana which proved infleuntial in his later life. [less]

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Abigail Adams: An American Woman (2nd Edition)

Charles W. Akers

1999    240 pages    (Longman)

LCC: E322.1.A38

ISBN 13: 9780321043702    ISBN 10: 0321043707

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the [...]

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. "Professor Akers...brings his subject vividly to life...A fascinating portrait of the wife of one of America's greatest statesmen." -- New York Times [less]

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Abiyoyo

Pete Seeger

1994    48 pages    (Aladdin)

LCC: PZ8.1.S453 Ab

ISBN 13: 9780689718106    ISBN 10: 0689718101

No one wants to hear the little boy play his ukelele anymore...Clink, clunk, clonk. And no one wants to watch his father make things disappear...Zoop! Zoop! Until the day the fearsome giant Abiyoyo suddenly appears in town, and all the townspeople run for their lives and the lives of their children! Nothing can stop the terrible giant Abiyoyo, nothing, that is, except the enchanting sound of the ukelele and the mysterious power of the magic wand.

No one wants to hear the little boy play his ukelele anymore...Clink, clunk, clonk. And no one wants to watch his father make things disappear...Zoop! Zoop! Until the day the fearsome giant Abiyoyo suddenly appears in town, and all the townspeople run for their lives and the lives of their children! Nothing can stop the terrible giant Abiyoyo, nothing, that is, except the enchanting sound of the ukelele and the mysterious power of the magic wand. [less]

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Abolitionists: Means, Ends and Motivations (College), The

Hugh Hawkins

1972    256 pages    (Houghton Mifflin (Academic))

LCC: E449

ISBN 13: 9780669819922    ISBN 10: 0669819921

Book by Hawkins, Hugh

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Abolitionists: The Growth of a Dissenting Minority, The

Merton Lynn Dillon

1979    307 pages    (W W Norton & Co Inc)

LCC: E449

ISBN 13: 9780393009576    ISBN 10: 0393009572

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Abolition's Axe: Beriah Green, Oneida Institute, and the Black Freedom Struggle (New York State Study)

Milton C. Sernett

1986    199 pages    (Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd))

LCC: E449.G79 S47

ISBN 13: 9780815623700    ISBN 10: 0815623704

Chronicling the career of Beriah Green (1795-1874), theologian, educator, reformer, and one of New York's most important abolitionists, this book is the first published history of Green and his attempt to create a model biracial society.

Chronicling the career of Beriah Green (1795-1874), theologian, educator, reformer, and one of New York's most important abolitionists, this book is the first published history of Green and his attempt to create a model biracial society. [less]

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Abraham Lincoln: A biography

Benjamin Platt Thomas

1973    (Knopf)

LCC: E457.T427

ISBN 13: 9780394318448    ISBN 10: 0394318447

Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures. Originally published in 1952 to wide acclaim, this eloquent account rises above previously romanticized depictions of the sixteenth president to reveal the real Lincoln: a complex, shrewd, and dynamic individual whose exceptional life has long intrigued the public.Thomas traces the president from his hardscrabble beginnings and early political career [...]

Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures. Originally published in 1952 to wide acclaim, this eloquent account rises above previously romanticized depictions of the sixteenth president to reveal the real Lincoln: a complex, shrewd, and dynamic individual whose exceptional life has long intrigued the public.Thomas traces the president from his hardscrabble beginnings and early political career, through his years as an Illinois lawyer and his presidency during the Civil War. Although Lincoln is appropriately placed against the backdrop of the dramatic times in which he lived, the author's true focus is on Lincoln the man and his intricate personality. While Thomas pays tribute to Lincoln's many virtues and accomplishments, he is careful not to dramatize a persona already larger than life in the American imagination. Instead he presents a candid and balanced representation that provides compelling insight into Lincoln's true character and the elements that forged him into an extraordinary leader. Thomas portrays Lincoln as a man whose conviction, resourcefulness, and inner strength enabled him to lead the nation through the most violent crossroads in its history.Thomas's direct, readable narrative is concise while losing none of the crucial details of Lincoln's remarkable life. The volume's clarity of style makes it accessible to beginners, but it is complex and nuanced enough to interest longtime Lincoln scholars. After more than half a century, Abraham Lincoln: A Biography is still an essential source for anyone interested in learning more about the many facets of the sixteenth president, and it remains the definitive single-volume work on the life of an American legend.   [less]

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Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography

William E. Gienapp

2002    256 pages    (Oxford University Press, USA)

LCC: E457

ISBN 13: 9780195151008    ISBN 10: 0195151003

In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and lawyer in Springfield, to his stunning election as sixteenth president of the United States. Students will see how Lincoln grew during his years [...]

In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and lawyer in Springfield, to his stunning election as sixteenth president of the United States. Students will see how Lincoln grew during his years in office, how he developed a keen aptitude for military strategy and displayed enormous skill in dealing with his generals, and how his war strategy evolved from a desire to preserve the Union to emancipation and total war. Gienapp shows how Lincoln's early years influenced his skills as commander-in-chief and demonstrates that, throughout the stresses of the war years, Lincoln's basic character shone through: his good will and fundamental decency, his remarkable self-confidence matched with genuine humility, his immunity to the passions and hatreds the war spawned, his extraordinary patience, and his timeless devotion. A former backwoodsman and country lawyer, Abraham Lincoln rose to become one of our greatest presidents. This biography offers a vivid account of Lincoln's dramatic ascension to the pinnacle of American history. [less]

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Academic Melting Pot: Catholics and Jews in American Higher Education

Stephen Steinberg

1974    183 pages    (McGraw-Hill Inc.,US)

LCC: LA226

ISBN 13: 9780070100671    ISBN 10: 0070100675

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Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers

Sheena Gillespie, Robert Singleton

1993    585 pages    (Simon and Schuster)

ISBN 13: 205145779   

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Action Patterns In School Desegregation: A Guidebook

Herbert Wey, John Corey

2010    292 pages    (Kessinger Publishing, LLC)

ISBN 13: 9781163821879    ISBN 10: 116382187X

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. [less]

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma

Charles V. Hamilton

2001    576 pages    (Cooper Square Press)

LCC: E748.P86

ISBN 13: 9780815411840    ISBN 10: 0815411847

In this authoritative biography of the congressman and civil rights activist Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Prof. Hamilton reassesses the man's unique and complex place in American history. As the senior pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, Powell led protests against segregation and discrimination during the Great Depression. Through persistent effort and skillful politicking, Powell was elected to Congress in 1944 and continued his efforts on behalf of blacks during the Truman and [...]

In this authoritative biography of the congressman and civil rights activist Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Prof. Hamilton reassesses the man's unique and complex place in American history. As the senior pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, Powell led protests against segregation and discrimination during the Great Depression. Through persistent effort and skillful politicking, Powell was elected to Congress in 1944 and continued his efforts on behalf of blacks during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. Following Kennedy's election, Powell gained the chairmanship of the House Committee on Education and Labor, but the remaining years of his life were filled with accusations, family problems, and the loss of his supporters. Drawing on extensive interviews and untapped archival material, Hamilton enriches the reader's understanding of Powell and the turbulent era in which he lived. [less]

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Adaptable South: Essays in Honor of George Brown Tindall, The

1991    304 pages    (Louisiana State University Press)

LCC: F215

ISBN 13: 9780807116784    ISBN 10: 0807116785

1991, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA. 308-page hardcover, a scholarly work. 11 former students of a distinguished history professor examine events and developments in the South since the Civil War.

1991, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA. 308-page hardcover, a scholarly work. 11 former students of a distinguished history professor examine events and developments in the South since the Civil War. [less]

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Advance Report 3 Bibliography (original and revised)

staff

1966    101 pages   

Original listing of works cited in previous volumes of Mexican-American Study Report.

Original listing of works cited in previous volumes of Mexican-American Study Report. [less]

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Affirmative Discrimination: Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy

Nathan Glazer

1987    248 pages    (Harvard University Press)

LCC: JC599.U5 G53

ISBN 13: 9780674007307    ISBN 10: 0674007301

Should government try to remedy persistent racial and ethnic inequalities by establishing and enforcing quotas and other statistical goals? Here is one of the most incisive books ever written on this difficult issue. Nathan Glazer surveys the civil rights tradition in the United States; evaluates public policies in the areas of employment, education, and housing; and questions the judgment and wisdom of their underlying premises―their focus on group rights, rather than individual rights. Such [...]

Should government try to remedy persistent racial and ethnic inequalities by establishing and enforcing quotas and other statistical goals? Here is one of the most incisive books ever written on this difficult issue. Nathan Glazer surveys the civil rights tradition in the United States; evaluates public policies in the areas of employment, education, and housing; and questions the judgment and wisdom of their underlying premises―their focus on group rights, rather than individual rights. Such policies, he argues, are ineffective, unnecessary, and politically destructive of harmonious relations among the races.Updated with a long, new introduction by the author, Affirmative Discrimination will enable citizens as well as scholars to better understand and evaluate public policies for achieving social justice in a multiethnic society. [less]

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Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan

Michael Sullivan, Tony O'Brien

2008    80 pages    (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)

LCC: HQ799.A24

ISBN 13: 9781599902876    ISBN 10: 1599902877

If the stories that come out of Afghanistan are ever to contain hope for the future, then the young people readers will meet in these pages are that hope. From street workers to female students in newly formed academies, children who work in family businesses, and pickpockets who steal from visiting photographers, these are the faces of young Afghanis who universally wish for peace in their neighborhoods, in their country, in their lifetimes.Award-winning photojournalist Tony O'Brien and [...]

If the stories that come out of Afghanistan are ever to contain hope for the future, then the young people readers will meet in these pages are that hope. From street workers to female students in newly formed academies, children who work in family businesses, and pickpockets who steal from visiting photographers, these are the faces of young Afghanis who universally wish for peace in their neighborhoods, in their country, in their lifetimes.Award-winning photojournalist Tony O'Brien and filmmaker Mike Sullivan went to Afghanistan to interview and photograph children of a wide range of ages, from varied ethnic backgrounds, and with very different daily lives. As each one tells his or her story the reader is placed right in the middle of everyday life as it is lived by children in the midst of one of the world's most enduringly conflict-ridden countries. [less]

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Africa and the West (Berkshire studies in history)

Jerah Johnson

1974    167 pages    (Dryden Press)

LCC: DT21

ISBN 13: 9780030848445    ISBN 10: 003084844X

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African American Experience, The

Joe William Trotter

2001    638 pages    (Houghton Mifflin Company)

LCC: E185

ISBN 13: 9780395756546    ISBN 10: 0395756545

This narrative text explores the African American experience throughout United States history, with particular emphasis on work, community, and recurring discrimination. Unlike most other texts dealing with this subject matter, The African American Experience provides equal emphasis on the North and South.

This narrative text explores the African American experience throughout United States history, with particular emphasis on work, community, and recurring discrimination. Unlike most other texts dealing with this subject matter, The African American Experience provides equal emphasis on the North and South. [less]

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African American Literature (The Oxford Companion)

(Editor) William L. Andrews, (Editor) Frances Smith Foster, (Editor) Trudier Harris

1997    866 pages    (Oxford University Press, USA)

LCC: PS153.N5

ISBN 13: 9780195065107    ISBN 10: 0195065107

Here indeed is the pantheon of African American writers--Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks and Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson, Jamaica Kincaid and Gloria Naylor, Stanley Crouch and Cornel West, and hundreds more. Moreover, the Companion includes entries on 150 major works of African American literature ( [...]

Here indeed is the pantheon of African American writers--Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks and Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson, Jamaica Kincaid and Gloria Naylor, Stanley Crouch and Cornel West, and hundreds more. Moreover, the Companion includes entries on 150 major works of African American literature (including synopses of novels), from Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; on literary characters, ranging from Bigger Thomas, to Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace; on character types, such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster; and on such icons of black culture as Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Here, too, are general articles on the traditional literary genres, such as poetry, fiction, and drama; on genres of special import in African American letters, such as autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; and on a wide spectrum of related topics, including journalism, the black periodical press, major libraries and research centers, religion, literary societies, women's clubs, and various publishing enterprises. [less]

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African American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present, The

2004    368 pages    (Palgrave Macmillan)

LCC: HT123

ISBN 13: 9780312294656    ISBN 10: 0312294654

Although African Americans have lived in cities since the colonial era, the transformation of rural blacks into a predominantly urban people is largely a twentieth century phenomenon. Only during World War I did African Americans move into cities in large numbers, and only during World War II did more blacks reside in cities than in the countryside. In their quest for full citizenship rights, economic democracy, and release from an oppressive rural past, black southerners turned to urban [...]

Although African Americans have lived in cities since the colonial era, the transformation of rural blacks into a predominantly urban people is largely a twentieth century phenomenon. Only during World War I did African Americans move into cities in large numbers, and only during World War II did more blacks reside in cities than in the countryside. In their quest for full citizenship rights, economic democracy, and release from an oppressive rural past, black southerners turned to urban migration and employment in the nation's industrial sector as a new "Promised Land".In this ground-breaking text, the work of fifteen top scholars provides a truly interdisciplinary examination of these transformations in African American urban life. Bringing together urban history; contemporary social, cultural, and policy research; and comparative perspectives on race, ethnicity, and nationality within and across national boundaries, the editors have organized this innovative volume in a three part structure ideal for classroom use. The first section provides historical perspectives, the second employs social scientific approaches, and the third offers compares the African American experience to those of other ethnic groups in twentieth-century America using the lens of race and class. [less]

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African Americans in the Colonial Era: From African Origins Through the American Revolution (American History Series)

Donald R. Wright

1990    184 pages    (Harlan Davidson)

LCC: E185

ISBN 13: 9780882958323    ISBN 10: 0882958321

Black slavery existed in America for over two centuries. From the middle of the 17th to the end of the 18th century the plantations and smaller farms of the Chesapeake and the Carolina and Georgia low country constituted the heart of American slavery. It was only in the last 50 years of slavery's existence that the institution moved into the lands of the Deep South and switched from emphasis on tobacco or rice production to cotton. Yet the focus of the study of American slavery has always been [...]

Black slavery existed in America for over two centuries. From the middle of the 17th to the end of the 18th century the plantations and smaller farms of the Chesapeake and the Carolina and Georgia low country constituted the heart of American slavery. It was only in the last 50 years of slavery's existence that the institution moved into the lands of the Deep South and switched from emphasis on tobacco or rice production to cotton. Yet the focus of the study of American slavery has always been on the institution as it operated in the cotton South between 1820 and 1860. The aim of this book is to correct this imbalance. Relying primarily on a body of scholarship that historians have produced over the last 15 years, Professor Wright examines the experience of American blacks from their African origins through the disruptive period of the American revolution. Central to his study is the idea that much of the course of African American history in the 19th and 20th centuries was set through the long evolution of slavery and black society in the colonial period. The first section contains an account of the African background of African Americans and the operation of the Atlantic slave trade. The second section deals with the development of slavery as a legal institution in Great Britain's North American colonies with special attention paid to each of the three distinct regions in which slavery appeared: New England, the region surrounding Chesapeake Bay and the Carolina and Georgia low country. The third section treats the long evolution of American black culture, tracing it back to its roots in colonial society. Family, religion, resistance and rebellion and daily life are discussed. Finally, the book looks at the effects and inherent hypocrisies that the revolution and its ideology brought to bear on slavery and the long-term effects of that struggle on African Americans for the next two centuries. [less]

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African Americans in the Early Republic, 1789-1831 (American History Series)

Donald R. Wright, John Hope Franklin, A. S. Eisenstadt

1993    252 pages    (Harlan Davidson)

LCC: E185

ISBN 13: 9780882958972    ISBN 10: 0882958976

The American History Series: African Americans in the Early Republic - 1789-1831.

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African Americans in the Visual Arts (A to Z of African Americans)

Steven Otfinoski

2003    272 pages    (Facts on File)

LCC: N6538.N5

ISBN 13: 9780816048809    ISBN 10: 0816048800

Like most African Americans visual artists had to struggle to both create their art and also get noticed in a society that has often

Like most African Americans visual artists had to struggle to both create their art and also get noticed in a society that has often [less]

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African Beginning

Olivia Vlahos

1969    286 pages    (Viking Compass Edition)

LCC: DT20

ISBN 13: 9780670002573    ISBN 10: 0670002577

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African Slave Trade: Precolonial History 1450-1850, The

Basil Davidson

1961    311 pages    (Little, Brown and Company)

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African Slave Trade: Precolonial History 1450-1850, The

Basil Davidson

1961    311 pages    (Little, Brown and Company)

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African-American Odyssey, The

Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, Stanley C. Harrold

1999    645 pages    (Prentice Hall PTR)

LCC: E185

ISBN 13: 9780135718520    ISBN 10: 013571852X

This historical journey through United States history chronicles the African American experience from its origin to the present, with a sophisticated yet clearly written style. The book also follows what is happening in the larger American society from the individual and group outlooks of African Americans. It focuses on African Americans at the center of such pivotal events as military conflicts, eras of settlement and expansion, slavery and abolition, emancipation and reconstruction, [...]

This historical journey through United States history chronicles the African American experience from its origin to the present, with a sophisticated yet clearly written style. The book also follows what is happening in the larger American society from the individual and group outlooks of African Americans. It focuses on African Americans at the center of such pivotal events as military conflicts, eras of settlement and expansion, slavery and abolition, emancipation and reconstruction, industrialization and urbanization, social change, racial turbulence and political upheaval, cultural and intellectual transformation, the African American journey towards freedom, and full participation in American democracy. For Historians, Librarians, Educators, Filmmakers, and anyone looking for perspective on the role of African Americans in American history. [less]

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African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 (Dover Thrift Editions)

(Editor) Joan R. Sherman

1997    96 pages    (Dover Publications)

LCC: PS591.N4

ISBN 13: 9780486296043    ISBN 10: 0486296040

Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. [less]

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Africanisms in American Culture, Second Edition (Blacks in the Diaspora)

Joseph E. Holloway

2005    448 pages    (Indiana University Press)

LCC: E185

ISBN 13: 9780253217493    ISBN 10: 0253217490

An important work in the field of diaspora studies for the past decade, this collection has inspired scholars and others to explore a trail blazed originally by Melville J. Herskovits, the father of New World African studies. Since its original publication, the field has changed considerably. Africanism has been explored in its broader dimensions, particularly in the area of white Africanisms. Thus, the new edition has been revised and expanded. Joseph E. Holloway has written three essays for [...]

An important work in the field of diaspora studies for the past decade, this collection has inspired scholars and others to explore a trail blazed originally by Melville J. Herskovits, the father of New World African studies. Since its original publication, the field has changed considerably. Africanism has been explored in its broader dimensions, particularly in the area of white Africanisms. Thus, the new edition has been revised and expanded. Joseph E. Holloway has written three essays for the new volume. The first uses a transnational framework to examine how African cultural survivals have changed over time and readapted to diasporic conditions while experiencing slavery, forced labor, and racial discrimination. The second essay is "Africanisms in African American Names in the United States." The third reconstructs Gullah history, citing numerous Africanisms not previously identified by others. In addition, "The African Heritage of White America" by John Phillips has been revised to take note of many more instances of African cultural survivals in white America and to present a new synthesis of approaches. [less]

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Afro-American Experience: A Cultural History Through Emancipation

James H. Dorman, Robert Rivers Jones

1974    288 pages    (John Wiley & Sons Inc)

LCC: E185

ISBN 13: 9780471219149    ISBN 10: 0471219142

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