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African-Americans: A Concise Historypresents a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity-leaving readers with an appreciation of the central place of black people and culture in this country and a better understanding of both African-American and American history.The third edition presents a broadened international perspective, offers expanded coverage of interaction among African-Americans and other ethnic groups, and includes additional material on African-Americans in the western portion of the United States, as well as a new chapter on the evolution of black politics since the 1980s. It describes African-American history from the struggle of black people to maintrain their humanity during the slave trade and as slaves in North America continuing through the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, and through the Civil Rights movement to discussions of black life at the dawn of the 21 st century.This is a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity. Readers will learn an appreciation of the central place of black people and black culture in this country, and a better understanding of both African-American and American history.
Table of Contents
|Becoming African American|
|Africa, ca. 6000 c.e-ca. 1600 c.e.|
|Middle Passage, ca. 1450-1809|
|Black People in Colonial North America, 1526 1763|
|Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763 1783|
|African Americans in the New Nation, 1783 1820|
|Slavery, Abolition, and the Quest for Freedom: The Coming of the Civil War|
|Life in the Cotton Kingdom, 1703-1861|
|Free Black People in Antebellum America, 1820-1861|
|Opposition to Slavery, 1800 1833|
|Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833 1850|
|And Black People Were at the Heart of It : The United States Disunites over Slavery, 1846-1861|
|The Civil War, Emancipation, and Black Reconstruction: The Second American Revolution|
|Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War, 1861-1865|
|The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865 1868|
|The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877|
|Searching for Safe Spaces|
|White Supremacy Triumphant: African Americans in the South in the Late Nineteenth Century, 1875-1900|
|Black Southerners Challenge White Supremacy, 1867-1917|
|Conciliation, Agitation, and Migration: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century, 1895-1928|
|African Americans and the 1920s, 1915-1928|
|The Great Depression and World War II|
|The Great Depression and The New Deal, 1929-1941|
|Black Culture and Society in the 1930s and 1940s, 1930-1949|
|The World War II Era and Seeds of a Revolution, 1936-1948|
|The Black Revolution|
|The Freedom Movement, 1954 1965|
|The Struggle Continues, 1965 1980|
|Black Politics, White Backlash, 1980 to Present|
|African Americans at the Dawn of a New Millenium|
|Epilogue: A Nation Within a Nation Appendixes|
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