9780130977946

African-American Odyssey, The: Volume I, To 1877

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130977946

  • ISBN10:

    0130977942

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For one/two-semester, undergraduate courses in African-American History, African-American Studies, and United States History. Written by leading scholars, The African-American Odyssey is a clear and comprehensive narrative of African-American history, from its African roots to the 21st century. This text places African-American history at the center, and in the context, of American History. Biographical profiles, documents, art, a Living Word CD, and the Companion Website dramatize the narrative and illuminate key personalities, events, and issues that shaped African-American history.

Table of Contents

PART I. BECOMING AFRICAN AMERICAN.

1. Africa.
2. Middle Passage.
3. Black People in Colonial North America, 1526-1763.
4. Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763-1783.
5. African Americans in the New Nation, 1783-1820.

PART II. SLAVERY, ABOLITION, AND THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM: THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1793-1861.

6. Life in the Cotton Kingdom.
7. Free Black People in Antebellum America.
8. Opposition to Slavery, 1800-1833.
9. Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833-1850.
10. “And Black People Were at the Heart of It” : The United States Disunites Over Slavery.

PART III. THE CIVIL WAR, EMANCIPATION, AND BLACK RECONSTRUCTION: THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

11. Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War.
12. The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865-1868.
13. The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction.

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