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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.