African Americans : A Concise History

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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
Additional Bibliography
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