African Americans: Combined Volume (Chapters 1-23 and Epilogue) : A Concise History
African Americans: A Concise History is designed for one-semester survey courses of African-American history or for instructors who would like a concise narrative that can be supplemented with outside readings. African Americans draws on recent research to present black history in a clear and direct manner and within the broader social, cultural, and political framework of American history. It provides thorough coverage of African-American women as active builders of black culture and extensive treatment of African-American art, literature, and music. Balancing accounts of the actions of African-American leaders with investigations of the lives of ordinary men and women, a community focus helps makes this a history of people rather than an account of a few extraordinary individuals. African Americans: A Concise History tells a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity. It will leave students with 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.
- Paperback | 592 pages
- 166.1 x 237.2 x 22.4mm | 762.05g
- 10 Nov 2003
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
Table of contents
(NOTE: Volume I includes chapters 1-13 and Volume II includes chapters 12-23 and Epilogue.) 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. 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. 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, 1868-1877. IV. SEARCHING FOR SAFE PLACES; 14. White Supremacy Triumphant: African-Americans in the South in the Late Nineteenth Century; 15. Black Southerners Challenge White Supremacy; 16. Conciliation, Agitation, and Migration: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century; 17. African Americans and the 1920s. V. THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II; 18. The Great Depression and the New Deal; 19. Black Culture and Society in the 1930s and 1940s; 20. The World War Era and the Seeds of a Revolution. VI. THE BLACK REVOLUTION; 21. The Freedom Movement, 1954-1965; 22. The Struggle Continues, 1965-1980; 23. Modern Black America, 1980-Present; Epilogue: "A Nation within a Nation."; Appendixes; Additional Bibliography; Index.