African American Mosaic

African American Mosaic : A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-First Century, Volume Two: From 1865 to the Present

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For one-semester or two-semester survey courses in African American history as a primary text, and in U.S. history survey courses as a supplementary text.With the proliferation of introductory courses in African American history, a single collection of primary documents for use in the classroom has become essential. This accessible two-volume text reflects both the recent trends and the enduring political and social themes regarding gender and culture in African American history. It is the only collection of primary documents that covers the entire span of African American history.
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 177.8 x 220.98 x 33.02mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130922889
  • 9780130922885

Table of contents

1. Black Reconstruction. "Colloquy with Colored Ministers," in Journal of Negro History. Selections from Brenda Stevenson ed., The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke. Selections from Families and Freedom. Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Civil Rights Act, 1875. " Selections from Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina. Henry M. Turner, Speech on the Eligibility of Colored Members to Seats in the Georgia Legislature. From J. W. Alvord, Letters from the South, Relating to the Condition of the Freedman. Civil Rights Act of 1875. Hamburg Riot, in South Carolina in 1876. Frederick Douglass Protests Supreme Court Decision, in Proceedings of the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting. FrancisEllen Watkins Harper, "Colored Women of America". James Ladd, Richard Brashears, and N.C. Coleman, Memorial from Negroes of Indian Territory. Blanche K. Bruce, speech on Indian Policy. George H. White, "Address to the United States House of Representatives, 1901."2. The Onset of Jim Crow. Selections from Proceedings from the National Conference of Colored Men of the United States... Selections from T. Thomas Fortune, Black and White: Land, Labor and Politics in the South. Selections from Idea B. Wells, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. From Charles S. Johnson, Shadow of the Plantation." Warren S. Reese and S.D. Redmond, Forced Labor in the New South. Plessy v. Ferguson, Henry Billings Brown and John Marshall Harlan. Booker T. Washington, "Industrial Education for the Negro". Fred R. Moore, "Organizing Local Business Leagues. W.E.B. Du Bois on The Talented Teeth. Selections from Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery. Mary Church Terrell, "Club Work of Colored Women". James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." 3. The Age of Migrations. Carter G. Woodson, "Tenancy". Walter F. White, "I Investigate Lynchings:. "Letters of Black Migrants" in Carter G. Woodson Collection, Library of Congress. Selections from Horace Cayton, Long Old Road. Selections from The Chicago Commission on Race Relations, The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot. Activities of NAACP. NAACP Bulletins. E. Franklin Frazier, "Le Bourgeoisie Noire". Marcus Garvey, Speech Delivered at Liberty Hall, N.Y.C., During Second International Convention of Negroes. From James Weldon Johnson, Black Manhattan. Carter G. Woodson, "Some Things Negroes Need to Do". Alain Locke, "Enter the New Negro. Alice Dunbar Nelson, "The Negro Looks at an Outworn Tradition". 4. A New Deal for Blacks. "Resolutions of the Second Amenia Conference, August 18-21, 1933." Mayor's Commission on Conditions in Harlem, "The Negro in Harlem: A Report on Social and Economic Conditions Responsible for the Outbreak of March 19, 1935. Roi Ottley, The Black Cabinet. Jean Collier, The Negro Woman Worker. Executive Order 8803, Fair Employment Practice Commission, by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941. "A. Philip Randolph's March of Washington Call," in The Black Worker, May 1941. Ulysses Lee, "Harvest of Disorder." Mattie E. Treadwell, "The Employment of Personnel: Minority Groups". Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9808, December 5, 1946. Kenesaw M. Landis, Segregation in Washington: A Report of the National Committee on Segregation in the Nations's Capital, November 1948. "Should Negro Colleges be Perpetuated or Should There Be Integration in Education? W.E.B. Du Bois, "A Portrait of Carater G. Woodson". Selections from Mary McLeod Bethune, My Legacy. 5. Eyes on the Prize. Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, 1954. Joffre Stewart, "Some Implications of Nonviolence in the Montgomery Resistance Movement". Sit-ins and the NAACP. Malcom X, "Message to the Grassroots". Malcom X, Press Releases by Malcolm X. Civil Rights Act, 1964, Voting Rights Act, 1965. "Program of the Chicago Freedom Movement," July 1966. Stokely Carmichael on Black Power in Notes and Comment. The Detroit Rebellion of 1967. Police Statement on Black Panthers in Riots, Civil and Criminal Disorders. Roland Snelling, "Keep on Pushin': Rhythm & Blues as a Weapon". "Archie Shepp: Four for Trane". "Text of Black Studies Proposal".6. And Still We Are Not Saved. The Combahee River Collective, A Black Feminist Statement, 1974. Duchess Harris, " 'All of Who I Am in the Same Place':The Combahee River Collective" Mayor Harold Washington, Mayor Washington's Action Agenda for Chicago's Future, 1987-1991. Muhammad Ahmad, "Jesse Jackson, the People's Candidate: A Reply to Abafemi Senghor". "The Possibility of Possibilities": A Written Interviw with Samuel R. Delany, by Joseph Beam. African American Women in Defense of Ourselves, New York Times, 1991. James G. Spady, "The Hip Hop Vision: Password: Nation Conscious Rap". Sonia Sanchez, 'on hip hop as poetry:. J. Jon Wertheim, "Friends of the Court:. Louis Farrakhan, The Million Man March Pledge. Black Cjurch Burnings in the South: "Six Month Preliminary Investigation". "A Ten Point Plan to Mobilize the Churches". "Kwanzaa". John Conyers, Jr., "The Commission to Study Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act". Derrick Bell, "Risks, Rewards, and Reaffirmation".
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"AFRICAN AMERICAN MOSAIC: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY FROM THE SLAVE TRADE TO THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY provides an important new collection of sources in black history. The strength of these volumes derives from the diverse selections brought together by Bracey and Sinha, including many rarely-excerpted documents and voices that illuminate the experiences of black women. This fresh and lively work will undoubtedly promote spirited discussion among students and teachers." - Darlene Clark Hine, Michigan State University, co-author of A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America and president of the Southern Historical Association"No one has ever assembled a richer nor more expertly edited collection of primary documents for African American history than Bracey and Sinha. These are not merely brief excerpts, but carefully prepared selections of the great texts that transport the reader into the experience of Africans and African Americans in the transformation from slavery to freedom. The famous narratives are here; but also some deft choices such as the three clauses about slavery from the Constitution and the three versions of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. All teachers of African American history should adopt this volume." - David W. Blight, Yale University, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory"Ranging over four centuries of African-American life, and combining well-known and relatively obscure documents, and the voices of the prominent and the anonymous, this collection offers an outstanding introduction to the black experience in the United States. - Eric Foner, Columbia University, author of The Story of American Freedom and former president of the American Historical Association.
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About Manisha Sinha

John H. Bracey, Jr. and Manisha Sinha teach in the WE.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. John Bracey has published widely in the field of African American history and was one of the pioneering figures in the construction of the new black history. Some of his publications include Black Nationalism in America (1970) and Strangers and Neighbors: Relations between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999). Manisha Sinha received her Ph.D from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Award. She is the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (2000) and several articles in black and southern history.
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