Encyclopedia of African American History: 5-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African American History: 5-Volume Set

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Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African-American culture on the American cultural landscape up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama.show more

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  • Hardback | 2672 pages
  • 241.3 x 299.72 x 223.52mm | 7,919.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 400 b/w illus.
  • 0195167791
  • 9780195167795

About Paul Finkelman

Editor in Chief: Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School Editorial Board: L. Diane Barnes, Youngstown State University Graham Russell Hodges, Colgate University Gerald Horne,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Cary L. Wintz,Texas Southern Universityshow more

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This set, with coverage starting in 1896, truly provides a comprehensive examination from the "Age of Segregation" through to the 2008 presidential election...Highly recommended. CHOICE ...the combined eight volumes of the two parts of the Encyclopedia of African American History represent the most in-depth coverage of African American history from the arrival of the first slaves to the present day. Booklist No similar encyclopedia rivals the wealth and confirmation of African American history found here...it belongs in all large public libraries and all academic libraries. Library Journalshow more

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