From Timbuktu to Katrina: Sources in African-American History, Volume 2

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Cengage Learning, Jul 30, 2007 - History - 208 pages
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Taylor’s two-volume SOURCES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, a compilation of primary and secondary source readings, uses historical documents to peer into the African-American community. The two volumes cover five centuries, beginning with the medieval West African city of Timbuktu in Volume I, and addressing such current events as Hurricane Katrina in Volume II. The selections chosen cover the history of politics, culture, gender, social life, religion, racial identity, education, social class, sports, music, the environment, medicine, immigration and even crime representing an unprecedented attempt to span what historians now recognize as the enormous breadth and range of documents that reflect on African American life in the United States.
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QUINTARD TAYLOR, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, is the author of over forty articles. His work on African American Western History, African American, African, Afro-Brazilian, and comparative ethnic history has appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, Oregon Historical Quarterly, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Negro History, Arizona and the West, Western Journal of Black Studies, Polish-American Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic Studies, among other jourČnals. Taylor is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle and The Idaho Black History Museum in Boise as well as HistoryLink Interactive History Project in Seattle. He is a former member of the Washington State Historical Society and the Governing Council of the American Historical Association. Taylor was a founding board member of the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, and has served in various capacities for the Western History Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

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