African Americans: A Concise History

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Prentice Hall, 2004 - History - 592 pages
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Incorporating the basic features and narrative from "The African-American Odyssey, " this concise history presents its major episodes, issues and people--and tells a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity. The book starts out among the ancient civilizations of Africa, journeys to the American Revolution of the 1700s, travels through the nineteenth century to a portrayal of life in the twentieth, and considers the continuing impact of African Americans on life in the United States. Its broad coverage of essential topics includes black women, important political and religious leaders, churches, schools, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and entertainers. MARKET" For 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.

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This is actually a textbook (high school/college) I would say. I was reading it just as a basic history. I found it extremely informative. There is nothing in here that I found completely new, but the ... Read full review


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Darlene Clark Hine was born in Morley, Missouri on February 7, 1947. She received a BA from Roosevelt University in 1968 and a MA and PhD from Kent State University in 1970 and 1975, respectively. She is considered a leading historian of the African American experience who helped found the field of black women's history. She has taught at South Carolina State College, Purdue University, and Michigan State University. She has written numerous books including Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas; When the Truth Is Told: Black Women's Community and Culture in Indiana, 1875-1950; Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950; and Speak Truth to Power: The Black Professional Class in United States History.

Stanley Harrold is professor of history at South Carolina State University.

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