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African American Experience - Complete

African American Experience - Complete - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395756546

Cover of African American Experience - Complete 01 (ISBN 978-0395756546)
ISBN13: 978-0395756546
ISBN10: 0395756545

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
International: No

List price: $172.00

African American Experience - Complete - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395756546

Joe William Trotter

ISBN13: 978-0395756546
ISBN10: 0395756545

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
International: No

This new narrative text explores the African American experience throughout United States history, with particular emphasis on work, community, and recurring discrimination. Suitable for courses in African American history, the book offers complete coverage of African Americans across lines of gender, class, region, culture, and age.

Unlike most other texts dealing with this subject matter, The African American Experience provides equal emphasis on the North and South, with 23 chapters that cover material from Africa before the slave trade up to the present. The text includes an extensive program of art, photos, and maps.

  • Extensive chronologies help students understand sequence and causality.
  • An excellent bibliography aids student research.
  • Brief part introductions establish themes found within the parts.
  • Changing Historical Interpretations features explore the changes that African Americans have undergone over the years and how historians view these changes.
  • The Sources from the Past feature introduces students to primary sources.
  • The text includes a chapter on the Atlantic Slave trade, and the slave trade in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Table of Contents

I. The African American Experience in Global Perspective: Prelude to a New World

1. Before the Atlantic Crossing

Northeast Africa

Northwest Africa and the Trans-Saharan Trade

West Africa

2. The Transatlantic Trade, the Plantation System, and Black Labor

The Old World Roots of New World Bondage

The Caribbean and Latin America

Slave Culture, Politics, and Resistance

II. Enslavement, Revolution, and the New Republic, 1619-1820

3. Transition to African Labor

Ambiguous Beginnings

Expansion and Consolidation of African Slavery

Legal Dimensions

4. Responses to Bondage

Emergence of African American Culture and Communities

From Day-to-Day Resistance to Open Rebellion

Inter- and Intraethnic Relations

5. African Americans and the American Revolution

Black Resistance, Antislavery Sentiment, and the Beginnings of the Revolution

Shifting Military Policies and the Recruitment of Black Troops

African Americans in the Revolutionary Forces

6. Race, Republicanism, and the Limits of Democracy

Free Blacks and the Promise of the Revolution

African Americans and the Limits of Democracy

The Rise of Black Institutions: Civil and Human Rights Struggles

III. The Antebellum Era, Expansion of Cotton Culture, and Civil War, 1820-1865

7. Under the Lash: Migration, Work, and Social Conditions

Cotton and the Journey to the Deep South

Plantation, Industrial, and Urban Work

Bondage, Law, Health, and Living Conditions

8. Community, Culture, and Resistance

Judeo-Christian/African Ideas and the Black Family

Religion, Music, and Leisure Time Activities

Day-to-Day Resistance, Rebellion, and Attempts to Rebel

9. Free Blacks, Abolitionists, and the Antislavery Movement

Urbanization, Work, and the Economy

Disfranchisement, Segregation, and Exclusion

Institutions, Culture, and Politics

10. The Civil War and the Struggle for Freedom

White Attitudes Toward Blacks in the North and the South

Early African American Responses to the War

Federal Policy and the Enlistment of Blacks

On the Battlefield and the Fight Within the Fight

Rehearsal for Reconstruction

IV. Emancipation and the First Generation of Freedom, 1865-1915

11. The Politics of Emancipation: Winning and Losing the Franchise

Presidential Reconstruction and the Radical Challenge

From Radical to Redeemer RegimesLimits of Electoral Politics

12. Economic Emancipation, Land, and the Search for Industrial Opportunities

Rural Wage Labor and New Forms of Coercion

Landownership and Resistance to Wage Labor

The Sharecropping System


Emergence of New Businesses and Entrpreneurs

13. Freedom, Social Conditions, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Housing, Education, and Public Accommodations

Law, Justice, and Racist Publications

14. Emancipation, Jim Crow, and New Forms of Community and Social Activism

Family, Church, and Fraternal Order

Social Clubs, Leisure Time, and Cultural Change

New Ideological, Class, and Social Struggles

V. Migration, Depression, and World Wars, 1915-1945

15. The Great Migration

African Americans and World War I

Migration to the North, West, and Midwest

Expansion of the Black Industrial Working Class

Expansion of the New Black Middle Class

16. Rise of the

New Negro

Legacy of War and Broken Promises

New Negroes in the Making

The Garvey Movement

The Harlem Renaissance

Civil Rights and Political Struggles

17. The Old Deal Continues

The Depression, Unemployment, and Mass Suffering

Social Welfare and Relief Policies

Coping with a Raw Deal

18. Emergence of a New Deal?

Leaving the Party of Lincoln

Entering the House of Labor

The Civil Rights Struggle

Cultural Developments

19. World War II

African Americans, Military Policy, and Early Responses to War

The Jim Crow Armed Forces, Treatment, and Resistance

Defense Industries, the MOWM, and the

Double V


Wartime Housing and Community Conflict

VI. Civil Rights, Black Power, and Deindustrialization, 1945-2000

20. The Modern Civil Rights Movement

Social Change and Early Postwar Legal Battles

Nonviolent Direct Action, the Youth Challenge, and White Resistance

Federal Action, Internal Conflicts, and the Limits of Nonviolence

21. The Civil Rights Struggle in the Urban North and West

The Fight for Jobs, Housing, and Public Accommodations

The Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, and Urban Rebellion

Intellectual, Artistic, and Cultural Developments

22. The Black Power Movement

Revolutionary Black Nationalism, Antiwar Sentiment, and Repression

Crisis of Radicalism, the New Politics, and Black Capitalism

The Second Black Renaissance: Cultural and Intellectual Life

23. Redefining the Boundaries of Black Culture and Politics

Deindustrialization and Community Fragmentation

Opposing the Second Reconstruction

Defending the Second Reconstruction

Redefining the Boundaries of Black Culture