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African Americans : Concise History , Volume Two

African Americans : Concise History , Volume Two - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131925823

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ISBN13: 978-0131925823
ISBN10: 0131925822
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
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African Americans : Concise History , Volume Two - 2ND 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131925823

William Hine, Darlene Clark Hine and Stanley Harrold

ISBN13: 978-0131925823
ISBN10: 0131925822
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Incorporating the basic features and narrative from The African-American Odyssey, this concise history presents its major episodes, issues, and people. It tells a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity-leaving readers with 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. The 2nd edition presents a broadened international perspective, offers expanded coverage of interaction among African-Americans and other ethnic groups, and includes additional material on African-Americans in the western portion of the United States. It describes African-American history from its African origins to the sixteenth century and the beginning of the forced migration of millions of Africans to the Americas. Succeeding chapters present the struggle of black people to maintain their humanity during the slave trade and as slaves in North America during the long colonial period. It continues through the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. This is a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity. Readers will learn an appreciation of the central place of black people and black culture in this country, and a better understanding of both African-American and American history.

Table of Contents

I. BECOMING AFRICAN AMERICAN.

1. Africa.
2. Middle Passage.
3. Black People in Colonial North America, 1526-1763.
4. Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763-1783.
5. African Americans in the New Nation, 1783-1820.

II. SLAVERY, ABOLITION, AND THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM: THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1793-1861.

6. Life in the Cotton Kingdom.
7. Free Black People in Antebellum America.
8. Opposition to Slavery, 1800-1833.
9. Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833-1850.
10. ''And Black People Were at the Heart of It:'' The United States Disunites over Slavery.

III. THE CIVIL WAR, EMANCIPATION, AND BLACK RECONSTRUCTION: THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

11. Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War.
12. The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865-1868.
13. The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877

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