eBook The African American Almanac, 11th Edition

  • Series Name: The African American Almanac Series
  • Editor: Christopher A. Brooks
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  • ISBN-10: 1414453299
  • ISBN-13: 9781414453293
  • DDC: 973.049607
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1601 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Foreword by Benjamin Jealous, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The African American Almanac, 11TH EDITION, is written in an engaging style by subject experts, and reviewed by academic editor Christopher Brooks of Virginia Commonwealth University. Included is a chronology chapter that highlights important events in African American history. A related chapter on African American Firsts focuses on important first-time achievements. Also included is a chapter on significant documents in African American History, providing first-hand accounts of historical events, a chapter on African American Landmarks, arranged geographically by state, and a nation-by-nation profile of Africa as well as significant countries in the western hemisphere, outlining a history of the Diaspora. Politics, religion, science, art, music, literature, sports, education, civil rights, military and law are also covered in chapters offering narrative history along with separate biographical profiles of key figures. An appendix of award winners highlights significant accomplishments across a wide spectrum of activity and more than 500 images (photographs, artwork, charts, and maps) enhance and clarify the text. A general bibliography arranged by chapter supports further research and study.

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Series

The African American Almanac Series

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ALMANAC provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Patrons will also find chronologies, texts of important documents, legislation, speeches, biographical profiles, essays, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps and statistical charts to help them with their research. An expanded appendix of recipients of selected awards and honors and cumulative subject index make this resource easy to use. This title is available in eBook format through GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY. GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY is taking eBooks to the next level by delivering a wealth of reference content in a database format. This valuable new product allows libraries of any size - based on user’s needs and usage patterns - to develop collections at their own pace and within their own budget.

Features and Benefits

  • The 11th edition of THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ALMANAC represents a major overhaul of the work, with updated text, pictures, captions, and tabular data, along with newly added sidebars and fact boxes, plus more than 100 new biographical profiles.
  • A timeline chronology and a long list of African American firsts (dating from 1619) provide historical context and an overview of important achievements.
  • Topical chapters on everything ranging from Law, Education, and Religion to Jazz, Science and Religion, and Sports, all written in an engaging manner by subject experts and peer reviewed by academic editor Christopher Brooks of Virginia Commonwealth University, to provide an authoritative summary and analysis of the African American experience.
  • A chapter on significant primary documents provides first-hand accounts of important historical events relating to slavery, abolition, emancipation, and civil rights.
  • A chapter on the African Diaspora, featuring a nation-by-nation profile along with key dates and statistics, highlights material that is relevant to current Diaspora coursework in high schools and universities.
  • An appendix of award winners highlights significant accomplishments across a wide spectrum of activity.
  • More than 500 images (photographs, charts, and maps) enhance and clarify the text.
  • A general bibliography arranged by chapter topic supports further research and study.

What's New

  • A foreword written by NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, highlighting the history that has been captured in progressive iterations of this Almanac (which began publication during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s).

Contributors

Contributors

  • Christopher A. Brooks

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414445474 | ISBN-13: 9781414445472

Reviews

"Probably one of the best comprehensive sources on the history, progress, and status of African Americans. This important work is a must for African Americans who want to find out the core of Black America." -- The Monroe ( LA) Free Press (12/23/95)

— Monroe Free Press (Monroe, LA)

"...this weighty resource offers a wealth of information related to the African American experience." -- Library Journal(January 2000)

— Library Journal

"This is the place to find information about the history and culture of African Americans, as well as speeches, documents , and numerous illustrations." -- RBB/Booklist’s Black History Issue (02/15/99)

— Booklist

"A standard reference source for decades, this is the place to find information about the history and culture of African Americans, as well as speeches, documents, an numerous illustrations." -- RBB/Booklist (02/15/99)

— Booklist

"Another useful volume from Gale Research. Provides a wealth of information on all aspects of African-American life in the United States. An essential resource for any individual concerned with African-American studies." -- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (Autumn 1995)

— Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Table of Contents

1. Chronology.
2. African American Firsts.
3. Significant Documents in African American History.
4. African American Landmarks.
5. Africa and the African Diaspora.
6. Africans in America: 1600 to 1900.
7. Civil Rights.
8. Black Nationalism.
9. National Organizations.
10. Law.
11. Politics.
12. Population.
13. Employment and Income.
14. Entrepreneurship.
15. Family and Health.
16. Education.
17. Religion.
18. Literature.
19. Media.
20. Film and Television.
21. Drama, Comedy, and Dance.
22. Classical Music.
23. Sacred Music Traditions.
24. Blues and Jazz.
25. Popular Music.
26. Visual and Applied Arts.
27. Science and Technology.
28. Sports.
29. Military.
Awards and Honors.
Bibliography.