eBook Encyclopedia of African American Society, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Gerald D. Jaynes [Yale University]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925401
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925402
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1058 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released May 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. The Encyclopedia of African American Society originally published in print format in 2005, is the first comprehensive yet accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent historical trends-slavery, segregation, "separate but equal"-that are often ignored in favor of mere facts. This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.

Key features include:

  • Over 700 signed articles, organized A-Z
  • More than 50 photographs
  • Complete list of African Americans in sports Halls of Fame
  • Cross-referenced for easy links from one topic to another
  • Reader's guide facilitates easy browsing for relevant articles
  • Clear, accessible writing style appropriate for high school and college students and interested lay readers
  • Comprehensive index and bibliography

This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.



  • Gerald D. Jaynes [Yale University]