History of African Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots, 1st Edition

  • Thomas J. Davis
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  • ISBN-10: 0313385416
  • ISBN-13: 9780313385414
  • DDC: 973.049607
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 247 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This rich cultural history of African Americans outlines their travails, triumphs, and achievements in negotiating individual and collective identities to overcome racism, slavery, and the legacies of these injustices from colonial times to the present. The work features portraits of individuals and treats images of African Americans in their roles as performers, producers, consumers, and creators, and as the face of social problems such as crime, education, and poverty.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Chronology of Key Dates in African American History.
1: Voyage to These Shores.
2: Coming to America.
3: A People in the Making.
4: Strike a Blow and Steal Away.
5: Keep on Keeping on.
6: Under the Lash.
7: Lift That Bale.
8: The Way They Do My Life.
9: There’s a Change Coming.
10: Actual Freedom.
11: A Dream Deferred.
12: A New Negro.
13: A Great Depression.
14: Conquer Hate.
15: Keep on Pushing.
16: The Revolution Was Televised.
17: Fight the Power.
18: Challenges, Dreams, and Hopes.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.