The Blues, 1st Edition

  • Michael V. Uschan
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420508318
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508314
  • DDC: 781.64309
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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African-American history is significant and integral to the larger history of the United States. Emboldening this dynamic, the Lucent Library of Black History places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America’s story. This high-quality series focuses on both broad movements like Black Nationalism, as well as more narrowly defined events such as Reconstruction.

Features and Benefits

  • Sidebars, time lines, indexes and annotated bibliographies appear in all volumes.
  • Numerous photos and illustrations help illuminate and support the text.
  • Complete documentation of all quotes and annotated bibliographies enhance the value of these books as a research tool for students.


"'Studying this past and understanding how it contributes to present-day dialogues about race and history in America is a critical component of contemporary education,' states the forward of the Lucent Library of Black History. Each volume focuses on one aspect of African American experience and history that has helped shape American society and inform its citizens' attitudes and beliefs about African Americans. Each volume includes black and white illustrations and photos, a relevant chronology, and an index." --Doug's Student Reference Room, June 2008

— Doug's Student Reference Room

"This series offers thoughtful perspectives on several often-studied topics within black history. The books' attractive covers, complementary black-and-white photos, informative texts, and helpful annotated bibliographies will certainly attract young readers." -- VOYA, December 2006