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Before The Mayflower

Author : Lerone Bennett
ISBN : 087485007X
Genre : History
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Examines the history of African Americans from their African past through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to contemporary problems and accomplishments.
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Before The Mayflower

Author : Lerone Bennett
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This book grew out of a series of articles which were published originally in Ebony magazine. The book, like the series, deals with the trials and triumphs of a group of Americans whose roots in the American soil are deeper than those of the Puritans who arrived on the celebrated “Mayflower” a year after a “Dutch man of war” deposited twenty Negroes at Jamestown. This is a history of “the other Americans” and how they came to North America and what happened to them when they got here. The story begins in Africa with the great empires of the Sudan and Nile Valley and ends with the Second Reconstruction which Martin Luther King, Jr., and the “sit-in” generation are fashioning in the North and South. The story deals with the rise and growth of slavery and segregation and the continuing efforts of Negro Americans to answer the question of the Jewish poet of captivity: “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” This history is founded on the work of scholars and specialists and is designed for the average reader. It is not, strictly speaking, a book for scholars; but it is as scholarly as fourteen months of research could make it. Readers who would like to follow the story in greater detail are urged to read each chapter in connection with the outline of Negro history in the appendix.

Atlas Of African American History

Author : James Ciment
ISBN : 9781438125527
Genre : History
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A comprehensive history of African Americans, including culture, slavery, and civil rights.
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African American History In The United States Of America

Author : Tony Rose
ISBN : 0982492200
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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African American History In The United States of America An Anthology From Africa To President Barack Obama, Volume One was Written, compiled and edited by Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.and the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literature (Youth/Teens) for the title Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons A Dialogue for America s Young Leaders by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. It is a Top Ten best African American Book of the Year and considered to be one of the most important books ever published about African American History In the United States of America. This critically acclaimed and best-selling anthology is the most controversial and comprehensive book ever published about the history of Africans and African Americans and Europeans and European Americans in the United States. (Black and White people) Volume One begins with the story of Ancient Africa, the beginning of Homo Sapiens and African Civilizations, the coming of Europeans, slavery and early African and African American people who lived in the seventeenth, eighteenth and early to mid nineteenth century America, with an acknowledgement, introduction and foreword written by Tony Rose, the Publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc., who attempts to explain and solve the centuries old causes and reasons behind racism in America. written, Compiled, edited and published exclusively for elementary, middle and high school students, libraries, universities, and African American and European American ( Black and White ) readers. The publisher hopes this Anthology can be used as a first step in understanding the history and contributions all Americans have made to The United States of America.
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Forced Into Glory

Author : Lerone Bennett, Jr.
ISBN : 0874850029
Genre : History
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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln's greatness surveys the president's policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln's support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves in order to create an all-white nation, the book, concludes that the president was a racist at heart—and that the tragedies of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era were the legacy of his shallow moral vision.
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The Courage To Hope

Author : Quinton Hosford Dixie
ISBN : 0807009539
Genre : Religion
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A collection of essays honoring the Black church historian James Melvin Washington
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Drinking In America

Author : Susan Cheever
ISBN : 9781455513864
Genre : History
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In DRINKING IN AMERICA, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Seen through the lens of alcoholism, American history takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy missing from many earlier accounts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, drinking has always been a cherished American custom: a way to celebrate and a way to grieve and a way to take the edge off. At many pivotal points in our history-the illegal Mayflower landing at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African Americans, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to name only a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst. Some nations drink more than we do, some drink less, but no other nation has been the drunkest in the world as America was in the 1830s only to outlaw drinking entirely a hundred years later. Both a lively history and an unflinching cultural investigation, DRINKING IN AMERICA unveils the volatile ambivalence within one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.
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Black Like Me

Author : John Howard Griffin
ISBN : 9780451234216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.
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