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African American lives : the struggle for freedom

Author: Clayborne Carson; Emma J Lapsansky-Werner; Gary B Nash
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses a biographical approach to present the history of African Americans as active and thoughtful agents in the construction of their lives and communities. This text places African American lives  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clayborne Carson; Emma J Lapsansky-Werner; Gary B Nash
ISBN: 0321025865 9780321025869
OCLC Number: 66144172
Description: xxiii, 554, 21, 3, 20 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Ancient Africa --
Africa and the Atlantic world --
Africans in early North America, 1619-1726 --
Africans in bondage: early eighteenth century to the American Revolution --
The Revolutionary era: crossroads of freedom --
After the Revolution: constructing free life and combating slavery, 1787-1816 --
African Americans in the antebellum era --
African Americans in the reform era, 1831-1850 --
A prelude to war: the 1850s --
Civil War and the promises of freedom: the turbulent 1860s --
Post-Civil War reconstruction: a new national era --
The post-reconstruction era --
"Colored" becomes "negro" in the progressive era --
The making of a "new negro": World War I to the Great Depression --
The new politics of the Great Depression --
Fighting fascism abroad and racism at home --
Emergence of a mass movement against Jim Crow --
Marching toward freedom, 1960-1966 --
Resistance, repression, and retrenchment, 1967-1978 --
The search for new directions during a conservative era, 1979-1991 --
Continuing struggles over rights and identity, 1992-present.
Responsibility: Clayborne Carson, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Gary B. Nash.
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