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Before the Mayflower : a history of Black America

Author: Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : Johnson Publishing Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lerone Bennett, Jr.
ISBN: 9780874850000 0874850002 9780874850079 087485007X
OCLC Number: 154744698
Description: 804 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The African past --
Before the Mayflower --
The founding of black America --
Behind the cotton curtain --
Blood on the leaves: revolts and conspiracies --
The generation of crisis --
Black, blue and gray: the Civil War nobody knows --
Black power in Dixie --
The life and times of Jim Crow --
Red, white and black: race and sex --
From Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. --
The time of the whale --
The African-American century --
The perseverance of the black spirit --
Black America's gifts to America and the world --
Landmarks and milestones --
Black firsts.
Other Titles: History of Black America
Responsibility: Lerone Bennett, Jr.

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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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