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Black struggle; a history of the Negro in America.

Author: Bryan Fulks
Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press [1970, ©1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of black people in America from the arrival of the first slave ships to the civil rights movements of the 1960's.
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Genre/Form: History
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Fulks, Bryan.
Black struggle.
New York, Delacorte Press [1970, ©1969]
(OCoLC)556690830
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Fulks
OCLC Number: 93699
Description: 340 pages 22 cm
Contents: From Africa to America: some early African history and culture, the different peoples of Africa, slave territory, people in chains, aboard ship: the "middle passage," millions and millions of slaves, slavery and three continents --
The gradual development of slavery: early negro arrivals, "twenty negars," indentured servants, the importance of color, slavery blossoms --
Revolution, liberty, and slavery: a disturbing contradiction, a man's a man, slaveholders as censors, fighting to fight, negroes fighting, the fruit of revolution, applying the brakes, a poet and an astronomer --
The spread and growth of slavery: in the doldrums, slavery spreads westward, a religious protest, a rapid increase, slave smuggling, slave breeding --
Plantation slavery: slave ownership, organization of the big plantations, the slave codes, field slaves at work, food, clothing, and shelter, recreation and worship, house slaves, slave children --
Urban slaves: domestic slaves, slaves as skilled workers, industrial slaves, a difference of opinion, training for inferiority --
The free negro population: its sources and growth, location and ancestry, how free was free?, making a living, education of free negroes --
Slave resistance to slavery: individual resistance, organized resistance, Gabriel's insurrection, some minor revolts, Denmark Vesey, "ole Nat's war," after "ole Nat's war" --
Negroes in the abolition crusade: in the beginning, black and white together, some negro speakers and writers, the underground railroad --
Negroes in the Civil War: the slaveholder's rebel, negro soldiers, in the Navy, on the home front --
Freedom and suffering: moving into freedom, joy and grief, relief and rehabilitation, education for freedmen --
Reconstruction and hope: problems of readjustment, the southern plan of reconstruction, congressional reconstruction, southern education before the war, reconstruction in education, reconstruction in religion --
How the negro lost political power: no economic base for power, a bitter political struggle, violence against the negro, a cordial understanding, home rule, taking away the negro's vote --
The coming of segregation: before segregation, a substitute for slavery --
World War I and the twenties: the depths of segregation, enlistment and training, fighting abroad, working and fighting at home, the rising demand for freedom --
Economics and politics: the great depression, new deal agencies, a political comeback --
World war II and the four freedoms: on the home front, negroes in military service, the problem of morale, the fifth freedom --
The rise of the black ghetto: the great migration, a struggle for housing, an invisible Berlin wall --
Canceling the lease: segregation unconstitutional, the negro revolt, the sit-ins, the freedom rides, a midsummer's nightmare, the prayer marches, the war of poverty --
Freedom: an evaluated inventory: education, income, employment, and housing, political power, failure of the antipoverty war, ghetto riots, the Vietnam War and civil rights, black power, Malcolm X and King, the poor people's march.

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Traces the history of black people in America from the arrival of the first slave ships to the civil rights movements of the 1960's.

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