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Children of fire : a history of African Americans

Author: Thomas C Holt
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: Ordinary people don't experience history as it is taught by historians. They live across the convenient chronological divides we impose on the past. The same people who lived through the Civil War and the eradication of slavery also dealt with the hardships of Reconstruction, so why do we almost always treat them separately? In this groundbreaking new book, renowned historian Thomas C. Holt challenges this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holt, Thomas C. (Thomas Cleveland), 1942-
Children of fire.
New York, NY : Hill and Wang, 2010
(OCoLC)747306232
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Holt
ISBN: 9780809067138 0809067137 9780809034178 0809034174
OCLC Number: 555656530
Description: xvii, 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
1: Middle passages, middlemen : Europe, Africa, America, and the slave trade --
2: Many thousands born: the roots of African America --
3: Slaves and citizens: African America in the age of Revolution --
4: New birth of freedom: the destruction of slavery and Reconstruction of Black life --
5: Ragtime: race and nation at the dawn of the twentieth century --
6: Second emancipation: the great migrations of the twentieth century --
7: Second Reconstruction: the freedom movement --
8: Citizens of the nation, citizens of the world: African America in the twenty-first century --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: History of African Americans
Responsibility: Thomas C. Holt.

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