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Children of fire : a history of African Americans

Author: Thomas C Holt
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking book, Thomas C. Holt tells the story of generations of African Americans through the lived experience of the subjects themselves, will all the nuances, ironies, contradictions and complexities one might expect.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Holt
ISBN: 9780809034178 0809034174 9780809067138 0809067137
OCLC Number: 751796129
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Middle passages, middlemen : Europe, Africa, America, and the slave trade --
Many thousands born : the roots of African America --
Slaves and citizens : African America in the age of Revolution --
"A new birth of freedom" : the destruction of slavery and Reconstruction of Black life --
Ragtime : race and nation at the dawn of the 20th century --
"A second emancipation" : the great migrations of the twentieth century --
"A second Reconstruction" : the freedom movement --
Citizens of the nation, citizens of the world : African America in the 21st century.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Holt.

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Ordinary people do not experience history as it is taught by historians. The same people who lived through the Civil War and the eradication of slavery also dealt with the hardships of  Read more...

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"Children of Fire is simply brilliant. Thomas C. Holt has produced the first survey of African American history to rival John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's From Slavery to Freedom. Read more...

 
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