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Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Genre/Form: History
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Painter, Nell Irvin.
Creating Black Americans.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)895366177
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nell Irvin Painter
ISBN: 0195137566 9780195137569 0195137558 9780195137552
OCLC Number: 71124862
Description: xxii, 474 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Africa and Black Americans --
"African" Americans and Africa --
Ethiopianism : ancient Egypt + Cush + Ethiopia = the Negro race --
Absent Africa --
Black scholars in an African Diasporic framework --
Black nationalism and the new Negro movement --
The call for racial art --
Textbook recognition of African history --
Ghana --
Mali --
Songhay --
African-American artists encounter independent Africa --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
2. Captives transported, 1619-ca. 1850 --
1619 and two early slave-trade narratives --
The founders of Black America --
The Atlantic slave trade --
The scale of the forced migration --
Three stages of the journey --
Artists represent the Atlantic slave trade --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
3. A Diasporic people, 1630-ca. 1850 --
Religion in the African Diaspora --
Dimensions of African-American religion --
Christian themes in Black art --
Spirituals --
Language and literature in the African Diaspora --
Ethnic and racial identities --
Africans and Indians --
Africans and Europeans --
"Mulatto population" --
Minority status --
The Black population lived throughout North America --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions. 4. Those who were free, ca. 1770-1859 --
American and Haitian revolutions --
Black soldiers in the American Revolution --
Petitioning for emancipation and civil rights --
The Haitian Revolution --
Free people in the United States --
Free Black people at work --
Education and voluntary associations --
Protest in word and deed --
Black abolitionists --
The reach of slavery lengths --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
5. Those who were enslaved, ca. 1770-1859 --
The enslaved lay the foundations of the American economy --
Enslaved laborers --
The domestic slave trade --
Slavery : a dehumanizing institution --
Physical trauma --
Psychological trauma --
What slavery cost slaves --
The value system that slaves took from slavery --
Family and religion as protection against dehumanization --
Undermining slavery --
Conspiracies and insurrections --
Running away --
The underground railroad --
Harriet Tubman, Moses of her people --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions. 6. Civil War and emancipation, 1859-1865 --
Sectional tensions leading to war --
A war about union, not about slavery --
Rebuff of Black volunteers --
Fugitive slaves as "contraband of war" --
Pressure to enlist Blacks --
Emancipation and colonization --
The war against slavery --
The Emancipation Proclamations --
Black regiments in the Union Army --
Summer 1863 : the turning point --
Struggles over officers and equal pay --
African Americans in the war effort --
Two hundred thousand Black soldiers and sailors --
Spies, scouts, guides, and nurses --
Memorializing African Americans in the Civil War --
Slavery destroyed --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
7. The larger Reconstruction, 1864-1896 --
Making freedom real --
Reuniting families and finding work --
Land ownership : forty acres and a mule --
Education for freedpeople --
Freedpeople's churches --
Voting and holding office --
The destruction of democracy --
White supremacist violence --
Exodus to Kansas of 1879 --
Undermining of Black civil rights by the Supreme Court --
African Americans and Indians --
What Reconstruction did --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions. 8. Hard-working people in the depths of segregation, 1896-ca. 1919 --
Struggle, survival, and success --
Hard-working people --
Sharecropping, debt, and prison --
Educational gains --
Black professionals --
The golden age of Black business --
Black towns and churches : havens from racist oppression --
New Black music --
Black athletes --
Countering antiblack stereotypes --
White supremacy : an attempt to halt Black success --
White supremacy : disfranchisement --
White supremacy : segregation --
Lynching and antilynching campaigns --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
9. The new Negro, 1915-1932 --
The great migration --
The First World War : struggle on two fronts --
Black military bands introduce jazz --
Antiblack riots and the Red Summer of 1919 --
The new Negroes' initiatives --
The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) --
The Harlem Renaissance --
Music of the Harlem Renaissance --
Literature of the Harlem Renaissance --
Scholarship of the Harlem Renaissance --
Art of the Harlem Renaissance --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions. 10. Radicals and democrats, 1930-1940 --
The Depression crisis --
Catastrophic Black unemployment --
The New Deal and political realignment --
The Scottsboro cases and protests against lynching --
"Don't buy where you can't work" boycotts and self-help campaigns --
The New Deal --
New Deal goals and programs --
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Black artists --
African Americans confront New Deal racism --
The "Black cabinet" --
Black activism increases in depth and range --
African Americans rally to support Ethiopia --
Black heroes of the Depression years --
Fighting racial oppression in the courts --
Campaigns for civil rights and workers' rights in the South --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
11. The Second World War and the promise of internationalism, 1940-1948 --
Struggles at home and abroad --
Familiar issues --
The "Double Vee" strategy and the FEPC --
Black men and women in the Second World War --
Black flyers disprove stereotypes and win medals --
The battle for civil rights in the South --
"No such thing as the status quo" --
The invention of bebop --
Broadened horizons, increased opportunities --
The promise of the United Nations --
Post-war confrontations in the South over citizenship rights --
The Truman administration and the Progressive party embrace Black civil rights --
Migration and increased incomes : long-term changes wrought by war --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions. 12. Cold War civil rights, 1948-1960 --
Human rights in a Cold War context --
Anti-communism eclipses internationalism --
Brown v. Board of Education and Cold War politics --
Southern "massive resistance" to legal desegregation --
New segregation : the growth of all-white suburbs --
Activism and anger --
The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956 --
Desegregation of Little Rock, Arkansas, Central High School --
Unremitting antiblack violence stirs bitterness and anger --
The Nation of Islam grows --
African-American visibility in the mainstream culture --
Black intellectuals speak to America and are heard --
The growing popularity of African-American music --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
13. Protest makes a civil rights revolution, 1960-1967 --
The early 60s : action direct and indirect --
Student movements of the early 1960s --
The protests of 1963, the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation --
Freedom Summer, Mississippi, 1964 --
Malcolm X's evolution from the NOI to Pan-Africanism, 1964-1965 --
Mid-1960s legislation and opposition --
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Great Society --
The Vietnam War consumes the Great Society's resources --
Urban revolts of the mid-1960s --
Background causes of the riots --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions. 14. Black Power, 1966-1980 --
The emergence of Black Power --
Black Power as self-definition and self-defense --
The Black Panther Party --
Cultural nationalism : emphasis on African roots --
Black Power after 1968 --
Assassination and aftermath --
Angry reaction in Vietnam --
Black Power workers, artists, feminists, and intellectuals --
Black Power lives on --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
15. Authenticity and diversity in the era of hip-hop, 1980-2005 --
Racial politics and economics after Black Power : increased diversity --
Affirmative action : controversial and effective --
Black conservatives gain prominence --
Black democrats : more numerous, more influential --
Black voters disfranchised in the 2000 presidential election --
The reparations movement --
Reclaiming Black history --
Afrocentrism provokes controversy --
African Americans remake American culture --
Hip-hop culture presents a new vision of the inner city --
Opportunity in the military, opposition to war --
Conclusion --
Timeline --
Review questions --
Discussion questions --
Epilogue : a snapshot of African Americans in the early twenty-first century --
The Black middle class --
Family structure influences class --
Wealth : a sound measure of financial well-bing --
African Americans at the extremes of wealth and poverty --
The crisis of drugs and incarceration --
The war on drugs sends hundreds of thousands of African Americans to prison --
Poor health : a chronic problem for African American --
Racial and ethnic diversity of African Americans --
African Americans are people of the city --
Review questions --
Discussion questions.
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