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In their own words : a history of the American Negro

Author: Milton Meltzer; Thomas Y. Crowell Company.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Company, ©1964-67.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of Black people in the United States, as told through letters, speeches, articles, eyewitness accounts, and other documents. This is a collection of personal accounts of the experiences of African Americans. There are excerpts from the memoirs of slaves, from educator Charlotte Forten while observing a regiment of young freedmen, from Fannie Lou Hamer during unofficial hearings on brutality in Mississippi,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Sources
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meltzer, Milton, 1915-2009.
In their own words.
New York, Crowell [1964-67]
(OCoLC)609515139
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Meltzer; Thomas Y. Crowell Company.
OCLC Number: 422600
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: [1.] 1619-1865.--[2.] 1865-1916.--[3.] 1916-1966.
Responsibility: edited by Milton Meltzer.

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A history of Black people in the United States, as told through letters, speeches, articles, eyewitness accounts, and other documents. This is a collection of personal accounts of the experiences of African Americans. There are excerpts from the memoirs of slaves, from educator Charlotte Forten while observing a regiment of young freedmen, from Fannie Lou Hamer during unofficial hearings on brutality in Mississippi, & from Maya Angelou on being a black female artist. Issues from slavery to the Ku Klux Klan, to marches, boycotts, & political power, are presented.

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