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Readings in African-American history

Author: Thomas R Frazier
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This reader contains historical documents representing the contributions to American history from a wide range of African-American life and thought. The material is arranged chronologically from the colonial period to the present.
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Readings in African-American history.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2001
(OCoLC)606511336
Online version:
Readings in African-American history.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2001
(OCoLC)607927998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Frazier
ISBN: 0534523730 9780534523732
OCLC Number: 45393138
Notes: Revised edition of: Afro-American history. 2nd ed. c1988.
Description: xiv, 449 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Africa and the Slave Trade --
Taken from the Guinea Coast as a Child: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture / Venture Smith --
The Horrors of the Middle Passage: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano / Olaudah Equiano --
A Devout Moslem Sold to the Infidels: Autobiography / Omar ibn Seid --
2. The African-American Before 1800 --
Blacks Serve the City in a Time of Crisis: A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People during the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia / Absalom Jones and Richard Allen --
Black People Organize for Self-Protection: The Rules of the African Society --
A Plea for Federal Protection for Manumitted Slaves in the South: Petition of Four Free Blacks to the United States House of Representatives, 1797 --
3. Slavery in the Nineteenth Century --
Rebellion: The Confessions of Nat Turner --
Life as a Slave: A Narrative / Mary Reynolds --
An Ingenious Escape from Slavery / William Craft and Ellen Craft --
Let My People Go: Spirituals --
Go Down Moses --
All God's Chillun Got Wings --
Steal Away to Jesus --
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel --
I Thank God I'm Free at Last --
4. The Free Black Community, 1800-1860 --
The White Church's Oppression of the Black Man --
Our Wretchedness in Consequence of the Preachers of the Religion of Jesus Christ / David Walker --
Discrimination in the Free States: Address to a Legislative Committee in the Massachusets House of Representatives, 1842 / Charles L. Remond --
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? / Frederick Douglass --
5. The Civil War and Reconstruction --
Free the Slaves, Then Leave Them Alone / Frederick Douglass --
Educating the Freedman of the Sea Islands: Life on the Sea Islands / Charlotte Forten --
Debate on Compulsory Free Public Education for All: A Record of Proceedings at the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina, 1868 --
Discrimination in Mississippi Elections: Address to the United States Senate, 1876 / Blanche K. Bruce --
6. The Legal Segregation of Free People --
The Areas of Racial Discrimination: Report of the Committee on Grievances at the State Convention of Colored Men of Texas, 1883 --
Attack on the Supreme Court: The Outrage of the Supreme Court: A Letter from Henry M. Turner / Henry M. Turner --
Peonage in the South: The Life Story of a Negro Peon --
7. The Organization of Protest --
Education before Equality: The Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895 / Booker T. Washington --
Equality and Education: Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others / W.E.B. Du Bois --
Black Men Organize: The Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles, 1905 --
The NAACP Program for Change: The Task for the Future-A Program for 1919 NAACP --
Why Blacks Must Organize for Legal Rights: The Waco Horror: A Report on a Lynching --
8. The Great Migration Brings a New Mood --
Why Blacks Chose to Leave the South: Letters of African-American Migrants of 1916-1918 --
Black Poets Sing --
"Yet Do I Marvel" / Countee Cullen --
"Heritage (for Harold Jackman)" / Countee Cullen --
"I, Too" / Langston Hughes --
"Dream Variation" / Langton Hughes --
"Go Down Death-A Funeral Sermon" / James Weldon Johnson --
"If We Must Die" / Claude McKay --
Free Africa for Africans: The Negro's Greatest Enemy / Marcus Garvey --
9. Depression and War: Struggle and Advance --
Domestic Slavery: The Bronx Slave Market / Ella Baker and Marvel Cooke --
March for a Fair Share: The March on Washington Movement, 1941 / A. Philip Randolph --
Battle on the Home Front: What Caused the Detroit Riots? / Walter White --
10. School Desegregation and the Cold War --
Separate Schools are Deliberately Unequal: Summary of Argument Presented to the Supreme Court of the United States, 1953 and The Supreme Court Decision / NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund --
Little Rock Prepares for Desegregation: Governor Faubus Rouses the Mob / Daisy Bates --
The Cold War and Black Americans: The Career of Paul Robeson --
11. The Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement --
The Student Sit-Ins Begin: Greensboro, NC, February 1, 1960 / Franklin McCain --
The Philosophy of Nonviolent Coercion: Letter from Birmingham Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Black Political Action in the South: Life in Mississippi: An Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer --
We Shall Overcome: Freedom Songs --
"We Shall Overcome" --
"If You Miss Me from the Back of the Bus" --
"Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round'" --
"Freedom is a Constant Struggle" --
12. The Militant Black Liberation Movement --
Conditions in the Urban Ghetto: Cries of Harlem / Haryou-Act --
The Ballot or the Bullet / Malcolm X. --
Black Revolutionary Nationalism: The Philosophy and Platform of the Black Panthe --
The Meaning of Black Power: Toward Black Liberation / Stokely Carmichael --
13. Consolidation and Reaction --
The Rainbow Coalition: Speech to the Democratic Convention, 1984 / Jesse Jackson --
Affirmative Action / Stephen L. Carter --
The Travail of Black Youth: Jail Time / Nathan McCall --
Gangsta Rap and American Culture / Michael Eric Dyson.
Other Titles: Afro-American history.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas R. Frazier.

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