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Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019

Author: Ibram X Kendi; Keisha N Blain
Publisher: New York : One World, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A chorus of extraordinary voices tells one of history's great epics: The four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619-- a year before the Mayflower dropped anchor off Cape Cod, when the White Lion disgorged "some 20 and odd Negroes" onto the shores of Virginia-- to the present, when African Americans, descendants of those on the White Lion and a thousand other routes to this country, continue a journey  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Four hundred souls
New York : One World, [2021]
(DLC) 2020043755
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ibram X Kendi; Keisha N Blain
ISBN: 9780593134054 0593134052
OCLC Number: 1201695922
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 504 pages)
Contents: A community of souls: an introduction / by Ibram X. Kendi --
Part one. 1619-1624: arrival / by Nikole Hannah-Jones ; 1624-1629: Africa / by Molefi Kete Asante ; 1629-1634: whipped for lying with a Black woman / by Ijeoma Oluo ; 1634-1639: tobacco / by DaMaris B. Hill ; 1639-1644: Black women's labor / by Brenda E. Stevenson ; 1644-1649: Anthony Johnson, colony of Virginia / by Maurice Carlos Ruffin ; 1649-1654: the Black family / by Heather Andrea Williams ; 1654-1659: unfree labor / by Nakia D. Parker ; Poem: "Upon arrival" / by Jericho Brown. --
Part two. 1659-1664: Elizabeth Keye / by Jennifer L. Morgan ; 1664-1669: the Virginia law on baptism / by Jemar Tisby ; 1669-1674: the royal African company / by David A. Love ; 1674-1679: Bacon's rebellion / by Heather C. McGhee ; 1679-1684: the Virginia law that forbade bearing arms; or the Virginia law that forbade armed self-defense / by Kellie Carter Jackson ; 1684-1689: the code noir / by Laurence Ralph ; 1689-1694: the Germantown petition against slavery / by Christopher J. Lebron ; 1694-1699: the middle passage / by Mary E. Hicks ; Poem: "Mama, where you keep your gun?" / by Phillip B. Williams. --
Part three. 1699-1704: the selling of Joseph / by Brandon R. Byrd ; 1704-1709: the Virginia slave codes / by Kai Wright ; 1709-1714: the revolt in New York / by Herb Boyd ; 1714-1719: the slave market / by Sasha Turner ; 1719-1724: maroons and marronage / by Sylviane A. Diouf ; 1724-1729: the spirituals / by Corey D. B. Walker ; 1729-1734: African identities / by Walter C. Rucker ; 1734-1739: from Fort Mose to soul city / by Brentin Mock ; Poem: "Before revolution" / by Morgan Parker. --
Part four. 1739-1744: the Stono rebellion / by Wesley Lowery ; 1744-1749: Lucy Terry Prince / by Nafissa Thompson-Spires ; 1749-1754: race and the enlightenment / by Dorothy E. Roberts ; 1754-1759: Blackness and indigeneity / by Kyle T. Mays ; 1759-1764: one Black boy: the Great Lakes and the Midwest / by Tiya Miles ; 1764-1769: Phillis Wheatley / by Alexis Pauline Gumbs ; 1769-1774: David George / by William J. Barber II ; 1774-1779: the American revolution / by Martha S. Jones ; Poem: "Not without some instances of uncommon cruelty" / by Justin Phillip Reed. --
Part five. 1779-1784: Savannah, Georgia / by Daina Ramey Berry ; 1784-1789: the U.S. Constitution / by Donna Brazile ; 1789-1794: Sally Hemings / by Annette Gordon-Reed ; 1794-1799: the fugitive slave act / by Deirdre Cooper Owens ; 1799-1804: higher education / by Craig Steven Wilder ; 1804-1809: cotton / by Kiese Laymon ; 1809-1814: the Lousiana rebellion / by Clint Smith ; 1814-1819: queer sexuality / by Raquel Willis ; Poem: "Remembering the Albany 3" / by Ishmael Reed. --
Part six. 1819-1824: Denmark Vesey / by Robert Jones, Jr. ; 1824-1829: Freedom's Journal / by Pamela Newkirk ; 1829-1834: Maria Stewart / by Kathryn Sophia Belle ; 1834-1839: the national Negro conventions / by Eugene Scott ; 1839-1844: racial passing / by Allyson Hobbs ; 1844-1849: James McCune Smith, M.D. / by Harriet A. Washington ; 1849-1854: Oregon / by Mitchell S. Jackson ; 1854-1859: Dred Scott / by john a. powell ; Poem: "Compromise" / by Donika Kelly. --
Part seven. 1859-1864: Frederick Douglass / by Adam Serwer ; 1864-1869: the Civil War / by Jamelle Bouie ; 1869-1874: reconstruction / by Michael Harriot ; 1874-1879: Atlanta / by Tera W. Hunter ; 1879-1884: John Wayne Niles / by William A. Darity, Jr. ; 1884-1889: Philadelphia / by Kali Nicole Gross ; 1889-1894: lynching / by Crystal N. Feimster ; 1894-1899: Plessy v. Ferguson / by Blair L. M. Kelley ; Poem: "John Wayne Niles [...] Ermias Joseph Asghedom" / by Mahogany L. Browne. --
Part eight. 1899-1904: Booker T. Washington / by Derrick Alridge ; 1904-1909: Jack Johnson / by Howard Bryant ; 1909-1914: the Black public intellectual / by Beverly Guy-Sheftall ; 1914-1919: the great migration / by Isabel Wilkerson ; 1919-1924: red summer / by Michelle Duster ; 1924-1929: the Harlem Renaissance / by Farah Jasmine Griffin ; 1929-1934: the Great Depression / by Robin D. G. Kelley ; 1934-1939: Zora Neale Hurston / by Bernice L. McFadden ; Poem: "Coiled and unleashed" / by Patricia Smith. --
Part nine. 1939-1944: the Black soldier / by Chad Williams ; 1944-1949: the Black left / by Russell Rickford ; 1949-1954: the road to Brown v. Board of Education / by Sherrilyn Ifill ; 1954-1959: Black arts / by Imani Perry ; 1959-1964: the Civil Rights Movement / by Charles E. Cobb, Jr. ; 1964-1969: Black power / by Peniel Joseph ; 1969-1974: property / by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor ; 1974-1979: Combahee river collective / by Barbara Smith ; Poem: "And the record repeats" / by Chet'la Sebree. --
Part ten. 1979-1984: the war on drugs / by James Forman, Jr. ; 1984-1989: the hip-hop generation / by Bakari Kitwana ; 1989-1994: Anita Hill / by Salamishah Tillet ; 1994-1999: the crime bill / by Angela Y. Davis ; 1999-2004: the Black immigrant / by Esther Armah ; 2004-2009: Hurricane Katrina / by Deborah Douglas ; 2009-2014: the Shelby ruling / by Karine Jean-Pierre ; 2014-2019: Black Lives Matter / by Alicia Garza ; Poem: American Abecedarian" / by Joshua Bennett ; Conclusion: our ancestor's wildest dreams / by Keisha N. Blain.
Other Titles: Community history of African America, 1619-2019
Responsibility: edited by Ibram X. Kendi, and Keisha N. Blain.

Abstract:

A chorus of extraordinary voices tells one of history's great epics: The four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619-- a year before the Mayflower dropped anchor off Cape Cod, when the White Lion disgorged "some 20 and odd Negroes" onto the shores of Virginia-- to the present, when African Americans, descendants of those on the White Lion and a thousand other routes to this country, continue a journey defined by inhuman oppression, visionary struggles, stunning achievements, and millions of ordinary lives passing through extraordinary history. Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume "community" history of African Americans. The editors, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, have assembled ninety brilliant writers, each of whom takes on a brief period of that four-hundred-year-span. The writers explore their periods through a variety of techniques: historical essays, short stories, personal vignettes, and fiery polemics. They approach history from various perspectives: though the eyes of towering historical icons or the untold stories of ordinary people; through places, laws, and objects. While themes of resistance and struggle, of hope and reinvention, course though the book, this collection of diverse pieces fundamentally deconstructs the idea that Africans in America are a monolith. Instead it unlocks the startling range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness. This is a history that illuminates our past and gives us new ways of thinking about our future, written by the most vital and essential voices of our present.--

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