To Make Our World Anew A History of African Americans

ISBN-10: 0195139453

ISBN-13: 9780195139457

Edition: 2000

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Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to today's black filmmakers and politicians. Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious "Jim Crow" laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and '60s, and the emergence of today's black middle class. From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Earl Lewis is dean of graduate studies at the University of Michigan.

Preface
The First Passage: 1502-1619
Strange New Land: 1619-1776
Revolutionary Citizens: 1776-1804
Let My People Go: 1804-1860
Breaking the Chains: 1860-1880
Though Justice Sleeps: 1880-1900
Art Essay: What is Africa to Me?
A Chance to Make Good: 1900-1929
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