African American Lives The Struggle for Freedom

ISBN-10: 0321025865

ISBN-13: 9780321025869

Edition: 2005

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African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom uses a unique biographical approach to present the history of African Americans as active and thoughtful agents in the construction of their lives and communities. The text places African American lives and stories at the center of the narrative and as the basis of historical analysis. Each chapter opens with a vignette focusing on an individual involved in a dramatic moment or event. Personal stories are told throughout the narrative, as the lives and experiences of individuals provide the lens through which the story of African American history is viewed.
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List price: $145.60
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Clayborne Carson lives in Palo Alto, California.

Clayborne Carson Clayborne Carson was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has taught at Stanford University since 1974. Active during his undergraduate years in the civil rights and antiwar movements, Carsonrsquo;s publications have focused on the African American protest movements of the post-World War II period. His first book,In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s(1981) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians. He has also editedMalcolm X: The FBI File(1991) and served as an advisor for the award-winning PBS series on the civil rights movement entitledEyes on the Prize,as well as for other documentaries, such asFreedom on My Mind(1994),Blacks and Jews(1997),Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin(2002),Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power(2005), andHave You Heard from Johannesburg?. Carson is director of the Martin Luther King Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford, an outgrowth of his work since 1985 as editor of Kingrsquo;s papers and director of the King Papers Project, which has produced five of fourteen volumes of a comprehensive edition ofThe Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. The biographical approach ofThe Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americansgrew out of Carsonrsquo;s vision. He has used it with remarkable results in his course at Stanford. nbsp; Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner received her BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1973 to 1990 she taught at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University. Since 1990 she has been a professor of history and curator of special collections at Haverford College. From her experience with voter registration in Mississippi in the 1960s, she became an historian to try to help correct misinformation about Black Americans. Her professional, research, and teaching interestsndash;all informed by her concern for the African-American story--include family and community life, antebellum cities, Quaker history, and religion and popular culture in shy;nineteenth-century America. Lapsansky-Werner has published on all these topics, includingBack to Africa: Benjamin Coates and the Colonization Movement in America, 1848-1880nbsp;(2005, with Margaret Hope Bacon),Neighborhoods in Transition: William Pennrsquo;s Dream and Urban Reality(1994), andQuaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption, 1720-1920(2003). She is also a contributor to Yale University Pressrsquo;sBenjamin Franklin, In Search of a Better World(2005) and to several anthologies on the history of Pennsylvania. She hopes thatThe Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americanswill help broaden the place of African American history in the scholarly consciousness, expanding the trend toward including black Americans as not just objects of public policy, but also as leaders in the international struggle for human justice, and participants in the development of our global community. Through stories, black Americans are presented as multidimensional, alive with their own ambitions, visions, and human failings. nbsp; Gary B. Nash Gary B. Nash was born in Philadelphia and received his BA and PhD in history from Princeton University. He taught at Princeton briefly and since 1966 has been a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial American, revolutionary American, and African American history and directs the National Center for History in the Schools. nbsp;He served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1994-95. Nashrsquo;s many books on early American history includeQuakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726(1968);Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America(Six editions since 1974);The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American R

Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has been the Director of the National Center for History in the Schools sinc 1994 and co-chaired the National History Standards Project from 1992-1996. His past positions include: Dean of Undergraduate and Intercollege Curricular Development, University of California, Los Angeles; President, Organization of American Historians; Dean, Council on Educational Development, University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University. He has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. Nash was elected member of American Antiquarian Society, Society of American Historians, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as winning the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95, the Primary History Consultant for the Schlessinger Production series in United States History, from 1996-97, he was on the University of California Bicentennial Committee, from 1975-76 and was an Historical Consultant and Writer for "Lights of Liberty," sound and light tour, Philadelphia, PA, in 1999. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); and Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840 (1988).

Ancient Africa
From Human Beginnings to the Rise of Egypt
The Spread of Islam
The Emergence of West African Kingdoms
Central African Kingdoms
African Ways of Life
First Person: Leo Africanus Describes Timbuktu
First Person: King Sundiata's Triumph over the Ghanaian King (oral legend)
First Person: Praise-chant for Og�n, Deity of Iron and War
First Person: African Proverbs
Africa and the Atlantic World
Africa and Europe: The Fatal Connection
Africa and the Rising Atlantic World
The Trauma of Enslavement
Early Africans in North America
First Person: Oladuah Equiano Describes his Enslavement
First Person: Slave Ship Captain Explains Bargaining for Slaves on African Coast
First Person: A Slave Ship Surgeon Describes the Middle Passage
First Person: Ottobah Cugano Describes Mid-Atlantic Slave Mutiny
Africans in Early North America, 1619-1726
The First Africans in English North America
The Fateful Transition
Defining Slavery, Defining Race
Slavery and Race North of the Chesapeake
Beyond English Boundaries
First Person: Francis Payne Leaves a Will
First Person: A Virginia Planter Defines Slavery (1705)
First Person: White Convict James Revel Relates Laboring with Africans
First Person: The First Antislavery Protest
Africans in Bondage: Early Eighteenth Century to the American Revolution
Colonial Slavery at Full Tide
The Negotiated Bondage
Afro-Floridians and Afro-Louisianans in North America
Becoming African American
Forging Freedom
First Person: Petitioning Boston Slaves Lament Family Life (1773)
First Person: Venture Smith Tells of Early Freedom
First Person: Redeeming Sin: A Black Christian's Account
First Person: The Character of Job Ben Solomon
The Revolutionary Era: Crossroads of Freedom
Opposition to British Tyranny and the Fever of Freedom
African Americans and the American Revolution
Rhetoric and Reality in the New Nation
The Constitutional Settlement
The Resettlement of African American Loyalists
First Person: Lemuel Haynes Calls for Universal Liberty
First Person: Boston King Describes End of War for Black Loyalists
First Person: Jehu Grant Fights for the Patriot Cause
First Person: Belinda Petitions for a Small Pension
First Person: Benjamin Banneker Chides Thomas Jefferson
After the Revolution: Constructing Free Life and Combating Slavery, 1787-1816
The Emergence of Free Black Communities
"Under Our Vine and Fig Tree."
Black Revolution in Haiti
The Spread of Slavery
Slave Resistance
Black Identity in the New Nation
First Person: Benjamin Tanner Recalls How early Black Churches Offend Whites
First Person: New Orleans Freemen Seek Assurances from Louisiana's New Rulers
First Person: A Black Minister Celebrates End of Slave Trade
First Person: A Virginia Slave Explains Gabriel's Rebellion
First Person: A Black Sailmaker Lectures White Citizens
African Americans in the Antebellum Era
Black Religion in the Antebellum Era
The Expansion of Slavery
Slave Life and Labor
Resistance and Rebellion
Free Black Organizing
First Person: Jarena Lee Preaches to the Downtrodden
First Person: Solomon Northup Describes a New Orleans Slave Auction
First Person: William Wells Brown Recalls Slaves Sent to Lower South
First Person: David Walker Exhorts Black American to Rise Against Their Oppressors
First Person: Nat Turner Tells of His Vision to Strike Against Slavery
African Americans in the Reform Era, 1831-1850
Black Americans in the Expanding Nation
Colored Americans and Reform
The Abolitionist Movement
Limitations and Opportunities
First Person: Maria Stewart Challenges Audiences
First Person: Ames Curry Refuses to be Whipped
First Person: Daniel Payne Abhors Slavery's Brutalization
First Person: William Lloyd Garrison Dreams of a Color-Blind America
First Person: Henry Highland Garnet Urges the Enslaved to "Strike the Blow."
A Prelude to War: The 1850s
The Struggle Over the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
The Power of Stories
The Changing South
Black Exiles Abroad and at Home
Sectional Crisis
First Person: Jermain Loguen Defies the Fugitive Slave Law
First Person: Solomon Northup Decries Slavemaster's Cruelty
First Person: A Plea from James Phillips
First Person: Mary Ann Shadd Considers Colonization
First Person: Frederick Douglass Reflects on "Bleeding Kansas."
Civil War and the Promises of Freedom: The Turbulent 1860s
"A White Man's War."
War and Freedom
Emancipation as Military and Political Strategy
"Men of Color: To Arms."
1863: The Tide Turns
An Incomplete Victory
First Person: A Slave Remembers Choosing Freedom
First Person: Black Soldiers Petition for Equal Pay
First Person: Joseph Miller Describes Camp Life
First Person: Henry Highland Garnet Demands the Vote
First Person: Two Views of the Freedman's Bureau
Post Civil War Reconstruction: A New National Era
Postwar Reconstruction
Elected Black Leaders
Citizenship and Suffrage
The Freedman's Bank
Washington, D.C. in the "New National Era."
The End of Reconstruction
Migration
First Person: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Outlines a Plan
First Person: Madison Hemings Recalls his Family History
First Person: The New National Era reports Washington Social Life
First Person: Simon Smith Laments the End of Hope
First Person: John E. Bruce Promotes Africa
The Post-Reconstruction South
Education to Make a Living and a Life
The Lure of Cities
The Economics and Politics of Unity
Finding a Place to Uplift the Race
Terror and Accommodation
First Person: Blanche K. Bruce on American Indians
First Person: Alexander Crummell Pleads for Women of the South
First Person: Timothy Thomas Fortune's View of Labor
First Person: Anna Julia Cooper on Black Womens Progres.s
First Person: Booker T. Washington Predicts a "New Heaven."
"Colored"
Becomes "Negro"
in the Progressive Era
Racial Segregation
The Problem of the Color Line
Accommodation or Agitation?
Black Culture
Black Progress
The "New Abolition."
First Person: Lucy Laney on Negro Women's Education
First Person: W.E.B. DuBois Eulogizes his Rival
First Person: Paul Laurence Dunbar Tells the African American Story
First Person: Fred Johnson Remembers his Youth
First Person: William Bulkley on Race and Economics
The Making of the "New Negro": From World War I to the Great Depression
"Over There"
. . and Back Here
The Challenge of Garveyism
New Beginnings in the Urban North and West
The Harlem Renaissance and "New Negro."
The Jazz Age
The Crisis of the Late 1920s
First Person: Asa Philip Randolph Demands a New Ministry
First Person: Marcus Garvey Reconceives Christianity
First Person: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson Trains Black Speakers
First Person: Langston Hughes Dignifies Adversity
First Person: J.W. Johnson Considers the Alternatives
The New Politics of the Great Depression: The 1930s
Black Reds in Desperate Times
Black Militancy
A New Deal for African Americans?
Black Artists and the Cultural Mainstream
First Person: Ella Baker and Marvel Cooke, "The Bronx Slave Market."
First Person: T. Arnold Hill and "The Negro Worker in the 1930s
First Person: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and "The Fight for Jobs."
Fighting Fascism Abroad and Racism at Home: The 1940s
African Americans in the Armed Forces
Racial Issues on the Home Front
Postwar Dilemmas
Cold War Split in African American Politics
Racial Dimensions of Postwar American Popular Culture
First Person: Pauli Murrays Report on 1943 Race Riot in Harlem
First Person: A Declaration by Negro Voters
First Person: Ralph Bunche on Peace in our Time
First Person: Committee on Civil Rights, To Secure These Rights
Emergence of a Mass Movement Against Jim Crow: The 1950s
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
America after Brown
Montgomery's Bus Boycott and Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The Little Rock Nine
The Student Sit-In Movement of 1960
First Person: Kenneth Clark on How Children Learn About Race
First Person: Anne Moody Recalls the Murder of Emmett Till
First Person: Melba Pattillo on Being a Racial Pioneer
Marching toward Freedom: The Early and Mid-1960s
Grassroots Struggle in the Deep South
The Nationalization of Civil Rights
March on Washington and Freedom Summer
Malcolm X and the Debate over the Movement's Direction
Voting Rights and Violence
First Person: Fannie Lou Hamer on Deciding to Vote
First Person: Bayard Rustin on a Change in Strategy
First Person: Stokely Carmichael on Black Power
Resistance, Repression, and Retrenchment
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Wars Against Communism and Poverty
The Black Panthers, Revolution, and the Repression of Black Militancy
The New Black Consciousness
That Pick Cotton Now Can Pick our Elected Officials
The Vietnam War Comes Home
Black Politics in the Aftermath of Rebellion
First Person: Black Panther Party Platform
First Person: National Black Political Agenda
First Person: Pauli Murray on Black Studies Programs
Gender Battles in a Conservative Era: 1979-1991
The Black Response to the Trend Toward Conservatism
The Emergence of Modern Black Feminism
Sexual Politics of Black Popular Culture
Black Politics during the Reagan Presidency
Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Politics of Gender
Continuing Struggles Over Identity and Destiny: 1992-present
Race and the Criminal Justice System
Resurgence of Black Males
The Racial Dilemmas of the Clinton Presidency
Black Intellectuals and Artists Assess Racial Cultures
Spike Lee's New Film
African Americans in the 21st Century
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