New York Public Library African American Desk Reference

ISBN-10: 0471239240

ISBN-13: 9780471239246

Edition: 1999

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Description: This is a one-volume collection of the most frequently sought-after information for and about African-Americans. It is a comprehensive reference designed to cover every fact and resource pertaining to African-Americans.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/30/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Foreword
The Saga of African American History
Time Line of African American History
Sources for Additional Information
Slavery and Freedom
The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slavery in the Americas
Free Blacks in the Americas
Antislavery Movements
Major Slave Revolts
Maroon Communities in the Americas
Antislavery Leaders
Sources for Additional Information
Politics and Civil Rights
Historic Movements
Historic Organizations
Active Political and Civil Rights Organizations
The African American Voter
African Americans in Government
Political and Civil Rights Leaders
Sources for Additional Information
The Diaspora
Africans and the Making of the Americas
North America
The Caribbean
Central and South America
Diaspora Population and Migration
Sources for Additional Information
Family and Heritage
Holidays and Observances
Family and Wedding Celebrations and Traditions
Statistical Profile of the African American Family
Cuisine and Recipes
Children's Games
Museums and Historic Sites
Sources for Additional Information
Religion
Religious Affiliations
African-Inspired Religions in the Americas
African American Religious Organizations
African American Religious Leaders
Sources for Additional Information
Education
Milestones in Education
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
African American Studies Programs
Fraternities and Sororities
Statistical Overview of African American Education
Major Scholarships and Financial Aid
Notable Academic Leaders
Sources for Additional Information
Health
Top Health Concerns
Statistical Overview of Health Issues
Health-Advocacy Organizations
Notable Physicians and Surgeons
Sources for Additional Information
Business and Entrepreneurship
Leading African American Companies
Top Companies for Minorities
Business Schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Business and Trade Associations
Professional Associations
Career Development
Economic Profile of African Americans
Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
Sources for Additional Information
Science and Technology
Science Time Line
Notable Inventions and Innovations
Scientific and Technical Organizations
Scientists and Inventors
Source for Additional Information
The Military
Participation in Major U.S. Military Conflicts
Historic Military Units
Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor
African Americans in the Contemporary Armed Forces
Veterans Organizations
Notable Military Figures
Sources for Additional Information
The Law
Historic Legal Cases
Crime and Justice: Statistical Overview
African Americans in the Federal Judiciary: 1997
Legal Organizations
Notable Lawyers, Judges, and Legal Scholars
Sources for Additional Information
Literature and Language
Literary Movements
Major Literary Works
Winners of Major Literary Prizes
Books for Young Readers
African American Bookstores
Publishers and Literary Organizations
Language in Africa and the Americas
Notable African American Writers
Notable Contemporary African and Caribbean Writers
Sources for Additional Information
Music
Major African American Musical Forms
A Glossary of Black Music
Grammy Award Winners
Number-One Albums
Musical Organizations and Societies
Notable African American and African Musicians and Groups
Sources for Additional Information
Performing Arts
Milestones in African American Theater
Milestones in African American Dance
Tony Award Winners
Longest-Running Productions
Milestones in Film and Television
Performing-Arts Organizations
Achievers in the Performing Arts
Sources for Additional Information
Fine and Applied Arts
African Arts and Crafts in the Americas
Milestones in the Fine Arts
Location of Selected Major Artworks
Galleries and Museums Specializing in African and African American Art
African American Artists Organizations
Notable African American Artists
Sources for Additional Information
The Media
Television Stations and Networks
Broadcast Groups and Radio Stations
Magazines
Newspapers
Media Organizations
Notable Media Figures
Sources for Additional Information
Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Boxing
Track and Field
Horse Racing
Tennis (American Tennis Association)
Notable African American Sports Figures
Sources for Additional Information
Resources
U.S. Government Agencies
Foundations and Social-Service Organizations
Libraries and Research Centers
Internet Resources
Travel Agencies
Sources for Additional Information
Illustration Credits
Index
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