Major Problems in African American History From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s

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ISBN-13: 9780669462937
Edition: 2000
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Description: This series is designed to encourage critical thinking about history. Each volume presents a carefully selected group of readings in a format that asks students to evaluate primary sources and draw their own conclusions.

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List price: $146.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474

This series is designed to encourage critical thinking about history. Each volume presents a carefully selected group of readings in a format that asks students to evaluate primary sources and draw their own conclusions.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

Interpreting African-American History
Documents
The Brownie's Book
Encourages Black Children to Know Their History, 1920
Carter G. Woodson on His Goals for Black History, 1922
Mary McLeod Bethune Outlines the Objectives of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1937
John Hope Franklin Explains the Lonely Dilemma of the American Negro Scholar, 1963
Vincent Harding on the Differences Between Negro History and Black History, 1971
Lucille Clifton and the Nurturing of History, c. 1990
Essays
The History of African-American History
The Burden of African-American History: Memory, Justice, and a Usable Past Fath
Sites of Memory, Sites of Struggle: The "Materials" of History
The Work of Reconstruction
Documents
African Americans in Richmond, Virginia, Petition President Andrew Johnson, 1865
Freedmen of Edisto Island, South Carolina, Demand Land, 1865
Captain Charles Soule, Northern Army Officer, Lectures Ex-Slaves on the Responsibilities of Freedom, 1865
A Share-Wages Contract, 1865
Charles Raushenberg, a Freedmen's Bureau Agent, Reports from Georgia, 1867
Martin Lee, a Freedman, Struggles to Reunite His Family, 1866
Elizabeth Botume, a Northern Schoolteacher, Remembers a Husband and Wife Reunion, c. 1865
Harriet Hernandes, a South Carolina Woman, Testifies Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1871
Elected Representatives, 1872
Essays
Schools for Freedom
Defining Free Labor
The Labor of Politics
Renegotiating African-American Life in the New South
Documents
Black Southerners Look Toward Kansas, 1877
David C. Barrow, Jr., a Georgia Planter's Son, Describes the Emergence of Sharecropping, 1880
Nate Shaw Aims to Make a Living Farming, 1907-1908
Black Southerners Appeal to President William McKinley for Federal Protection, 1898-1900
Representative George White of North Carolina Delivers His Final Speech on the Floor of Congress, 1901
Richmond Planet Reports a Streetcar Boycott, 1904-1905
A Public Library Opens in Louisville, Kentucky, 1908
Essays
Renegotiating the Community
The Politics of Labor
Rural Exodus and the Growth of New Urban Communities
Documents
Black Population of Selected Cities, 1910-1930
Migrants' Letters, 1917
Helpful Hints for Migrants to Detroit, 1918
George Edmund Haynes, a Black Social Scientist, Surveys Detroit, 1918
A Migrant Family Adjusts to Life in Chicago, 1922
Migration Blues
Essays
The Great Migration
Caribbean Connections
Defining a Race Politics
Documents
Ida B. Wells Urges Self-Defense, 1892
Booker T. Washington Promotes Accommodationism, 1895
Resolutions of the National Association of Colored Women, 1904
The Niagara Men Pldege Themselves to Persistent Agitation, 1905
Maggie Lena Walker Talks to Black Men About Racial Responsibility, 1906
Promoting Black Towns, c. 1907
Ten Thousand Charlestonians Petition for Black Teachers in Black Schools, 1919
The Messenger Urges Black and White Workers to Organize, 1919
Marcus Garvey Assesses the Situation for Black People, 1922
Essays
Race and Feminism
Race Consciousness and Radicalism
The Culture Wars
Documents
A Review of Scott Joplin's Opera "Treemonisha," 1911
Blues Lyrics of the 1920s Rev. George W. Harvey, Baptist Minister, Denounces Swinging Spirituals, 1939
Alain Locke, Philosopher, Defines the "New Negro," 1925
Langston Hughes, Poet and Writer, Critiques His Critics, 1940
Screening the Race, 1925
Zora Neale Hurston, Writer and Anthropologist, Takes Her University Training Home, 1927
A Roundtable Discussion on African Survivals in Gullah Language, 1941
Essays
The Blues Aesthetic and Black Vernacular
Constructing Working-Class Culture
Opportunities Lost and Found
Documents
Black Population in Selected Cities, 1940-1960
Charles Hamilton Houston and John P. Davis Critique the Lily-White Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934
Protesting Lynching: A National Crime, 1934
A "Black Cabinet" Assembles, 1938
Louise "Mamma" Harris Describes Labor Organizing in Richmond, Virginia, Tobacco Factories, 1940
A Marine's Letter to A. Philip Randolph About Discrimination in the Marine Corps, c. 1943
Breaking the Color Bar in Sports, 1947
Essays
Radical Organizing During the Depression Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo, New Lives in the West
Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
Documents
Ella Baker and Marvel Cooke Describe Exploitation of Black Women Workers During the Depression, 1935
Young Radicals Propose an Economic Program for the NAACP, 1935
Charles Hamilton Houston Lays Out a Legal Strategy for the NAACP, 1935
Goals of the National Negro Congress, 1935
A Call to March on Washington, 1941
James Farmer Recounts CORE's Early Direct Action Strategy, 1942
Consumers Boycott Washington, D.C., Department Store, 1945
Essays
Theatres of Resistance Robert Korstad and Nelson Lichtenstein, Labor and Civil Rights
The Civil Rights Movement
Documents
Jo Ann Robinson, Women's Political Council President, Hints of a Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, 1954
Melba Pattillo Beals Recalls Her First Days at Little Rock Central High School, 1957
Fannie Lou Hamer's Initiation into the Civil Rights Movement, 1962
James Bevel, an SCLC Organizer, Mobilizes Birmingham's Young People, 1963
Martin Luther King, Jr., Writes from His Jail Cell, 1963
John Lewis, SNCC Chairman, Challenges the Federal Government, 1963
Avon W. Rollins, an SNCC Field Secretary, Details Progrss Made in Danville, Virginia, 1964
Malcolm X Defines Revolution, 1963
Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin Is Forced Out, 1960
Essays
"A Leader Who Stood Out in a Forest of Trees"
Cultural Traditions and the Politicization of Communities
Challenging the Politics of Spokesmanship
After "Freedom Now!"
Documents
Nina Simone's Song "Mississippi Goddam," 1964
SNCC Denounces the Vietnam War, 1966
An Interview with Black Panther Jimmy Slater Combahee River Collective Statement, 1977
A Statistical Portrait of Black America, 1940-1990s
Miami's Concerned Black Organizations for Justice Issues a Manifesto of "Collective Needs," 1980
Essays
Civil Rights Activism and the War on Poverty
The Political Culture of Detoit
Progress and Poverty: African Americans at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century
Documents
Leanita McClain on Being Black, Successful, and Middle Class, 1980
Jesse Jackson Addresses the Democratic National Convention, 1988
The Children's Defense Fund Assesses the Life Chances of a Black Child in America, 2000
The Relative Economic Condition of Black Youths, 1973 and 1993
The United States Congress Investigates Rap Music, 1994
The New Face of Racism: Racial Profiling, 1999
The New Face of Racism: The Ordeal of Haitian Immigrants, 1998
TheBorders of Black America: The New "Black" Immigrants, 1999
Essays
Rethinking Constitutional Rights
Twenty-First Century Cultural Politics
The Changing Face of the Continuing Struggle

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