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Readings in African-American History

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ISBN-10: 0534523730

ISBN-13: 9780534523732

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas R. Frazier

List price: $163.95
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This reader contains historical documents representing the contributions to American history from a wide range of African-American life and thought. The material is arranged chronologically from the colonial period to the present.
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Book details

List price: $163.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Africa and the Slave Trade
Taken from the Guinea Coast as a Child
A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture
The Horrors of the Middle Passage
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
A Devout Moslem Sold to the Infidels
The African-American Before 1800
Blacks Serve the City in a Time of Crisis
A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People during the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia
Black People Organize for Self-Protection
The Rules of the African Society
A Plea for Federal Protection for Manumitted Slaves in the South
Petition of Four Free Blacks to the United States House of Representatives, 1797
Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Life as a Slave
A Narrative
An Ingenious Escape from Slavery
Let My People Go: Spirituals
Go Down Moses
All God's Chillun Got Wings
Steal Away to Jesus
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
I Thank God I'm Free at Last
The Free Black Community, 1800-1860
The White Church's Oppression of the Black Man
Our Wretchedness in Consequence of the Preachers of the Religion of Jesus Christ
Discrimination in the Free States
Address to a Legislative Committee in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1842
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Free the Slaves, Then Leave Them Alone
Educating the Freedmen of the Sea Islands
Life on the Sea Islands
Debate on Compulsory Free Public Education for All
A Record of Proceedings at the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina, 1868
Discrimination in Mississippi Elections
Address to the United States Senate, 1876
The Legal Segregation of Free People
The Areas of Racial Discrimination
Report of the Committee on Grievances at the State Convention of Colored Men of Texas, 1883
Attack on the Supreme Court
The Outrage of the Supreme Court: A Letter from Henry M. Turner
Peonage in the South
The Life Story of a Negro Peon
The Organization of Protest
Education before Equality
The Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895
Equality and Education
Of Mr Booker T. Washington and Others
Black Men Organize
The Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles, 1905
The NAACP Program for Change
The Task for the Future-A Program for 1919
Why Blacks Must Organize for Legal Rights
The Waco Horror: A Report on a Lynching
The Great Migration Brings a New Mood
Why Blacks Chose to Leave the South
Letters of African-American Migrants of 1916-1918
Black Poets Sing
"Yet Do I Marvel"
"Heritage (for Harold Jackman)"
"I, Too"
"Dream Variation"
"Go Down Death-A Funeral Sermon"
"If We Must Die"
Free Africa for Africans
The Negro's Greatest Enemy
Depression and War: Struggle and Advance
Domestic Slavery
The Bronx Slave Market
March for a Fair Share
The March on Washington Movement, 1941
Battle on the Home Front
What Caused the Detroit Riots?
School Desegregation and the Cold War
Separate Schools are Deliberately Unequal
Summary of Argument Presented to the Supreme Court of the United States, 1953 and The Supreme Court Decision
Little Rock Prepares for Desegregation
Governor Faubus Rouses the Mob
The Cold War and Black Americans
The Career of Paul Robeson
The Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement
The Student Sit-Ins Begin
Greensboro, NC, February 1, 1960
The Philosophy of Nonviolent Coercion
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Black Political Action in the South
Life in Mississippi: An Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer
We Shall Overcome: Freedom Songs
"We Shall Overcome"
"If You Miss Me from the Back of the Bus"
"Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round"
"Freedom is a Constant Struggle"
The Militant Black Liberation Movement
Conditions in the Urban Ghetto
Cries of Harlem
The Ballot or the Bullet
Black Revolutionary Nationalism
The Philosophy and Platform of the Black Panther Party
The Meaning of Black Power
Toward Black Liberation
Consolidation and Reaction
The Rainbow Coalition
Speech to the Democratic Convention, 1984
Affirmative Action
The Travail of Black Youth
Jail Time
Gangsta Rap and American Culture
General Reading Suggestions