African American Lives

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988286X
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African American Lives. African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.

The African American Press

Author: Charles A. Simmons
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786426071
Size: 27.86 MB
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The African American Press. Looks at the coverage of national events by predominantly black newspapers, including the "Chicago Defender," the "Pittsburgh Courier," the "Black Dispatch," and the "Jackson Advocate," from the antebellum period and antislavery movement through the civil

African American Authors 1745 1945

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309106
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African American Authors 1745 1945. Profiles the lives and works of seventy-eight African-American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright.

The African American Book Of Days

Author: Julia Stewart
Publisher: Citadel Press
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The African American Book Of Days. A trivia-filled compendium spanning the full range of African-American history offers a day-by-day chronicle highlighting important events, personalities, and accomplishments. Original.

Encyclopedia Of African American History 1896 To The Present

Author: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 0195167791
Size: 61.89 MB
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Encyclopedia Of African American History 1896 To The Present. Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape.Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries that are all signed by leading scholars and experts, making this five-volume set the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in the twentieth century. The set also contains 500 images and roughly 640 biographies, as well as an entry on each of the fifty states. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of African Americans, the Encyclopedia also contains entries about key figures who affected the lives of African Americans in particular and Americans in general. Unrivalled in breadth and scope, this is the preeminent source of information on this topic and is destined to become a trusted reference source for years to come.

African American Religions 1500 2000

Author: Sylvester A. Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316368149
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African American Religions 1500 2000. This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black religion and colonialism over several centuries to explain the relationship between empire and democratic freedom. Rather than treating freedom and its others (colonialism, slavery and racism) as opposites, Sylvester A. Johnson interprets multiple periods of Black religious history to discern how Atlantic empires (particularly that of the United States) simultaneously enabled the emergence of particular forms of religious experience and freedom movements as well as disturbing patterns of violent domination. Johnson explains theories of matter and spirit that shaped early indigenous religious movements in Africa, Black political religion responding to the American racial state, the creation of Liberia, and FBI repression of Black religious movements in the twentieth century. By combining historical methods with theoretical analysis, Johnson explains the seeming contradictions that have shaped Black religions in the modern era.

African American English

Author: Lisa J. Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891387
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African American English. This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organised, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use in AAE. The textbook examines topics such as education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of language in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and will be essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.

African American Slave Narratives

Author: Sterling Lecater Bland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313317187
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African American Slave Narratives. This volume is the third in a three-part series which contains a collection of African-American slave narratives of the 19th century. Each narrative is accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. Many of the narratives were influential when first published.

Sociocultural And Historical Contexts Of African American English

Author: Sonja L. Lanehart
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248869
Size: 45.40 MB
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Sociocultural And Historical Contexts Of African American English. This volume, based on presentations at a 1998 state of the art conference at the University of Georgia, critically examines African American English (AAE) socially, culturally, historically, and educationally. It explores the relationship between AAE and other varieties of English (namely Southern White Vernaculars, Gullah, and Caribbean English creoles), language use in the African American community (e.g., Hip Hop, women's language, and directness), and application of our knowledge about AAE to issues in education (e.g., improving overall academic success). To its credit (since most books avoid the issue), the volume also seeks to define the term 'AAE' and challenge researchers to address the complexity of defining a language and its speakers. The volume collectively tries to help readers better understand language use in the African American community and how that understanding benefits all who value language variation and the knowledge such study brings to our society.

African American Religious Cultures

Author: Stephen C. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576074706
Size: 39.91 MB
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African American Religious Cultures. This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive presentation available on the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements. * Over 80 alphabetically organized entries on religious traditions embraced by African Americans, covering their historical development, doctrines, rituals, and key figures * Over 50 contributors, each a distinguished scholar familiar with the richness of African American religious life