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1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History
Contributor(s): Stewart, Jeffrey C. (Author)

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ISBN: 038548576X     ISBN-13: 9780385485760
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 1998
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Annotation: Where can one go to get a comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals and social processes of African-American history? Fear not, because "1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History is history at your fingertips-in a concise, accessible, easily-read format.
Jeffrey C. Stewart, Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, takes the reader on an all-encompassing journey through the entirety of African-American history that is pithy, provocative, and encyclopedic in scope. Here are all the people, terms, ideas, events, and social processes that make African-American history such a fascinating and inspiring subject.
"1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History covers all the significant information in six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion. It will entertain as well as instruct, and it can be read from beginning to end as well as opened at random and read at any length without confusion.
A necessary addition to every family's library, "1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History presents African American history in a fun, engaging and intelligent way.
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BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
- History | African American
- Reference | Trivia
Dewey: 973.049
Physical Information: 1" H x 6.9" W x 9.1" L (1.70 lbs) 416 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
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A comprehensive and engaging account of the most significant events, individuals, terms, ideas, and social movements that make up the dazzling canvas of African American history--from the National Book Award­-winning author of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

"An indispensable aid for the study of Black American History."--Clarence E. Walker, professor of history, University of California, Davis

Distinguished historian and National Book Award winner Jeffrey C. Steward illuminates the famous and the obscure, people like Estevanico, the first African explorer in America, and Sojourner Truth, one of the few Black women to participate in both the abolitionist and women's rights movements. He tells us how the former slave Peter Salem dispatched the hated British major at the battle of Bunker Hill, and how Colin Powell earned his medals in Vietnam. And he reminds us of the artistic contributions of filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, dancer Katherine Dunham, and actor Ira Aldridge.

Here is a fact-filled trip through five hundred years of African American history, divided into six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion. So if you want to know who invented the gas mask or dominated college lacrosse in the mid 1950s, or became the first Black cowboy to write his own autobiography, or even who invented the disc jockey technique of "scratching" you're sure to find it in 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History.

 
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