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With more than 300,000 paperback copies sold in its previous edition, this phenomenal bestseller, now revised for the first time, provides a "brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories" (Library Journal).
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"The Sweet Shade of a Chinaberry Tree" is a book that retells the history of the (forced) integration of the United States of America, focussing on a small town in Alabama and the things happening there. The story follows Gaynell McGowan who comes home for the summer from college, living through the integration forced from federal level and how the local town responds. Her own story takes a very interesting turn when she meets Willis, a negro civil rights activist and falls in love with him. A nice book, but it feels (to me) like only a small part of the story of the integration in the United States of America. It only touches the fears and feelings of the black people where I think a lot more can be written about those feelings. The ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Click 'Additional Materials' for downloadable samplesThe Encyclopedia of Black Studies is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black Experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field. More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Although the first black slaves arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, our knowledge of African American history is often limited to "lessons" in films. The Complete Idiot's Guide to African American History reveals a full portrait of black life, including familiar figures such as Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The long-awaited third edition of a classicThe new Third Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to the genre of books for children and young adults with the biographies of 121 new 247 authors and artists. The book presents a rich source of biographical data on each individual, covering birthplace, education, their approach to art or literature, career development, awards and honors received, families, and current place of residence. Over 120 photographs of the subjects bring the biographies to life, and 46 covers of important children's books are reproduced in black and white. The new edition includes 121 new biographies.These special features make it easy to find a wealth of informationThe entrie... Rest of this review on the detail page
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