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A history of the African American people : the history, traditions & culture of African Americans
Horton, James Oliver.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: London : Salamander Books, c1995.
Africans in America / Daniel C. Littlefield -- The bittersweet cup of freedom / Gary B. Nash -- The slaves' changing world / Ira Berlin -- A limited freedom / Leslie M. Harris -- The age of emancipation / David W. Blight -- A certain kind of soul / James R. Grossman -- From hard times to hope / Joe William Trotter, Jr. -- A season of struggle / Clayborne Carson -- Race, culture, and conservatism / Roger Wilkins.
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E185 .H56 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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In their long history, African Americans have created a rich, complex, and highly diverse culture. A History of the African American People makes available more than a generation of scholarship written by some of the most distinguished historians in America. Their work examines the social and communal institutions that have sustained African Americans and strengthened their spiritual and cultural life. Specially commissioned photographs of artifacts reveal the richness of cultural traditions, and hundreds of historic photographs and paintings enhance the work still further, creating a magnificent illustrated history.

Author Notes

James Oliver Horton was professor of History and American Civilization at the George Washington University and director of the African American Communities Project, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. His books include Black Bostonians and Free People of Color.

Lois E. Horton is professor emerita of history at George Mason University. Her work include the book Black Bostonians.