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African-American experience on file
Smith, C. Carter.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts On File, [1999]

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1 volume (loose-leaf) : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
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Offers hundreds of maps, graphs, drawings, photographs and other graphic sources of information that, together with text and timelines, provide a detailed overview of the history of peoples of African descent in the United States. Organized chronologically into six eras, topics include the historic

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In familiar On File fashion, provides maps, graphs, drawings, photographs, and other sources of information, from the early development of African culture to the present. This volume is part of the Ethnic Minorities in America series, which also includes Asian-American History On File (1998) and Hispanic-American History On File (1999).



Coverage includes: African Background: An overview of African geography; political boundaries; cultural traditions; ancient kingdoms and other civilizations; early routes of the slave trade; and Africa in the twentieth century 1492-1820: Slave markets in Latin America; the Triangle Trade and the Middle Passage; the invention of the cotton gin; the Northwest Ordinance; Benjamin Banneker; and major battle sites of black battalions in the War of 1812 1820-1865: The Missouri Compromise; explorer and frontiersman Jim Beckwourth; the Amistad revolt; plantation life; the Underground Railroad; John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry; and the slave population before the Civil War 1865-1900: The Black Codes; the division of the South into five military districts; the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments; African-American congressmen; the birth of the Ku Klux Klan; and the arrival of the first non-slave Africans 1900-1945: The birth of the NAACP; the Harlem Renaissance and the birth of jazz; the Great Migration; the roles of African Americans in WWI and WWII; Marcus Garvey and the Back to Africa Movement; and the New Deal 1946-1968: Brown v. Board of Education; Rosa Parks; the desegregation of Little Rock; the Sit-In Movement and the Freedom Riders; Birmingham; Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965; Malcolm X and black nationalism; and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination 1968-Present: Busing in the 1970s; increased college enrollment of African Americans; the rise of the African-American middle class; affirmative action; Louis Farrakhan and the Million Man March; and the controversy over ebonics. Excerpted from African-American Experience on File by Facts on File, Inc. Staff All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.