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Title:
The African American encyclopedia.
Author:
Rasmussen, R. Kent.
Edition:
Second edition / managing editor, R. Kent Rasmussen ; advisory board, Barbara Blair ... [and others].
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
10 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Aar-Bla -- v. 2. Bla-Com -- v. 3. Com-Fed -- v. 4. Fed-Hil -- v. 5. Hil-Lee - v. 6. Lee-Nat -- v. 7. Nat-Ran -- v. 8. Ran-Sud -- v. 9. Sui-Wil -- v. 10. Wil-Zyd. Indexes.
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ISBN:
9780761472087

9780761472094

9780761472100

9780761472117

9780761472124

9780761472131

9780761472148

9780761472155

9780761472162

9780761472179

9780761472186
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Summary

Author Notes

R. Kent Rasmussen has published several books on the history of Zimbabwe Ndebele people.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 22

Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


Booklist Review

In our review of the first (1993) edition, we wrote that this set would be "extremely useful in public, high-school, and college libraries." The statement is no less true for the second edition, which supersedes both the original six volumes and the two-volume supplement that was published in 1997. According to the publisher's note, more than half of the entries have been revised or updated, and "approximately 20 percent of the entries cover new topics or have been completely rewritten." The total number of entries is 3,576. The encyclopedia retains its three-tiered approach, with short entries of less than a page, signed articles of two or three pages, and five-to seven-page essays that focus on more general topics. A substantial number of the shorter entries in the original set for individuals and for specific plays, films, novels, and so on, have been dropped from the A^-Z sequence and now appear in tables within more general articles such as Music and Theater. Jacob Lawrence's June 2000 death date is noted. The entry for Condoleeza Rice mentions her 1999 appointment as then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisor, but Colin Powell's entry is current to April 1997. We will have to wait for the third edition for a discussion of his role as U.S. Secretary of State. Coverage of topics not found in the first edition falls into several categories. Some entries capture recent popular trends. Africa, Africa and African American activism, and African dance and music, along with articles such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Jamaica and Jamaican Americans, are among those that reflect a greater emphasis on the African diaspora. Politics is an area that receives added attention, with entries for Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the administrations of several presidents, beginning with Lincoln. Also new are entries for each U.S. state. There has been considerable updating to the bibliographies that accompany longer articles. Many of the photographs are new, and some articles are now enhanced with statistical tables and charts. Other changes include the addition of a bibliography of "Web Sites and Digital Resources." The list of reference sources on African Americans has grown since 1993. One of the first, The African American Almanac (Gale), is now in its eighth edition. (Reference Library of Black America, distributed by African American Publications, is exactly the same as The African American Almanac except that content has been divided into five volumes, with the appendix and index repeated in each.) Macmillan's five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History was published in 1996, and the single-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience was published by Perseus in 1999. Some libraries will need all of these titles. The African American Encyclopedia is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that found the first edition useful, plus all those needing to expand their holdings in this area.


Choice Review

A substantially revised, reworked, and expanded version of the original set (6v., CH, Nov'93), together with two supplement volumes (CH, May'97), this new edition of AAE is much improved, tightened, and made more relevant by means of a new selection of discursive essays, added biographical entries, and updated bibliographical citations. The articles are notable for their concision and clarity of structure. Most entries are signed and end with brief bibliographies. References for further reading indicate an emphasis on currency rather than comprehensiveness. Biographical entries predominate among the articles, but the new edition shows judicious restructuring; for example, many biographies of popular culture personalities and sports figures have been condensed and grouped under such headings as "Television," "Music," "Jazz," and individual sports, freeing space for a greater number of topical articles discussing vital social problems and issues relevant to African American communities. These thematic essays are, on the whole, commendable for their clear expression, evenhandedness, and close attention to facts. The encyclopedia remains a resource intended primarily for high school students and lower-division undergraduates. More scholarly, sophisticated treatment of topics in the social sciences or African American history may be found in the still useful Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, ed. by Jack Salzman et al. (CH, Sep'96). Although Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) overlaps AAE in content, it differs in the global approach it takes to African American topics. AAE features well-constructed name and subject indexes, and the final volume includes a cumulative bibliography impressive for its length and coverage. Interesting black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Highly recommended for lower-division undergraduates and general readers. K. Potts; California State University--Stanislaus


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