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Title:
Upon these shores : themes in the African American experience, 1600 to the present
Author:
Scott, William R. (William Randolph), 1940-
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxix, 450 pages : illustrations, ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: the long rugged road / Africa, the slave trade, and the diaspora / Creating a biracial society, 1619-1720 / Africans in eighteenth-century North America / In search of freedom: slave life in the antebellum south / "Though we are not slave, we are not free:" quasi-free blacks in antebellum America / Full of faith, full of hope: the African-American experience from emancipation to segragation

Blacks in the economy from Reconstruction to World War I / In search of the promised land: black migration and urbanizaiton, 1900-1940 / From Booker T. to Malcolm X: black political thought, 1895-1965 / Rights, power, and equality: the modern civil rights movement / Sounds of blackness: African-American music / Black voices: themes in African-American literature / Black religious traditions: sacred and secular themes

African-American family life in societal context: crisis and hope / From black bourgeoisie to African-American middle class, 1957 to present / New underclass: concentrated black poverty in the postindustrial city / Black feminism in the United States / African Americans and education since the Brown decisions: a contextual view / After the movement: African Americans and civil rights since 1970

Quest for black equity: African-American politics since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 / Black internationalism: African Americans and foreign policy activism
ISBN:
9780415924061

9780415924078
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Summary

Summary

This one-volume, comprehensive overview of African American history brings together original essays by some of the foremost authorities in the field. Arranged both thematically and chronologically, these papers discuss a wide range of topics - from the Middle Passage to the Civil Rights Movement; from abolition to the Great Migration; from issues in religion, class and family to literature, education and politics.


Summary

This one-volume, comprehensive overview of African American history brings together original essays by some of the foremost authorities in the field. Arranged both thematically and chronologically, these papers discuss a wide range of topics - from the Middle Passage to the Civil Rights Movement; from abolition to the Great Migration; from issues in religion, class and family to literature, education and politics.


Author Notes

William R. Scott is Professor of History and Director of the African-American Studies Program at Lehigh University.
William G. Shade recently retired as the Director of the American Studies Program at Lehigh University and Co-Director of the Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies.


William R. Scott is Professor of History and Director of the African-American Studies Program at Lehigh University.
William G. Shade recently retired as the Director of the American Studies Program at Lehigh University and Co-Director of the Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies.


Table of Contents

William H. Gray IIIWilliam R. Scott and William G. ShadeJoseph C. MillerJean R. SoderlundPeter H. WoodNorrece T. Jones Jr.William G. ShadeArmstead L. RobinsonGerald D. JaynesCarole C. MarksWilson J. MosesEdward P. MorganWaldo F. Martin Jr.Gerald EarlyGayraud S. WilmoreWalter R. AllenRobert GreggJohn F. BaumanBeverly Guy-SheftallStephen N. ButlerDonald G. NiemanLawrence J. HanksWilliam R. ScottCharles V. HamiltonWilliam H. Gray IIIWilliam R. Scott and William G. ShadeJoseph C. MillerJean R. SoderlundPeter H. WoodNorrece T. Jones Jr.William G. ShadeArmstead L. RobinsonGerald D. JaynesCarole C. MarksWilson J. MosesEdward P. MorganWaldo F. Martin Jr.Gerald EarlyGayraud S. WilmoreWalter R. AllenRobert GreggJohn F. BaumanBeverly Guy-SheftallStephen N. ButlerDonald G. NiemanLawrence J. HanksWilliam R. ScottCharles V. Hamilton
Forewordp. xiii
Chronology of African-American Historyp. xix
Introduction: The Long Rugged Roadp. 1
Part 1. Out of africa
1. Africa, the Slave Trade, and the Diasporap. 21
Part 2. This "peculiar institution"
2. Creating a Biracial Society, 1619-1720p. 63
3. Africans in Eighteenth-Century North Americap. 83
4. In Search of Freedom: Slave Life in the Antebellum Southp. 102
5. "Though We Are Not Slaves, We Are Not Free": Quasi-Free Blacks in Antebellum Americap. 118
Part 3. The reconstruction and beyond
6. Full of Faith, Full of Hope: The African-American Experience from Emancipation to Segregationp. 141
7. Blacks in the Economy: from Reconstruction to World War Ip. 167
8. In Search of the Promised Land: Black Migration and Urbanization, 1900-1940p. 182
9. From Booker T. to Malcolm X: Black Political Thought, 1895-1965p. 198
10. Rights, Power, and Equality: The Modern Civil Rights Movementp. 221
Part 4. African-american identity and culture
11. The Sounds of Blackness: African-American Musicp. 251
12. Black Voices: Themes in African-American Literaturep. 270
13. Black Religious Traditions: Sacred and Secular Themesp. 285
Part 5. Family, class, and gender
14. African-American Family Life in Societal Context: Crisis and Hopep. 303
15. From Black Bourgeoisie to African-American Middle Class, 1957 to the Presentp. 319
16. The New Underclass: Concentrated Black Poverty in the Postindustrial Cityp. 333
17. Black Feminism in the United Statesp. 347
Part 6. The postwar agenda
18. African Americans and Education since the Brown Decisions: A Contextual Viewp. 369
19. After the Movement: African Americans and Civil Rights since 1970p. 389
20. The Quest for Black Equity: African-American Politics since the Voting Rights Act of 1965p. 404
21. Black Internationalism: African Americans and Foreign Policy Activismp. 418
Afterword: The Future of African Americansp. 435
Notes on Contributorsp. 445
Forewordp. xiii
Chronology of African-American Historyp. xix
Introduction: The Long Rugged Roadp. 1
Part 1. Out of africa
1. Africa, the Slave Trade, and the Diasporap. 21
Part 2. This "peculiar institution"
2. Creating a Biracial Society, 1619-1720p. 63
3. Africans in Eighteenth-Century North Americap. 83
4. In Search of Freedom: Slave Life in the Antebellum Southp. 102
5. "Though We Are Not Slaves, We Are Not Free": Quasi-Free Blacks in Antebellum Americap. 118
Part 3. The reconstruction and beyond
6. Full of Faith, Full of Hope: The African-American Experience from Emancipation to Segregationp. 141
7. Blacks in the Economy: from Reconstruction to World War Ip. 167
8. In Search of the Promised Land: Black Migration and Urbanization, 1900-1940p. 182
9. From Booker T. to Malcolm X: Black Political Thought, 1895-1965p. 198
10. Rights, Power, and Equality: The Modern Civil Rights Movementp. 221
Part 4. African-american identity and culture
11. The Sounds of Blackness: African-American Musicp. 251
12. Black Voices: Themes in African-American Literaturep. 270
13. Black Religious Traditions: Sacred and Secular Themesp. 285
Part 5. Family, class, and gender
14. African-American Family Life in Societal Context: Crisis and Hopep. 303
15. From Black Bourgeoisie to African-American Middle Class, 1957 to the Presentp. 319
16. The New Underclass: Concentrated Black Poverty in the Postindustrial Cityp. 333
17. Black Feminism in the United Statesp. 347
Part 6. The postwar agenda
18. African Americans and Education since the Brown Decisions: A Contextual Viewp. 369
19. After the Movement: African Americans and Civil Rights since 1970p. 389
20. The Quest for Black Equity: African-American Politics since the Voting Rights Act of 1965p. 404
21. Black Internationalism: African Americans and Foreign Policy Activismp. 418
Afterword: The Future of African Americansp. 435
Notes on Contributorsp. 445