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The history of African-American life and thought presented in this anthology represents a far-reaching written and oral tradition, which is thought-provoking, inspiring, and impressive in its breadth. It includes poetry and prose by today's best and most well-known writers.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [753]-756) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

THE FIRST AFRICANS IN NORTH AMERICA 

            from They Came Before Columbus

 

OLAUDAH EQUIANO 

             from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah 

                 Equiano or Gustarus Vassa, the African (1789)

 

EARLY SLAVE REVOLTS

            Report of Governor Hunter on the New York Slave Conspiracy 

               (1712)

 

LUCY TERRY 

               Bars Fight (1761)

 

JUPITER HAMMON

            An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ with Penitential 

               Cries (1761)

 

AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

            Petition of the Africans, Living in Boston (1773)

            The Declaration of Independence (1776)

            Emancipation of Slaves for Military Service During the American 

               Revolution (1783)

 

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

            On Being Brought from AFRICA to AMERICA (1773)

            On Imagination (1773)

            To the Right Honourable WILLIAM, Earl of DARTMOUTH, His 

               Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North America (1773)

            Letter to Samson Occom (1774)

 

BENJAMIN BANNEKER

            Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791)

 

SLAVE REVOLTS

            Testimony on Gabriel’s Revolt (1800)

            Testimony on the Vesey Conspiracy (1822)

            Letter from a Slave Rebel (1793)

            Letter from a Slave Rebel in Georgia (1810)

 

THE FOUNDING OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESS

            Editorial from the First Edition of Freedom’s Journal (1827)

 

THE COLONIZATION DEBATE

            The Argument For (1829)

            The Argument Against (1827)

 

DAVID WALKER

            from Walker’s Appeal in Four Articles . . . (1829)

 

NAT TURNER

            from The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831)

 

GEORGE MOSES HORTON

             The Slave’s Complaint (1829)

 

THE AMISTAD CASE (1839)

            United States Appallants v. the Libellants and Claimants of the 

               Schooner Amistad (1841)

 

THE CONVENTION MOVEMENT, 1830–1864

            An Address to the Colored People of the United States, from the

                Colored National Convention of 1848

 

HENRY HIGHLAND GARNET

            An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America (1843)

 

MARTIN DELANY

            from The Condition, Elevation, and Destiny of the Colored 

               People of the United States, Politically Considered (1852) 

            Declaration of the Principles of the National Emigration 

               Convention (1854)

 

THE CASE OF DRED SCOTT

            Dred Scott’s Petition for Freedom (1847)

            Reaction of the Dred Scott Decision (1857)

 

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

            from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845)

            Letter to Thomas Auld (1848)

            What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852)

 

HARRIET JACOBS

            The Jealous Mistress 

            from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)

 

WILLIAM WELLS BROWN

            From Clotel: or, The President’s Daughter: A Narrative of 

               Slave Life in the United States (1853)

 

HARRIET E. WILSON

            from Our Nig (1859)

 

SOJOURNER TRUTH

            Address to the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention (1851)

            Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights 

               Association (1867)

 

HARRIET TUBMAN

            from Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (1886)

 

FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER

            Bury Me in a Free Land (1854)

            The Slave Mother (1854)

            A Double Standard

 

JOHN BROWN’S RAID AT HARPERS FERRY

            Letter from John A. Copeland (1859)

            Letter to John Brown for Frances Harper (1860)

            On John Browns’s Raid (1859)

 

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

 

THE NEW YORK DRAFT RIOTS

            An Eyewitness Account (1863)

 

HENRY HIGHLAND GARNET

            A Memorial Discourage Delivered in the Hall of the House of 

               Representatives (1865)

 

AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE CIVIL WAR

            Men of Color, to the Arms! (1863)

            Camp Diary (1863)

            The Struggle for Pay (1864)

            Farewell Address to the Troops (1866)

 

FOLK CULTURE AND LITERATURE

            Slave Song

            Promises of Freedom 

            Slave Marriage Ceremony Supplement 

            Plantation Proverbs 

            Aphorisms 

            All God’s Chillen Had Wings 

            John Henry 

            The Signifying Monkey 

            Stackalace 

            Shine and the Titanic 

            Easy Rider 

            Joe Turner 

            St. Louis Blues 

            Joe Turner Blues 

            Beale Street Blues

 

SPIRITUALS

            Go Down, Moses

            Who’ll Be a Witness for My Lord?

            Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jerico

            I Got a Home in Dat Rock

            Roll Jordan, Roll

            My Way’s Cloudy

            Steal Away to Jesus

            I Know Moon-Rise

            Deep River

            Down in the Valley

            Swing Low Sweet Chariot

            Ride In, Kind Savior

            My Army Cross Over

            Many Thousand Gone

            We’ll Soon Be Free

            I Thank God I’m Free at Las’

 

THE CIVIL WAR AMENDENTS

            The Thirteenth Amendment (1865)

            The Fourteenth Amendment (1868)

            The Fifteenth Amendment (1870)

 

RECONSTRUCTION

            Freedman’s Bureau (1865)

            South Carolina Black Code (1864-1865)

            Frederick Douglass’s Speech to the Thirty-second Annual 

               Convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society (1865)

            Blanche K. Bruce’s Speech to the United States Senate (1876)

            Henry M. Turner’s Speech to the Georgia Legislature (1868)

            Petition from Kentucky Citizens of Ku Klux Klan (1871)

 

THE EXODUSTERS

            News Accounts from the Black Press (1879–1886)

 

CHARLES W. CHESNUTT

            Po’ Sandy       

            The Wife of His Youth

 

PAUL LAURANCE DUNBAR

            We Wear the Mask

            Sympathy

            A Negro Love Song

            The Poet

 

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

            from Up from Slavery (1901)

            The Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)

 

W. E. B Du BOIS

            from The Souls of Black Folk (1903) 

            The Talented Tenth (1903)

 

IDA WELLS-BARNETT

            from A Red Record (1895)

 

MARY CHURCH TERRELL

            What Role Is the Educated Negro Women to Play in the Uplifting

                of Her Race? (1902)

 

ANNA JULIA COPPER

             from A Voice in the South (1892)

 

PLESSY V. FERGUSON (1896)

 

THE NIAGARA MOVEMENT (1905)

 

THE FOUNDING OF THE NAACP

            Principles of the NAACP (1911)

            The Crisis (1910)

            Agitation (1910)

 

JACK JOHNSON    

            The Prize Fighter (1941)

 

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

            Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (1900)

            from The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man (1912)

            O Black and Unknown Bards (1917)

 

THE GREAT MIGRATION, 1910–1920

            Letters and Articles from The Chicago Defender

 

RED SUMMER OF 1919

            A Directive of French Troops (1918)

            Returning Soldiers (1919)

            Three Hundred Years (1919)

            Claude McKay, If We Must Die! (1919)

 

MARCUS GARVEY

            Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World 

               (1920)

 

ALAIN LOCKE

            The New Negro (1925)

 

CLAUDE McKAY

            The Harlem Dancer

            Spring in New Hampshire

            The Lynching

            Tiger

            The White City

            The Tropics in New York

 

LANGSTON HUGHES

            I, Too (1925)

            The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1926)

            The Negro Artists and the Racial Mountain (1926)

            Harlem (1951)

 

JEAN TOOMER

            from Cane

 

COUNTEE CULLEN

            Yet Do I Marvel (1925)

            Heritage ( 1925)

            From the Dark Tower (1925)

 

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

            Sweat (1926)

 

THE SCOTTSBORO CASES

            Appeal of the Scottsboro Boys (1932)

 

JOE LOUIS

            Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite (1935)

 

STERLING BROWN

            Strong Men (1932)

 

ROBERT HAYDEN

            Frederick Douglass

            Middle Passage

 

RICHARD WRIGHT

            The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch 

               (1937)

 

PHILLIP RANDOLPH AND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON MOVEMENT

            Program of the March on Washington Movement (1942)

            Executive Order 8802 (1941)

 

TRUMAN INTEGRATES THE MILITARY

            Executive Order 9981 (1948)

 

PAUL ROBESON

            Statement to the House Un-American Activities Committee (1956)

 

GWENDOLYN BROOKS

            The Mother

            We Real Cool

            The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock

 

RALPH ELLISON

            from Invisible Man (1952)

 

JAMES BALDWIN

            Notes of a Native Son (1955)

 

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA

            NAACP Brief (1953)

            Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING. JR

            Letter from Birmingham City Jail (1963)

            I Have a Dream (1963)

           

SONGS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

            We Shall Overcome

            O Freedom

            Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

            Ain’t Gonna let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round

 

KWANZAA

           

MALCOLM X

            from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)

 

ELDRIDGE CLEAVER

            from Soul on Ice

 

THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

            Black Panther Party Platform (1966)

 

AMIRI BARAKA

            Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

            State/ment

            Ka ’Ba

 

THE KERNER COMMISSION

            from The Kerner Commission Report (1968)

 

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE VIETNAM WAR

            Selections from Bloods

 

MAYA ANGELOU

            from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970)

 

ALICE WALKER

            from In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens: Womanist Prose 

               (1974)

 

JESSE JACKSON

            Address to the Democratic National Convention (1984)

 

RAP MUSIC

 

THE CLARENCE THOMAS CONFIRMATION HEARING

            Clarence Thomas’s Second Statement to the Senate Judiciary 

               Committee (1991)

 

THE L.A. RIOTS

            Congresswomen Maxine Waters’s Testimony Before the Senate 

               Banking Committee (1992)

 

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Selected Index

What Our Readers Are Saying

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rigolinr, October 7, 2008 (view all comments by rigolinr)
Crossing the Danger Water is a wonderful text for several reasons. It includes both historical texts as well as representative examples of fiction and poetry. The editor did a masterful job of selecting the texts, and, as a result, the anthology provides reader with an excellent overview of the African American contribution to politics and literature. Secondly, it is much less expensive than most textbooks, making it a wonderful choice. And finally, Crossing makes a great reference tool.
I have used this book for over five years in my introductory Black Studies class and cannot say enough about it.
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Mullane, Deirdre
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African American Studies - History
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Afro-americans
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African American Studies
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African Americans
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Afro-Americans -- History.
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Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
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Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
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Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
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African Americans--History
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