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Blackwell Companion to African American History (Blackwell Companions to American History)

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A Companion to African American History is a collection of original and authoritative essays arranged thematically and topically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenth century to the present day. From their origins in West Africa on the eve of slave trading, through slavery itself and its abolition in the turmoil of the Civil War, and then over the rest of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, as they struggled for freedom, identity, and place, African Americans occupy a central role in their country’s history. This volume surveys the scholarly literature in African American history and provides a guide to the research, analyses, and various interpretations and perspectives that historians have developed over the past fifty years.

Each essay pays particular attention to geographical features as well as conceptual and methodological issues. In this volume, globalization, region, migration, gender, class, and social forces have been knitted into the broad cultural fabric of African American history. With this Companion, readers now have a complete source to the most recent theories and explanations for the changing contours of African American life.

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A Companion to African American History is a collection of original and authoritative essays arranged thematically and topically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenth century to the present day. From their origins in West Africa on the eve of slave trading, through slavery itself and its abolition in the turmoil of the Civil War, and then over the rest of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, as they struggled for freedom, identity, and place, African Americans occupy a central role in their country's history. This volume surveys the scholarly literature in African American history and provides a guide to the research, analyses, and various interpretations and perspectives that historians have developed over the past fifty years.

Each essay pays particular attention to geographical features as well as conceptual and methodological issues. In this volume, globalization, region, migration, gender, class, and social forces have been knitted into the broad cultural fabric of African American history. With this Companion, readers now have a complete source to the most recent theories and explanations for the changing contours of African American life.

Synopsis:

A Companion to African American History is a collection of original and authoritative essays arranged thematically and topically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenth century to the present day.

  • Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books and articles in the field

  • Includes discussions of globalization, region, migration, gender, class and social forces that make up the broad cultural fabric of African American history

About the Author

Alton Hornsby, Jr is Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History at Morehouse College, and former editor of the Journal of Negro History. He is the author of Milestones in 20th Century Black History (1993), and Chronology of African American History (2nd edition, 1997).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

INTRODUCTION.

PART I: AFRICAN AND OTHER ROOTS.

PART II: AFRICANS IN EARLY NORTH AMERICA.

PART III: IN THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE).

PART IV: TRANSCULTURATION.

PART VI: THE MATURATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AND THE EMERGENCE OF INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS.

PART VII: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WARS "FOR DEMOCRACY".

PART VIII: GENDER AND CLASS.

PART IX: MIGRATION, RENAISSANCE AND NEW BEGINNINGS.

PART X: SEARCHING FOR PLACE.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631230663
Editor:
Hornsby, Alton, Jr.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Editor:
Hornsby, Alton, Jr.
Author:
Hornsby, Alton, Jr.
Author:
Alton Hornsby, Jr.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
African Americans--History
Subject:
African Americans - Historiography
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Ethnic & Immigration History
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL eMRW (including BRO)
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
253 x 178 x 36.9 mm 40 oz

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , A Companion to African American History is a collection of original and authoritative essays arranged thematically and topically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenth century to the present day. From their origins in West Africa on the eve of slave trading, through slavery itself and its abolition in the turmoil of the Civil War, and then over the rest of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, as they struggled for freedom, identity, and place, African Americans occupy a central role in their country's history. This volume surveys the scholarly literature in African American history and provides a guide to the research, analyses, and various interpretations and perspectives that historians have developed over the past fifty years.

Each essay pays particular attention to geographical features as well as conceptual and methodological issues. In this volume, globalization, region, migration, gender, class, and social forces have been knitted into the broad cultural fabric of African American history. With this Companion, readers now have a complete source to the most recent theories and explanations for the changing contours of African American life.

"Synopsis" by , A Companion to African American History is a collection of original and authoritative essays arranged thematically and topically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenth century to the present day.

  • Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books and articles in the field

  • Includes discussions of globalization, region, migration, gender, class and social forces that make up the broad cultural fabric of African American history

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