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The Handy African American History Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

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Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of Americas early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.

About the Author

Jessie Carney Smith, PhD, is a noted author, biographer, and black studies scholar whose work includes Black Heroes, Black Firsts, and Freedom Facts and Firsts. She is the William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University in Nashville, where she also serves as the university librarian. Among her numerous awards are the 1992 National Women's Book Association Award, the Candace Award for excellence in education, and Sage magazine's Ann J. Cooper Award for her published works on African American women. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578594528
Author:
Smith, Jessie Carney.
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Author:
Smith, Jessie Carney
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Western Civilization-Historical Reference
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.25 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
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