Synopses & Reviews
"Concise enough to be grasped by students on all levels of academia....Shows profound scholarship and its facility of style renders it a tour de force."--Ralph J. Lowry, Lincoln University
"An excellent book. A modern classic. It is both comprehensive and concise; and therefore very good for undergraduate students with little historical background in African-American studies. The best thing is the approach, which utilizes non-traditional materials to bring a necessary corrective to the distortions and limitations of most texts."--E. Yvonne Moss, University of San Francisco
"Excellent text. Particularly useful for classes in African American culture which may attract a wide range of students."--Willi Coleman, Cal Poly State Uni San Luis?
"The quality of the writing and the concepts is exceptional."--John R. M. Wilson, Southern California College
"An invaluable resource for students of the Afro-American past."--The New Republic
"Excellent interpretative history, ideal for Honors courses and senior classes. Should be in every black scholar's library."--Arthur A. Drayton, University of Kansas
"Few have written more creative history. A brilliantly written and illustrated work."--Leroy T. Williams, University of Arkansas