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African Americans: A Concise History, Volume II (Chapters 13-24) (2nd Edition)

ISBN13: 9780131925823
ISBN: 0131925822
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $53.33
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Published Date:
Edition 2
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.80/5

Incorporating the basic features and narrative from "The African-American Odyssey," this concise history presents its major episodes, issues, and people. It tells a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity-leaving readers with an appreciation of the central place of black people and culture in this country, and a better understanding of both African-American and American history. The 2nd edition presents a broadened international perspective, offers expanded coverage of interaction among African-Americans and other ethnic groups, and includes additional material on African-Americans in the western portion of the United States, as well as a new chapter on the evolution of black politics since the 1980s. It describes African-American history from the struggle of black people to maintain their humanity during the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, and through the Civil Rights movement to discussions of black life at the dawn of the 21st century. This is a compelling story of survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity. Readers will learn an appreciation of the central place of black people and black culture in this country, and a better understanding of both African-American and American history.