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

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

By: Alton Hornsby (editor)Paperback

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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. 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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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).


Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgments. INTRODUCTION. PART I: AFRICAN AND OTHER ROOTS. 1. Life and Work in West Africa. Augustine Konneh (Morehouse College). 2. Africans in Europe. Maghan Keita (Villanova University). 3. The African and European Slave Trades. Walter Rucker (Ohio State University). 4. Africans in the Caribbean and Latin America: The Post-Emancipation Diaspora. Frederick . D. Opie (Marist College). PART II: AFRICANS IN EARLY NORTH AMERICA. 5. Concepts of Race, Ethnicity and Nationality in Colonial America. Jeffrey Elton Anderson (Middle Georgia College). 6. Not Chattel, Not Free:Legal and Political Status of Quasi-Free Blacks. Antonio F. Holland (Lincoln University) and Deborah Greene (Lincoln University). 7. Africans and Native Americans. Tiya Miles (University of Michigan) and Barbara Krauthamer (New York University) PART III: IN THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE. 8. Origins and Institutionalization of Slavery. Jason R. Young (State University of New York at Buffalo). 9. Labor in the Slave Community. Frederick C. Knight (Colorado State University). 10. Spirituality and Socialization in the Slave Community. Jason R. Young (State University of New York at Buffalo). 11. Rebels and Abolitionists. Stanley Harrold (South Carolina State University). PART IV: TRANSCULTURATION. 12. The Americanization of Africans and the Africanization of America. Samuel T. Livingston (Morehouse College). 13. African Americans and an Atlantic World Culture. Walter Rucker (Ohio State University). PART V: THE CIVIL WAR, EMANCIPATION AND THEQUEST FOR FREEDOM. 14. African Americans and the American Civil War. Oscar R. Williams, III (State University of New York at Albany)and Haywood "Woody" Farrar (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). 15. Jim Crowed: Freedom Denied. Charles McKinney (Duke University)and Rhonda Jones (Duke University). PART VI: THE MATURATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AND THE EMERGENCE OF INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS. 16. Religious Institutions, Fraternal Organizations. David H. Jackson, Jr. (Florida A&M University). 17. The Quest for "Book Learning": African American Education in Slavery and Freedom. Christopher M. Span University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and James.Anderson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). 18. The Growth of African American Cultural and Social Institutions. David H. Jackson, Jr. (Florida A&M University). 19. African American Entrepreneurship in Slavery and Freedom. Anne R. Hornsby (Spelman College). 20. The Black Press. Shirley E. Thompson (University of Texas at Austin). PART VII: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WARS "FOR DEMOCRACY". 21.The Black Soldier in the Two World Wars. Haywood "Woody"Farrar (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). 22.Identity, Patriotism and Protest on the Warttime Home Front. Haywood "Woody" Farrar (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). PART VIII: GENDER AND CLASS. 23. Gender and Class in Post Emancipation Black Communities. Angela M. Hornsby (University of Mississippi). 24. African American Women Since The Second World War: Perspectives on Gender and Race. Delores. P. Aldridge (Emory University). 25. Striving For Place: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People. Juan Battle (City University of New York)and Natalie Bennett (University of Nebraska at Omaha). PART IX: MIGRATION, RENAISSANCE AND NEW BEGINNINGS. 26. Exodus From the South. Mark Andrew Huddle (St. Bonaventure University). 27. Development, Growth and Transformation in Education. Abel A. Bartley (University of Akron). 28. Identity, Protest and Outreach in the Arts. Julius E. Thompson (University of Missouri-Columbia) PART X: SEARCHING FOR PLACE. 29. Searching For A New Freedom. Hasan Kwame Jeffries (Ohio State University). 30. "Race Rebels": From Indigenous Insurgency to Hip-Hopamania. Marcellus C. Barksdale (Morehouse College)with Samuel T. Livingston (Morehouse College). 31. Searching For Place: Nationalism, Separatism and Pan-Africanism. Akinyele Umoja (Georgia State University). Index

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  • publication date: 23/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405179935
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781405179935
  • weight: 1018
  • ISBN10: 1405179937

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