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Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 / Henry Louis Gates.

  • ISBN: 9780307593429 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0307593428 (hardcover) :
  • Description: xvi, 487 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf,

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-455)and index.
Contents Note: Origins 1513-1760 -- Forging freedom 1760-1804 -- "It shall ever be our duty to vindicate our brethren" 1800-1834 -- Race and resistance 1834-1850 -- Emergence 1850-1860 -- War and its meaning 1859-1865 -- Reconstructing a nation 1866-1877 -- "There is no Negro problem" 1877-1895 -- New Negro, old problem 1895-1900 -- Ordeal of Jim Crow 1900-1917 -- Renaissance 1917-1928 -- Growing authority 1928-1939 -- Era of World War II 1939-1950 -- Foundations of the new Civil Rights movement 1950-1963 -- Movement at high tide 1963-1968 -- Cultural integration 1969-1979 -- Achievement 1980-2008.
Summary: The author gives us a sumptuously illustrated, book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images, ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters, this book focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the achievements of people famous and obscure. He takes us from the sixteenth century through the ordeal of slavery, from the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era and the Great Migration; from the civil rights and black nationalist movements through the age of hip-hop on to the Joshua generation. By documenting and illuminating the sheer diversity of African American involvement in American history, society, politics, and culture, he bracingly disabuses us of the presumption of a single "Black Experience."
Subject: African Americans > History.
African Americans > History > Pictorial works.
United States > Civilization > African American influences.