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African Americans: A Concise History, Volume 1, 4th Edition

By Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, Stanley C Harrold

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 10, 2011

Description

A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity.

 

This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. African Americans draws on recent research to present black history within broad social, cultural and political frameworks. From Africa to the 21st century, this book follows the long turbulent journey of African Americans, the rich culture they have nurtured throughout their history and the quest for freedom through which African Americans have sought to counter oppression and racism. This text also recognizes the diversity within the African-American sphere, providing coverage of class and gender and balancing the lives of ordinary men and women with accounts of black leaders.

 

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

About the Authors

 

Part I: Becoming African American

Chapter 1: Africa

A Huge and Diverse Land

The Birthplace of Humanity

Ancient Civilizations and Old Arguments

West Africa

Kongo and Angola

West African Society and Culture

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 2: Middle Passage

The European Age of Exploration and Colonization

The Slave Trade in Africa

The Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The African-American Ordeal from Capture to Destination

Landing and Sale in the West Indies

Seasoning

The End of the Journey: Masters and Slaves in the Americas  

The Ending of the Atlantic Slave Trade  

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 3: Black People in Colonial North America, 1526-1763

The Peoples of Eastern North America  

Black Servitude in the Chesapeake  

Plantation Slavery, 1700—1750  

Slave Life in Early America  

Miscegenation and Creolization  

The Origins of African-American Culture  

Slavery in the Northern Colonies  

Slavery in Spanish Florida and French Louisiana  

Black Women in Colonial America  

Black Resistance and Rebellion

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 4: Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763-1783

The Crisis of the British Empire

The Declaration of Independence and African Americans

Black Enlightenment

African Americans in the War for Independence

The Revolution and Emancipation

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 5: African Americans in the New Nation, 1783-1820

Forces for Freedom  

Forces for Slavery  

The Emergence of Free Black Communities  

The War of 1812 

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Part II: Slavery, Abolition, and the Quest for Freedom: The Coming of the Civil War, 1793—1861

Chapter 6: Life in the Cotton Kingdom

The Expansion of Slavery

Slave Labor in Agriculture

House Servants and Skilled Slaves

Slave Families

The Socialization of Slaves

Religion

The Character of Slavery and Slaves

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 7: Free Black People in Antebellum America, 1820-1861

Demographics of Freedom  

The Jacksonian Era  

Limited Freedom in the North  

Black Communities in the Urban North  

African-American Institutions  

Free African Americans in the Upper South 

Free African Americans in the Deep South  

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 8: Opposition to Slavery, 1800-1833

Abolitionism Begins in America  

From Gabriel to Denmark Vesey  

A Country in Turmoil  

Black Abolitionist Women   

The Baltimore Alliance  

David Walker and Nat Turner 

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 9: Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833-1850

A Rising Tide of Racism and Violence   

Black Community Institutions  

The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and the Liberty Party  

A More Aggressive Abolitionism  

Black Militancy

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 10: "And Black People Were at the Heart of It": The United States Disunites Over Slavery

The Lure of the West

Fugitive Slaves  

The Rochester Convention, 1853 

Nativism and the Know-Nothings  

Uncle Tom’s Cabin  

The Kansas-Nebraska Act  

Preston Brooks Attacks Charles Sumner 

The Dred Scott Decision  

White Northerners and Black Americans  

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates  

Abraham Lincoln and Black People 

John Brown and the Raid on Harpers Ferry  

The Election of Abraham Lincoln

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Part III: The Civil War, Emancipation, and Black Reconstruction: The Second American Revolution  

Chapter 11: Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War

Lincoln’s Aims  

Black Men Volunteer and Are Rejected  

Union Policies toward Confederate Slaves  

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation  

The Emancipation Proclamation  

Black Men Fight for the Union  

The Confederate Reaction to Black Soldiers  

Black Men in the Union Navy 

Liberators, Spies, and Guides  

Violent Opposition to Black People  

Refugees  

Black People and the Confederacy

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

  

Chapter 12: The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865-1868

The End of Slavery  

Land  

The Freedmen’s Bureau  

Southern Homestead Act  

Sharecropping  

The Black Church  

Education  

Violence  

The Crusade for Political and Civil Rights  

Presidential Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson  

Black Codes  

Black Conventions  

The Radical Republicans  

The Fourteenth Amendment  

Radical Reconstruction  

The Reaction of White Southerners 

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Chapter 13: The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877

Constitutional Conventions  

Elections  

Black Political Leaders  

The Issues  

Economic Issues  

Black Politicians: An Evaluation  

Republican Factionalism  

Opposition  

The Fifteenth Amendment  

The Enforcement Acts  

The North Loses Interest  

The Freedmen’s Bank  

The Civil Rights Act of 1875  

The End of Reconstruction

Conclusion

Chapter Timeline

Review Questions

MyHistoryLab Connections

 

Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts

Bibliography

Index

 

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ISBN-10: 0-205-80936-7

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-80936-3

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