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Becoming American: The African-American Journey
Far too many Americans, of all races, are unaware of the pivotal role that people of African descent have played in shaping the US and the world. Even less is known about the role of African peoples in the history of all humankind. "Becoming American: The African-American Journey" will open their eyes--and enlighten even the already knowledgeable. It features two ...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Sterling
(first published February 3rd 2009)
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Not really a book, but mostly a timeline of African American history. It listed and dated events like the originations of slavery, Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement. Very easy to follow and included some milestones in popular culture as well. I do wish the second part included more complete writings and speeches.
Not a narrative, but a highly detailed and timeline, supplemented by select historical writings and illustrations, highlighting the role of Africans and African-Americans in world and U.S. history. A very different way to read to history, this book continually shook up what I thought I knew of history, especially American history.
This was another free Nook download that looked interesting. However, it's not really a book; the first half is a detailed time line and the second half is a collection of speeches and essays related to black emancipation in the US. A useful reference source but rather a dry read, and very short.
This was interesting and provided a nice timeline of some of the struggles and key events from very, very early times. It was a little tough to read with the way it was presented, but didn't take away from what was presented. It was really insightful.