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Rising to Common Ground: Overcoming America's Color Lines

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Paperback, 140 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Just Faith, Inc
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A book everyone should read. Sadly, the schools do not do a thorough job of teaching history.
Prior to the slave trade as we know it (first Africans arrived in 1619), slavery was based on religion and because of this many slaves were native Americans or "heathens". Slavery did include some Africans but the laws of slavery were not as strict as they would later become. A slave could own, buy, and sell livestock. This allowed them to save money in order to buy their freedom. Sometimes a slave would
basically, this is dr. jenkins' "race relations" class at xavier in book form. without her personality. i didn't feel like there were many new ideas for me; nevertheless, it was a valuable book that created a lot of interesting discussion in my justfaith group. it was also interesting to read in the midst of obama's election -- i feel like a new chapter will have to be added to this book in the next few years.
This little book gave me a better knowlege of the history of racism as well as the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done. Well worth the read.
If you want to be part of the solution to end racism, read this book!
The book contains a lot of good information but it was ... colorless.
Best book that I have read on race in America!
Very basic, nothing new.
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