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Becoming American: The African-American Journey

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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 side-by-side ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Sterling
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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.
Elizabeth Olson
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.
Apr 04, 2011 Celeste marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
A good part of this book is a chronological list of events/eras. I'm setting it aside to read when I have the patience to wade through it. It looks like there's a lot of interesting information it, but the format is really dry...
Apr 13, 2011 Laurie marked it as back-on-the-shelf-for-now
The beginning includes a wonderful timeline of history that is so interesting to consider - for example how early slave trading began in Europe - 50BC slaves from Belgium and France were traded for wine in Italy.
I couldn't finish it to be honest... all it is a loooooong timeline that is mildly interesting at first, but gets boring. and FAST
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