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African American Odyssey, Combined Volume

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More than any other text, "The African-American Odyssey "illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history -- not only telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America, but also how African-American history is inseparably weaved into the greater context of American history and vice versa. This updated edition brings the story up to 2008 and th ...more
Hardcover, (4th Edition), 711 pages
Published June 30th 2009 by Prentice Hall (first published 1999)
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Bruce
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A stunning example of everything a history book should be. It includes plenty of primary sources, maps, graphs and brief life sketches of significant historical figures. This book shows that African-American history is important not just to African Americans but all Americans. It begins with a survey of pre-slave trade Africa. I took a class on African history, and this book included information that was overlooked even in that class. It ends with the election of President Obama and statistics o ...more
Craig Cunningham
Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent textbook. I am presently using it as a required reading in one of my classes. The book provides a thorough overview of African American history from a good discussion of pre-colonial Africa, all the way through the 21st century in the United States. The text focusses on the men, women, and groups that helped define African American history. I truly enjoy the work of the scholar Darlene Clark Hine, and many of her other endeavors. This is a gem of a book, and I am very proud ...more
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This is an excellently written history textbook.
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