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Atlas of African-American History


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Atlas of African-American History by James Ciment
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Building on the authoritative text of the first edition, ""Atlas of African-American History, Revised Edition"" chronicles the important cultural, historical, political, and social experiences of African Americans through the years. Completely updated and revised, this fascinating book features numerous full-color maps - 18 of which are new - that engage readers with easy-to-grasp facts, figures, and images of everyday life. Ten new black-and-white photographs, eight new full-color photographs, and four line illustrations enliven the text.Coverage includes: the dramatic 1839 journey of the Amistad, including its successful slave rebellion; the labor activism of Albert and Lucy Parsons, an interracial couple who led the eight-hour-day movement and the national railroad strike; the accomplishments of Matthew Henson, who, with Robert Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909; the post - World War II influences that drove the economic rise of a new black middle class; analysis of how the cultural contributions of writers, actors, athletes, musicians, and other artists helped define American culture during the 1960s and 1970s; and the rise of hip-hop and rap from a local South Bronx phenomenon into a powerful industry capable of launching other businesses. The coverage also includes: demographic profiles of the health, education, employment, income, spending habits, homeownership, and other benchmarks of African Americans, as well as how these compare with those of other Americans; the powerful role of theater, comedy, TV, and film in presenting and shaping the image of African Americans from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s; and the persistent social, racial, and economic issues that still confront America, as highlighted by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Release date NZ
January 15th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations (some col.), col. maps
Facts On File Inc
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