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Atlas of African-American History, Revised Edition

A highly illustrated look at African Americans and their place within U.S. history.

Praise for the previous hardcover edition:
"…easy to browse and read…Highly recommend… (See Below for Full Description)
SKU: IB-9780816067145

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A highly illustrated look at African Americans and their place within U.S. history.

Praise for the previous hardcover edition:
"…easy to browse and read…Highly recommended."—Midwest Book Review

“…well written…recommended…”—Choice

African Americans have helped define American history from the very beginning. Documenting the great contributions they have made throughout U.S. history, 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, with a new section focusing on Hurricane Katrina and its impact, 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 new 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
  • The rise of hip-hop and rap from a local South Bronx phenomenon into a powerful industry capable of launching other businesses
  • Demographic profiles of the health, education, employment, income, spending habits, homeownership, and other benchmarks of African Americans, and 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
  • The persistent social, racial, and economic issues that still confront America, as highlighted by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6714-5
ISBN-10 816067147
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Multicultural Atlas
Author James Ciment
Publication Date 11/1/2007
Book's Binding Paperback
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Specifications 145 full-color and black-and-white photographs. 30 line illustrations and graphs. 73 full-color maps. Index. Bibliography. 12 chronologies. 46 box features.
Available Formats Print

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