The African-American Atlas: Black History and Culture--An Illustrated Reference

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Grade 9 Up-This updated edition of The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans (Macmillan, 1992) has beautiful, full-color graphics interspersed with explanatory text on myriad subjects that are organized chronologically. The authors introduce African-American history by interweaving information about the people and events that influenced our nation's development with maps, charts, reproductions, and photographs. For example, maps give readers a visual understanding of such topics as the Underground Railroad, Harlem in the 1920s, the major mosques of the Nation of Islam, the birthplaces of influential performing artists, and the sobering reality of 30 years of lynching. However, there are some lapses that detract from the book's overall quality. The index is not complete: users cannot look up fields of endeavor such as art, medicine, or the military, and there is no entry for Colin Powell, who is mentioned in at least three places. Also, some editorial mistakes are noticeable. Tuskegee Institute is listed on a chart as being in Alabama but the accompanying map shows it in Georgia, and a map of median family income by region in 1996 is missing part of its legend. This much detail requires more careful checking.
Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A revision of The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African-Americans [RBB S 1 91]. Text and figures have been updated, with most statistics current to 1995 or 1996. The brief entry on Toni Morrison mentions her 1998 novel Paradise but not her 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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