The African-American Experience: Selections from the Five-Volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history (Macmillan Information Now Encyclopedia)

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9780028650173: The African-American Experience: Selections from the Five-Volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history (Macmillan Information Now Encyclopedia)

Adapted from the award-winning Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History , The African-American Experience summary of African-American history from 1619 to the present.

This authoritative reference features fascinating photographs, enduring quotations by notable Americans, and exciting articles about the people, places, ideas and statistics that constitute the African-American experience.

You’ll also find informative biographies of history’s most extraordinary African-Americans, including:

· Muhammad Ali
· Billie Holiday
· Marian Anderson
· Bill Cosby
· Jesse Owens
· Duke Ellington
· And many more!

The definitive encyclopedia of African-American history and culture!

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The five-volume Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History is the ultimate reference work on the lives and significance of African Americans. Since it was published in 1996, however, scholars, students, and general readers have asked for a single-volume version. This book, part of the Macmillan Information Now Encyclopedia series, fills that need. Noted scholars such as Gerald Early (Washington University), Robert Hill (UCLA), and Nell Painter (Princeton University) have contributed over 400 entries on a wide variety of subjects, from Hammerin' Hank Aaron to zydeco. Many of the entries take the form of brief biographies of important African Americans, including civil-rights activists Ella Baker and Martin Luther King Jr., musicians Ray Charles and Miles Davis, writers Alex Haley and Toni Morrison, and sports figures Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Tiger Woods. Other entries focus on important events ( Dred Scott v. Sandford, the Attica uprising), artistic movements (Harlem Renaissance, gospel music), places (New Orleans, Tuskegee University), and broader subjects (abolition, reconstruction, folklore). Throughout the book, cross-references, quotations, and definitions of unfamiliar terms appear in the margins and a detailed index helps you find what you're looking for. The text is scholarly yet readable and would be a valuable addition to any library. --C.B. Delaney

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