This oversized (10 x 12), profusely illustrated book offers encyclopedic treatment of the African American experience from African origins to present-day social and economic realities. In addition to the printed text, which is written at the high-school level, the book contains numerous photographs, diagrams, and charts. But what distinguishes the work from similar sources, such as the Encyclopedia of Black America ( LJ 5/15/81), is its 65 informative and clearly drawn maps. Prepared by Mattson, an experienced cartographer, the maps emphasize historical trends (e.g., "African Americans in the Wild West," "Plantations of the Ante-Bellum South," "Pre-Civil War Slave Economy"), while others furnish contemporary demographic data ("African American Families in Poverty, 1989") and distribution information ("Location of African American Newspapers"). Occasional factual errors mar the book. For instance, the now-discredited story that black surgeon and blood bank pioneer Charles Drew bled to death in 1950 because an all-white hospital refused to admit him is repeated as fact. Nevertheless, the atlas will be a valuable addition to school and public library reference collections.
- Kenneth F. Kister, Tampa, Fla.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Asante, chairman of Temple University's African American studies department, teams up with award-winning cartographer Mattson to produce a map-filled chronicle of the African American experience.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Macmillan Library Reference, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028970217
Book Description Macmillan Library Reference. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0028970217 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0007191
Book Description Macmillan Library Reference, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0028970217