Landmarks of African American History (American Landmarks)

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In Landmarks of African American History, James Oliver Horton chooses thirteen historic sites to explore the struggles and triumphs of African Americans and how they helped shape the rich and varied history of the United States. Horton begins with the first Africans brought to Jamestown, Virginia, and the start of slavery in the colonies that became the United States. Boston's Old State House provides the backdrop to the martyrdom of Crispus Attucks, the former slave killed in the Boston Massacre, the confrontation with British troops that led to the American Revolution. After the Civil War, former slaves settled the desolate area of Nicodemus, Kansas, and turned it into a thriving community. The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Boston's Old State House illustrate African American contributions to the defense of their country and reveal racial tensions within the military. And the black students who demanded service at Woolworth's racially segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, launched the sit-in movement and advanced the fight for civil rights. Horton brings together a wide variety of African American historical sites to tell of the glory and hardship, of the great achievement and determination, of the people and events that have shaped the values, ideals, and dreams of our nation.

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James Oliver Horton is at George Washington University.

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"Clearly written and well organized, the text enriches the study of African-American history, providing a context and a look at its artifacts.... Well-placed illustrations of archival and current photographs and maps make for an attractive presentation. Students are apt to come away from this
text with some interesting facts that they are not likely to forget.... A worthy addition."--School Library Journal

"The American Landmarks series is designed to tell the story from a unique perspective: the places where history was made. In each book, each chapter profiles a historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and each site is used as the centerpiece for discussion of a
particular aspect of history."--American Landmarks

"Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, maps, and black-and-white illustrations, this outstanding volume serves as a superb guide to these sites, combining highly informative narrative with elegant layout. History-minded travelers well aware that not everything may be found on the
web would be happy to carry it from place to place; students and researchers will appreciate the vast amount of information packed into a rather compact book. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

"Through essays of 13 historical sites chosen from the National Register of Historic Places, Horton explores the struggles and achievements of African Americans throughout the nation's history....Academic but accessible to the general reader."-- Reference and Research Library Book News

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