Black Saga: The African American Experience

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Black Saga: The African American Experience presents the people, events, and places that influenced the culture, identity, and perspective of Blacks in the United States. Beginning before 1492, with the African kingdoms, and ending with the civil rights movement and events into the 1990s, Black Saga's chronologically arranged summaries and factual entries provide a vivid, definitive picture of a complex history. More than a list of dates and events, Black Saga abounds with previously untold stories, such as those of escaped slaves Ellen and William Craft, California pioneer and entrepreneur Biddy Mason, inventor and businessman Jan Matzeliger, and civil rights activist Hannah Atkins. Demographic, economic, social, political, and cultural realities are combined in compelling narratives of achievement and of tragic oppression. Complemented by more than 230 illustrations, many of them rare, the chronology provides information on key issues and accomplishments. Informed by the unique voice

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Black Saga: The African American Experience presents the people, places, and events that have shaped the culture and identity of Blacks in the United States. From the African kingdoms that thrived in the days before Columbus to the struggles that continue today, Black Saga's panoramic scope offers a vivid, definitive picture of this rich and complex history. More than a chronology of dates and events, Black Saga interweaves the histories of famous figures with those of unsung heroes. Here are the stories of escaped slaves Ellen and William Craft, California pioneer and entrepreneur Biddy Mason, inventor and businessman Jan Matzeliger, and civil rights activist Hannah Atkins. With more than 230 illustrations - many of them rare - Black Saga also provides information on key issues and accomplishments, Black elected officials from Reconstruction to the present, Black-owned businesses and news papers, and Black musicians, athletes, and recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Charles M. Christian is associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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