African American History (Magill's Choice) 3 Vol. set

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The full sweep of African American history in three accessible volumes.

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Carl L. Bankston III is associate professor of sociology at Tulane University and co-author of the prize-winning Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States, Stephen J. Caldas has been a public school teacher and worked as the psychometrician for the Louisiana Department of Education. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles on school achievement and is currently associate professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

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Salem Press titles are well known for their readable essays. This set follows the same format and appearance as others in the publisher's Magill's Choice series, with nearly 300 alphabetically arranged entries ranging in length from 200 to more than 3,000 words. Most entries begin with a one- or two-line definition, the date and place (where relevant), and an abstract. Most end with a list of further reading and several cross--references. Articles are signed, and contributors are listed in volume 1. About half of the essays are taken from other Salem titles: Racial and Ethnic Relations (1999), Great Events from History I and II 1997, 1992), and The Sixties in America (1999). The rest come from 10 other Salem sets. Bibliographic references have been updated as needed. Ten entries are entirely new.

The set is meant to be "comprehensive coverage of the history of African Americans in the U.S., from the arrival of the first African immigrants in British North America in 1619 through the first years of the twenty-first century." Emphasis is on rights issues (56 articles on civil rights, 26 on voting rights, 71 on Supreme Court decisions). There are no biographies among the A-Z articles; instead, brief profiles are collected in the last volume under "Notable Figures in African American History." Also in the last volume are a categorized bibliography, a list of entries by broad topic, a "Personages Index," and a subject index. One criticism concerns the cross-references. In some cases the connection between entries isn't clear (for example, Harlins murder, which involved the shooting of an African American teenager by a Korean store owner, has a see also reference to Civil rights worker murders; Washington, D.C., riots has a see also reference to Chisholm's election to Congress).

This set would be a worthwhile addition in high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries not owning the titles from which it is derived or wanting to provide patrons with a convenient alternative. Susan Gooden
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Book Description Salem Press Inc, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The full sweep of African American history in three accessible volumes This three-volume contribution to the Magill s Choice series offers comprehensive coverage of the history of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in British North America in 1619 through the present day. The set s alphabetically arranged essays cover the full sweep of the rich history of African Americans, with articles on the major economic, political, social and cultural events and developments of nearly four centuries. CONTENTS The diverse subject matter ranges from the origins of the peoples who make up the modern African American population to the impact of African Americans on present-day American culture and society. Just as the history of African Americans has been dominated by struggles for freedom and equal rights, the articles in African American History emphasize the histories of slavery, the abolitionist movement and the Civil Rights movement. There are also essays on topics relating to discrimination and voting rights. Other subject areas include arts and entertainment, crime and punishment, demographics, economic issues, education, military history, Black nationalism politics and government, the Reconstruction era, religion, riots and civil disturbances and women s issues. The history of the African American struggle for equal rights is closely tied to legal history and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. With the set s emphasis on rights issues, it should not be surprising that over seventy of the essays are on specific court decisions and another two dozen are on federal laws. There are also essays on specific events and eras, organizations and government agencies and such broad subjects as demographics, economic history, the entertainment industry, integration, literature, the military, music, plus politics and government. FORMAT Essays range in length from fewer than 200 to more than 3,000 words and average approximately 1,000 words each. The alphabetical arrangement of the essays enables readers to find topics quickly and the set offers a variety of additional features to make research easy: cross-references at the end of each essay, detailed personage and general subject indexes and lists of topics by subject categories. In addition to the biographical directory, the appendix section at the end of Volume 3 includes an extensive and up-to-date bibliography and a time line of African American history. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781587652394

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