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The African Americans

Collins, Charles M. And David Cohen, Eds.

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ISBN 10: 0670849820 / ISBN 13: 9780670849826
Published by Studio Vista/Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing. Black cloth, gilt titles. Folio size. Introduction by John Hope Franklin. Coffee table format on coated paper with portraits and journalistic photos of prominent African Americans, with accompanying text identifying them and their achievements. Very good with evidence of waterstain to top corner at spine and some rippling at top of binding edge, affecting a few forepages. DJ likewise very good with rubbing, one tiny rear, a couple of creases. 240 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 10323

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Title: The African Americans

Publisher: Studio Vista/Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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A visual portrait of the African-American experience integrates 270 vivid photographs, enlightening historical discussions, and contemporary profiles and reportage to provide an incisive understanding of African-American culture. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

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How can one book celebrate the achievements of a group as creative, vibrant, diverse, and successful as the African American community? By making both obvious and unexpected choices when selecting people to honor, and by hoping that these noteworthy individuals will remind readers of still other remarkable men and women, past and present. The editors, Collins, an African American business and community leader, and Cohen, the director of the Day in the Life series of photography books, have embraced the African American experience from a historical perspective, drawing on such collections as that of the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library for archival photographs. For contemporary portraits, they have commissioned a fleet of top photojournalists. The striking photographs and poignant commentary are organized into chapters focusing on various endeavors, including community service, education, religion, law, science, business, medicine, sports, and the arts. Whether the photographs pay homage to celebrities or "everyday heroes," the message of pride is the same. An excellent book for Black History Month displays. Donna Seaman

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