Before the Mayflower: a history of black America
The black experience in America— starting from its origins in western Africa up to the present day— is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The most recent scholarship on the geographic, social, economic, and cultural journeys of African Americans, together with vivid portraits of key black leaders, complete this comprehensive reference.
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THE AFRICAN PAST
BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER
THE FOUNDING OF BLACK AMERICA
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