Released on 2004Categories History

African Americans

African Americans

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: PSU:000056065121

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 732

For courses in History of African-Americans. Incorporating the basic features and narrative from 'The African-American Odyssey', this concise history presents its major episodes, issues and people.
Released on 2005-02-09Categories Social Science

African Americans in the U.S. Economy

African Americans in the U.S. Economy

Author: Cecilia A. Conrad

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742568594

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 824

Over the last several decades, academic discourse on racial inequality has focused primarily on political and social issues with significantly less attention on the complex interplay between race and economics. African Americans in the U.S. Economy represents a contribution to recent scholarship that seeks to lessen this imbalance. This book builds upon, and significantly extends, the principles, terminology, and methods of standard economics and black political economy. Influenced by path-breaking studies presented in several scholarly economic journals, this volume is designed to provide a political-economic analysis of the past and present economic status of African Americans. The chapters in this volume represent the work of some of the nation's most distinguished scholars on the various topics presented. The individual chapters cover several well-defined areas, including black employment and unemployment, labor market discrimination, black entrepreneurship, racial economic inequality, urban revitalization, and black economic development. The book is written in a style free of the technical jargon that characterizes most economics textbooks. While the book is methodologically sophisticated, it is accessible to a wide range of students and the general public and will appeal to academicians and practitioners alike.
Released on 1996Categories Social Science

African Americans and the Criminal Justice System

African Americans and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Marvin D. Free

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815319827

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 996

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
Released on 2002Categories Biography & Autobiography

African Americans in Minnesota

African Americans in Minnesota

Author: David Vassar Taylor

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 0873514203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 130

While making up a smaller percentage of Minnesota's population compared to national averages, African Americans have had a profound influence on the history and culture of the state from its earliest days to the present. Author David Taylor chronicles the rich history of Blacks in the state through careful analysis of census and housing records, newspaper records, and first-person accounts. He recounts the triumphs and struggles of African Americans in Minnesota over the past 200 years in a clear and concise narrative. Major themes covered include settlement by Blacks during the territorial and early statehood periods; the development of urban Black communities in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth; Blacks in rural areas; the emergence of Black community organizations and leaders in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; and Black communities in transition during the turbulent last half of the twentieth century. Taylor also introduces influential and notable African Americans: George Bonga, the first African American born in the region during the fur trade era; Harriet and Dred Scott, whose two-year residence at Fort Snelling in the 1830s later led to a famous, though unsuccessful, legal challenge to the institution of slavery; John Quincy Adams, publisher of the state's first Black newspaper; Fredrick L. McGhee, the state's first Black lawyer; community leaders, politicians, and civil servants including James Griffin, Sharon Sayles Belton, Alan Page, Jean Harris, and Dr. Richard Green; and nationally influential artists including August Wilson, Lou Bellamy, Prince, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. African Americans in Minnesota is the fourth book in The People of Minnesota, a series dedicated to telling the history of the state through the stories of its ethnic groups in accessible and illustrated paperbacks.
Released on 2002Categories Social Science

Foreign-born African Americans

Foreign-born African Americans

Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590331915

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

View: 954

In this book immigrant minorities from Africa and the Caribbean tell their unique stories. These 'new' Americans recount their travels in the American maze, and thus, allow their voices to be heard. Who really cares for these voices? They do care and Americans should care! Foreign born African Americans frequently find themselves in precarious situations. They confront three intriguing questions: How Black are they? How much racism do they endure? How do they survive in spite of the odds? In reality, they are Blacks who are Black enough to encounter problems that other Blacks in America experience. However, they also understand that they must succeed in a competitive complex society like America. On the one hand, they are grateful to be in America; but on the other hand, they wonder why they must cross so many rubicons to achieve their goals. This book is unique! Never before have voices of Africans (from Africa and the Caribbean) been heard in this manner!! These voices provide multidimensional cases for scholars, educators, program planners, community leaders, and politicians. This book could be a required text for courses in international/global education, intercultural education, and multicultural education. It could also be a supplementary text for courses in general education and African/African American Studies. In fact, it should be on the reading list of every American interested in making our world a better place to live.
Released on 2010-03-11Categories Social Science

African Americans in the Nineteenth Century: People and Perspectives

African Americans in the Nineteenth Century: People and Perspectives

Author: Dixie Ray Haggard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841244

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 857

A revealing volume that portrays the lives of African Americans in all its variety across the entire 19th century—combining coverage of the pre- and post-Civil War eras. • Primary sources illustrate the experience of the African American social cohorts discussed in each chapter • A chronology of historic economic, military, political, and social events impacting African American communities and societies during the 19th century is included
Released on 2014-07-15Categories Social Science

African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia

African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia

Author: Delores D. Jones-Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357176

Category: Social Science

Page: 631

View: 629

Does justice exist for Blacks in America? This comprehensive compilation of essays documents the historical and contemporary impact of the law and criminal justice system on people of African ancestry in the United States. • 120 A–Z entries on race and criminal justice and famous or infamous African American crime perpetrators or victims • Contributions from more than 50 distinguished scholars from many criminal justice/criminology academic programs across the country • An index of key persons, events, and legislation
Released on 2019-05-28Categories Social Science

African Americans and Africa

African Americans and Africa

Author: Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300244915

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 442

An introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration are all examined to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture.
Released on 2014-08-27Categories Education

African Americans and Homeschooling

African Americans and Homeschooling

Author: Ama Mazama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317614241

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 189

Despite greater access to formal education, both disadvantaged and middle-class black students continue to struggle academically, causing a growing number of black parents to turn to homeschooling. This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents’ decision to educate their children at home and the strategies they’ve developed to overcome potential obstacles. Citing current issues such as culture, religion and safety, the book challenges the commonly expressed view that black parents and their children have divested from formal education by embracing homeschooling as a constructive strategy to provide black children with a valuable educational experience.
Released on 2009-03-31Categories History

Becoming African Americans

Becoming African Americans

Author: Clare Corbould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674032624

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 524

In 2000, the United States census allowed respondents for the first time to tick a box marked “African American” in the race category. The new option marked official recognition of a term that had been gaining currency for some decades. Africa has always played a role in black identity, but it was in the tumultuous period between the two world wars that black Americans first began to embrace a modern African American identity. Following the great migration of black southerners to northern cities after World War I, the search for roots and for meaningful affiliations became subjects of debate and display in a growing black public sphere. Throwing off the legacy of slavery and segregation, black intellectuals, activists, and organizations sought a prouder past in ancient Egypt and forged links to contemporary Africa. In plays, pageants, dance, music, film, literature, and the visual arts, they aimed to give stature and solidity to the American black community through a new awareness of the African past and the international black world. Their consciousness of a dual identity anticipated the hyphenated identities of new immigrants in the years after World War II, and an emerging sense of what it means to be a modern American.
Released on 2015-03-26Categories History

African Americans in Sports

African Americans in Sports

Author: David K. Wiggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317477433

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 372

This two-volume set features 400 articles on African-Americans in sports, including biographical entries as well as entries on events, tournaments, leagues, clubs, films, and associations. The entries cover all professional, amateur, and college sports such as baseball, tennis, and golf.