Released on 2010-02-09Categories Social Science

Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes]

Author: Leslie M Alexander

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097746

Category: Social Science

Page: 1136

View: 574

A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad
Released on 2010-12-17Categories Music

Encyclopedia of African American Music [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of African American Music [3 volumes]

Author: Tammy Kernodle

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342004

Category: Music

Page: 1116

View: 735

African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others. Offering balanced representation of key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached, this indispensable reference illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history. Editors Price, Kernodle, and Maxile provide balanced representation of various individuals, groups and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and perspectives. Also highlighted are the major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues that have had a tremendous impact on the development and preservation of African American music. Among the featured: Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, and more. With a broad scope, substantial entries, current coverage, and special attention to historical, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed specifically for high school and undergraduate students. Academic and public libraries will treasure this resource as an incomparable guide to our nation's African American heritage.
Released on 2013-07-04Categories History

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Author: Kevin Shillington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456702

Category: History

Page: 1912

View: 562

Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
Released on 2006-04-06Categories History

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195167771

Category: History

Page: 1556

View: 312

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.
Released on 2020-07-31Categories Social Science

African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs [3 volumes]

African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs [3 volumes]

Author: Omari L. Dyson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862441

Category: Social Science

Page: 940

View: 813

Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States. According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture—in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter that ranges from how African culture was preserved during slavery hundreds of years ago to the richness and complexity of African American culture in the post-Obama era. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the book covers topics such as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports. It also provides coverage of less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business. • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States • Enables readers to truly comprehend what "diversity" is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States
Released on 2008-07-29Categories Social Science

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097050

Category: Social Science

Page: 1110

View: 244

The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora
Released on 2008-03-12Categories Social Science

Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History [3 volumes]

Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History [3 volumes]

Author: Richard M. Juang

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094462

Category: Social Science

Page: 1215

View: 274

This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. • Over 100 expert contributors—a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines • A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic
Released on 2014-01-01Categories Social Science

Handy African American History Answer Book

Handy African American History Answer Book

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578594870

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 348

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America’s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.
Released on 2009-02-02Categories Social Science

America I AM Black Facts

America I AM Black Facts

Author: Quintard Taylor

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401930395

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 569

This invaluable reference timeline charts African American history from 1601-2008 against the backdrop of American and world history. AIA Black Facts reveals the unexpected relationships between people and events, and the often unrecognized causes and effects that created African Americans’ indelible imprint on our nation.
Released on 2017-07-07Categories Performing Arts

Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation [3 volumes]

Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation [3 volumes]

Author: Daniel Bernardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1026

View: 868

This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history. • Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception • Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001–2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013) • Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film—still an important "hot-button" subject today • Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle
Released on 2013-11-26Categories Social Science

Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes]

Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes]

Author: Xiaojian Zhao

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842401

Category: Social Science

Page: 1401

View: 429

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity
Released on 2001Categories Social Science

The Harvard Guide to African-American History

The Harvard Guide to African-American History

Author: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674002768

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

View: 233

Compiles information and interpretations on the past 500 years of African American history, containing essays on historical research aids, bibliographies, resources for womens' issues, and an accompanying CD-ROM providing bibliographical entries.