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Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America (1962)

by Lerone Bennett

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An excellent one volume source of the history of Black people in America ( )
  limodriver | May 27, 2014 |
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.
2 vote | CollegeReading | Feb 13, 2008 |
A pioneering work in African-American history, and still very useful. ( )
2 vote ostrom | Nov 25, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140178228, Paperback)

Traces black history from its origins in western Africa, through the transatlantic journey and slavery, the Reconstruction period, the Jim Crow era, and the civil rights movement, to life in the 1990s. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

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A vivid, passionate history of black Americans - from their roots in Africa to their lives in contemporary America. In this newly revised edition of an established classic, Bennett relates with clarity and vision the experiences of "the other Americans".… (more)

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