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PoliSci/AfriAmr 365: Black Political and Social Thought: Finding Background Sources
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The African American Almanac is written in an engaging style by subject experts. Included is a chronology chapter that highlights important events in African American history. A related chapter on African American Firsts focuses on important first-time achievements. Also included is a chapter on significant documents in African American History, providing first-hand accounts of historical events, a chapter on African American Landmarks, arranged geographically by state, and a nation-by-nation profile of Africa as well as significant countries in the western hemisphere, outlining a history of the Diaspora. Politics, religion, science, art, music, literature, sports, education, civil rights, military and law are also covered in chapters offering narrative history along with separate biographical profiles of key figures.
A new, greatly expanded edition of the original reference including prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receives strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in Africa itself have an equally strong presence.
Black business activity has been sustained in America for almost four centuries, from the marketing and trading activities of African slaves in Colonial America to the rise of 20th-century black corporate America. African American participation in self-employed economic activities has been a persistent theme in the black experience. This encyclopedia covers a broad range of topics that illuminate black business history, with entries ranging from biographies to overview surveys of business activities from the 1600s to the 1990s, including slave and free black business activities, Black Wall Street, black women's business activities, and discussions of specific industries such as catering, funeral enterprises, insurance, and hair care and cosmetic products.
Winner of the Dartmouth Medal for Outstanding Reference Publication of 1994, Black Women in America celebrates the achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and covers new research.
Documents the Black Power Movement and showcases the movement's influence on Black communities in America from 1965 to the mid-1970s. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement's emphasis on the rhetoric and practice of nonviolence and social and political goal of integration, Black Power was defined by the promotion of Black self-determination, Black consciousness, independent Black politics, and the practice of armed self-defense. Black Power changed communities, curriculums, and culture in the United States.
"The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America" is a comprehensive reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the US. The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights define individual rights for Americans. The successive amendments to the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions further define these rights and relationships while protecting the individual citizen in an ever changing society.