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Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History

Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History
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Notes , Bibliography , Photos , Illustrations
$39.95 (29.96)

“An ideal curriculum textbook for Black Studies and American History.”Midwest Book Review

BLACK HISTORY 1619 TO 2019 is an inspiring and educational journey through history. It is an in-depth look at the events which shaped the lives and contributions of the African-American community in the United States of America. This book is designed to restore the integrity of African-American history and is based on extensive research and documentation related to the African-American experience from the era of slavery until modern times. In this landmark book, Sandra K. Yocum and Frances P. Rice promote awareness and preserve significant information and material that reveals and counteracts revisionist African-American history. Are you ready for a life-altering experience?

African-American history is richly illustrated with 393 photos, maps, and illustrations that portray the real lives of African-Americans from slavery, the Civil War, reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement up to the present. This history documents the profound impact of African-Americans on the history of the United States and its culture.

Contemporary political and media narratives are misleading Americans about Black History. For example, James McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University said of the New York Times “1619 Project” designed as a history of 400 years of slavery in America:

“I was disturbed by what seemed like a very unbalanced, one-sided account, which lacked context and perspective on the complexity of slavery.”

And, Gordon Wood, Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of history emeritus from Brown University said:

“I was surprised, as many other people were, by the scope of this thing, especially since it’s going to become the basis for high school education and has the authority of the New York Times behind it, and yet it is so wrong in so many ways.”

Yocum and Rice have created an antidote to such narratives by providing a broad well-researched overview of African-American history backed by hundreds of illustrations and photos. They want to conserve African-American history and not let it escape from our cultural memories. They are not bound to the past, but look to a brighter and different future, based on lessons learned from history.

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