Great Events from History: African American History

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3 Volumes
900 Pages
400 Essays
100 Tables and Sidebars
100 Photographs
Primary Source Quotations
Chronological List of Essays
Keyword List of Essays
Annotated Bibliography
Website Index
Key Figure Index
Category Index
Subject index
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February 2017 · 3 volumes · 900 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-152-3
# of Pages: 900
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Great Events from History: 
African American History

This new set chronicles the rich history of African Americans, with articles on the major social, political, economic, and cultural events and developments of nearly four centuries.

This new resource provides comprehensive coverage of the many events that define the framework of African American history, including social, cultural, and political movements, and the struggles to gain freedom, equality and civil rights. Just as the history of African Americans has been dominated by struggles for freedom and equal rights, articles in Great Events from History: African American History emphasize key events in the study of slavery, the abolitionist movement, civil rights, discrimination, voting rights, and Supreme Court decisions. Other events focus on arts and entertainment, Black Nationalism, crime and punishment, economic issues, education, military history, politics & government, religion, riots and civil disturbances and women's issues.

This edition of the Great Events from History series compiles 80 brand new, never-before-published essays especially commisioned for the set with an additional 500 core entries. Also included are expanded and updated bibliographies, internal and external cross-references, brand new indexes and appendixes, as well as numerous sidebars, maps, and illustrations.

Take a look at just some of the recent events that are included in this comprehensive source:


  • The election of Barack Obama in 2008
  • The opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in 2011
  • The Black Lives Matter movement of 2012
  • The "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" protests in Ferguson, MO in 2014.

Essays have been supplemented with informational sidebars that will further inform a reader's understanding of the topics discussed, including primary source documents, court decisions, mission statements, laws, biographical profiles, and state statistics that will deepen a reader's understanding of the topic.

Designed for high school, undergraduate and public libraries, this new resource provides students and researchers with comprehensive and accessible material designed to shed a new light on the study of African American history.