Great Events from History: African American History “”The fact that these entries are arranged chronologically underscores the assembly of disparate topics that makes for almost addictive reading... Recommended.” -CHOICE 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. Great Events from History: African American History emphasizes 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. Take a look at just some of the recent events that are included in this comprehensive resource: • The election of Barack Obama • The opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial • The Black Lives Matter movement • The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” protests in Ferguson, MO 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 each topic. Designed for high school, undergraduate and public libraries, this new resource provides students and researchers with comprehensive and accessible material designed to shed new light on the study of African American history. February 2017 | 3 Volumes; 900 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-152-3 | Library Price: $295 RECENT Great Events from History: The 21st Century(2000-2016) “Editor Tandy’s introduction reflects on journalism and historiography, and offers useful advice about interpreting events and evaluating evidence, truth, and falsehoods. Summing Up: Recommended. High school through lower-level undergraduate students; general readers.” —CHOICE This new three-volume set continues Salem’s award-winning coverage into the twenty-first century, providing thoughtful, detailed essays on major events between 2000 and 2016. The first sixteen years of the twenty-first century have seen tumultuous and life-changing events– terror, wars, natural disasters, as well as social and political events that will render the world forever changed. This text documents it all—the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, natural disasters around the globe, the election of the first African-American President. Plus, important social and cultural developments, including the rise of digital and social media, as well as breakthroughs in science and medicine. In-depth, yet accessible essays provide a summary of the event and discuss the event’s significance and historical impact. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, cross-references to other material in the series, maps, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Designed for history students at the high school and undergraduate levels, public librarians will also find the set, and the series as a whole, invaluable as a reference tool for students and general readers at all academic levels. May 2017 | 3 Volumes; 1,500 pages | ISBN: 978-1-68217-305-3 | Library Price: $295 RECENT GREAT EVENTS FROM HISTORY BEST SELLER! FREE Online Access FREE RECENT BEST SELLER! See also: Milestone Documents in African American History, pg. 55 Great Lives from History: African Americans, pg. 78 See also: Great Lives from History: The 21st Century, pg. 75 FREE Online Access FREE RECENT Great Events from HISTORY 72 (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! HISTORY