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A Companion to African American History is a collection of original and authoritative essays arranged thematically and topically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenth century to the present day.
In nearly 700 entries, this set documents the full range of the African American experience during the period from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass, and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.
This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more
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A lively two-color design, tables, and chronologies complement a strong anthropological focus in entries on some 1,000 ethnic groups from all of Africa. Entries discuss each major group's history, language, social structure, religion, and cultural traditions. A separate section provides capsule information on Africa's regions and nations, helping readers understand each ethnic group in the context of the land, climate, and wildlife of its environment. Special map-based spreads focus on elements of culture and history that many groups share. Some 300 thumbnail biographies of prominent persons also appear.
This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.
Includes hundreds of entries on notable actors and actresses, singers, dancers, and comedians, as well as directors, producers, cinematographers, and scriptwriters. Some general topics, such as race movies, film genres, and stereotypes, are also included. Other entries briefly summarize the better-known films, old and new, good and bad, Academy Award winners and cult classics