It would be difficult to find a significant area of African American life and history – from slavery to science from music to the military from civil rights to sports from the extraordinary to everyday life – that is not covered in Jeffrey Steward’s fascinating and invaluable compendium (Lawrence Levine Ph.D. author of Black Culture and Black Consciousness)
In short eminently readable mini-essays a distinguished historian takes readers on a journey through hundreds of years of African American history. Within several broad sections Dr. Stewart covers people and events both well-known and obscure. 200+ photos.” – Publisher
Where can one go to get a comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events individuals and social processes of African-American history? Fear not because “1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History” is history at your fingertips-in a concise accessible easily-read format. Jeffrey C. Stewart Associate Professor of History at George Mason University takes the reader on an all-encompassing journey through the entirety of African-American history that is pithy provocative and encyclopedic in scope. Here are all the people terms ideas events and social processes that make African-American history such a fascinating and inspiring subject.
“1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History” covers all the significant information in six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion. It will entertain as well as instruct and it can be read from beginning to end as well as opened at random and read at any length without confusion.
A necessary addition to every family’s library “1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History” presents African American history in a fun engaging and intelligent way.” – publisher