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Milestone Documents in African American History - Revised (Hardcover)

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Exploring fundamental primary sources from African American history, this new edition provides in-depth, analytical essays on 150 iconic documents and speeches from the 1600s to the present day. Coverage includes important legislative documents such as the Reconstruction era amendments; critical Supreme Court decisions such as Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education; and historic speeches and writings by leaders such as Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama. This new edition adds a wide variety of historic documents plus new analysis of speeches and documents to extend coverage into the twenty-first century. New material includes: AlexanderFalconbridge: An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa -- Wendell Phillips: The Philosophy of the Abolition Movement -- Richard Wright: "Blueprint for Negro Writing" -- Ella Baker: "Bigger than a Hamburger" -- Adolph L. Reed, Jr.: "When Government Shrugs: Lessons of Katrina". With content aligned to the National Standards in U.S. History and signed essays written by a team of 70 esteemed historians, Milestone Documents in African American History offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research. It's particularly useful for high school students in both regular and A.P. history courses, community college students, and American history survey courses for undergraduate college students. In-depth teacher activity guides make the set extremely useful at the classroom level, and every entry includes study questions that assist teachers in engaging students with further research. Entries include the full text of each document, overviews of its importance, explanations and analyses of historical contexts and the document's impact, and a brief biographical profile of the author(s). Also included are essential quotations from each document, questions for further study, teacher guides, timelines, glossaries, searchindexes, and more. The volumes are organized chronologically. Within each volume, entries are likewise arranged chronologically. - Publisher
Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 4
Genre: Reference, History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Milestone Documents
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2017
TCIN: 53012401
UPC: 9781682175798
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-7131
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