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eBook Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It ePub

by Gordon Parks,Herb Boyd

  • ISBN: 0385492782
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Gordon Parks,Herb Boyd
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (January 18, 2000)
  • Pages: 576
  • ePub book: 1413 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1116 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 511

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The misery of slavery, the bloodshed of war, and the struggle for civil rights are just some of the pivotal experiences described in vivid detail throughout the book. A monumental achievement, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PEOPLE brings African-American history to life in all its tragedy and triumph, in a brilliant testament to the black experience in America.

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Autobiography of a People book. Herb Boyd is an awarding winning author and journalist who has published 17 books and countless articles for national magazines and newspapers

Autobiography of a People book. Herb Boyd is an awarding winning author and journalist who has published 17 books and countless articles for national magazines and newspapers.

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The story of the African American experience is told by 116 diverse voices, from famous voices such as Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, J. to ordinary ones of slaves, politicians, and civil rights workers, all combining to present a narrative of the spirituality, courage, and intellectual achievements of African Americans.

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Herb Boyd is one of the most accomplished African American journalists on the scene-and also a gifted anthologist, as evidenced by his award-winning collection Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America. His new reader, Autobiography of a People, is a potpourri of Afro-American voices spanning three centuries-a soulful choir singing of joy, sorrow, freedom, and victory. see all 2 descriptions.

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The Free African Society, founded in 1787, was a benevolent organization that held religious services and provided mutual aid for "free Africans and their descendants" in Philadelphia. The Society was founded by Richard Allen and Absalom Jones. Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It, New York: Doubleday, 2000, collection of primary source documents.

Benjamin Banneker on Thomas Jefferson's hypocrisy * Old Elizabeth on spreading the Word * Frederick Douglass on life in the North * Sojourner Truth on black women's rights * W.E.B. Du Bois on the Talented Tenth * Matthew Henson on reaching the North Pole * and many more."It has been said, 'He who does not know history is doomed to repeat it.' We as African Americans must put forth a concerted effort to know and to write our own history...We have the knowledge, the know-how, the resources, and we were there."--Rev. Bernice A. KingCelebrating the spirituality, courage, and intellectual achievements of African Americans, Autobiography of a People is the first anthology to effectively trace the history of the African American experience--from the Middle Passage to Emancipation, from the Civil War to Vietnam, from the Little Rock Nine to the Million Man March--by telling the story in the words of the men and women who lived it.Editor Herb Boyd has combined a powerful chorus of voices from the past and present to create a compelling portrait of how African Americans have survived--and shaped--some of the most important events in United States history. The misery of slavery, the bloodshed of war, and the struggle for civil rights are just some of the pivotal experiences described in vivid detail throughout the book. Many of the most revered historical and intellectual figures, writers, religious leaders, and activists appear within these pages, such as Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Elaine Brown, Margaret Walker, and General Colin Powell. Yet this remarkable collection also includes riveting scenes from the lives of ordinary men and women whose accomplishments may not have been recorded in the history books, but whose experiences are equally important to the African American story. Offering a wealth of historical detail and emotion, Autobiography of a People is a stunning accomplishment that brings African American history to life, in all its tragedy and triumph, in a brilliant testament to the black experience in America.The book boasts an astounding roster of important historical and intellectual figures, writers and religious leaders, such as Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., General Colin Powell, and Angela Davis, as well as a generous selection of riveting accounts from ordinary people. The misery of slavery, the bloodshed of several American wars, and the struggle for civil rights are just some of the pivotal experiences described in vivid detail throughout the book. Linked by editor Herb Boyd's informative narrative bridges, these powerful voices from the past and present combine to create a compelling portrait of how African Americans have survived-- and shaped--some of the most important events in U.S. history.A monumental achievement, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PEOPLE brings African-American history to life in all its tragedy and triumph, in a brilliant testament to the black experience in America. -->

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Quite good and an interesting look back at a brave and persevering people. After all that African Americans have been through, say nothing about how strong they remained during the worst treatment imaginable, how could anyone harbor any belief that they are not the equal of any man or woman on this earth. This book showed their strength in their own words.
Ylal Ylal
It was interesting seeing history tied together through the view point of the various authors in their respective time periods.
Pemand Pemand
Essential reading for historians and African American genealogists.
Brialelis Brialelis
This is definitely an element of American History that I did not learn about when I was in school and university.
Wyameluna Wyameluna
I love this book it helped me to understand and do a better paper in college
Dusho Dusho
given as a gift. wish i had read it though
Yahm Yahm
Book was in great condition
Thank you for your expedient delivery!!! The book was in wonderful condition. I would definitely buy from this seller again!