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Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, c1993.
Physical Description:
254 p. : illustrations (some color).
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Added Corporate Author:

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Richly illustrated survey of the key role played by African Americans in shaping American society. This three-book set combines the renowned text and picture research of Time-Life with creative talents of African American scholars, writers, and artists.


These workbooks focus on teaching youngsters in grades K-5 the character trait of perseverance. Includes stories, games, craft projects, and much more. Reproducible.

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-12-This first book in a projected three-volume series begins with an introduction to slave trade in Africa, followed by a detailed look at the era of slavery in the United States. The freeing of slaves during the Civil War Era and the difficult times they had during Reconstruction are described in detail. Also discussed are African Americans who served in the military and who pioneered the West. The focus then switches to the civil rights movement in the 20th century. Vignettes of people who have played key roles in African American history are included. The smooth, clear, and engaging writing style coupled with the excellent-quality full-color photographs make this a superb title that's sure to be used by students and teachers alike.-Douglas K. Dillon, Lakota Freshman School, West Chester, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

The lively, fast-paced history chronicles the African-American presence in the United States from enslavement to the present day. An abundance of black-and-white photographs make the book interesting, and diaries, letters, and census records provide unusual facts and anecdotes. The comprehensive book includes accomplishments of African-American women, information on heroes and outlaws of the West, and the relationship between African- and Native Americans. Bib., ind. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Library Journal Review

Richly illustrated with rare photographs, this first in a three-volume set adds new perspectives to the role African Americans have played in American society. This volume portrays the black experience from before slavery to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s, 1960s, and beyond. Relying on editorial advisers such as Gates, chair of Harvard's African American studies department; Maya Angelou, the inaugural poet; and Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women, this stunning collection of archival material and art work offers a poetic view of hope, despair, honor, dedication, struggle, and triumph that will appeal to people of all ages. Time-Life plans to donate the completed set to every secondary public school and main branch public library in the country. The set, whose forthcoming titles concern African American leadership and ``creative fire,'' will strengthen every library's black studies collection.-- Corinne Nelson, ``Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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