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1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

  • Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Publisher: Main Street Books
  • ISBN: 9780385485760
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 406
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A comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals, and social movements in African American history is presented in a concise, easy-to-read format

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

  • Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 406
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A comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals, and social movements in African American history is presented in a concise, easy-to-read format

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about Irish American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about Irish American History

  • Author: Edward T. O'Donnell
  • Publisher: Gramercy Books
  • ISBN: 9780517227541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Complete yet concise, and beautifully documented with more than 100 historic photos, there is no better tribute to Irish-American history, a cultural cornerstone of our nation. High school & older.

Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage

Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage

  • Author: Susan Altman,Joel Kemelhor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780816041251
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 353
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Short entries describe places, political movements, cultures, events, and figures significant to African and African American history.

African American Almanac

African American Almanac

400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence

  • Author: Lean'tin Bracks
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • ISBN: 1578593824
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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The most complete and affordable singlevolume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—littleknown or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

  • Author: Louis Haber
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152085667
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 264
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Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint.

African American History: Knowledge Cards

African American History: Knowledge Cards

  • Author: Pomegranate Communications, Incorporated
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780764903281
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: N.A
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Each card has a photographic portrait on one side and a concise essay about the featured individual on the other.

Black Inventors

Black Inventors

Crafting Over 200 Years of Success

  • Author: Keith Holmes
  • Publisher: Global Black Inventor Resea
  • ISBN: 0979957311
  • Category:
  • Page: 179
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Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, highlights the work of Black inventors from over seventy countries. The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty years researching Black inventors from countries that include Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, St. Vincent, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States. Without inventions, innovations, financial resources, materials, muscle and labor saving devices, civilizations cannot exist and flourish. This book documents a number of inventions, patents and labor saving devices conceived by Black inventors. Among many other inventions, pre-enslaved Africans, developed agricultural tools, building materials, medicinal herbs, cloth and weapons. Although historical documents emphasize that millions of Black people arrived in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the United States under slavery's yoke, it is relatively unknown that thousands of Africans and their descendants developed numerous labor-saving devices and inventions that spawned companies which generated money and jobs, worldwide. While most authors focus primarily on American and European inventors, Keith Holmes introduces inventions, both past and present, that Black people, developed and patented globally and multiculturally.Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success, also features early Black inventors from virtually every state in the US. It includes details about the first Black inventor who obtained a patent in both the Caribbean and the United States. To date, seventeen African American men have been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Two inventors, Jan E, Matzeliger, (Suriname) and Elijah McCoy, (Colchester, Canada) were not born in this countryThe material available in this book, one of the first to address the diversity of black inventors and their inventions from a global perspective, effectively gives the reader, researcher, librarian, student, and teacher the materials they need to understand that the Black inventor is not only a national phenomenon, but also a global giant.

African American Firsts

African American Firsts

Famous Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America

  • Author: Joan Potter
  • Publisher: Dafina Books
  • ISBN: 0758241666
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 458
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Offers a look at African-Americans who achieved major firsts in such areas as journalism, entertainment, the military, history, and politics, noting the dates of each event.

Passing Strange

Passing Strange

A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

  • Author: Martha A. Sandweiss
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781594202001
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 370
  • View: 478
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Traces the secret double life of a nineteenth-century scientist and surveyor of the post-Civil War American West, revealing how he was able to cross color lines and live a second life with an African-American wife and five multi-racial children.

The New Negro

The New Negro

The Life of Alain Locke

  • Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019508957X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 962
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A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro -- the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also received a cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States. And yet he became most closely associated with the flowering of Black culture in Jazz Age America and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. In the process he looked to Africa to find the proud and beautiful roots of the race. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, he helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. Stewart explores both Locke's professional and private life, including his relationships with his mother, his friends, and his white patrons, as well as his lifelong search for love as a gay man. Stewart's thought-provoking biography recreates the worlds of this illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became -- in the process -- a New Negro himself.

American Black History (eBook)

American Black History (eBook)

  • Author: Walter Hazen
  • Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
  • ISBN: 0787781991
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 100
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"American Black History" is a concise yet thorough treatment of 500 years of African American history from its origins in the civilizations of Africa through the grim early years in America and the quest for freedom and civil rights. Richly illustrated, the book vividly details the rise of slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the role of blacks in the nation's wars, the Harlem Renaissance, the emergence of the civil rights era, and the arduous struggle for the full claims of citizenship. Lively portraits of key cultural and political figures such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and countless others make clear the enormous contributions of blacks in America. Tests, answer key, and bibliography are included.

Black History: Kids Edition

Black History: Kids Edition

  • Author: Stephen Jones Sr.
  • Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1634178912
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 58
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Black History is World History. This book is intended for kids to enjoy. It is my intentions for parents and teachers to read along with kids and explain any difficulties they may run across. This book will not only raise awareness but it will also raise self-esteem. Something that is important for early child development. In order to achieve a high status or an important figure in life, you must first believe it is possible. Too many kids are dropping out of school, being incarcerated, becoming addicted to illegal substances or just giving up on life. Many have been disenfranchised. One of the Great Kings in this book is Mansa Musa (Emperor of Mali). Mansa Musa is known as the richest man of all time. In today’s standards, he would be worth 400 billion dollars. He built some of the most prestigious colleges in the world at the time he was Emperor. Can you imagine the impact on a child’s mind if he were told a black man, or better put, an African man was the richest man of all time. This information could have an extraordinary impact on the success of a child’s future. I think this book should be part of the curriculum.

American Eve

American Eve

  • Author: Paula Uruburu
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440629765
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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The scandalous story of America’s first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity—Evelyn Nesbit. By the time of her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was known to millions as the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty, and whose innocent sexuality was used to sell everything from chocolates to perfume. Women wanted to be her. Men just wanted her. But when Evelyn’s life of fantasy became all too real and her insanely jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, murdered her lover, New York City architect Stanford White, the most famous woman in the world became infamous as she found herself at the center of the “Crime of the Century” and a scandal that signaled the beginning of a national obsession with youth, beauty, celebrity, and sex.

Bad Faith

Bad Faith

A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France

  • Author: Carmen Callil
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307481883
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 672
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Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs” in France’s Vichy government. Darquier set about to eliminate Jews in France with brutal efficiency, delivering 75,000 men, women, and children to the Nazis and confiscating Jewish property, which he used for his own gain. Carmen Callil’s riveting and sometimes darkly comic narrative reveals Darquier as a self-obsessed fantasist who found his metier in propagating hatred—a career he denied to his dying day—and traces the heartrending consequences for his daughter Anne of her poisoned family legacy. A brilliant meld of epic sweep and psychological insight, Bad Faith is a startling history of our times. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Garden of Invention

The Garden of Invention

Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

  • Author: Jane S. Smith
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101046227
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2679
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The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America At no other time in history has there been more curiosity or concern about the food we eat-and genetically modified foods, in particular, have become both pervasive and suspect. A century ago, however, Luther Burbank's blight-resistant potatoes, white blackberries, and plumcots-a plum-apricot hybrid-were celebrated as triumphs in the best tradition of American ingenuity and perseverance. In his experimental grounds in Santa Rosa, California, Burbank bred and cross-bred edible and ornamental plants-for both home gardens and commercial farms-until they were bigger, hardier, more beautiful, and more productive than ever before. A fascinating portrait of an American original, The Garden of Invention is also a colorful and engrossing tale of the intersection of gardening, science and business in the years between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

The Black Book

The Black Book

  • Author: M. A. Harris,Morris Levitt,Roger Furman,Ernest Smith
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 1400068487
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 198
  • View: 3854
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"A folk journey of Black America...beautiful, haunting, curious, and human." - from the introduction by Bill Cosby. Over 200 photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

  • Author: Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030757444X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, moral, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates how the roots of the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to serve as a conciousness-raising vehicle for American social memory. A stunning, indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is a triumph.

The Lone Samurai

The Lone Samurai

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

  • Author: William Scott Wilson
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590309871
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 284
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The life of Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), Japan's greatest samurai swordsman, is chronicled in this first authoritative, "lively and balanced" ("Library Journal"), English-language biography of the impressive warrior. Included is original artwork by Musashi plus Glossary, map, and Appendices.

What Color Is My World?

What Color Is My World?

The Lost History of African-American Inventors

  • Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763664413
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 44
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives. Offering profiles with fast facts on flaps and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice-cream scoop, improvements to traffic lights, open-heart surgery, and more - inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter.