Creating Black Americans African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0195137566
ISBN-13: 9780195137569
Authors: Nell Irvin Painter
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Here is a magnificent account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma. Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history. Painter offers a history written for a new generation of African Americans, stretching from life in Africa before slavery to today's hip-hop culture. The book describes the staggering number of Africans--over ten million--forcibly transported to the New World, most doomed to brutal servitude in Brazil and the Caribbean. Painter looks at the free black population, numbering…    

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Nell Irvin Painter is professor of history at Princeton University.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 496 Dimensions: 9.29" wide x 7.28" long x 0.91" tall Weight: 1.958 lbs. Language: English