African Americans: A Concise History, Volume 1

Paperback | September 4, 2013

byDarlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, Stanley C. Harrold

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A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity

 

African Americans: A Concise History illuminates the central place of African-Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. It follows the long and turbulent journey of African-Americans, the rich culture they have nurtured throughout their history and the quest for freedom through which African-Americans have sought to counter oppression and racism. 

 

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A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity   African Americans: A Concise History illuminates the central place of African-Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of A...

Darlene Clark Hine is a Board of Trustees professor of African-American studies and professor of history at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former president of the Organization of American Historians and of the Southern Historical Association. Hine received her B.A. at Roosev...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.6 inPublished:September 4, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:  Africa  ca. 6000 BCE-ca. 1600 CE
Chapter 2:  Middle Passage ca. 1450-1809
Chapter 3:  Black People in Colonial North America, 1526-1763 

Chapter 4:  Rising Expectations:  African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763-1783

Chapter 5:  African Americans in the New Nation, 1783-1820
Chapter 6:  Life in the Cotton Kingdom, 1793-1861
Chapter 7:  Free Black People in Antebellum America, 1820-1861  

Chapter 8:  Opposition to Slavery, 1780-1833 

Chapter 9:  Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833-1850 

Chapter 10:  “And Black People Were at the Heart of It,” 1846-1861 

Chapter 11:  Liberation:  African Americans and the Civil War, 1861-1865
Chapter 12:  The Meaning of Freedom:  The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865-1868

Chapter 13:  The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877
 


2) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:  Africa  ca. 6000 BCE-ca. 1600 CE
A Huge and Diverse Land
The Birthplace of Humanity
Ancient Civilizations and Old Arguments
West Africa 
Kongo and Angola
West African Society and Culture
Conclusion

 

Chapter 2:   Middle Passage ca. 1450-1809
The European Age of Exploration and Colonization
The Slave Trade in Africa
The Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The African-American Ordeal from Capture to Destination
African Women on Slave Ships
Seasoning
The End of the Journey: Masters and Slaves in the Americas
The Ending of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Conclusion

 

Chapter 3:  Black People in Colonial North America, 1526-1763
The Peoples of North America
Black Servitude in the Chesapeake
Plantation Slavery, 1700–1750
Slave Life in Early America
Miscegenation And Creolization
The Origins of African-American Culture
Slavery in the Northern Colonies
Slavery in Spanish Florida and French Louisiana
African Americans in New Spain’s Northern Borderlands
Black Women in Colonial America
Black Resistance and Rebellion
Conclusion

 

Chapter 4:  Rising Expectations:  African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763-1783

The Crisis of the British Empire
The Declaration of Independence and African Americans
The Black Enlightenment
African Americans in the War for Independence
The Revolution and Emancipation
Conclusion


Chapter 5: African Americans in the New Nation, 1783-1820
Forces for Freedom
Forces for Slavery
The Emergence of Free Black Communities
The First Black Schools
Black Leaders and Choices
The War of 1812
The Missouri Compromise
Conclusion

 

Chapter 6:  Life in the Cotton Kingdom, 1793-1861
The Expansion of Slavery
Slave Labor in Agriculture
House Servants and Skilled Slaves
Urban and Industrial Slavery
Punishment
The Domestic Slave Trade
Slave Families
The Socialization of Slaves
Religion
The Character of Slavery and Slaves
Conclusion

 

Chapter 7: Free Black People in Antebellum America, 1820-1861
Demographics of Freedom
The Jacksonian Era
Limited Freedom in the North
Black Communities in the Urban North
African-American Institutions
Free African Americans in the Upper South
Free African Americans in the Deep South
Free African Americans in the Far West
Conclusion

 

Chapter 8:  Opposition to Slavery, 1780-1833
Antislavery Begins in America
The Path Toward a More Radical Antislavery Movement
Black Abolitionist Women
The Baltimore Alliance
David Walker and Nat Turner
Conclusion

 

Chapter 9:  Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833-1850
A Rising Tide of Racism and Violence
The Antislavery Movement
Black Community Support
The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and the Liberty Party
A More Aggressive Abolitionism
Black Militancy
Frederick Douglass
Revival of Black Nationalism
Conclusion

 

Chapter 10:  “And Black People Were at the Heart of It,” 1846-1861
The Lure of the West
Fugitive Slaves
The Rochester Convention, 1853
Nativism and the Know-Nothings
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Preston Brooks Attacks Charles Sumner
The Dred Scott Decision
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Abraham Lincoln and Black People
John Brown and The Raid on Harpers Ferry
The Election of Abraham Lincoln
Disunion
Conclusion

 

Chapter 11:  Liberation:  African Americans and the Civil War, 1861-1865
Lincoln’s Aims
Black Men Volunteer and are Rejected
Union Policies toward Confederate Slaves
The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation
Black Men Fight for the Union
The Confederate Reaction to Black Soldiers
Black Men in the Union Navy
Liberators, Spies, and Guides
Violent Opposition to Black People
Refugees
Black People and the Confederacy
Conclusion

 

Chapter 12:  The Meaning of Freedom:  The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865-1868

The End of Slavery
Land
The Freedmen’s Bureau
The Black Church
Education
Violence
The Crusade for Political and Civil Rights
Presidential Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson
Black Codes
Black Conventions
The Radical Republicans
The Fourteenth Amendment
Radical Reconstruction
The Reaction of White Southerners
Conclusion

 

Chapter 13:  The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877
Constitutional Conventions
The Issues
Economic Issues
Black Politicians: An Evaluation
Republican Factionalism
Opposition
The Ku Klux Klan
The West
The Fifteenth Amendment
The Enforcement Acts
The North and Reconstruction
The Freedmen’s Bank
The Civil Rights Act of 1875
The End of Reconstruction
Conclusion