Biographical Supplement and Index by David M. P. FreundBiographical Supplement and Index by David M. P. Freund

Biographical Supplement and Index

byDavid M. P. Freund, Marya Annette McQuirter

Hardcover | March 1, 1997

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The 10 volumes of The Young Oxford History of African Americans describe how black Americans shaped and changed the history of this nation. Starting in 1502, more than a century before the day in 1619 when 19 Africans stepped off a Dutch ship in Jamestown, Virginia, the series ends with therelationship between West Indian immigrants and African Americans in large cities like New York in the late 20th century. This ready reference provides the perfect ending to a comprehensive history of African Americans. Included are the master index for the series and an extensive list of historic sites and museums related to the history of African Americans. The bulk of the volume, however, contains the personalhistories of many of the people who appear in the previous 10 volumes. Each biography takes a close look at the famous and the lesser-known, revealing the backgrounds, experiences, and contributions of African Americans who were involved in the key events in American history. In addition towell-known facts, the biographies include much here that will surprise and fascinate readers. Muhammad Ali's brash and playful public persona earned him the nickname the "Louisville Lip"; Bill Cosby got his start while working in a Philadelphia coffee-house; and Madam C. J. Walker owned a mail-orderand beauty school company that became one of the most profitable independently-owned businesses in the country around 1910. The portraits are as varied as the history itself, setting former slaves next to committed civil rights workers, prize-winning poets next to successful politicians. Volume 11 of The Young Oxford History of African Americans completes the fascinating and compelling story of nearly five centuries of African-American history. It is an exceptional resource for young adults and all who value the remarkable accomplishments of African Americans.
Earl Lewis is dean of graduate studies at the University of Michigan.
Title:Biographical Supplement and IndexFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.41 × 7.25 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195102584

ISBN - 13:9780195102581

Appropriate for ages: 10 - adult


Editorial Reviews

"Includes short, useful profiles of many people who appear in the 10-volume history, as well as a guide to museums and historic sites related to the history of African Americans."--Booklist