History of Asian Americans Exploring Diverse Roots

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384592
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A comprehensive, compelling, and clearly written title that provides a rich examination of the history of Asians in the United States, covering well-established Asian American groups as well as emerging ones such as the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Tibetan American communities. • Examines Asian migration to the United States and the resulting formation of diverse Asian American communities that include Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, South Asian, and Vietnamese and new emerging Asian American communities such as the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Tibetan American • Compares 19th-century Asian American history in Hawaii with that on the American mainland • Employs racialization and push-pull theories as well as a transnational approach to document the rich and diverse experiences of Asians in the United States

History of African Americans Exploring Diverse Roots

Author: Thomas J. Davis Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313385416
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This rich cultural history of African Americans outlines their travails, triumphs, and achievements in negotiating individual and collective identities to overcome racism, slavery, and the legacies of these injustices from colonial times to the present. • Reveals the extent of anti-black racism in America • Examines black heritage in America from its colonial origins to the present • Highlights the contributions of African Americans throughout history • Illustrates the role of blacks in the American economy • Centers on African Americans in the development of American history

History of African Americans

Author: Cary D. Wintz
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313385407
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This rich cultural history of African Americans outlines their travails, triumphs, and achievements in negotiating individual and collective identities to overcome racism, slavery, and the legacies of these injustices from colonial times to the present. * Reveals the extent of anti-black racism in America * Examines black heritage in America from its colonial origins to the present * Highlights the contributions of African Americans throughout history * Illustrates the role of blacks in the American economy * Centers on African Americans in the development of American history

History of Latinos Exploring Diverse Roots

Author: Pablo R. Mitchell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313393508
Format: PDF
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The first text of its kind to trace the combined history of Latino groups in the United States from 1500 to the present day. • Features a timetable of major events in Latina/o history • Emphasizes the bonds between different groups rather than their differences • Includes images and illustrations to reinforce learning • Connects the shared histories of various Latino communities

History of American Indians Exploring Diverse Roots

Author: Robert R. McCoy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386838
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A comprehensive look at the entirety of Native American history, focusing particularly on native peoples within the geographic boundaries of the United States. • Provides readers with a synopsis of the most current findings on the prehistory of American Indians • Creates a comprehensive narrative of American Indian history • Presents extensive coverage of the history of the American West and Pacific Northwest • Addresses topics that are often overlooked in other narratives, such as the American Indian's role in the Civil War • Covers contemporary American Indian life and culture

Generations of Captivity

Author: Ira Berlin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674020832
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Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its fiery demise nearly three hundred years later. Most Americans, black and white, have a singular vision of slavery, one fixed in the mid-nineteenth century when most American slaves grew cotton, resided in the deep South, and subscribed to Christianity. Here, however, Berlin offers a dynamic vision, a major reinterpretation in which slaves and their owners continually renegotiated the terms of captivity. Slavery was thus made and remade by successive generations of Africans and African Americans who lived through settlement and adaptation, plantation life, economic transformations, revolution, forced migration, war, and ultimately, emancipation. Berlin's understanding of the processes that continually transformed the lives of slaves makes "Generations of Captivity" essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of antebellum America. Connecting the "Charter Generation" to the development of Atlantic society in the seventeenth century, the "Plantation Generation" to the reconstruction of colonial society in the eighteenth century, the "Revolutionary Generation" to the Age of Revolutions, and the "Migration Generation" to American expansionism in the nineteenth century, Berlin integrates the history of slavery into the larger story of American life. He demonstrates how enslaved black people, by adapting to changing circumstances, prepared for the moment when they could seize liberty and declare themselves the "Freedom Generation." This epic story, told by a master historian, provides a rich understanding of the experience of African-American slaves, an experience that continues to mobilize American thought and passions today.

Asian American History Day by Day A Reference Guide to Events

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031339928X
Format: PDF
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An accessible and ready reference for student research, this day-by-day guide highlights the importance of Asian Americans in U.S. history, highlighting the impact of specific individuals and this large ethnic group as a whole across time and documenting the evolution of policies, issues, and feelings concerning this particular American population. • Provides detailed information throughout history on the events, people, and places of Asian American history • Presents a unique calendar approach to recognizing the contributions of this significant ethnic demographic throughout U.S. history that demonstrates how all 365 days of the year can feature an achievement made by Asian Americans • Offers information on celebrities, inventors, events, and more that relate to Asian American life in the United States

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

Author: Gerald L. Smith
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813160677
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The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

My Confederate Kinfolk

Author: Thulani Davis
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465015740
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An African American novelist recounts her family history, which includes both white and black ancestors who were pioneers, slaves, and Confederate soldiers and lived in such places as Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, and Virginia.