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Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0874850000 ISBN-10: 0874850002 Edition: 8 Revised

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.; 8 Revised edition (October 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874850002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874850000
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #854,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lerone Bennett Jr. is the author of 10 books, including Forced Into Glory, winner of the 2002 American Book Award, Great Moments in Black History, Pioneers in Protest, The Shaping of Black America, and What Manner of Man? He is the executive editor emeritus of Ebony magazine. He lives in Chicago.

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Very informative and exciting to read.
joseph ward
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the history of black America.
Samuel Benjamin
I ordered this book as a gift so this person could read this great book.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Benjamin on October 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Regardless of Mr. Bennett's apparent biases, and sometimes lofty criticisms of white America, this book is a remarkable read. When writing about such an emotional and intense subject, I believe it is impossible to be completely objective, especially when the topic involves the oppression and suppression of your own people. That being said, the author does a good job of remaining as objective as possible throughout the bulk of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the history of black America.
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This book is a good reference for those who want to gain more knowledge about the african american experience before slavery and after. There is so much more to African American history than being enslaved in the United States. In this book you learn a little about African civilization, slavery, post slavery and today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By joseph ward on January 23, 2013
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A good Description of the past lives of Black Americans up until the 20th and 21st century. Very informative and exciting to read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Timothy on September 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
* "This book fills in many of the gaps left out by our sad over priced public school system. Schools make history boring to the ordinary thinker by making it a series of dates, places, and people. Bennet tells us stories about historical figures, the dates are secondary. This way you will become invested in the the people who lived in our past so that we can live now. African people in the United States have accomplished wonderful achievements. After reading Before the Mayflower, you may ask what is wrong with the modern day African - American."
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34 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 1999
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Before the Mayflower is a book as a historian is something that I have used to get my students to have a more clear understanding of African-Americans in America. The writing of Mr. Bennett is easy and very thought provoking. In reading this book you will come to know things and see Black Americans in a light as you never have before!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DORIS M.STEVENSON on November 25, 2012
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I would reccomend this book to all black people, because it is good information. I'm going to keep it for future reference.
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43 of 63 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a compelling book that, once begun, is difficult to put down. Be warned - only emotionally secure, mentally balanced people with a global perspective and genuine desire to learn would be able to appreciate the depth, scope and meaning of this book. This will be a very difficult book for some on both sides of the color line. It makes one wonder at the biblical saying "the first shall be last and the last shall be first..." Hmmm..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CHERYL D SALTER on October 23, 2013
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Mr. Bennett is a great author. This book has broadened my knowledge of Black History. Use this book as a source of historical references.
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