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Every February, your history teachers taught you about nine African-Americans: Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, George Washington Carver, Phyllis Wheatley, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall. There are millions more you should know about... The intent of this book is to provide not very well publicized facts as documented by past historians... This book is not offered as an all-encompassing history book, but rather as a guide to offer the reader a different perspective of the History discipline... If, after reading this text in its entirety, you have not learned anything new and have not experienced a different perspective of history, contact the publisher for a full refund of the purchase price. -- Excerpted from Introduction Very rarely does a book come with a money-back guarantee. But that is precisely the case when you invest in Slaves with Swag by Daryl T. Hinmon, a riveting read which endeavors to fill in some of the blanks in black history. For, it is the author s contention that the generic, grade school education leaves most students with the very false impression that ALL slaves were submissive, timid, illiterate, severely oppressed and dirt poor. So, he sets about disabusing us of that conventional wisdom via biographies of some heroes who defied that very demeaning definition of African-Americans forefathers. In fact, the five gentlemen pictured on the book s cover were slaves who had been anything but deferential. In total, this informative tome highlights the escapades of over fifty of these so-called slaves with swag, in an attempt to illustrate just how widespread resistance to the institution of slavery really was. For example, Hinmon recalls how young Isaac Burgan struck a white man in the back of the head with a poker to save his mother from a whipping at the hands of a sadistic overseer. The text also chronicles a newspaper account of a 1774 revolt by six male and four female runaways who killed their owner in the field before proceeding inside the big house to slay his wife and son. They continued the rampage on a couple of neighboring plantations until the rebellion was crushed and the participants lynched. A treasure trove of fascinating stories about intrepid souls ignored by history who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Satisfaction guaranteed, too! Kam Williams --The Cincinnati Herald, 7/7/12

African American Literature Book Club #3 non-fiction bestseller - 8/12 --AALBC.com

About the Author

Daryl T. Hinmon earned a Bachelors degree from the Central High School of Philadelphia, a Magna Cum Laude Bachelors degree with Highest Honors from Morgan State University and a Summa Cum Laude Masters degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. Through all his schooling, Daryl has always loved the History discipline, but disliked the manner in which Africans and African Americans were portrayed in the curriculum. Consequently, he has performed many years of independent study to discover the rest of the story, which he shares with the rest of the world by publishing history books written from the Black perspective. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Knowledge of Self Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978786211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978786212
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,367,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Daryl T. Hinmon earned a Bachelor's degree from the Central High School of Philadelphia, a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor's degree with Highest Honors from Morgan State University and a Summa Cum Laude Master's degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. Through all his schooling, Daryl has always loved the History discipline, but disliked the manner in which Africans and African Americans were portrayed in the curriculum. Consequently, he has performed many years of independent study to discover the rest of the story, which he shares with the rest of the world by publishing history books written from the Black perspective. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OOSA Online Book Club on August 5, 2012
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Have you ever wondered who was responsible for developing the black history month curriculum? You pretty much discussed the same individuals every year. There's plenty of history out there. Are you willing to do the research?

"Slaves with Swag: The Negroes Your History Teacher Forgot To Mention" - the title gave false hope. The title alone would've turned me away. The information left me in complete awe. Daryl T. Hinmon gives you another look on black history. After years of getting the same information, I lost interest in black history. It wasn't until I took an African American literature class in college that I developed a greater appreciation for our history. Even then, I wasn't exposed to as much information as I was in this book. This was a quick, educational read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Conscious Reader on August 16, 2012
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Slaves With Swag: The Negros Your History Teacher Forgot To Mention is a book that not only young African Americans should read but adolescence of all cultural backgrounds should read. The author clearly communicates the mentality of slaves and that they were not a submissive group of people waiting for someone else to determine their fate. The title "Slaves with Swag" will articulate to today's youth that slaves had some of the same thoughts and ambitions as they do today. During this era our people also wanted to succeed and uplift their family. Slaves With Swag will peak your curiosity so that you will want to do your own research about African Americans during the slave era instead of accepting only what was taught in school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricegamble on September 26, 2012
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I have been an avid researcher of African history for well over 20 years, and I will humbly admit that there are some highly interesting and fascinating stories in this book that I have never read before. To tell you which stories I'm referring to would be like giving the plot away to a great movie -- so no Spoiler Alert necessary get the book now!

Excellent and well researched. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author in the near future.

-HD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By African Americans on the Move Book Club on July 13, 2012
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This is truly a gem of a read. It's an educational and literary keepsake. The author's research into the lives of
slaves who stood against their oppressors not only speaks to the heart of the false notion that many slaves were
submissive, it also provides a background on many unknown African American's who rose to prominence and wealth
in the shadows of a shameful era.

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