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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (May 4, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038548576X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385485760
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Where can one go to get a comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals and social processes of African-American history? Fear not, because 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History is history at your fingertips-in a concise, accessible, easily-read format.

Jeffrey C. Stewart, Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, takes the reader on an all-encompassing journey through the entirety of African-American history that is pithy, provocative, and encyclopedic in scope. Here are all the people, terms, ideas, events, and social processes that make African-American history such a fascinating and inspiring subject.

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History covers all the significant information in six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion. It will entertain as well as instruct, and it can be read from beginning to end as well as opened at random and read at any length without confusion.

A necessary addition to every family's library, 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History presents African American history in a fun, engaging and intelligent way.

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Where can one go to get a comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals and social processes of African-American history? Fear not, because 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History is history at your fingertips-in a concise, accessible, easily-read format.

Jeffrey C. Stewart, Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, takes the reader on an all-encompassing journey through the entirety of African-American history that is pithy, provocative, and encyclopedic in scope. Here are all the people, terms, ideas, events, and social processes that make African-American history such a fascinating and inspiring subject.

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History covers all the significant information in six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion. It will entertain as well as instruct, and it can be read from beginning to end as well as opened at random and read at any length without confusion.

A necessary addition to every family's library, 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History presents African American history in a fun, engaging and intelligent way.

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This is a book you can read cover to cover or one article at a time in any order.
Robert W. Kellemen
Stewart is to be commended for pulling so much information together in a marvelously cohesive book.
C. L Wilson
It is an easy read and I would recommend to anyone interested in the history of African Americans.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
THIS BOOK IS OVERFLOWING WITH FACTS ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO SHAPED THIS COUNTRY AS WELL AS MADE EVERYDAY LIFE A LITTLE CONVIENIENT AS WELL AS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLES LIVES.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Paige on March 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
There are many good books of reference on African American history published. However, this one ranks among the best. Well written, user-friendly layout, addressing a broad range of topics, this is recommended for a home or classroom library to teach that all members of a society contribute to its advancement and that our society must be inclusive of all members. Every child can be proud of his or her cultural and historical heritage in a country created by immigrants.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Hill on February 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is a great source of Black history. I have the 1996 edition, and noticed that Carter G. Woodson and details about the Black Wall Street in Oklahoma are missing. How could the Father of Black History not be included in any book with Black History facts? The Black Wall Street is one of the biggest tales of Black wealth, and it too is missing. The missing info is disturbing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luv Books on November 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The author states in his introduction that this book is not to be viewed as a text book, but rather to be used as supplement. It's a rather comprehensive supplement with captivating text! This book is organized in easy reading segments that are all numbered 1 thru 1001 & also divided within 6 Parts (Sports, Culture and Religion. . .). I feel as if the author is talking with me personally. History boring? I don't think so with this book! I plan to use this book with homeschooling as well as "homeschooling" myself! Can't wait to learn more of what I missed in school!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Kellemen on August 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
It's not easy to write a comprehensive history book that is also engaging and user-friendly. Author, historian, and professor Jeffrey Stewart found the way. In 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History, he pens a concise yet encyclopedic narrative that highlights the people and events underlying the amazing story of African American history.

Stewart organizes his work around six sections: Gretat Migration, Civil Rights, Science, Sports, Military, and Religion. This is a book you can read cover to cover or one article at a time in any order.

Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction .
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have taken class with Dr. Stewart at George Mason, and just like his lectures this book is very informative without being dull or overbearing. An excellent read!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
I am so thankful Mr. Stewart wrote this book! It is a clear, conscise history that is in turns, overwhelming, sobering and inspiring. Although I was taught some of this in school, it did not have the impact of reading this history in short often 2 paragraph sections. It is a must read for american.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Thompson on March 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful wealth of information written at a level that easily read and interpreted by students. It should become an addition to every classroom library.
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