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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 59668th edition (May 4, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038548576X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385485760
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 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 (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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I gave this book a 5 star rating because it digs deep into African American History and reveals facts, contributions and people we may never know or learn about based on a Anglo-European agenda and history taught in our public and private school systems.
I would recommend this book for any and every socially conscious African American/Black adult and family. Teach this to your children!
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My nephew is a book worm, academic type kid. I got this for him for his 14th birthday. He really like it. I knew this because after all the presents and the cake and ice cream, we found him reading it during his party. The information about each African American was presented in one short but very detailed paragraph. I think it was designed to get your attention and keep it, but not too long on one subject. I am glad I ordered it early so I could read it. Well worth it if your teen likes non-fiction or even in your own library.
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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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I bought a number of books at the same time, and this was one of them. For the most part, I've found myself only browsing through this but it definitely is very easy to get lost among the many interesting tidbits that exist between the books covers. It's an excellent buy, and one you can have on the coffee table for guests who are just looking to pass the time with something interesting. It automatically raises the level of culture in the house simply by having it in view. I do regret not getting through it yet, but I appreciate just owning it.
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