Black Odyssey Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0679728146
ISBN-10: 0679728147
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"Nowhere are the psychological dynamics of this ordeal and triumph more clearly, gracefully, or economically set forth."

-- Willie Lee Rose, The New York Review of Books

"Black Odyssey is a masterful work, at once poetic and instructive. His is an enduring contribution to the study of American history. This book deserves the widest readership." -- Herbert G. Gutman

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking book...written with feeling." -- Oscar Handlin

"The classic on the subject for a long time to come....The general reader, for whom the work is written, will simply be enthralled." -- The New Yorker


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This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them. It explores the ways in which a nominally free society perverted its own freedoms and denied the fact that an inhuman institution lies at the heart of the American experience. The authority and eloquence of this work make it essential reading for all who want to understand the American past and present.

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  • File Size: 679 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0679728147
  • Publisher: Vintage (January 5, 2011)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GTLKKA
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Format: Paperback
The book is somewhat old, the 2nd edition being 1990 with the first being 1977. This means there are statements about no definitive proof that Jefferson fathered the Hemming children. But I found the book to be very readable and at many times I stopped myself and said, "I never thought of that" or "I never looked at it from that perspective" Interesting concepts about Black/slave marriages, or that America was never founded for anyone except white "elites"--certainly not for slaves or savages. Since the author died in 1989 there will never be a third edition
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By ms. bee on February 21, 2013
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this book is helping me learn alot in my racism in america class. it gives details that they dont teach you in high school history classes
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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