The African American Odyssey Book

The African American Odyssey


  • Author : Darlene Clark Hine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0205728812

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The African American Odyssey Book

The African American Odyssey


  • Author : Darlene Clark Hine
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2013-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0205947042

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"Combined volume" includes both volumes 1 and 2.

An American Odyssey Book

An American Odyssey


  • Author : Mary Schmidt Campbell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199723645

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By the time of his death in 1988, Romare Bearden was most widely celebrated for his large-scale public murals and collages, which were reproduced in such places as Time and Esquire to symbolize and evoke the black experience in America. As Mary Schmidt Campbell shows us in this definitive, defining, and immersive biography, the relationship between art and race was central to his life and work -- a constant, driving creative tension. Bearden started as a cartoonist during his college years, but in the later 1930s turned to painting and became part of a community of artists supported by the WPA. As his reputation grew he perfected his skills, studying the European masters and analyzing and breaking down their techniques, finding new ways of applying them to the America he knew, one in which the struggle for civil rights became all-absorbing. By the time of the March on Washington in 1963, he had begun to experiment with the Projections, as he called his major collages, in which he tried to capture the full spectrum of the black experience, from the grind of daily life to broader visions and aspirations. Campbell's book offers a full and vibrant account of Bearden's life -- his years in Harlem (his studio was above the Apollo theater), to his travels and commissions, along with illuminating analysis of his work and artistic career. Campbell, who met Bearden in the 1970s, was among the first to compile a catalogue of his works. An American Odyssey goes far beyond that, offering a living portrait of an artist and the impact he made upon the world he sought both to recreate and celebrate.

The African American Odyssey Book

The African American Odyssey


  • Author : Darlene Clark Hine
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2013-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 0205947492

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"Combined volume" includes both volumes 1 and 2.

African American Odyssey  The  Volume 2 Book

African American Odyssey The Volume 2


  • Author : Darlene Clark Hine
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2017-05-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN 10 : 9780134491011

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity More than any other text, The African-American Odyssey illuminates the central place of African-Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. From Africa to the 21st century, this book follows the long and turbulent journey of African-Americans, the rich culture they have nurtured throughout their history and the quest for freedom through which African-Americans have sought to counter oppression and racism. This text also recognizes the diversity within the African-American sphere, providing coverage of class and gender and balancing the lives of ordinary men and women with accounts of black leaders and the impact each has had on the struggle for freedom. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Improve Critical Thinking–Features throughout the text encourage students to think critically about the material. Engage Students– Features such as “Voices from the Odyssey” engage students in the material. Note: This is just the standalone book.

A Hope in the Unseen Book
Score: 4
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A Hope in the Unseen


  • Author : Ron Suskind
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2010-08-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763082

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The inspiring, true coming-of-age story of a ferociously determined young man who, armed only with his intellect and his willpower, fights his way out of despair. In 1993, Cedric Jennings was a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate was well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boasted an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric had almost no friends. He ate lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he asked for, knowing that he was really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition—which was fully supported by his forceful mother—was to attend a top college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realized that ambition when he began as a freshman at Brown University. But he didn't leave his struggles behind. He found himself unprepared for college: he struggled to master classwork and fit in with the white upper-class students. Having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric was left to rely on his intelligence and his determination to maintain hope in the unseen—a future of acceptance and reward. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. Eye-opening, sometimes humorous, and often deeply moving, A Hope in the Unseen weaves a crucial new thread into the rich and ongoing narrative of the American experience.

The African American Odyssey of John Kizell Book

The African American Odyssey of John Kizell


  • Author : Kevin Lowther
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 1570039607

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Story of John Kizell, who was enslaved as a boy and brought to Charleston, who fought with the British military in the Revolutionary War, and who returned to his African homeland to help found a settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone. Kizell was one of the most prominent Africans in the antislavery movement of his time.

Atlantic Bonds Book

Atlantic Bonds


  • Author : Lisa A. Lindsay
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2016-12-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469631134

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A decade before the American Civil War, James Churchwill Vaughan (1828–1893) set out to fulfill his formerly enslaved father's dying wish that he should leave America to start a new life in Africa. Over the next forty years, Vaughan was taken captive, fought in African wars, built and rebuilt a livelihood, and led a revolt against white racism, finally becoming a successful merchant and the founder of a wealthy, educated, and politically active family. Tracing Vaughan's journey from South Carolina to Liberia to several parts of Yorubaland (present-day southwestern Nigeria), Lisa Lindsay documents this "free" man's struggle to find economic and political autonomy in an era when freedom was not clear and unhindered anywhere for people of African descent. In a tour de force of historical investigation on two continents, Lindsay tells a story of Vaughan's survival, prosperity, and activism against a seemingly endless series of obstacles. By following Vaughan's transatlantic journeys and comparing his experiences to those of his parents, contemporaries, and descendants in Nigeria and South Carolina, Lindsay reveals the expansive reach of slavery, the ambiguities of freedom, and the surprising ways that Africa, rather than America, offered new opportunities for people of African descent.

Black Odyssey Book

Black Odyssey


  • Author : Nathan Irvin Huggins
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-01-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307760241

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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.

Riverman Book
Score: 4
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Riverman


  • Author : Ben McGrath
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451494016

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“This quietly profound book belongs on the shelf next to Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild.” —The New York Times The riveting true story of Dick Conant, an American folk hero who, over the course of more than twenty years, canoed solo thousands of miles of American rivers—and then disappeared near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This book “contains everything: adventure, mystery, travelogue, and unforgettable characters” (David Grann, best-selling author of Killers of the Flower Moon). For decades, Dick Conant paddled the rivers of America, covering the Mississippi, Yellowstone, Ohio, Hudson, as well as innumerable smaller tributaries. These solo excursions were epic feats of planning, perseverance, and physical courage. At the same time, Conant collected people wherever he went, creating a vast network of friends and acquaintances who would forever remember this brilliant and charming man even after a single meeting. Ben McGrath, a staff writer at The New Yorker, was one of those people. In 2014 he met Conant by chance just north of New York City as Conant paddled down the Hudson, headed for Florida. McGrath wrote a widely read article about their encounter, and when Conant's canoe washed up a few months later, without any sign of his body, McGrath set out to find the people whose lives Conant had touched--to capture a remarkable life lived far outside the staid confines of modern existence. Riverman is a moving portrait of a complex and fascinating man who was as troubled as he was charismatic, who struggled with mental illness and self-doubt, and was ultimately unable to fashion a stable life for himself; who traveled alone and yet thrived on connection and brought countless people together in his wake. It is also a portrait of an America we rarely see: a nation of unconventional characters, small river towns, and long-forgotten waterways.

Incognito Book

Incognito


  • Author : Michael A. Fosberg
  • Publisher : Self Publisher
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: African American authors
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 061541396X

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Michael Fosberg delves into issues of race, identity, family history, divorce, adoption, and finding a father in this poignant and funny memoir which he later embarked on transforming into a popular one-man show performed on a cross-country tour.

Racing While Black Book
Score: 2.5
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Racing While Black


  • Author : Leonard T. Miller
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583229385

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Starting a NASCAR team is hard work. Starting a NASCAR team as an African American is even harder. These are just a few of the lessons learned by Leonard T. Miller during his decade and a half of running an auto racing program. Fueled by more than the desire to win, Miller made it his goal to create opportunities for black drivers in the vastly white, Southern world of NASCAR. Racing While Black chronicles the travails of selling marketing plans to skeptics and scraping by on the thinnest of budgets, as well as the triumphs of speeding to victory and changing the way racing fans view skin color. With his father—former drag racer and longtime team owner Leonard W. Miller—along for the ride, Miller journeys from the short tracks of the Carolinas to the boardrooms of the "Big Three" automakers to find out that his toughest race may be winning over the human race.

The African American Odyssey  Volume 1  Books a la Carte Book

The African American Odyssey Volume 1 Books a la Carte


  • Author : Darlene Clark Hine
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0205949746

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A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity. This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. African Americans draws on recent research to present black history within broad social, cultural and political frameworks. From Africa to the 21st century, this book follows the long turbulent journey of African Americans, the rich culture they have nurtured throughout their history and the quest for freedom through which African Americans have sought to counter oppression and racism. This text also recognizes the diversity within the African-American sphere, providing coverage of class and gender and balancing the lives of ordinary men and women with accounts of black leaders. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning -The new MyHistoryLabdelivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Focus Questions and end-of-chapter Review Questions help students think critically about the chapter content. Engage Students - Voices boxes include primary source excerpts and critical thinking questions to provide an introduction to the works and words of African Americans who have been witness to and participants in the events that unfold within the chapters. Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, ClassPrep, Instructor's Manual, MyTest and PowerPoints. This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by inc

A Black Odyssey Book

A Black Odyssey


  • Author : Randall Bennett Woods
  • Publisher : University Press of Kansas
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037044859

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The African American Odyssey Since 1865 Book

The African American Odyssey Since 1865


  • Author : Darlene Clark Hine
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1999-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN 10 : 0137588488

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This clearly written, comprehensive textbook explores the African-American experience in the United States from its African origins to the present. It highlights the pivotal role African Americans have played in the nation's history, placing their experience in the context of national trends and events. Tracing their journey towards freedom and full participation in American democracy, The African-American Odyssey gives voice to leaders and ordinary men and women from all walks of life. It examines the rich and expressive culture and the independent institutions African Americans created to address their needs and ensure the survival of their communities. It explores the impact of African-American culture on the larger American culture. And it forthrightly discusses both the new opportunities and the deeply rooted inequalities confronting African Americans at the beginning of the new millennium.