The purpose of this History of Black Americans is to overcome the complexity of currents text, to provide a simple basic introduction to the history of African Americans without using complex language and ideas to tell their story. The aim of this text is to be able to reach and speak to the non-specialist general reader, and to write a history of African Americans without the heavy academic language. The first chapter starts with Africa, the middle passage, slave insurrection, the origins of Black Culture, Blacks and the American War of Independence, the Black family during slavery, Blacks and the Civil War, Black Nationalisms and the Back-to-Africa Movement, B. T Washington vs. W.E.B. Dubois, the Harlem Renaissance, Blacks and the Great Depression, the New Deal, the Freedom Movement and Modern Black America, including the Clinton and Bush Administrations.
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