NEW-A broadened international perspective, including an international account of black migration from the Caribbean; discussion of Jamaican musician Bob Marley; coverage of the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935; an account of Paul Robeson, activist and entertainer; a section on the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa and in the United States, and other treatments of contemporary culture.-
~Compares and contrasts for students the Atlantic slave trade and black life in New Spain's northern borderlands, as well as extensively compares slavery in the American South with slavery in Latin America. It also includes African-American interaction with American Indians in the colonial era.
NEW-Chapter on late 20th-century politics-Portrays African-Americans developing from a special-interest group to the core of the Democratic Party.
~Shows students the strides made within the African-American culture.
NEW-Review and Research-Includes this new section that ends each chapter.
~Provides students with questions for use in reviewing chapter content, and Research Navigator™ activities for exploring and writing.
NEW-An excellent Instructor Supplementary Package-Includes Instructor's Manual with Tests, Prentice Hall Test Generator, History Notes, Documents Set, African American Biographies, and the Prentice Hall and Penguin Bundle Program.
~Gives instructors an extensive package of both traditional and electronic supplements that provides an array of resources that combine sound scholarship, engaging content, and a variety of pedagogical tools and media that enriches the classroom experience.
NEW-Media Resources-Includes an accompanying CD-ROM, OneKey, and Companion Website, as well as OneSearch with Research Navigator™.
~Enhances students' experience, encouraging study, review, and understanding.
Brief chronologies throughout.
~Provides students with a snapshot of the temporal relationship among significant events.
~Establishes a chronological context for events in African American history by juxtaposing them with events in American history and in the rest of the world.
~Encourages students to analyze the material they have read, and to explore alternative perspectives.
Broad coverage of essential topics-Includes black women; important political and religious leaders; churches; schools; intellectuals; entrepreneurs; and entertainers.
~Gives students the necessary background for them to get the big picture and in-depth understanding of the history of African Americans.
~Provide students with an inquiry-based approach that encourages them to think about the material that they are about to read.
~Presents black history in a clear and direct manner, within a broad social, cultural, and political framework.
Recommended reading and additional bibliography lists.
~Directs students to more information about the subject of each chapter.
Maps, charts, and graphs.
~Helps students visualize the geographical context of events, and grasp significant trends.
~Offers students a sample of the richness of the folk and fine art African Americans have produced throughout their history.
A student-friendly presentation.
~Gives students a well-organized, well-written, and nicely paced appreciation of the African American experience.
~Allows instructors the flexibility to assign outside readings.