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The Resource Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present, Nell Irvin Painter

Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present, Nell Irvin Painter

Label
Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present
Title
Creating Black Americans
Title remainder
African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Nell Irvin Painter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is an account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma. Historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African-American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history." "Painter offers a history written for a new generation of African Americans, stretching from life in Africa before slavery to today's hip-hop culture. The book describes the staggering number of Africans - over ten million - forcibly transported to the New World, most doomed to brutal servitude in Brazil and the Caribbean. Painter looks at the free black population, numbering close to half a million by 1860 (compared to almost four million slaves), and provides a gripping account of the horrible conditions of slavery itself. The book examines the Civil War, revealing that it only slowly became a war to end slavery, and shows how Reconstruction, after a promising start, was shut down by terrorism by white supremacists. Painter traces how through the long Jim Crow decades, blacks succeeded against enormous odds, creating schools and businesses and laying the foundations of our popular culture. We read about the glorious outburst of artistic creativity of the Harlem Renaissance, the courageous struggles for Civil Rights in the 1960s, the rise and fall of Black Power, the modern hip-hop movement, and two black Secretaries of State. Painter concludes that African Americans today are wealthier and better educated, but the disadvantaged are as vulnerable as ever." "Painter deeply enriches her narrative with a series of striking works of art - more than 150 in total, most in full color - works that profoundly engage with black history and that add a vital dimension to the story, a new form of witness that testifies to the passion and creativity of the African-American experience."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Painter, Nell Irvin
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.P15 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American arts
  • African American artists
  • African American artists
  • African American arts
  • African Americans
  • Kunst
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • Kunst
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present, Nell Irvin Painter
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Africa and Black Americans -- Captives transported, 1619-ca. 1850 -- A diasporic people, 1630-ca. 1850 -- Those who were free, ca. 1770-1859 -- Those who were enslaved, ca. 1770-1859 -- Civil War and emancipation, 1859-1865 -- The larger Reconstruction, 1864-1896 -- Hard-working people in the depths of segregation, 1896-ca. 1919 -- The New Negro, 1915-1932 -- Radicals and Democrats, 1930-1940 -- The Second World War and the promise of internationalism, 1940-1948 -- Cold War civil rights, 1948-1960 -- Protest makes a civil rights revolution, 1960-1967 -- Black Power, 1966-1980 -- Authenticity and diversity in the era of hip-hop, 1980-2005 -- Epilogue : a snapshot of African Americans in the early twenty-first century -- Timelines
Control code
ocm57722517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 458 pages
Isbn
9780195137552
Lccn
2005040678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57722517
  • (OCoLC)57722517
Label
Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present, Nell Irvin Painter
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Africa and Black Americans -- Captives transported, 1619-ca. 1850 -- A diasporic people, 1630-ca. 1850 -- Those who were free, ca. 1770-1859 -- Those who were enslaved, ca. 1770-1859 -- Civil War and emancipation, 1859-1865 -- The larger Reconstruction, 1864-1896 -- Hard-working people in the depths of segregation, 1896-ca. 1919 -- The New Negro, 1915-1932 -- Radicals and Democrats, 1930-1940 -- The Second World War and the promise of internationalism, 1940-1948 -- Cold War civil rights, 1948-1960 -- Protest makes a civil rights revolution, 1960-1967 -- Black Power, 1966-1980 -- Authenticity and diversity in the era of hip-hop, 1980-2005 -- Epilogue : a snapshot of African Americans in the early twenty-first century -- Timelines
Control code
ocm57722517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 458 pages
Isbn
9780195137552
Lccn
2005040678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57722517
  • (OCoLC)57722517

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