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Atlas of African-American History, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: James Ciment
  • From the Series: Multicultural Atlas
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  • ISBN-10: 1438125526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2552-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 256


Praise for the previous edition:
"Notable for its large format and attractive design…well written…maps are well chosen and clear…recommended for secondary school or lower-division undergraduate collections."—Choice

"This excellent atlas of facts should be in the holdings of any serious Afro-American reference book collection...easy to browse and read...Highly recommended."—Midwest Book Review

Building on the authoritative text of the first edition, Atlas of African-American History, Revised Edition chronicles the important cultural, historical, political, and social experiences of African Americans through the years. Completely updated and revised, this fascinating book features more than 70 full-color maps that engage readers with easy-to-grasp facts, figures, and images of everyday life. Ten new black-and-white photographs, eight new full-color photographs, and four new line illustrations enliven the text.

Coverage includes:

  • The dramatic 1839 journey of the Amistad, including its successful slave rebellion
  • The labor activism of Albert and Lucy Parsons, an interracial couple who led the eight-hour-day movement and the national railroad strike
  • The accomplishments of Matthew Henson, who, with Robert Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909
  • The post–World War II influences that drove the economic rise of a new black middle class
  • Analysis of how the cultural contributions of writers, actors, athletes, musicians, and other artists helped define American culture during the 1960s and 1970s
  • The rise of hip-hop and rap from a local South Bronx phenomenon into a powerful industry capable of launching other businesses
  • Demographic profiles of the health, education, employment, income, spending habits, homeownership, and other benchmarks of African Americans, as well as how these compare with those of other Americans
  • The powerful role of theater, comedy, TV, and film in presenting and shaping the image of African Americans from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s
  • The persistent social, racial, and economic issues that still confront America, as highlighted by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.




Reviews and Awards

"...colorful...current...This visually appealing reference atlas is complemented by a clearly written text that is admirably balanced in presenting the social, economic, political, and cultural components of African American history...Highly recommended for high school and public libraries, including those owning the first edition."
Library Journal

"...attractive and informative...Kudos to the author for readability and the careful way he posits theories about early civilizations. Writing is clear, and the book is certainly inviting."

"...a visually rich volume of history...An impressively definitive body of scholarship..."
Midwest Book Review

"...there is much good to be found here...[a] plethora of illustrations...well written...highly recommended for school and undergraduate library collections."
American Reference Books Annual

"...[a] thorough and comprehensive overview...The graphs and charts are particularly informative...supplies a great deal of information and is a solid choice."
School Library Journal

"...an outstanding resource...rich with information and very accessible to high school students...an excellent resource and should be part of every high school library collection. Highly Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"...[an] authoritative and attractive volume..."
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