The African American Odyssey

The African American Odyssey
Author: Darlene Clark Hine,William C. Hine,Stanley Harrold
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780205728817
ISBN 13: 0205728812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Odyssey Book Review:

The African-American Odyssey is a compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity. The authors highlight what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. The text provides accounts of the lives of ordinary men and women alongside those of key African-Americans and the impact they have had on the struggle for equality to illuminate the central place of African-Americans in U.S. history more than any other text.

An American Odyssey

An American Odyssey
Author: Mary Schmidt Campbell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2018-08-08
ISBN 10: 0190620803
ISBN 13: 9780190620806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Odyssey Book Review:

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

The African American Odyssey
Author: Darlene Clark Hine,William C. Hine,Stanley Harrold
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780130870506
ISBN 13: 0130870501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African Americans

African Americans
Author: Darlene Clark Hine,William C. Hine,Stanley Harrold
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-07-11
ISBN 10: 9780205108862
ISBN 13: 0205108865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- 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. Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab at no extra charge, please visit www.MyHistoryLab.com or use ISBN: 9780205090754.

The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

The African American Odyssey of John Kizell
Author: Kevin G. Lowther
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN 10: 1611171334
ISBN 13: 9781611171334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Odyssey of John Kizell Book Review:

The inspirational story of John Kizell celebrates the life of a West African enslaved as a boy and brought to South Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution. Fleeing his owner, Kizell served with the British military in the Revolutionary War, began a family in the Nova Scotian wilderness, then returned to his African homeland to help found a settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone. He spent decades battling European and African slave traders along the coast and urging his people to stop selling their own into foreign bondage. This in-depth biography—based in part on Kizell's own writings—illuminates the links between South Carolina and West Africa during the Atlantic slave trade's peak decades. Seized in an attack on his uncle's village, Kizell was thrown into the brutal world of chattel slavery at age thirteen and transported to Charleston, South Carolina. When Charleston fell to the British in 1780, Kizell joined them and was with the Loyalist force defeated in the pivotal battle of Kings Mountain. At the war's end, he was evacuated with other American Loyalists to Nova Scotia. In 1792 he joined a pilgrimage of nearly twelve hundred former slaves to the new British settlement for free blacks in Sierra Leone. Among the most prominent Africans in the antislavery movement of his time, Kizell believed that all people of African descent in America would, if given a way, return to Africa as he had. Back in his native land, he bravely confronted the forces that had led to his enslavement. Late in life he played a controversial role—freshly interpreted in this book—in the settlement of American blacks in what became Liberia. Kizell's remarkable story provides insight to the cultural and spiritual milieu from which West Africans were wrenched before being forced into slavery. Lowther sheds light on African complicity in the slave trade and examines how it may have contributed to Sierra Leone's latter-day struggles as an independent state. A foreword by Joseph Opala, a noted researcher on the "Gullah Connection" between Sierra Leone and coastal South Carolina and Georgia, highlights Kizell's continuing legacy on both sides of the Atlantic.

Black Odyssey

Black Odyssey
Author: Nathan Irvin Huggins
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-05
ISBN 10: 0307760243
ISBN 13: 9780307760241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Odyssey Book Review:

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.

United States and Africa Relations 1400s to the Present

United States and Africa Relations  1400s to the Present
Author: Toyin Falola,Raphael Chijioke Njoku
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 030023483X
ISBN 13: 9780300234831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States and Africa Relations 1400s to the Present Book Review:

Toyin Falola and Raphael Njoku reexamine the history of the relationship between Africa and the United States from the dawn of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present. Their broad, interdisciplinary book follows the relationship's evolution, tracking African American emancipation, the rise of African diasporas in the Americas, the Back-to-Africa movement, the founding of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the presence of American missionaries in Africa, the development of blues and jazz music, the presidency of Barack Obama, and more.

Macbeth

Macbeth
Author: Arthur Byron Cover,William Shakespeare
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2006-09
ISBN 10: 9781599611174
ISBN 13: 1599611171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macbeth Book Review:

A graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Scottish nobleman's lust for power.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1806
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081607354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atlantic Bonds

Atlantic Bonds
Author: Lisa A. Lindsay
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-12-22
ISBN 10: 146963113X
ISBN 13: 9781469631134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

U S History

U S  History
Author: P. Scott Corbett,Volker Janssen,John M. Lund
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407392
ISBN 13: 9888407392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S History Book Review:

Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

African Canadian Leadership

African Canadian Leadership
Author: Erica S. Lawson,Philip S.S. Howard
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-08-25
ISBN 10: 1487523661
ISBN 13: 9781487523664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Canadian Leadership Book Review:

Challenging the myth of African Canadian leadership "in crisis," this book opens a broad vista of inquiry into the many and dynamic ways leadership practices occur in Black Canadian communities. Exploring topics including Black women’s contributions to African Canadian communities, the Black Lives Matter movement, Black LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS advocacy, motherhood and grieving, mentoring, and anti-racism, contributors appraise the complex history and contemporary reality of blackness and leadership in Canada. With Canada as a complex site of Black diasporas, contributors offer an account of multiple forms of leadership and suggest that through surveillance and disruption, practices of self-determined Black leadership are incompatible with, and threatening to, White "structures" of power in Canada. As a whole, African Canadian Leadership offers perspectives that are complex, non-aligned, and in critical conversation about class, gender, sexuality, and the politics of African Canadian communities.

What s Happening to Ellie

What s Happening to Ellie
Author: Kate E. Reynolds
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN 10: 0857009370
ISBN 13: 9780857009371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Happening to Ellie Book Review:

Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

Once Upon an Algorithm

Once Upon an Algorithm
Author: Martin Erwig
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 0262341700
ISBN 13: 9780262341707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon an Algorithm Book Review:

How Hansel and Gretel, Sherlock Holmes, the movie Groundhog Day, Harry Potter, and other familiar stories illustrate the concepts of computing. Picture a computer scientist, staring at a screen and clicking away frantically on a keyboard, hacking into a system, or perhaps developing an app. Now delete that picture. In Once Upon an Algorithm, Martin Erwig explains computation as something that takes place beyond electronic computers, and computer science as the study of systematic problem solving. Erwig points out that many daily activities involve problem solving. Getting up in the morning, for example: You get up, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast. This simple daily routine solves a recurring problem through a series of well-defined steps. In computer science, such a routine is called an algorithm. Erwig illustrates a series of concepts in computing with examples from daily life and familiar stories. Hansel and Gretel, for example, execute an algorithm to get home from the forest. The movie Groundhog Day illustrates the problem of unsolvability; Sherlock Holmes manipulates data structures when solving a crime; the magic in Harry Potter's world is understood through types and abstraction; and Indiana Jones demonstrates the complexity of searching. Along the way, Erwig also discusses representations and different ways to organize data; “intractable” problems; language, syntax, and ambiguity; control structures, loops, and the halting problem; different forms of recursion; and rules for finding errors in algorithms. This engaging book explains computation accessibly and shows its relevance to daily life. Something to think about next time we execute the algorithm of getting up in the morning.

Activism and Rhetoric

Activism and Rhetoric
Author: JongHwa Lee,Seth Kahn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 1136933204
ISBN 13: 9781136933202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Activism and Rhetoric Book Review:

This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today’s culture of democratic activism. The volume takes on two of the most significant challenges currently facing contemporary rhetorical studies: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in global context, and (2) the central role of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In presenting a variety of political and rhetorical struggles in their specific contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee allow contributors to reflect on and elaborate possibilities for both activist approaches to rhetorical studies, and rhetorical approaches to activist projects, facilitating better understanding the socio-political consequences of this work. With contributors from widely known scholars in communication and composition studies, the collection offers practical cases that highlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic principles and practices. It also considers theoretical questions that acknowledge profound voids in the rhetorical tradition (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and expand the horizon of traditional rhetorical perspectives. It advocates new knowledge and practices that further promote civic engagement, social change and democracy in the global context. Activism and Rhetoric will be appropriate for scholars and students across disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, communication studies, political science, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

The African Canadian Legal Odyssey

The African Canadian Legal Odyssey
Author: Barrington Walker
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1442646896
ISBN 13: 9781442646896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Canadian Legal Odyssey Book Review:

The African Canadian Legal Odyssey explores the history of African Canadians and the law from the era of slavery until the early twenty-first century. This collection demonstrates that the social history of Blacks in Canada has always been inextricably bound to questions of law, and that the role of the law in shaping Black life was often ambiguous and shifted over time. Comprised of eleven engaging chapters, organized both thematically and chronologically, it includes a substantive introduction that provides a synthesis and overview of this complex history. This outstanding collection will appeal to both advanced specialists and undergraduate students and makes an important contribution to an emerging field of scholarly inquiry.

Alfred B Xuma

Alfred B  Xuma
Author: Steven Gish
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780814731345
ISBN 13: 0814731341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred B Xuma Book Review:

"A thorough examination of Alfred B. Xuma's life and times, Gish's study not only broadens our understanding of African nationalism at a crucial period, but also sheds light on white liberalism, Pan Africanism, and the world of the educated African elite."--BOOK JACKET.

New Myhistorylab with Pearson Etext Standalone Access Card For the African American Odyssey All Volumes

New Myhistorylab with Pearson Etext    Standalone Access Card    For the African American Odyssey  All Volumes
Author: Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History Darlene Clark Hine,Darlene Clark Hine,William C. Hine,Stanley C Harrold
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN 10: 9780205943012
ISBN 13: 0205943012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Myhistorylab with Pearson Etext Standalone Access Card For the African American Odyssey All Volumes Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- This access code card gives you access to all of MyHistoryLab's tools and resources, including a complete eText of your book. You can also buy immediate access to MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText online with a credit card atwww.myhistorylab.com. 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. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Hine / Hine / Harrold program. Key learning applications include Closer Looks, MyHistoryLibrary, and writing assessment. This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. 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– MyHistoryLab is online learning. MyHistoryLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Improve Critical Thinking–Features throughout the text encourage students to think critically about the material. Engage Students– Features such as “Voices from the Odysse

African Americans

African Americans
Author: Darlene Clark Hine,William C. Hine,Stanley Harrold
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780205969067
ISBN 13: 0205969062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans Book Review:

A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity African Americans: A Concise History 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. It 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. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Hine / Hine / Harrold program. Key learning applications include Closer Looks, MyHistoryLibrary, and writing assessment. 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 - MyHistoryLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking - Focus Questions and end-of-chapter Review Questions help students think critically about the chapter content. Engage Students - Voices boxes engage students in the works and words of African Americans. S upport Instructors - A full set of supplements, including MyHistory, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.

Valor

Valor
Author: Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez,James B. Lane
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-07-12
ISBN 10: 0253005957
ISBN 13: 9780253005953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valor Book Review:

The son of Hispanic immigrants, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez grew up in gang-plagued Gary, Indiana. With strong family support, he managed to beat the odds, graduating with distinction from Indiana University, finishing law school after a rough start, and maturing into a successful attorney and officeholder. Yet there was more in store for Roy. Ready to start a family and embark on a career as a deputy prosecutor, he was stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome. How he coped with and eventually overcame this debilitating affliction is a compelling part of his story. The experience steeled him to meet future crises with wisdom, perspective, and grit. An inspiring true story, Valor is also a significant and original contribution to the social, ethnic, and political history of Indiana.