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"We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us." These words are from the front page of "Freedom's Journal," the first African-American newspaper published in the United States, in 1827, a milestone event in the history of an oppressed people. From then on a prodigious and hitherto almost unknown cascade of newspapers, magazines, letters, and other literary, historical, and popular writing poured from presses chronicling black life in America.
The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography of over 6,000 entries is the indispensable guide to the stories of slavery, freedom, Jim Crow, segregation, liberation, struggle, and triumph.
Besides describing many new discoveries--from church documents to early civil rights ephemera, from school records to single-mother newsletters, from artists' journals to labor publications--this work informs researchers where and how to find them (for example, through online databases, microfilm, or traditional catalogs).
Since the end of the Civil War, African-American architects have been responsible for creating houses, schools, research institutes, and other significant buildings throughout the United States. The Widener Library at Harvard University, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tuskegee Institute's Butler Chapel are just a few examples of prominent buildings designed by African Americans. But even though many of the structures they helped create survive to this day, most of these architects remain virtually unknown.
The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.
There's just too much black history to think you could ever know enough. Did you ever think that African-American history began in America? Ever wonder about the thousands of years when African Kings and Queens ruled vast empires and kingdoms with wealth beyond measure? Ever wonder why the enslavement of African people was so successful? Never be too sure you know the answer to that question. Sure, you've heard of the Underground Railroad, but what about the Middle Passage? How much do you know about HBCUs, the Divine Nine, or the Harlem Renaissance? Did you ever think about just how many black actors, athletes, comedians, composers, dancers, and writers there are? Did you know that there were organizations specifically for black cardiologists, dentists, film makers, lawyers, journalists, physicists, pilots, publishers, psychiatrists, stock brokers, and many other professions? After reading the 6 essays and completing the 25 puzzles in this book, you will find yourself wanting to know more and creating your own topics and categories. Why? Because . There's just too much black history to think you could ever know enough.
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