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.
- 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.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Maps and graphs. Index. Bibliography. Chronologies. Box features.
About the Author(s)
James Ciment holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Ph.D. from City University of New York Graduate Center. He has written and edited a number of books on American and world history, including Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II and The Young People’s History of the United States.