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The black history book / contributors: Prof. Nemata Blyden (consulting editor), Paula Akpan, Mireille Harper, Keith Lockhart, Dr. Tyesha Maddox, Dr. Raphael Njoku, Luke Pepera, George Swainston, Robin Walker, Jamie J. Wilson, Prof. David Olusoga (foreword).

Blyden, Nemata Amelia, 1964- (editor.). Akpan, Paula, (contributor.). Harper, Mireille, 1995- (contributor.). Lockhart, Keith, (contributor.). Maddox, Tyesha, (contributor.). Njoku, Raphael Chijioke, (contributor.). Pepera, Luke, (contributor.). Swainston, George, (contributor.). Walker, Robin, 1967- (contributor.). Wilson, Jamie Jaywann, (contributor.). Olusoga, David, (writer of Foreword.).


Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world.
With profiles of key people, movements, and events, The Black History Book brings together accounts of the most significant ideas and milestones in Black history and culture. This vital and thought-provoking book presents a bold and accessible overview of the history of the African continent and its peoples – from the earliest human migrations to modern Black communities and the African diaspora. Powerful images and innovative infographics bring to life the stories of the early kingdoms of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Carthage; the powerful empires of the Medieval and Early Modern eras; and the struggle against European colonizers. Black history and culture beyond the African continent is also explored in detail – including the Atlantic Slave Trade; the quilombos (slave resistance camps) of Brazil; the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age; the zWindrushy migration; Civil Rights and Black feminist movements; and Black Lives Matter. Using the zBig Ideasy series’ trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, The Black History Book examines the achievements and struggles of Black communities across the world up to the modern day, as well as the influence of Black cultures on art, literature, and music the world over. -- Publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744042146
  • ISBN: 0744042143
  • ISBN: 9780241512982
  • ISBN: 0241512980
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First American Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2021.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Prehistory and ancient history, before 1 CE -- Empire and expansion, 1-800 CE -- Faith and trade, 800-1510 -- Enslavement and rebellion, 1510-1700 -- Revolution and resistance, 1700-1900 -- Decolonization and diasporas, (1900-present) -- Directory.
Subject: Blacks > History.
African diaspora > History.
Africa > History.

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Coldwater Branch 909.0496 BLA (Text) 35401425218822 Non-Fiction Available -

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