This title in the Lucent Library of Black History series describes physical landmarks in African American history and discusses the history associated with those places. The book is organized around thematic chapters that take readers on a virtual tour of landmarks associated with the theme, in the process describing the people and events that inspired the landmarks. Thematic chapters include: The Slavery Era, African Americans Resist Slavery, The Civil War, Education for Blacks, The Civil Rights Movement, and African American Achievers.
"'Studying this past and understanding how it contributes to present-day dialogues about race and history in America is a critical component of contemporary education,' states the forward of the Lucent Library of Black History. Each volume focuses on one aspect of African American experience and history that has helped shape American society and inform its citizens' attitudes and beliefs about African Americans. Each volume includes black and white illustrations and photos, a relevant chronology, and an index."
--Doug's Student Reference Room, June 2008
Price: US $34.80