DescriptionFor courses in African-American History
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A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle, and triumph over adversity
Revel The African-American Odyssey presents a clear overview of black history within a broad social, cultural, and political framework, instilling in students an appreciation of the central place of African Americans in American history. Authors Darlene Clark Hine, William Hine, and Stanley Harrold trace the long and turbulent journey of African Americans, the rich culture they have nurtured throughout their history, and the quest for freedom through which they have sought to counter oppression and racism. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest scholarship, the Seventh Edition covers key events during Barack Obama’s second Presidential term, as well as the emergence of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
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- Integrated within the narrative, interactives and videos empower students to engage with concepts and take an active role in learning. Revel's unique presentation of media as an intrinsic part of course content brings the hallmark features of Pearson's bestselling titles to life. Revel's media interactives have been designed to be completed quickly, and its videos are brief, so students stay focused and on task.
- An end-of-chapter source collection includes three to five documents relevant to the chapter content. Each document includes header notes, questions, and audio. Students can highlight and make notes on the documents as needed.
- Interactive maps throughout the text enable students to pan and zoom as needed and to toggle on and off important details.
- Selected photos include “hotspots” on which students can click to learn more about specific, important details related to the image.
- Additional resources — such as Retracing the Odyssey, Recommended Reading, and an additional bibliography — assist students in doing more research on particular topics covered in the chapter.
- An interactive chapter review section offers a timeline, key term flashcards, an image gallery, a video gallery, and review questions. As students review key content, they can click on specific topics to learn more or test their knowledge about concepts covered in the chapter.
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- Revel’s writing functionality enables educators to integrate writing — among the best ways to foster and assess critical thinking — into the course without significantly impacting their grading burden. Self-paced Journaling Prompts throughout the narrative encourage students to express their thoughts without breaking stride in their reading. Assignable Shared Writing Activities direct students to share written responses with classmates, fostering peer discussion. And Essays integrated directly within Revel allow instructors to assign the precise writing tasks they need for the course.
- Key terms, set in bold, are accompanied by inline pop-up definitions that allow students to see the meaning of a word or phrase while they read, providing context.
- Highlighting, note taking, and a glossary let students read and study however they like. Educators can add notes for students, too, including reminders or study tips.
Pedagogical tools reinforce the narrative and help students grasp key issues
- Part-opening timelines group key events in African-American history thematically and highlight the many noteworthy individuals discussed in the chapters.
- Chronologies throughout the text provide snapshots of the temporal relationships among significant events.
- Voices boxes offer students first-person perspectives on key events in African-American history. Brief introductions and study questions help students analyze these primary source documents and make connections between the content of these features and the larger narrative.
- Profile boxes provide biographical sketches that highlight the contributions and personalities of both prominent individuals and ordinary people, illuminating common experiences among African Americans at various times and places.
- Connecting the Past essays examine important milestones of the African-American experience over time. Topics include the evolution of the black church, the emergence of black autobiography, black migration, desegregation of the military, and black culture.
Thorough integration of updated scholarship throughout ensures an up-to-date learning experience
Highlights of new and updated content include the following:
- NEW! Chapter 15 features a new section on the emergence of gospel music, as well as a new discussion on African American men's’ role in the development and growth of horse racing.
- NEW! Part VI includes a significantly updated timeline that covers The Black Revolution to the present.
- NEW! The order and presentation of Chapters 23 and 24 have been switched in this edition to improve the chronological flow of information about African-American history.
- NEW! Chapter 23 includes an added discussion of President Obama’s second term election and several of the most consequential recent accomplishments of his presidency, including normalization of relations with Cuba and the Iran nuclear agreement.
- NEW! Chapter 24 includes updated statistical charts relating to mass incarceration, black family composition, changes in the number of children living with single mothers, and health care statistics.
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Table of Contents
PART III - THE CIVIL WAR, EMANCIPATION, AND BLACK RECONSTRUCTION: THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION
12. The Meaning of Freedom: The Promise of Reconstruction, 1865-1868
13. The Meaning of Freedom: The Failure of Reconstruction, 1868-1877
PART IV - SEARCHING FOR SAFE SPACES
14. White Supremacy Triumphant: African Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century, 1877-1895
15. African Americans Challenge White Supremacy, 1877-1918
16. Conciliation, Agitation, and Migration: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century, 1895-1925
17. African Americans and the 1920s, 1918-1929
PART V - THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II
18. Black Protest, Great Depression, and the New Deals, 1929-1940
19. Meanings of Freedom: Black Culture and Society, 1930-1950
20. The World War II Era and the Seeds of a Revolution, 1940-1950
PART VI - THE BLACK REVOLUTION
21. The Long Freedom Movement, 1950-1970
22. Black Nationalism, Black Power, and Black Arts, 1965-1980
23. Black Politics and President Barack Obama, 1980-2016
24. African Americans End the Twentieth Century and Enter into the Twenty-First Century, 1980-2016
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About the Author(s)
Darlene Clark Hine is Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as past president of the Organization of American Historians and of the Southern Historical Association. In 2014 President Barack Obama awarded Hine the National Humanities Medal (2013) for her work in African American and in Black Women's History. In 2015, the National Women's History Project honored Hine for her contributions to women's history. Hine received her BA at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and her MA and PhD from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Hine has taught at South Carolina State University and at Purdue University. She was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. She is the author and/or coeditor of 20 books, most recently The Black Chicago Renaissance (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012), Black Europe and the African Diaspora (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010), coedited with Trica Danielle Keaton and Stephen Small; Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005), coedited with Barry Gaspar; and The Harvard Guide to African-American History (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000), coedited with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Leon Litwack. She coedited a two-volume set with Earnestine Jenkins, A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 2001); and with Jacqueline McLeod, Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000). With Kathleen Thompson she wrote A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America (New York: Broadway Books, 1998), and edited with Barry Gaspar More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996). She won the Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association for the reference volumes coedited with Elsa Barkley Brown and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (New York: Carlson Publishing, 1993). She is the author of Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890 - 1950 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989). She continues to work on the forthcoming book project, The Black Professional Class: Physicians, Nurses, Lawyers, and the Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1890 - 1955.
Now retired, William C. Hine taught history for many years at South Carolina State University.
Stanley Harrold is Professor of History at South Carolina State University and coeditor of Southern Dissent, a book series published by the University Press of Florida. Harrold has a BA from Allegheny College and an MA and PhD from Kent State University. He has received four National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, most recently in 2013 -- 14. His books include Gamaliel Bailey and Antislavery Union (Kent State University Press, 1986), The Abolitionists and the South (University Press of Kentucky, 1995), Antislavery Violence: Sectional, Racial, and Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America, coedited with John R. McKivigan (University of Tennessee Press, 1999), American Abolitionists (Taylor & Francis, 2001), Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828 - 1865 (Louisiana State University Press, 2003), The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves (University Press of Kentucky, 2004), Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Reader (Wiley, 2007), and Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). In 2011, Border War won the Southern Historical Association's 2011 James A. Rawley Award and received an honorable mention for the Lincoln Prize. Harrold has recently published articles in North & South, Organization of American Historian's Magazine of History, and Ohio Valley History.
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