The Routledge Atlas of African American History
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Now in its second edition, The Routledge Atlas of African American History traces the epic journey of African Americans’ four-hundred-years in North America.
With more than 75 full-color maps, charts, and illustrations, this volume illuminates the myriad of contributions from Black Americans to the nation’s political, economic, cultural, and social history. Jonathan Earle begins the sweeping story with the African roots of Black America and moves through important developments such as the Underground Railroad, Emancipation and the Civil War, African Americas in the U.S. Armed Forces, the spread of Jim Crow Laws, and the long Civil Rights Movement. This updated edition also introduces new essays on Black Seminoles, the National Women’s Club Movement, Black political realignment and the rise of Barack Obama, and Black Lives Matter protests. Other diverse topics include:
- The AME Church
- Buffalo soldiers
- Historically Black colleges and universities
- Black nationalism
- Racial violence and white supremacy
Examining both the geographical and historical context of the African American experience, this book is an indispensable reference for students of American History, African American history, and anyone interested in the Black experience.
Table of Contents
0. Introduction PART I: THE ROOTS OF BLACK AMERICA 1. The African Past 2. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500-1800 3. The African Dispersion 4. Slavery in British North America, 1763-1755 5. Blacks in British North America, 1680-1840 6. Black Population on the Eve of the Revolution PART II: TWO COMMUNITIES, SLAVE AND FREE 7. The First Emancipation 8. The Haitian Revolution 9. Free Blacks in the New Republic 10. Racism in the Antebellum North 11. The Cotton Kingdom 12. The Free Black Community 13. The Enslaved Community 14. Nat Turner’s Rebellion, 1831 15. Black Seminoles PART III: TOWARDS FREEDOM 16. The Expansion of Slavery, 1819-57 17. Runaways, Kidnappings, and Abolitionists 18. Slavery and the Civil War 19. Reconstruction 1865-1877 20. Exodusters PART IV: AFRICAN AMERICANS UNDER ARMS 21. Black Patriots and Loyalists 22. Black Men in Blue 23. Buffalo Soldiers 24. Imperial Wars, 1898-1902 25. World War I 26. World War II 27. Korea and Vietnam 28. Peacekeeping and the "Forever Wars" PART V: SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL 29. Racial Violence and White Supremacy 30. Historically Black Colleges and Universities 31. The Spread of Jim Crow 32. The National Women’s Club Movement 33. The Great Migration 34. Marcus Garvey and the UNIA 35. The Negro Baseball Leagues 36. The Harlem Renaissance PART VI THE STRUGGLE FOR FULL EQUALITY 37. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott 38. African American Musical Traditions: Jazz, the Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, and Hip-Hop 39. Sit-ins and the Rise of SNCC 40. African Decolonization and Black Nationalism 41. Securing the Ballot 42. The Nation of Islam 43. Black Political Realignment: From Republican to Democrat and the Rise of Obama 44. The Black Lives Matter Movement
Jonathan Earle is an award-winning historian of American politics, culture, and race relations. He is the author of Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil; Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border; and John Brown’s Raid: A Brief History with Documents. He is currently dean of the LSU Ogden Honors College.