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The Black American: A Documentary History
The Black American A Documentary History Author:Leslie H. Fishel Jr., Benjamin Quarles An integral part of the American experience from the beginning, African Americans have left their stamp on this country's institutions. Since the founding of Virginia, they have been a factor in many of the major issues in American history. Far more than is generally realized, their role in American history was a positive one...But whether passi... more »ve or active, this role of our most numerous ethnic minority has been deeply and variously expressed in American life and culture.
We have selected documents from several points of view, realizing that no selection is an adequate substitute for a comprehensive review. We have chosen those documents which relate directly or indirectly to the two major themes of the book--the primary role of African Americans in American history and the importance of the African Americans' own history.« less