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A History of the African American People

The History, Traditions, and Culture of African Americans

Edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

African American Studies, American History

African American Life Series

Paperback
Published: February 1997
ISBN: 9780814326978
Pages: 208 Size: 13x10
Illustrations: 295

In their long history, African Americans have created a rich, complex, and highly diverse culture. A History of the African American People makes available more than a generation of scholarship written by some of the most distinguished historians in America. Their work examines the social and communal institutions that have sustained African Americans and strengthened their spiritual and cultural life. Specially commissioned photographs of artifacts reveal the richness of cultural traditions, and hundreds of historic photographs and paintings enhance the work still further, creating a magnificent illustrated history.

James Oliver Horton was professor of History and American Civilization at the George Washington University and director of the African American Communities Project, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. His books include Black Bostonians and Free People of Color.

Lois E. Horton is professor emerita of history at George Mason University. Her work include the book Black Bostonians.

Contributors Include:
Ira Berlin, David W. Blight, Clayborne Carson, James R. Grossman, Leslie M. Harris, Lois E. Horton, James Oliver Horton, Daniel C. Littlefield, Gary B. Nash, Joe William Trotter, Roger Wilkins