Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I – BECOMING AFRICAN AMERICAN

1. Africa, ca. 6000 bce–ca. 1600 ce

2. Middle Passage, ca. 1450–1809

3. Black People in Colonial North America, 1526–1763

4. Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence, 1763–1783

5. African Americans in the New Nation, 1783–1820

PART II – SLAVERY, ABOLITION, AND THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM: THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1793–1861

6. Life in the Cotton Kingdom, 1793–1861

7. Free Black People in Antebellum America, 1820–1861

8. Opposition to Slavery, 1730–1833

9. Let Your Motto Be Resistance, 1833–1850

10. “And Black People Were at the Heart of It”: The United States Disunites Over Slavery,

1846–1861 

PART III – THE CIVIL WAR, EMANCIPATION, AND BLACK RECONSTRUCTION: THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION

11. Liberation: African Americans and the Civil War, 1861–1865

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