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African Americans: A Concise History
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African Americans: A Concise History

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By Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, and Stanley Harrold. More than any other text, African-Americans: A Concise History illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history ó not only telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America, but also how African-American history is inseparably weaved into the greater context of American history and vice versa.

Told through a clear, direct, and flowing narrative by leading scholars in the field, African-Americans: A Concise History draws on recent research to present black history within broad social, cultural, and political frameworks.  From Africa to the twenty-first century, this book follows the long turbulent journey, the rich culture that African Americans have nurtured throughout their history, and the quest for freedom through which African Americans have sought to counter oppression and racism.  This text also recognizes the diversity within the African-American sphereóproviding coverage of class and gender and balancing the lives of ordinary men and women with the accounts and actions of black leaders and individuals. Prentice Hall (2009), English, Paperback: 744 pages.


About the Authors

Darlene Clark Hine 

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, past President of the Organization of American Historians and of the Southern Historical Association.  Hine received her BA at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and her MA and Ph.D. 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 co-editor of fifteen books, most recently The Harvard Guide to African American History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000) coedited with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Leon Litwack.  


William C. Hine 

William C. Hine received his undergraduate education at Bowling Green State University, his masterís degree at the University of Wyoming, and his Ph.D. at Kent State University. He is a professor of history at South Carolina State University. He has had articles published in several journals, including Agricultural History, Labor History, and the Journal of Southern History. He is currently writing a history of South Carolina State University. 


Stanley Harrold 

Stanley Harrold, Professor of History at South Carolina State University, received his bachelorís degree from Allegheny College and his masterís and Ph.D. degrees from Kent State University. He is coeditor of Southern Dissent, a book series published by the University Press of Florida. He received during the 1990s two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships to pursue research dealing with the antislavery movement. In 2005 he received a Faculty Research Award from the NEH in support of his current research on physical conflict along Americaís North-South sectional border from the 1780s to the Civil War.  He is the author of seven books, most recently Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Reader (Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell, 2007). He has published articles in Civil War History, Journal of Southern History, Radical History Review, and Journal of the Early Republic. 





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