AMERICA-I-AM BLACK FACTS: The Story of a People Through Timelines, 1601-2000
"Time is the great equalizer. No person, race, culture, or nation stands beyond its reach or can alter its inevitable progress." So begins Quintard Taylor's volume, America-I-Am Black Facts: The Story of a People Through Timelines, 1601-2000. Taylor's invaluable reference timeline chronicles the history of African America over more than five centuries against the backdrop of American and world history. The timelines allow the reader the opportunity to see the world not from our contemporary vantage point looking backward at what is now assumed was most important at the time, but instead to more accurately see the world as it appeared to those who lived in that era. AIA Black Facts reveals the pivotal moments in the story of the forty million people of African descent in the United States, he unexpected relationships between people and events, and the often unrecognized causes and effects that created African Americans’ indelible imprint on our nation. It is also a starting point in the relationship of black Americans with the more than one billion people of African descent around the world.
About the Author
Quintard Taylor is the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has devoted more than three decades of research and teaching experience to African American history. His published works include In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990 and The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle's Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era. He is coeditor with Shirley Ann Wilson Moore of African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 and co-editor of Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California, 1769-1997 with Lawrence B. de Graaf and Kevin Mulroy. He is also the author of over forty articles. His work on African American Western History, African American, African, Afro-Brazilian, and comparative ethnic history has appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, Oregon Historical Quarterly, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Negro History, Arizona and the West, Western Journal of Black Studies, Polish-American Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic Studies, among other journals.
Taylor is the website director of the award-winning portal www.BlackPast.org. This 3,000 page website is the largest free and ungated reference center on African American history on the Internet. BlackPast.org is dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry around the world.
• Paperback: 128 pages
• Publisher: Hay House (February 2, 2009)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1401924069
• ISBN-13: 978-1401924065