FROM TIMBUKTU TO KATRINA: Sources in African-American History, Volume 2

FROM TIMBUKTU TO KATRINA: Sources in African-American History, Volume 2

From Timbuktu to Katrina: Sources in African American History, Volume 2, a new primary and secondary source reader, includes selections that may be familiar to readers such as "The Emancipation Proclamation" or Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."  Other documents, however, such as Lucy Parson's 1886 speech, "I am an Anarchist" or "African Americans and Environmental History: A Manifesto" are included precisely because they rarely gain exposure beyond the gaze of a handful of experts in a particular subfield of African American history. This two-volume reader begins with medieval readings from the continent of Africa up to readings related to the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to encompass the enormous breadth and range of documents that reflect on African American life in the United States.

About the Author
Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington.  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 This 3,000 page website is the largest free and ungated reference center on African American history on the Internet. 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.

Product Details

•    Paperback: 208 pages
•    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (July 30, 2007)
•    Language: English
•    ISBN-10: 0495092789
•    ISBN-13: 978-0495092780


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