Author :Shirley Ann Wilson Moore Publisher :University of Oklahoma Press Release Date :2016-10-20 ISBN 10 :9780806156866 Pages :384 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (686 users download)
Summary Book Review Sweet Freedom's Plains by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore:
Download or read book Sweet Freedom's Plains written by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The westward migration of nearly half a million Americans in the mid-nineteenth century looms large in U.S. history. Classic images of rugged Euro-Americans traversing the plains in their prairie schooners still stir the popular imagination. But this traditional narrative, no matter how alluring, falls short of the actual—and far more complex—reality of the overland trails. Among the diverse peoples who converged on the western frontier were African American pioneers—men, women, and children. Whether enslaved or free, they too were involved in this transformative movement. Sweet Freedom’s Plains is a powerful retelling of the migration story from their perspective. Tracing the journeys of black overlanders who traveled the Mormon, California, Oregon, and other trails, Shirley Ann Wilson Moore describes in vivid detail what they left behind, what they encountered along the way, and what they expected to find in their new, western homes. She argues that African Americans understood advancement and prosperity in ways unique to their situation as an enslaved and racially persecuted people, even as they shared many of the same hopes and dreams held by their white contemporaries. For African Americans, the journey westward marked the beginning of liberation and transformation. At the same time, black emigrants’ aspirations often came into sharp conflict with real-world conditions in the West. Although many scholars have focused on African Americans who settled in the urban West, their early trailblazing voyages into the Oregon Country, Utah Territory, New Mexico Territory, and California deserve greater attention. Having combed censuses, maps, government documents, and white overlanders’ diaries, along with the few accounts written by black overlanders or passed down orally to their living descendants, Moore gives voice to the countless, mostly anonymous black men and women who trekked the plains and mountains. Sweet Freedom’s Plains places African American overlanders where they belong—at the center of the western migration narrative. Their experiences and perspectives enhance our understanding of this formative period in American history.
Author :the late Robert James Branham Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2002-03-28 ISBN 10 :9780195350296 Pages :296 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (29 users download)
Summary Book Review Sweet Freedom's Song by the late Robert James Branham:
Download or read book Sweet Freedom's Song written by the late Robert James Branham and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-28 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although it isn't the official national anthem, America may be the most important and interesting patriotic song in our national repertoire. Sweet Freedom's Song: "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and Democracy in America is a celebration and critical exploration of the complicated musical, cultural and political roles played by the song America over the past 250 years. Popularly known as My Country 'Tis of Thee and as God Save the King/Queen before that this tune has a history as rich as the country it extols. In Sweet Freedom's Song, Robert Branham and Stephen Hartnett chronicle this song's many incarnations over the centuries. Colonial Americans, Southern slaveowners, abolitionists, temperance campaigners and labor leaders, among others, appropriated and adapted the tune to create anthems for their own struggles. Because the song has been invoked by nearly every grassroots movement in American history, the story of America offers important insights on the story of democracy in the United States. An examination of America as a historical artifact and cultural text, Sweet Freedoms Song is a reflection of the rebellious spirit of Americans throughout our nations history. The late Robert James Branham and his collaborator, Stephen Hartnett, have produced a thoroughly-researched, delightfully written book that will appeal to scholars and patriots of all stripes.
Author :Alaina E. Roberts Publisher :University of Pennsylvania Press Release Date :2021 ISBN 10 :9780812253030 Pages :224 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (33 users download)
Summary Book Review I've Been Here All the While by Alaina E. Roberts:
Download or read book I've Been Here All the While written by Alaina E. Roberts and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perhaps no other symbol has more resonance in African American history than that of "40 acres and a mule"--the lost promise of Black reparations for slavery after the Civil War. In I've Been Here All the While, Alaina E. Roberts draws on archival research and family history to upend the traditional story of Reconstruction.
Summary Book Review The Great Medicine Road, Part 4 by Michael L. Tate:
Download or read book The Great Medicine Road, Part 4 written by Michael L. Tate and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2020-05-07 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1841 and 1866, more than a half-million people followed trails to Oregon, California, and Utah in one of the largest mass migrations in American history. The Great Medicine Road, Part 4 collects the letters, diaries, and reminiscences of some of the emigrants who made this journey between 1856 and 1869, as a second generation of miners, farmers, town builders, and religious believers turned their adventurous eyes westward in search of new beginnings. Here, in their own words, are the experiences of young men hoping to make their fortunes in mining operations that had sprung up as the gold rush wore down, in California but also now in the silver mines of Nevada’s Comstock Lode and the recently discovered gold mines of Colorado’s Denver and Pike’s Peak regions. Here also are families and farmers looking for land in the fertile Willamette Valley of Oregon, or joining the Mormon community in Utah. And here are the stories of intrepid sojourners traveling with—or without—military escorts as the Civil War, conflicts with Indians, and the Mormon stand against the U.S. government altered the circumstances of westward traffic. These documents, with an introduction and editorial notes written by historian Michael L. Tate to provide context and commentary, comprise the fourth and final installment in a documentary history of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. They give a living voice to the history of the American experience at a time of westward expansion and profound, unprecedented change.
Summary Book Review Black Montana by Anthony W. Wood:
Download or read book Black Montana written by Anthony W. Wood and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2021-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black Montana argues that the state of Montana, in its capacity as a settler colony, worked to exclude the Black community that began to form inside its borders after Reconstruction.
Summary Book Review Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader by Lorin Driggs:
Download or read book Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader written by Lorin Driggs and published by Teacher Created Materials. This book was released on 2017-09-27 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bridget "Biddy" Mason was an African-American midwife, nurse, real estate entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former slave who influenced the history of Los Angeles and California. Learn about her fascinating life with this primary source biography that builds students reading skills and promotes social studies content knowledge. The dynamic primary source maps, letters, and images provide authentic nonfiction reading materials and keep students interested in learning. Text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents. This book connects to California state studies standards and the NCSS/C3 Framework and features appropriately leveled text to accommodate different reading levels. Additional features include Read and Respond and a culminating activity that prompt students to dive deeper into the text for additional reading and learning.
Summary Book Review Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader 6-Pack by Lorin Driggs:
Download or read book Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader 6-Pack written by Lorin Driggs and published by Teacher Created Materials. This book was released on 2017-09-27 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biddy Mason's life began as an enslaved person. She had to walk 2000 miles to reach California, but once there, she gained her freedom. She became a successful nurse, midwife, and land owner, and left behind a legacy of caring and charity. Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader 6-Pack integrates literacy and social studies content knowledge, and uses maps, letters, images, and photographs to engage students and develop their curiosity about the people and the world around them. Primary sources provide authentic nonfiction reading materials, and help students understand continuity and change over time. These leveled informational texts offer instructional opportunities to guide students to increased fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text. Aligned to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and other national and state standards, they include essential text features like a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The Stage It! culminating activity provides an opportunity for assessment that challenges students to apply what they have learned in an interactive way. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
Summary Book Review Two Biographies by African-American Women by Rollin Whiper:
Download or read book Two Biographies by African-American Women written by Rollin Whiper and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1991 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book contains the biography of an American bondman William Wells Brown, which was written by his daughter Josephine Brown. It also presents the precedent-setting biography of Martin R. Delany, which helped to introduce an analytical approach to biography writing in African-American letters. An unabashed success story of one man's military career during the Civil War and his subsequent work in the Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction, this book, written at a crucial juncture in American history, creates a vivid portrait of a man who comes to represent the voice of national union, mediation of conflict between blacks and whites in the South, and a fair and equitable democratic society.
Summary Book Review City in Colour by May Q. Wong:
Download or read book City in Colour written by May Q. Wong and published by TouchWood Editions. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A timely, intriguing collection of the overlooked stories of Victoria’s pioneers, trailblazers, and community builders who were also diverse people of colour. Often described as “more English than the English,” the city of Victoria has a much more ethnically diverse background than historical record and current literature reveal. Significant contributions were made by many people of colour with fascinating stories, including: the Kanaka, or Hawaiian Islanders, who constructed Fort Victoria, and members of the Kanaka community such as Maria Mahoi and William Naukana three Metis matriarchs—Amelia Connolly Douglas, Josette Legacé Work, and Isabelle M. Mainville Ross the Victoria Voltigeurs, the earliest police presence in the Colony of Vancouver Island, and who were primarily men of colour Grafton Tyler Brown, now known in the United States as one of the first and best African American artists of the American West Manzo Nagano, Canada’s first recorded immigrant from Japan and many more With information about various cultural communities in early Victoria and significant dates, May Wong’s City in Colour is a collection of fascinating stories of unsung characters whose stories are at the heart of Victoria’s history.
Summary Book Review Illustrated Edition of the Life and Escape of Wm. Wells Brown by Wm. Wells Brown:
Download or read book Illustrated Edition of the Life and Escape of Wm. Wells Brown written by Wm. Wells Brown and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-26 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Illustrated Edition of the Life and Escape of Wm. Wells Brown by Wm. Wells Brown
Summary Book Review San Francisco Lithographer by Robert J. Chandler:
Download or read book San Francisco Lithographer written by Robert J. Chandler and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2014-01-29 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grafton Tyler Brown—whose heritage was likely one-eighth African American—finessed his way through San Francisco society by passing for white. Working in an environment hostile to African American achievement, Brown became a successful commercial artist and businessman in the rough-and-tumble gold rush era and the years after the Civil War. Best known for his bird’s-eye cityscapes, he also produced and published maps, charts, and business documents, and he illustrated books, sheet music, advertisements, and labels for cans and other packaging. This biography by a distinguished California historian gives an underappreciated artist and his work recognition long overdue. Focusing on Grafton Tyler Brown’s lithography and his life in nineteenth-century San Francisco, Robert J. Chandler offers a study equally fascinating as a business and cultural history and as an introduction to Brown the artist. Chandler’s contextualization of Brown’s career goes beyond the issue of race. Showing how Brown survived and flourished as a businessman, Chandler offers unique insight into the growth of printing and publishing in California and the West. He examines the rise of lithography, its commercial and cultural importance, and the competition among lithographic companies. He also analyzes Brown’s work and style, comparing it to the products of rival firms. Brown was not respected as a fine artist until after his death. Collectors of western art and Americana now recognize the importance of Californiana and of Brown’s work, some of which depicts Portland and the Pacific Northwest, and they will find Chandler’s checklist, descriptions, and reproductions of Brown’s ephemera—including billheads and maps—as uniquely valuable as Chandler’s contribution to the cultural and commercial history of California. In an afterword, historian Shirley Ann Wilson Moore discusses the circumstances and significance of passing in nineteenth-century America.
Summary Book Review Sketches of Places and People Abroad by William Wells Brown:
Download or read book Sketches of Places and People Abroad written by William Wells Brown and published by Palala Press. This book was released on 1855 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book was released two years after Twelve Years a Slave. Along with a handful of other authors, William Wells Brown and Solomon Northup's stories presented very similar depictions of slavery. They did so without necessarily discussing it with each other or meaning to do so, thus presenting an authentic and cohesive picture of slavery.
Summary Book Review Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave by William Wells Brown:
Download or read book Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave written by William Wells Brown and published by . This book was released on 1849 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Narrative of the author's experiences as a slave in St. Louis and elsewhere.
Summary Book Review Understanding 19th-Century Slave Narratives by Sterling Lecater Bland Jr.:
Download or read book Understanding 19th-Century Slave Narratives written by Sterling Lecater Bland Jr. and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-06-13 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: African American slave narratives of the 19th century recorded the grim realities of the antebellum South; they also provide the foundation for this compelling and revealing work on African American history and experiences. • Presents information and primary source documents that support such key subject areas as American history, ethnic studies, and African American history, among other areas • Introduces readers to unique slave narratives that often center on such topics as entrepreneurship, racial violence and resistance, gender, and subjects regarding the color line like pigmentation and passing • Situates each slave narrative in historical context through the use of a document introduction and annotations • Supplies slave narratives that are important primary sources and will help students with building interpretive, critical-thinking skills needed to be successful 21st-century learners
Author :United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs Publisher : Release Date :1993 ISBN 10 :MINN:31951P007427589 Pages :4 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs:
Download or read book Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act written by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 4 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: