This reader contains historical documents representing the contributions to American history from a wide range of African-American life and thought. The material is arranged chronologically from the colonial period to the present.
In 13 chronological sections, historical documents that originated in the black community provide a skeleton for a course on the history of African Americans from the colonial period to the present. Each section begins with an introduction and ends with a list of suggested reading; each reading is set into its historical, political, and literary context. There is no index. The first edition appeared in 1970; no date is noted for the second. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)