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    African American Heritage Super Pack #2

    Editorial: Wilder Publications, Inc.

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781515407140

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    Medios de pago

      Medios de pago

        African American Heritage Super Pack #2

        Editorial: Wilder Publications, Inc.

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781515407140

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          This is the second entry in our important African American Heritage series. The history of African Americans is a long, grim history full of injustices and brutality. But it is also filled with courage and perseverance. Gathered here in this omnibus edition are ten books that exemplify courage and a willingness to fight against all odds and at any cost for what is right. These books shed light on a proud people who have been mistreated for hundreds of years, a people who have refused to give up and who continue to demand respect and their rightful place in our society.Included in this edition are: 'My Larger Education' by Booker T. Washington; 'Narrative of Sojourner Truth' by Sojourner Truth; 'Character Building' by Booker T. Washington; 'Life and Times of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass; 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano' by Olaudah Equiano; 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave' by Frederick Douglass; 'Quicksand' by Nella Larsen; 'The Heroic Slave' by Frederick Douglass; 'The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave' by Mary Prince; and 'The Souls of Black Folk' by W. E. B. Du Bois.
          Acerca de Mary Prince

          Mary Prince (1788-1826) was born a slave in Bermuda. In 1815 she was sold to John Wood and taken to Antigua. Here she met Daniel James, a freeman, whom she married in 1826. In 1828, Prince was taken to England and claiming that the Woods had mistreated her she was allowed, under English law, to exercise her right to freedom and found employment as a domestic servant. Her story was published in 1831 and led to two libel trials. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day. Sara Salih is lecturer in English at Wadham College, Oxford. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day.

          Acerca de Sojourner Truth

          Sojourner Truth, born into slavery in the late 1790s as Isabella Baumfree, was the first African-American woman to win a court case when she reclaimed her son from the man who sold him back into slavery after his emancipation. After changing her name, Truth travelled as a Methodist preacher and spoke out regularly on behalf of the abolitionist cause. In 1851, at the Ohio's Women Rights Convention, Truth delivered her most well-known speech "Ain't I a Woman?" During her lifetime, Truth spoke out about many causes, including women's suffrage, prison reform, property rights for former slaves, and she encouraged African-Americans to enlist in the Union Army. Her activism led her to make connections with many of her contemporary abolitionists such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frances Gage. In 1850, Truth's dictated her memoir, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, to her friend Olive Gilbert and the title was soon met with acclaim by abolitionist readers and supporters. Truth died in 1883 and was buried alongside her family in Battle Creek, Michigan.

          Acerca de Olaudah Equiano

          About the Introducer: ROBERT REID-PHARR, one of the country's leading scholars of early African-American literature, is a professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives in Brooklyn.About the Editor: SHELLY EVERSLEY is an assistant professor of American literature at Baruch College, specializing in African-American literature and culture. She is the author of Integration and Its Discontents and coeditor of Race and Sexuality.

          Acerca de Frederick Douglass

          John R. McKivigan is the Project Director and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History at IUPUI. Heather L. Kaufman is a research associate on the editorial staff of the Frederick Douglass Papers. John Stauffer is professor of English and American Literature and African American Studies and chair of the Program in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. He is the author most recently of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

          Acerca de Booker T. Washington

          Born into slavery, Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) overcame racism and oppression to become one of the most respected and influential African-American leaders of the late 19th century. He founded the Alabama Tuskegee Institute in 1881, and advocated the advancement of blacks through education and entrepreneurship. An adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, Washington displayed an apparent acceptance of segregation, and clashed with other black leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois who took a more militant approach to social change. His autobiography, Up from Slavery (1901), stands as a classic in the genre of narratives by American self-made men

          Acerca de W. E. B. Du Bois

          <p> <em>W. E. B. Du Bois </em>(1868-1963) was the cofounder of the NAACP. He was educated at the University of Berlin and Harvard University, and he was the first African American to receive a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the University of Pennsylvania, and Clark Atlanta University (where he established the department of social work). He is the author of numerous writings, including <em>Worlds of Color</em>; <em>Africa in Battle against Colonialism</em>, <em>Racialism</em>, <em>Imperialism</em>; and <em>In Battle for Peace</em>.</p>

          Acerca de Nella Larsen

          Nella Larsen was born in Chicago in 1893 of a Danish mother and a West Indian father. She began writing during the Harlem Renaissance, a period during which black artists, writers, and musicians were prominent in the New York art scene. The success of Quicksand and Passing made Nella Larsen one of the most fêted woman writers of her generation. She died in 1963 in obscurity. Now her 'lost' work is being rediscovered and celebrated.

          Acerca de Warren Lapine

          Warren Lapine lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts and Stephen Pagel lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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