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Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019

Author: Ibram X Kendi; Keisha N Blain
Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]
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"A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracism Institute of  Read more...
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Four hundred souls.
New York : One World, [2021]
(DLC) 2020043756
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ibram X Kendi; Keisha N Blain
ISBN: 9780593134047 0593134044
OCLC Number: 1184240347
Description: xvii, 504 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A community of souls : an introduction / by Ibram X. Kendi --
Part one. 1619-1624 : arrival / by Nikole Hannah-Jones ; 1624-1629 : Africa / by Molefi Kete Asante ; 1629-1634 : whipped for lying with a Black woman / by Ijeoma Oluo ; 1634-1639 : tobacco / by Damaris B. Hill ; 1639-1644 : Black women's labor / by Brenda E. Stevenson ; 1644-1649 : Anthony Johnson, colony of Virginia / by Maurice Carlos Ruffin ; 1649-1654 : the Black family / by Heather Andrea Williams ; 1654-1659 : unfree labor / by Nakia D. Parker ; Poem : "upon arrival" / by Jericho Brown --
Part two. 1659-1664 : Elizabeth Keye / by Jennifer L. Morgan ; 1664-1669 : the Virginia law on baptism / by Jemar Tisby ; 1669-1674 : the royal African company / by David A. Love ; 1674-1679 : Bacon's rebellion / by Heather C. McGhee ; 1679-1684 : the Virginia law that forbade bearing arms; or the Virginia law that forbade armed self-defense / by Kellie Carter Jackson ; 1684-1689 : the code noir / by Laurence Ralph ; 1689-1694 : the Germantown petition against slavery / by Christopher J. Lebron ; 1694-1699 : the middle passage / by Mary E. Hicks ; Poem : "Mama, where you keep your gun?" / by Phillip B. Williams --
Part three. 1699-1704 : the selling of Joseph / by Brandon R. Byrd ; 1704-1709 : the Virginia slave codes / by Kai Wright ; 1709-1714 : the revolt in New York / by Herb Boyd ; 1714-1719 : the slave market / by Sasha Turner ; 1719-1724 : maroons and marronage / by Sylviane A. Diouf ; 1724-1729 : the spirituals / by Corey D.B. Walker ; 1729-1734 : African identities / by Walter C. Rucker ; 1734-1739 : from Fort Mose to soul city / by Brentin Mock ; Poem : "before revolution" / by Morgan Parker --
Part four. 1739-1744 : the Stono rebellion / by Wesley Lowery ; 1744-1749 : Lucy Terry Prince / by Nafissa Thompson-Spires ; 1749-1754 : race and the enlightenment / by Dorothy E. Roberts ; 1754-1759 : Blackness and indigeneity / by Kyle T. Mays ; 1759-1764 : one Black boy : the Great Lakes and the Midwest / by Tiya Miles ; 1764-1769 : Phillis Wheatley / by Alexis Pauline Gumbs ; 1769-1774 : David George / by William J. Barber II ; 1774-1779 : the American revolution / by Martha S. Jones ; Poem : "not without some instances of uncommon cruelty" / by Justin Phillip Reed --
Part five. 1779-1784 : Savannah, Georgia / by Daina Ramey Berry ; 1784-1789 : the U.S. Constitution / by Donna Brazile ; 1789-1794 : Sally Hemings / by Annette Gordon-Reed ; 1794-1799 : the fugitive slave act / by Deirdre Cooper Owens ; 1799-1804 : higher education / by Craig Steven Wilder ; 1804-1809 : cotton / by Kiese Laymon ; 1809-1814 : the Louisiana rebellion / by Clint Smith ; 1814-1819 : queer sexuality / by Raquel Willis ; Poem : "remembering the Albany 3" / by Ishmael Reed --
Part six. 1819-1824 : Denmark Vesey / by Robert Jones, Jr. ; 1824-1829 : Freedom's Journal / by Pamela Newkirk ; 1829-1834 : Maria Stewart / by Kathryn Sophia Belle ; 1834-1839 : the national Negro conventions / by Eugene Scott ; 1839-1844 : racial passing / by Allyson Hobbs ; 1844-1849 : James McCune Smith, M.D. / by Harriet A. Washington ; 1849-1854 : Oregon / by Mitchell S. Jackson ; 1854-1859 : Dred Scott / by John A. Powell ; Poem : "compromise" / by Donika Kelly --
Part seven. 1859-1864 : Frederick Douglass / by Adam Serwer ; 1864-1869 : the Civil War / by Jamelle Bouie ; 1869-1874 : reconstruction / by Michael Harriot ; 1874-1879 : Atlanta / by Tera W. Hunter ; 1879-1884 : John Wayne Niles / by William A. Darity, Jr. ; 1884-1889 : Philadelphia / by Kali Nicole Gross ; 1889-1894 : lynching / by Crystal N. Feimster ; 1894-1899 : Plessy v. Ferguson / by Blair L.M. Kelley ; Poem : "John Wayne Niles ... --. . .- -.- ... / --
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Ermias Joseph Asghedom" / by Mahogany L. Browne --
Part eight. 1899-1904 : Booker T. Washington / by Derrick Alridge ; 1904-1909 : Jack Johnson / by Howard Bryant ; 1909-1914 : the Black public intellectual / by Beverly Guy-Sheftall ; 1914-1919 : the great migration / by Isabel Wilkerson ; 1919-1924 : red summer / by Michelle Duster ; 1924-1929 : the Harlem Renaissance / by Farah Jasmine Griffin ; 1929-1934 : the Great Depression / by Robin D.G. Kelley ; 1934-1939 : Zora Neale Hurston / by Bernice L. McFadden ; Poem : "coiled and unleashed" / by Patricia Smith --
Part nine. 1939-1944 : the Black soldier / by Chad Williams ; 1944-1949 : the Black left / by Russell Rickford ; 1949-1954 : the road to Brown v. Board of Education / by Sherrilyn Ifill ; 1954-1959 : Black arts / by Imani Perry ; 1959-1964 : the Civil Rights Movement / by Charles E. Cobb, Jr. ; 1964-1969 : Black power / by Peniel Joseph ; 1969-1974 : property / by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor ; 1974-1979 : Combahee river collective / by Barbara Smith ; Poem : "and the record repeats" / by Chet'la Sebree --
Part ten. 1979-1984 : the war on drugs / by James Forman, Jr. ; 1984-1989 : the hip-hop generation / by Bakari Kitwana ; 1989-1994 : Anita Hill / by Salamishah Tillet ; 1994-1999 : the crime bill / by Angela Y. Davis ; 1999-2004 : the Black immigrant / by Esther Armah ; 2004-2009 : Hurricane Katrina / by Deborah Douglas ; 2009-2014 : the Shelby ruling / by Karine Jean-Pierre ; 2014-2019 : Black Lives Matter / by Alicia Garza ; Poem : American Abecedarian" / by Joseph Bennett --
Conclusion : our ancestor's wildest dreams / by Keisha N. Blain.
Other Titles: 400 souls
Community history of African America, 1619-2019
Responsibility: edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain.

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"A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracism Institute of American University, and Keisha Blain, editor of The North Star. They've gathered together eighty black writers from all disciplines -- historians and artists, journalists and novelists--each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multivoiced single-volume history of black people in America"--

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