Before the Mayflower

"This book grew out of a series of articles which were published originally in Ebony magazine"--Preface.

Author: Lerone Bennett

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ISBN: 1684220408

Category: History

Page: 418

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2016 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Reprint of the first edition of this landmark title. The black experience in America--starting from its origins in western Africa up to 1961--is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the late 1950s to 1961, the time of publication. "Before the Mayflower" grew out of a series of articles Bennett published in Ebony magazine regarding "the trials and triumphs of a group of Americans whose roots in the American soil are deeper than the roots of the Puritans who arrived on the celebrated Mayflower a year after a 'Dutch man of war' deposited twenty Negroes at Jamestown." Bennett's history is infused with a desire to set the record straight about black contributions to the Americas and about the powerful Africans of antiquity. While not a fresh history, it provides a solid synthesis of current historical research and a lively writing style that makes it accessible and engaging reading. After discussing the contributions of Africans to the ancient world, "Before the Mayflower" tells the history of "the other Americans," how they came to America, and what happened to them when they got here. The book is comprehensive and detailed, providing little-known and often overlooked facts about the lives of black folks through slavery, Reconstruction, America's wars, the Great Depression, and the civil rights movement. The book includes a useful time line and some fascinating archival images.

Before the Mayflower a History of Black America

Traces black history from its origins in the great empires of western Africa, the transatlantic journey to slavery, through Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.

Author: Lerone Bennett (Jr.)

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ISBN: UOM:39015020733252

Category: African Americans

Page: 486

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Traces black history from its origins in the great empires of western Africa, the transatlantic journey to slavery, through Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.

Before the Mayflower A History of the Negro in America 1619 1962

The book includes a useful time line and some fascinating archival images.

Author: Lerone Bennett

Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com

ISBN: 1684115353

Category: History

Page: 420

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The black experience in America--starting from its origins in western Africa up to 1961--is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the late 1950s to 1961, the time of publication. "Before the Mayflower" grew out of a series of articles Bennett published in Ebony magazine regarding "the trials and triumphs of a group of Americans whose roots in the American soil are deeper than the roots of the Puritans who arrived on the celebrated Mayflower a year after a 'Dutch man of war' deposited twenty Negroes at Jamestown." Bennett's history is infused with a desire to set the record straight about black contributions to the Americas and about the powerful Africans of antiquity. While not a fresh history, it provides a solid synthesis of current historical research and a lively writing style that makes it accessible and engaging reading. After discussing the contributions of Africans to the ancient world, "Before the Mayflower" tells the history of "the other Americans," how they came to America, and what happened to them when they got here. The book is comprehensive and detailed, providing little-known and often overlooked facts about the lives of black folks through slavery, Reconstruction, America's wars, the Great Depression, and the civil rights movement. The book includes a useful time line and some fascinating archival images.

Before the Mayflower

Examines the history of African Americans from their African past through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to contemporary problems and accomplishments.

Author: Lerone Bennett

Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076002272735

Category: History

Page: 822

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Examines the history of African Americans from their African past through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to contemporary problems and accomplishments.

Before the Mayflower

The book includes a useful time line and some fascinating archival images.

Author: Lerone Bennett

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ISBN: 1639231056

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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. The black experience in America-starting from its origins in western Africa up to 1961-is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the late 1950s to 1961, the time of publication. "Before the Mayflower" grew out of a series of articles Bennett published in Ebony magazine regarding "the trials and triumphs of a group of Americans whose roots in the American soil are deeper than the roots of the Puritans who arrived on the celebrated Mayflower a year after a 'Dutch man of war' deposited twenty Negroes at Jamestown." Bennett's history is infused with a desire to set the record straight about black contributions to the Americas and about the powerful Africans of antiquity. While not a fresh history, it provides a solid synthesis of current historical research and a lively writing style that makes it accessible and engaging reading. After discussing the contributions of Africans to the ancient world, "Before the Mayflower" tells the history of "the other Americans," how they came to America, and what happened to them when they got here. The book is comprehensive and detailed, providing little-known and often overlooked facts about the lives of black folks through slavery, Reconstruction, America's wars, the Great Depression, and the civil rights movement. The book includes a useful time line and some fascinating archival images.

Indian New England Before the Mayflower

In offering here a highly readable yet comprehensive description of New England's Indians as they lived when European settlers first met them, the author provides a well-rounded picture of the natives as neither savages nor heroes, but ...

Author: Howard S. Russell

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781611686364

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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In offering here a highly readable yet comprehensive description of New England's Indians as they lived when European settlers first met them, the author provides a well-rounded picture of the natives as neither savages nor heroes, but fellow human beings existing at a particular time and in a particular environment. He dispels once and for all the common notion of native New England as peopled by a handful of savages wandering in a trackless wilderness. In sketching the picture the author has had help from such early explorers as Verrazano, Champlain, John Smith, and a score of literate sailors; Pilgrims and Puritans; settlers, travelers, military men, and missionaries. A surprising number of these took time and trouble to write about the new land and the characteristics and way of life of its native people. A second major background source has been the patient investigations of modern archaeologists and scientists, whose several enthusiastic organizations sponsor physical excavations and publications that continually add to our perception of prehistoric men and women, their habits, and their environment. This account of the earlier New Englanders, of their land and how they lived in it and treated it; their customs, food, life, means of livelihood, and philosophy of life will be of interest to all general audiences concerned with the history of Native Americans and of New England.

Lives of Mississippi Authors 1817 1967

99 Before the Mayflower : A History of the Negro in America ( which was first published in 1962 and has undergone several revisions ) is a mon- umental and engaging work , especially in view of the fact that it is Bennett's first book .

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617034185

Category: American literature

Page: 520

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Lerone Bennett, Jr.'s Black history classics Before The Mayflower and The Shaping Of Black America now published in paperback by Penguin Books. African-American history. The Chicago Tribune has praised this vivid, passionate.

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Who Journeyed on the Mayflower

Herring trouBles We know from records kept at busy ports that before the Mayflower carried its human cargo across the Atlantic, its job was to carry all sorts of other goods around Europe. In 1609, the Mayflower was on the return leg of ...

Author: Nicola Barber

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406273151

Category: Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)

Page: 66

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How do we know about the people who journeyed on the Mayflower? Why did they cross the Atlantic, and what happened to them? This book shows how we know about the travellers and their ship from primary and other sources. It includes information on some historical detective work that has taken place, using documentary and archaeological evidence, that has enabled historians to piece together the fascinating story of the Mayflower.

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Bennett, Before the Mayflower, 603. 23. Ibid. 24. Ibid. 25. Joan Bacchus, cartoon, Unity Democrat, September 1961, special primary issue; Jona— than Kandell, “Carmine De Sapio, Political Kingmaker and Last Tammany Hall Boss, ...

Author: Wayne Dawkins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617032585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The story of an unforgettable African American journalist and his impact on New York City and America