To Make Our World Anew, edited by Robin D. G. Kelly and Earl Lewis

This history of African Americans is a quintessentially American history. It presents the perspective of a people who have been among the most eloquent voices for and embodiments of America's cherished ideals of the essential liberty and equality of all people, the right to self-determination and the pursuit of happiness, the sanctity of individual life, and equality before the law. To Make Our World Anew can be read as a continuous narrative. But it works even better when approached as ten independent essays, each about a different time period, since there is considerable overlap between essays.

 

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