By Alton Hornsby Jr.
A spouse to African American historical past is a set of unique and authoritative essays prepared thematically and topically, masking a variety of matters from the 17th century to the current day.
- Analyzes the main resources and the main influential books and articles within the box
- Includes discussions of globalization, sector, migration, gender, category and social forces that make up the large cultural cloth of African American heritage
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A Companion to African American History by Alton Hornsby Jr.
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