History for busy people. Black History, or African-American History, looks at the story and culture of black Americans from the seventeenth century to the present day.Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast and fascinating subject.This audio download is a superb introduction to the long and varied history of African Americans.
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©2012 Rupert Colley (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I truly enjoyed this bite sized piece of black history. The book takes us from the beginning of slavery right through to the end of the civil rights movement in America and its aftermath. Just one bad point, every time the narrator put on an American accent I cringed, deeply. Can someone please tell him never to do that again please? Thank you.
This is a useful overview which highlights the plight of black people and the sheer stupidity and ignorance of Britain and the USA.
They treated people as possessions, or resources, no better than a mule and took decades to level the rights of blacks with whites.
The film "Mississippi Burning" tells the story of one of the events mentioned in this book and is worth watching.
"Fair but too much to cover in an hour and a half"
Best to do away with the accents. Too bad the 80's and 90's were skipped.
Good summary however considering the Hour
All generations should listen to this comprehensive history lesson of the black plot in the world.
"Crash Course in being Black"
Phenomal, for only an hour you learn more about black history than all public education
"Pronunciation is fundamental"
The information in this booklet is wonderful, but the reader's mispronunciation of basic words is disturbing and distracting.
Sexy British Narrator
Cons: it's really ... Really annoying when the narrator tries to talk with a southern accent for absolutely every quote from an American regardless of what their actual accent was. Stop it. Minus one star for that.
And one small thing; ending with Barrack is great and touching, but it made it sound like theres nothing left to be done. Let's not allow perceptual complacency stop the progress.
"Perfect History Lesson's For People On The Go!"
I really enjoyed Rupert Colley’s audio book collections of History in an Hour. They teach me so much, and for a busy person like me on the go, it works out great to pick up such informative information of things that I thought that I already knew.
This audio book, Black History: History in an Hour, really “hit the spot” and reminded me of things that I already knew, but at the same time helped me to learn a couple of new things too.
I highly recommend the whole series of “History in an Hour” audio books.
It would make perfect classroom teaching too!
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