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African American History Audiobook

African American History: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the History of the United States

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Publisher's Summary

Explore captivating stories and facts about African American history!

The history of African Americans is a long and tragic chronicle of events. The people who dared to stand up and speak out against the systemic cruelty and oppression were often brutally killed for their efforts. This has created a rich tapestry of defiant and courageous leaders and followers who have gradually pressed for the evolution of thought within the United States of America.

Discover personal stories, struggles, and achievements of people like:

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Malcolm X
  • Rosa Parks
  • Frederick Douglass
  • And many more

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include: 

  • The First Africans in America
  • How Slaves Were Viewed
  • African Americans' Contribution to Literature, Art, and Music
  • The Fight for Independence
  • Fugitive Slave Laws
  • The Gabriel Prosser Revolt
  • The Denmark Vesey Revolt
  • The Beginning of the End of Slavery
  • The Rallying Movements and Moments, and the Civil War
  • Continued Oppression in Freedom and the Early Struggles for Equality
  • Exodus from the South and the Fight for Education Within the South
  • African Americans Begin to Stand Together
  • Founding of Something New Through Pain and Self-Expression
  • Integration and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Those Who Fought for Their Inalienable Rights in a Country That Would Deny Them
  • And a great deal more that you don't want to miss out on!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

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    The book is well written and the history is well captured and the artwork is Amazing; it sits on my art bookshelf in my studio as a reference point. I really love this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ELLIOT 25/01/2018
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    "It is a detailed Book "
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    This is a very detailed survey audiobook about the manufacture of racial identity. Easier to digest the cultural, social, political, historical and economic implications. It's a riveting non-fiction narrative.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 25/01/2018
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    I would recommend this book for those needed an introduction to black American history. Highly recommended.

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    BLAKE AUSTIN  25/01/2018
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    "An amazing audio book "
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    This is an amazing audio book introduction into "black" history in America from the beginning to now. There are, of course, some minor disputes that some historians can responsibly make, but it's a fantastic book overall.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ella Reggie 25/01/2018
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    "A Comprehensive Overview"
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    A VERY comprehensive overview of American history. Use as a reference guide to more in depth history.

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    Daisy Cutter 25/01/2018
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    This book contains historical documents representing the contributions to American history from a wide range of African-American life and thought. The material is arranged chronologically from the colonial period to the present.

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    RR 28/01/2018
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    One of the best historians I've read in a while. He tells the story of the African American in America better than anyone I've read so far. The author’s research is top notch. I recommend this book to anyone interested in America as we know it today.

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    Rory Liam 28/01/2018
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    "I believe this is one of the best"
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    I believe this is one of the best single volume surveys of Black History in America. This author is a sharp chronicler and writes in a tone that is scientific enough, but also with some passion and the patience of a true historian.

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    Harper 28/01/2018
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    Even with all the attendant publicity of how transforming an experience it was for our president to achieve his office, this famed account is remarkable. Daunting in its range certainly, yet the readable way in which so many stories of heroism and horror, inspiration and contribution are told makes it so worth the experience.

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    TYLER JESSE 28/01/2018
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    This book completely changed my perspective on the scope of African-American resistance.

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    "Very Well Explained "
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    This is well written and will teach the listeners a lot! A little too elementary for most adults but many probably don't know the subject matter. So all will learn from this book.

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  • Taylor
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    The story makes the history lessons a bit easier to digest more than a standard textbook reading. Quickly becoming a fan of this author's work!

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    This book is absolutely amazing. The story within the story adds texture and makes the story that much more interesting. Then to enhance the story by introducing black inventors who are scientist and engineers to life adds additional depth. Thanks to the authors for bringing this book to life. A job well done.

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    Interesting and very informative not a bad book at all. Short and to the point. Perfect and easy to understand.

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  • Autumn in Spring
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    I bought this for my college class, and it's one book I don't plan on selling back anytime soon. It's highly informative, insightful and personal. I truly loved listening to the compilation of these stories and it's certainly a resource.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kateee
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    "Great History "
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    This book was needed for a college course. It arrived promptly and was just what I needed. I'm currently getting an A- in my course and wouldn't be able to without this book. Great service!

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  • Maria B
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    "So Far So Good "
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    I only listen to the first part because it was needed for my African American History class... It was so simple and If the rest of the book is like that, it is worth to buy. 5 stars.

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  • H.Nathan
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    "Great Book "
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    Great book! It has a lot of material that would interest the listener. I would recommend this book to others.

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  • Sierra Brandon
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    "I was looking for this "
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    It was just what I was looking for and it is exactly what i need to know the history!

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    "Great Compliment "
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    This book is a great compliment to the African American Experience class I am taking. Listening to this book alone is a great experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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