Award-winning scholars and veteran teachers Deborah Gray White, Mia Bay, and Waldo E. Martin Jr. have collaborated to create a fresh, innovative new African American history textbook that weaves together narrative and a wealth of carefully selected primary sources. The narrative focuses on the diversity of black experience, on culture, and on the impact of African Americans on the nation as a whole. Every chapter contains two themed sets of written documents and a visual source essay, guiding students through the process of analyzing sources and offering the convenience and value of a "two-in-one" textbook and reader.
Bedford Digital Collections for African American HistoryTo give you more options for sources, we are offering four projects from the Bedford Digital Collections, bundled free with the purchase of a new text. This online repository of discovery-oriented projects offers both fresh and canonical sources ready to assign. Each curated project poses a historical question and guides students step by step through analysis of primary sources.
Convict Labor and the Building of Modern America
Talitha L. LeFlouria, Florida Atlantic University War Stories: African American Soldiers and the Long Civil Rights Movement
Maggi M. Morehouse, Coastal Carolina UniversityOrganization and Protest in the Civil Rights-Era South: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Paul Harvey, University of ColoradoThe Challenge of Liberal Reform: School Desegregation, North and South
Joseph Crespino, Emory University