The African American People
A Global History
Routledge – 2012 – 400 pages
The African American People is the first history of the African American people to take a global look at the role African Americans have played in the world. Author Molefi Kete Asante synthesizes the familiar tale of history’s effect on the African people who found themselves forcibly part of the United States with a new look at how African Americans in later generations impacted the rest of the world. Designed for a range of students studying African American History or African American Studies, The African American People takes the story from Africa to the Americas, and follows the diaspora through the Underground Railroad to Canada, and on to Europe, Asia, and around the globe.
Including over 50 images documenting African American lives, The African American People presents the most detailed discussion of the African and African American diaspora to date, giving student the foundation they need to broaden their conception of African American History.
Preface Chapter1: Time Before the Time Chapter 2: The Broken Links Chapter 3: Africans Confront the American Situation Chapter 4: Freedom and Revolutions without End Chapter 5: The Great Freedom War Chapter 6: Exploring New Routes to Equality and Justice Chapter 7: From Harlem We Charge Up the Racial Mountain Chapter 8: Trouble in Paradise Chapter 9: We Will Be Free By Any Means Necessary Chapter 10: Social and Moral Challenges are Everywhere Chapter 11: The Rise of Social Consciousness Conclusion: An Unfinished Agenda References Appendix I: A Chronology of African American History Appendix II: Some Notable African Americans in Space Appendix III: African American Inventors and Technologists Appendix IV: African American Firsts Index
Molefi Kete Asante is a Professor of African American Studies at Temple University. He is the author of 68 books, including An Afrocentric Manifesto, and The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony (Routledge).