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African-American History

Browse the NOW and THEN African-American History titles listed below.

Race Goes To War

United States History

American blacks entered World War II in a peculiar position. Could they fight for the freedom of others while their own country denied theirs? And could they fight honorably in a still segregated armed forces? This illuminating perspective on World War II reportage shows how questions of race followed troops to the battlefields and how black correspondents—allowed on the frontlines for the first time—reported it. 

Tags:  African-American History - Blacks in World War II - War Correspondents in World War II - Black Journalism - Black Newspapers - J. Edgar Hoover - Ollie Stewart

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Selections From: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

American History

The story of Frederick Douglass’s struggles as a slave, his desire to learn to read and write, his yearning to be a free man, and his escape to freedom is compactly but passionately related in this Narrative, first published in 1845. The book became one of the great autobiographical statements in the history of American reform.  

Tags:  slavery - African-American History - freedmen - Southern history - abolitionist - Civil War

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