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The Negro almanac : a reference work on the African American / compiled and edited by Harry A. Ploski and James Williams.

Contributor(s): Ploski, Harry A | Williams, James D. (James De Bois), 1926-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Detroit : Gale Research Inc., c1989Edition: 5th ed.Description: xi, 1622 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0810377063; 9780810377066.Subject(s): African Americans -- Dictionaries | Afro-Americans Dictionaries and encyclopediasDDC classification: 973/.0496073/003 LOC classification: E185 | .N385 1989
Contents:
Chronology: Historical review -- Significant documents in African-American history (1688-1989) -- Growth and distribution of the black population -- Black family -- Black worker in the labor movement -- Black capitlism -- Employment, unemployment, and the labor force -- Income, earnings, and incidence of poverty -- Federal government and assistance programs -- Perspectives on black education -- Blacks in Colonial and Revolutionary America -- Black servicemen and the military establishment -- Black amateur and professional athlete -- Black writers, scholars, and poets -- Black artist -- Inventors and scientists -- Black entertainer in the performing arts -- Black classical musicians -- Jazz scene -- Black in films -- Black press and broadcast media -- Black religious tradition -- National black organizations -- Black woman -- Prominent black Americans -- Black firsts -- Slavery in the Americas -- Sub-Saharan Africa: Emerging nations -- Blacks in the western hemisphere.
Summary: From a historical review, through the history of civil rights organizations and growth and population of the black population, to the jazz scene and blacks in the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and the western hemisphere.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [1557]-1582) and index.

Chronology: Historical review -- Significant documents in African-American history (1688-1989) -- Growth and distribution of the black population -- Black family -- Black worker in the labor movement -- Black capitlism -- Employment, unemployment, and the labor force -- Income, earnings, and incidence of poverty -- Federal government and assistance programs -- Perspectives on black education -- Blacks in Colonial and Revolutionary America -- Black servicemen and the military establishment -- Black amateur and professional athlete -- Black writers, scholars, and poets -- Black artist -- Inventors and scientists -- Black entertainer in the performing arts -- Black classical musicians -- Jazz scene -- Black in films -- Black press and broadcast media -- Black religious tradition -- National black organizations -- Black woman -- Prominent black Americans -- Black firsts -- Slavery in the Americas -- Sub-Saharan Africa: Emerging nations -- Blacks in the western hemisphere.

From a historical review, through the history of civil rights organizations and growth and population of the black population, to the jazz scene and blacks in the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and the western hemisphere.

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With this latest edition, The Negro Almanac retains its preeminence as the most significant, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference work on the black experience in America. Formerly published by Wiley, this editon has a new publisher. The quality of the print and layout have both been improved. Now weighing in at more than seven pounds, and 71 pages longer than the 4th edition (1983), this is divided into 33 chapters, each of which has been thoroughly updated. Among the many changes are coverage of Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns; coverage of the Reagan administration; a revision of the section ``Blacks and the Supreme Court''; new tables on ``Black Population''; and an expanded article on the ``Black Family'' incorporating new information on medicaid, AIDS, and drugs. The selected bibliography focuses on literature published since 1982. Minor criticisms include the failure to update some biographical sketches, particularly of lesser-known individuals, the lack of dates in the bibliography, and the increasing unwieldiness of the book. Additionally, the chapters on ``Subsaharan Africa'' and ``Blacks in the Western Hemisphere'' are very brief, and the subjects are better covered in other readily available sources, such as the Europa Yearbook . Overall, this is an outstanding reference source and a necessary purchase for all libraries.-- Brian E. Coutts, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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