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Story of the Negro, by Arna Bontemps. Illustrated by Raymond Lufkin.

By: Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf [1969]Edition: 5th ed.Description: vii, 256 p. illus. 22 cm.ISBN: 0394916905; 9780394916903.Subject(s): Black race -- History | African Americans -- America | Slavery -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Story of the Negro.DDC classification: 326.973 LOC classification: E29.N3 | B6 1669
Contents:
The ship -- Men of the lakes -- Short africans -- ... and tall -- The oldest nation -- The golden prairies -- Timbuctoo -- The Crossing -- Looking back -- Man-hunters -- The Rainbowe -- Slave ships -- The harbor of Le Cap -- The coachman of Bréda -- Eighth wonder of the world -- The bondage -- New people -- America's Crispus Attucks -- Phyllis Wheatley's America -- Freedom is a powerful word -- Free men of color -- Masters and slaves -- Voices -- The star -- Four who fled -- The Amistad -- Battle hymn -- Making a new world -- The disappointment -- Beginning again -- Working with the hands -- The talented tenth -- Awakening -- The test -- Black Power -- Chronology -- Index.
Summary: A history of blacks from the early tribes of Africa through the practice of slavery, to early 20th century achievements of American blacks.
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[pt. 1]. The ship -- [pt. 2]. Men of the lakes -- Short africans -- ... and tall -- The oldest nation -- The golden prairies -- Timbuctoo -- [pt. 3]. The Crossing -- Looking back -- Man-hunters -- The Rainbowe -- Slave ships -- The harbor of Le Cap -- The coachman of Bréda -- Eighth wonder of the world -- [pt. 4]. The bondage -- New people -- America's Crispus Attucks -- Phyllis Wheatley's America -- Freedom is a powerful word -- Free men of color -- Masters and slaves -- Voices -- The star -- Four who fled -- The Amistad -- Battle hymn -- [pt. 5]. Making a new world -- The disappointment -- Beginning again -- Working with the hands -- The talented tenth -- Awakening -- The test -- Black Power -- Chronology -- Index.

A history of blacks from the early tribes of Africa through the practice of slavery, to early 20th century achievements of American blacks.

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Arna Bontemps was one of many African American writers associated with Fisk University, where he taught for 20 years. He became a visiting professorship at Yale University and returned to Fisk to spend the last years of his life there. Bontemps grew up in the South and wrote of the condition and spirit of the southern black in memoirs and in fiction. <p> His historical and topical novel Black Thunder (1936) is perhaps his best known, along with Drums at Dusk (1935). As an active leader in the Harlem Renaissance, however, Bontemps wrote prolifically in all genres and for children as well as adults. He produced several important collections of narratives about enslaved people and African American folk tales. Bontemps was a major anthologizer of Harlem Renaissance work and helped shape the new black writing as theoretician and critic. <p> Bontemps died in 1973. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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