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Term paper resource guide to African American history

Author: Caryn E Neumann
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2009.
Series: American mosaic (Greenwood Press (Westport, Conn.))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Provides term paper projects and information for high school students. Includes summaries, in-depth information, annotated primary and secondary sources, website suggestions, and multimedia resources.
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
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Neumann, Caryn E., 1965-
Term paper resource guide to African American history.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caryn E Neumann
ISBN: 9780313355011 0313355010
OCLC Number: 277197101
Description: xiii, 304 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Atlantic slave trade expands to North America (1581) --
Slavery is introduced to Virginia (1619) --
Slave codes are established (1660s) --
Bacon's Rebellion (1675) --
The great awakening (1720s-1760s) --
Stono Rebellion (1739) --
New York conspiracy trials (1741) --
George Washington bans Black men from revolutionary forces (1775) --
Lord Dunmore offers freedom to Blacks who join the British (1775) --
Declaration of Independence (1776) --
Northwest ordinance bars slavery from western territories (1787) --
3/5 Compromise is added to the Constitution (1787) --
Cotton gin is invented (1793) --
Gabriel's Rebellion (1800) --
New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery (1804) --
Congress ends U.S. participation in the Atlantic slave trade (1808) --
Richard Allen establishes the African Methodist Church (1816) --
American colonization society establishes Liberia (1816) --
Denmark Vesey's Rebellion (1822) --
Nat Turner's rebellion (1831) --
American Anti-slavery Society is founded (1833) --
Amistad mutiny (1839) --
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, written by himself is published (1845) --
Sojourner Truth gives "Ain't I a woman?" speech (1850) --
Compromise of 1850 --
Underground Railroad increases its efforts to aid runaway slaves (1850) --
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin is published (1851) --
Kansas-Nebraska Act establishes popular sovereignty (1854) --
Senator Charles Sumner is attacked in the Senate (1856) --
George Fitzhugh of Virginia argues the benefits of slavery (1857) --
Dred Scott Decision (1857) --
John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry (1859) --
Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation (1862) --
Blacks enlist in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment (1863) --
Congress and President Lincoln devise rival forms of reconstruction (1864) --
Sharecropping is established (1865) --
Thirteenth Amendment is ratified (1865) --
Freedmen's Bureau is created (1865) --
Black codes are passed (1865-1866) --
Ku Klux Klan is formed (1866) --
Fourteenth Amendment is ratified (1868) --
Fifteenth Amendment is ratified (1870) --
First Black men elected to the U.S. Congress (1870) --
Compromise of 1877 --
Kansas Exodus Joint Stock Company sends emigrants west (1879) --
Tuskegee Institute is founded (1881) --
Colored Farmers' Alliance representatives help found the Populist Party (1892) --
Ida B. Wells denounces lynching (1892) --
Booker T. Washington delivers Atlanta Compromise speech (1895) --
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) --
Buffalo Soldiers serve in the American West and Spanish American War (1890s) --
Scott Joplin's "Maple leaf rag" establishes ragtime as an American musical form (1899) --
W.E.B. du Bois publishes The souls of black folk (1903) --
Jack Johnson becomes the first Black heavyweight boxing champion (1908) --
Formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (1909) --
Charles Davenport publishes Eugenics : the science of human improvement by better breeding (1910) --
Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) founded (1914) --
The birth of a nation rejuvenates the Ku Klux Klan (1915) --
The Great Migration (1915-1920) --
Race riots (1919-1921) --
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) is founded (1925) --
Harlem Renaissance (1920s) --
Elijah Muhammad joins the Nation of Islam (1931) --
The Scottsboro Boys case (1931) --
Mississippi Health Project begins (1934) --
Boxer Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera (1935) --
Mary McLeod Bethune joins the New Deal (1936) --
March on Washington's Double V campaign (1941) --
Tuskegee Airmen silence skeptics with victories in Italy (1944) --
Morgan v. Virginia rules that segregation on interstate buses is illegal (1946) --
President Harry S. Truman desegregates the U.S. military (1948) --
Jackie Robinson breaks the color bar in baseball (1947) --
Brown v. Board of Education (1954) --
Lynching of Emmett Till (1955) --
Rosa Parks is arrested (1955) --
Crisis at Little Rock (1957) --
North Carolina A & T students initiate a sit-in protest (1960) --
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is formed (1960) --
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech (1963) --
Birmingham church bombing (1963) --
Civil Rights Act (1964) --
Economic Opportunity Act (1964) --
The Moynihan report (1965) --
Voting Rights Act (1965) --
Watts riot in Los Angeles (1965) --
Black Panther Party is founded (1966) --
Blacks serve in the military during the Vietnam War (1960s) --
Loving v. Virginia (1967) --
Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated (1968) --
Kerner report is issued (1968) --
President Richard Nixon promotes a southern strategy (1968) --
Roots is televised (1977) --
Michele Wallace publishes Black macho and the myth of the superwoman (1978) --
Bakke case (1978) --
Black Miami residents riot over police brutality (1980) --
Jesse Jackson runs for president (1984) --
Clarence Thomas is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court (1991) --
Jury acquits Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King and rioting ensues (1992) --
Welfare Reform Act (1996) --
Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans (2005).
Series Title: American mosaic (Greenwood Press (Westport, Conn.))
Responsibility: Caryn E. Neumann.


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