A Historical Perspective of African Americans is a critical anthology of classic essays, primary documents, interviews, and contemporary analyses of the history and culture of people of African descent in the United States. A readable and engaging alternative to the standard African American studies textbook, the book incorporates multiple perspectives from specialists in the fields of history, literature, philosophy, art history, ethnic studies, and African American Studies. The combination of these scholarly works conveys the triumphs and struggles of African Americans since the colonial era.
Brought together here, this collection has a particular focus on strategies of Black resistance to marginalization, disenfranchisement, and genocide. This book is a critical work of scholarship for students and any reader interested in understanding the crucial journey of survival and persistence of African American people.