Africans in America

Africans in America

America's Journey Through Slavery

Book - 1998
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The companion volume to the public television series. This extraordinary examination of slavery in americanca features a four-part history by poet and performance artist Patricia Smith and a dozen fictional narratives by National Book Award-winning novelist Charles Johnson. Two-color with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Baker & Taylor
A companion volume to the four-part PBS series chronicles the lives of Africans as slaves in America from the time of the Jamestown settlement through the end of the Civil War, while exploring African-Americans' modern-day struggles with racism. TV tie-in. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Book News
A companion volume to the Public Broadcasting Service's four-part series beginning in October 1998. Interspersed between journalist, poet, and playwright Smith's chapters covering from the first European settlement to the beginning of the Civil War, are a dozen short stories by novelist and playwright Johnson. The red title page, chapter headings, illustration borders, and page decoration give the volume a rare and subtle beauty that other trade books could learn from. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998
ISBN: 9780151003396
Characteristics: xv, 494 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Smith, Patricia 1955-


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