The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross None

  • Title: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
  • Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The African Americans is the companion piece to the documentary aired on PBS during the fall of 2013 over 6 hourly episodes, covering the 500 year history of blacks on this continent. There is so much information here that it is difficult to summarize what I've read. One aspect of the book that I must mention and compliment is the wide use of cited references even for some of the early years covered. While the reference may not have initially been from the African immigrants themselves, there we [...]

    2. The book, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross chronicles the 500 year history of Blacks in America from the arrival of the first black man, Conquistador Juan Garrido who set foot on the Florida coast in 1513 to the present and the second term of Barack Obama, the first African American President of the United States. It is the companion book to the PBS Documentary of the same name and both complements and expands on the history presented there. Co-authors Henry Louis Gates Jr and Donald [...]

    3. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is a companion book to the six-part, six-hour PBS series of the same title…” presents in much greater detail the 500-year history of the African American people…” This book is full of rich history of the African American people. It describles their journey from distant lands to final destinations in the United States. “Ultimately, by 1867…roximately 12.5 million Africans had been sold into New World slavery. Of the 11 million or so Africans [...]

    4. This is a companion book to the documentary of the same name. With its slick paper stock and full color photography you may be tempted to categorize this as a mere coffee table book but it’s not. What it is is a wonderful, albeit brief, introduction to the entirety of black history in America written by two respected historians. If there was a problem with the volume it would be that it doesn’t go deep enough into the subjects it treats. That’s entirely understandable given the scope of th [...]

    5. A companion to the fantastic documentary (with the same name) that aired on PBS; I'd recommend watching the documentary as well as reading this to get a good full picture of African American history. The documentary had me wanting to dive more into African American history, and this was a good first step as it helps reinforce what was discussed in the documentary as well as providing more details. This is a survey history so obviously doesn't delve deeply into any one topic or story, rather disc [...]

    6. Unknown and Rediscovered American and African-American History Resurrected by a Master HistorianHistorical text, on any subject matter, should not be attempted without balance - the objective eye - and definitely ought not to be written without passion by those so engaged . In my estimation, Messrs Gates and Yacovone did a masterful job of making the historical facts outlined in this text- some which were known, others rediscovered and a host of others new - exciting reading indeed, I am more i [...]

    7. As an American of manyAncestries, Native American Cherokee, Irish and African,it has been difficult to find our roots. Mr. Gates has done an excellent job on filling in some of the history I lived and was taught by my now ancestors, as they have all now gone on to be with the Lord. However, my journey continues and I continue to fill in the missing pieces of our African Heritage. I so remember all years 1955 and forward and the continued struggle for equality. Thank you Mr. Gates and Mr. Yacovon [...]

    8. Wonderfully researched history of the African-American experience in many of its different and multiple facets. Learned a lot about people I was already familiar with, as well as people who are seldom mentioned. Excellent resource.

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