The compelling account of how two heritages united in their struggle to gain freedom and equality in America—now updated with new and revised content.
Inspired by a conversation William Loren Katz had with Langston Hughes, The Black West presents long-neglected stories of daring pioneers such as Nat Love (Deadwood Dick) and Mary Fields (Stagecoach Mary).
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This book traces how African American women challenged white bigotry, labored to create new lives and ultimately helped to transform sparse frontier settlements into thriving [western] states.
First-hand accounts of pivotal moments in African American history, ranging from recollections of the slave trade, accounts of the Civil War, and impassioned words about the Civil Rights Movement, to the current state of Black America.
This book traces New York City’s Black legacy from Dutch Governor Peter Minuit to Mayor David Dinkins and reveals how people of color built today’s New York while they fought to end slavery and discrimination.
A vivid, poignant, and candid glimpse of the turmoil, oppression and injustice of the early 1900s through the words of 22 working women and men who reveal the anger, despair, and resiliency of their lives.
Out of a past little noted in history texts comes this tale of African American pioneers in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. Katz reveals a frontier saga that has often been glossed over or lost.
The sturdy offspring of Black-Indian marriages shaped the early days of the fur trade, added a new dimension to frontier diplomacy, and made a daring contribution to the fight for American liberty.