Milestone Documents in African American History

Editor: Grey House Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Salem Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-68217-579-8
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 133
Book Status: Available
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This title covers iconic primary documents from the 1600s to the present. Each entry offers the full text of the document as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context. Among the sources included are important legislative documents such as the Reconstruction era amendments; critical Supreme Court decisions; and iconic speeches and writings by leaders such as Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama.

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  • PUBLISHER'S NOTE
  • EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • VOLUME I: 1619–1852
  • JOHN ROLFE'S LETTER TO SIR EDWIN SANDYS
  • VIRGINIA'S ACT XII: NEGRO WOMEN'S CHILDREN TO SERVE ACCORDING TO THE CONDITION OF THE MOTHER
  • VIRGINIA'S ACT III: BAPTISM DOES NOT EXEMPT SLAVES FROM BONDAGE
  • “A MINUTE AGAINST SLAVERY, ADDRESSED TO GERMANTOWN MONTHLY MEETING”
  • DANIEL HORSMANDEN: THE NEW-YORK CONSPIRACY
  • JOHN WOOLMAN'S SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE KEEPING OF NEGROES
  • LORD DUNMORE'S PROCLAMATION
  • PETITION OF PRINCE HALL AND OTHER AFRICAN AMERICANS TO THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL COURT
  • AN ACT FOR THE GRADUAL ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON'S NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
  • SLAVERY CLAUSES IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
  • ALEXANDER FALCONBRIDGE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE SLAVE TRADE ON THE COAST OF AFRICA
  • BENJAMIN BANNEKER'S LETTER TO THOMAS JEFFERSON
  • FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT OF 1793
  • RICHARD ALLEN: “AN ADDRESS TO THOSE WHO KEEP SLAVES, AND APPROVE THE PRACTICE”
  • PRINCE HALL: A CHARGE DELIVERED TO THE AFRICAN LODGE
  • OHIO BLACK CODE
  • ACT TO PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION OF SLAVES
  • PETER WILLIAMS, JR.’S “ORATION ON THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE”
  • SAMUEL CORNISH AND JOHN RUSSWURM'S FIRST FREEDOM'S JOURNAL EDITORIAL
  • DAVID WALKER: APPEAL TO THE COLOURED CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
  • STATE V. MANN
  • WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON'S FIRST LIBERATOR EDITORIAL
  • THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER
  • UNITED STATES V. AMISTAD
  • PRIGG V. PENNSYLVANIA
  • HENRY HIGHLAND GARNET: “AN ADDRESS TO THE SLAVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
  • FIRST EDITORIAL OF THE NORTH STAR
  • WILLIAM WELLS BROWN'S “SLAVERY As IT Is”
  • ROBERTS V. CITY OF BOSTON
  • FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT OF 1850
  • NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF HENRY BOX BROWN, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
  • SOJOURNER TRUTH'S “AIN'T I A WOMAN?”
  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS: “WHAT, TO THE SLAVE, IS THE FOURTH OF JULY” SPEECH
  • MARTIN DELANY: THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES
  • VOLUME 2: 1853–1900
  • TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE: NARRATIVE OF SOLOMON NORTHUP
  • DRED SCOTT V. SANDFORD
  • JOHN S. ROCK'S “WHENEVER THE COLORED MAN IS ELEVATED, IT WILL BE BY HIS OWN EXERTIONS”
  • VIRGINIA SLAVE CODE
  • HARRIET JACOBS'S INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
  • OSBORNE P. ANDERSON: A VOICE FROM HARPER'S FERRY
  • EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
  • THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER'S CIVIL WAR DISPATCHES
  • WILLIAM T. SHERMAN'S SPECIAL FIELD ORDER No. 15
  • BLACK CODE OF MISSISSIPPI
  • THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
  • TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON RECONSTRUCTION ON ATROCITIES IN THE SOUTH AGAINST BLACKS
  • FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
  • HENRY MCNEAL TURNER'S SPEECH ON HIS EXPULSION FROM THE GEORGIA LEGISLATURE
  • FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
  • Ku KLUX KLAN ACT
  • UNITED STATES V. CRUIKSHANK
  • RICHARD HARVEY CAIN'S “ALL THAT WE ASK IS EQUAL LAWS, EQUAL LEGISLATION, AND EQUAL RIGHTS”
  • CIVIL RIGHTS CASES
  • T. THOMAS FORTUNE: “THE PRESENT RELATIONS OF LABOR AND CAPITAL”
  • ANNA JULIA COOPER'S “WOMANHOOD: A VITAL ELEMENT IN THE REGENERATION AND PROGRESS OF A RACE”
  • JOHN EDWARD BRUCE'S “ORGANIZED RESISTANCE IS OUR BEST REMEDY”
  • JOHN L. MOORE'S “IN THE LION'S MOUTH”
  • JOSEPHINE ST. PIERRE RUFFIN'S “ADDRESS TO THE FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COLORED WOMEN”
  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON'S ATLANTA EXPOSITION ADDRESS
  • PLESSY V. FERGUSON
  • MARY CHURCH TERRELL: “THE PROGRESS OF COLORED WOMEN”
  • IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT'S “LYNCH LAW IN AMERICA”
  • VOLUME 3: 1901–1964
  • GEORGE H. WHITE'S FAREWELL ADDRESS TO CONGRESS
  • W. E. B. Du Bois: THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK
  • W. E. B. Du Bois AND MONROE TROTTER: NIAGARA MOVEMENT DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES
  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S BROWNSVILLE LEGACY SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE SENATE
  • ACT IN RELATION TO THE ORGANIZATION OF A COLORED REGIMENT IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
  • MONROE TROTTER'S PROTEST TO WOODROW WILSON
  • GUINN v. UNITED STATES
  • WILLIAM PICKENS: “THE KIND OF DEMOCRACY THE NEGRO EXPECTS”
  • THIRTY YEARS OF LYNCHING IN THE UNITED STATES
  • CYRIL BRIGGS'S SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAM AND AIMS OF THE AFRICAN BLOOD BROTHERHOOD
  • WALTER F. WHITE: “THE ERUPTION OF TULSA”
  • MARCUS GARVEY: “THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION”
  • ALAIN LOCKE'S “ENTER THE NEW NEGRO”
  • JAMES WELDON JOHNSON'S “HARLEM: THE CULTURE CAPITAL”
  • ALICE MOORE DUNBAR-NELSON: “THE NEGRO WOMAN AND THE BALLOT”
  • JOHN P. DAVIS: “A BLACK INVENTORY OF THE NEW DEAL”
  • ROBERT CLIFTON WEAVER: “THE NEW DEAL AND THE NEGRO: A LOOK AT THE FACTS”
  • CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON'S “EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIES MUST GO!”
  • WALTER F. WHITE'S “U.S. DEPARTMENT OF (WHITE) JUSTICE”
  • RICHARD WRIGHT: “BLUEPRINT FOR NEGRO WRITING”
  • MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE'S “WHAT DOES AMERICAN DEMOCRACY MEAN TO ME?”
  • A. PHILIP RANDOLPH'S “CALL TO NEGRO AMERICA TO MARCH ON WASHINGTON”
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 9983
  • RALPH J. BUNCHE: “THE BARRIERS OF RACE CAN BE SURMOUNTED”
  • TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS
  • SWEATT v. PAINTER
  • HAYWOOD PATTERSON AND EARL CONRAD'S SCOTTSBORO BOY
  • BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION
  • MARIAN ANDERSON'S MY LORD, WHAT A MORNING
  • ROY WILKINS: “THE CLOCK WILL NOT BE TURNED BACK”
  • GEORGE WALLACE'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS AS GOVERNOR
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY: REPORT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ON CIVIL RIGHTS
  • FANNIE Lou HAMER'S TESTIMONY AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
  • VOLUME 4: 1965–2017
  • MALCOLM X: “AFTER THE BOMBING”
  • BOND V. FLOYD
  • STOKELY CARMICHAEL: “BLACK POWER”
  • SOUTH CAROLINA V. KATZENBACH
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: “BEYOND VIETNAM: A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE”
  • LOVING V. VIRGINIA
  • KERNER COMMISSION REPORT SUMMARY
  • ELDRIDGE CLEAVER: “EDUCATION AND REVOLUTION”
  • JESSE OWENS: BLACKTHINK: MY LIFE AS BLACK MAN AND WHITE MAN
  • CLAY V. UNITED STATES
  • ANGELA DAVIS'S “POLITICAL PRISONERS, PRISONS, AND BLACK LIBERATION”
  • JACKIE ROBINSON: I NEVER HAD IT MADE
  • FBI REPORT ON ELIJAH MUHAMMAD
  • FINAL REPORT OF THE TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS STUDY AD Hoc ADVISORY PANEL
  • SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: “THE BLACK WOMAN IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA”
  • JESSE JACKSON'S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • ANITA HILL'S OPENING STATEMENT AT THE SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF CLARENCE THOMAS
  • COLIN POWELL'S COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY
  • Louis FARRAKHAN'S MILLION MAN MARCH PLEDGE
  • ONE AMERICA IN THE 2IST CENTURY
  • CLARENCE THOMAS'S CONCURRENCE/DISSENT IN GRUTTER V. BOLLINGER
  • BARACK OBAMA: “A MORE PERFECT UNION”
  • U.S. SENATE RESOLUTION APOLOGIZING FOR THE ENSLAVEMENT AND RACIAL SEGREGATION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS
  • MICHELLE ALEXANDER: THE NEW JIM CROW
  • SHELBY COUNTY V. HOLDER
  • MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES–VISION FOR BLACK LIVES
  • INVESTIGATION OF THE FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT–REPORT SUMMARY
  • COOPER V. HARRIS
  • TEACHERS’ ACTIVITY GUIDE
  • LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY CATEGORY
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS