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The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780471239246
Number Of Pages: 624

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Covering a wide range of knowledge, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference is a magnificent resource for home, family, and business, and an essential addition to your personal reference library.<br> <br> "Indispensable for those interested in the African American experience. We have no better source for quick and reliable information." Cornel West, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University<br> <br> "As much about African American culture as one could possibly gain from one volume is now available in this highly readable, easily accessible, genuinely informative desk reference." Johnetta B. Cole, PhD, President Emerita, Spelman College; Presidential Distinguished Professor, Emory University<br> <br> In over 5,000 fascinating information capsules, this landmark reference captures the most vital people, places, organizations, movements, and creative works of a people, and provides a practical resource for everyday living. In its nineteen chapters, you ll find:<br> * Timelines of African American History<br> * Political and Civil Rights Leaders<br> * African Contributions to the Making of the Americas<br> * Holidays and Celebrations<br> * Museums and Historical Sites<br> * Religion and Spirituality<br> * Health Tips and Recipes<br> * Business Contacts and Professional Associations<br> * Demographics and Population<br> * Major Writers, Artists, and Musicians<br> * Musical Forms<br> * Sports<br> * and more

The Saga of African American History.

Slavery and Freedom.

Politics and Civil Rights.

The Diaspora.

Family and Heritage.




Business and Entrepreneurship.

Science and Technology.

The Military.

The Law.

Literature and Language.


Performing Arts.

Fine and Applied Arts.

The Media.



Illustration Credits.


ISBN: 9780471239246
ISBN-10: 0471239240
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 30th September 1999
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 19.9  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.27