Bedford Digital Collections for African American History (Six-Months Access)
First EditionBedford/St. Martin's©2016
Bedford Digital Collections for African American History offers a dynamic new approach to teaching with primary sources. Flexible and affordable, this online collection of four discovery-oriented projects offers students diverse perspectives on key events in African American History.
Each curated project—written by a historian about a favorite topic of African American History—poses a historical question and guides students step by step through analysis of primary sources. Instructors can assign any combination of projects and they can customize the content by adding their own sources and instructions. What's in the LaunchPad.
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Table of Contents
Central Question: What role did convict labor play in the building of modern America during the Second Industrial Revolution?
Talitha L. LeFlouria, Florida Atlantic University War Stories: African American Soldiers and the Long Civil Rights Movement
Central Question: What actions and methods of resistance did African American soldiers and veterans use in the Long Civil Rights Movement to combat discrimination and push for full citizenship?
Maggi M. Morehouse, Coastal Carolina UniversityOrganization and Protest in the Civil Rights-era South: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Central Question: What does the successful organization of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama reveal about the nature of leadership and the work of ordinary people in social movements?
Paul Harvey, University of ColoradoThe Challenge of Liberal Reform: School Desegregation, North and South
Central Question: How did school desegregation efforts differ in the North and South, and what were the challenges that reformers faced in trying to desegregate American schools after the 1960s?
Joseph Crespino, Emory University