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Milestone Documents in African American History

Among the documents included in the set are important legislative documents such as the Reconstruction era amendments; critical Supreme Court decisions from Dred Scott v. Sandford to Plessy v. Ferguson to Brown v. Board of Education; and iconic speeches and writings by leaders such as Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King Jr., Shirley Chisholm, and Barack Obama. Key congressional reports, executive orders, and letters help round out our coverage, providing an invaluable collection of primary documents that is paired with extensive original commentary that helps students understand the documents.

With content aligned to the National Standards in U.S. History and signed essays written by a team of 70 esteemed historians, Milestone Documents in African American History offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research. It's particularly useful for high school students in both regular and A.P. history courses, community college students, and American history survey courses for undergraduate college students.

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