African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights

African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights
Author: Wilma King
Language English
Pages: 240
ISBN10: 1403962502
Genre: Textbooks
Goodreads Rating: 3.40
ISBN13: 9781403962508
Published: November 12th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan

In African American Childhoods, historian Wilma King presents a selection of her essays, both unpublished and published, which together provide a much-needed survey of more than three centuries of African American children's experiences. Organized chronologically, the volume uses the Civil War to divide the book into two parts: part one addresses the enslavement of children in Africa and explores how they lived in antebellum America; part two examines the issues affecting black children since the Civil War and into the twenty-first century. Topics include the impact of the social and historical construction of race on their development, the effects of violence, and the heroic efforts of African American children when subjected to racism at its worst during the civil rights movement.