The Black West

The Black West

A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States

Paperback - 2005
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"Featuring captivating narratives and photographs (many from the author's world-famous collection), The Black West enriches and deepens our stirring frontier saga. From slave runaways during the colonial era, to the journeys of Lewis and Clark, to the charge at San Juan Hill, Katz vividly recounts the crucial contributions African Americans made during scores of frontier encounters. With its stirring pictures and vivid eyewitness accounts, The Black West is an exhilarating treasure trove."--Jacket.
"This entirely new edition of a famous classic has new photographs - many never before seen - as well as revised text that deepens our understanding of the vital role played by African American men and women on our early frontiers." "Inspired by a conversation that William Loren Katz had with Langston Hughes, The Black West presents long-neglected stories of daring pioneers such as Nat Love, a.k.a. Deadwood Dick, Mary Fields, a.k.a. Stagecoach Mary, Cranford Goldsby, a.k.a. Cherokee Bill - and a host of other intrepid men and women who marched into the wilderness alongside Chief Osceola, Billy the Kid, and Geronimo."
Publisher: New York : Harlem Moon/Broadway Books, ©2005.
ISBN: 9780767912310
Characteristics: xvi, 318 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm


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Mar 31, 2015

I love this book it tells great indivisual stories of African americans of the 19 century great pictures and tells the instream hardships African americans had to face. in this country how they overcame all this hardships is really amazing.


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