Four Hundred Souls

Four Hundred Souls

A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Book - 2021 | First edition
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"A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracism Institute of American University, and Keisha Blain, editor of The North Star. They've gathered together eighty black writers from all disciplines -- historians and artists, journalists and novelists--each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multivoiced single-volume history of black people in America"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780593134047
0593134044
Characteristics: xvii, 504 pages ; 25 cm

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Book of the Week, February 1: This. New. Book. 90 stars!⭐

Editors Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist) and Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Set the World on Fire) bring together 90 Black writers, poets, and thinkers to reflect on 400 years of history. Beginning with investigative reporter Nikole Ha... Read More »


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Apr 16, 2021

Bite size essays that are eye opening and thoughtful and tell us how the racist America came to be this way. It pulls you in in a way that compassionate lightbulbs go on and you wish everyone would have this background while trying to understand how things got this bad.

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