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Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters. ~African Proverb

This book may in fact be a collection of works by people mistaking themselves for lions and then compounding the error by mistaking themselves for historians. It is an indictment of everything that PBS produces in the name of history and a monument to wrong thinking. No reasonable person believes slavery to have been a good thing but the most reasonable are dedicating their lives and efforts to ending where it still exists rather than reading drivel from failed literati who would chew our meat before they serve it to us.

Africans in America : America’s journey through slavery    New York : Harcourt Brace, c 1998  Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team Slavery United States History Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xv, 494 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [447]-473) and index.  Based on a television series produced by WGBH Television, in Boston, Massachusetts. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text.  VG/VG  

The companion volume to the public television series. This extraordinary examination of slavery in America features a four-part history by poet and performance artist Patricia Smith and a dozen fictional narratives by National Book Award-winning novelist Charles Johnson.


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