Black Odyssey



[Reading] ➷ Black Odyssey By Nathan Irvin Huggins – E17streets4all.co.uk This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self creation of the African American people It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage the most traumatizing mass human migr This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self creation of the African American people It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them It explores the ways in which a nominally free society perverted its own freedoms and denied the fact that an inhuman institution lies at the heart of the American experience The authority and eloquence of this work make it essential reading for all who want to understand the American past and present.Black Odyssey

Nathan Irvin Huggins was W E B Du Bois Professor of History and of Afro American Studies at Harvard University as well as director of the W E B Du Bois Institute for Afro American Research.

Black Odyssey ePUB ò Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Black Odyssey
  • Nathan Irvin Huggins
  • English
  • 07 March 2018
  • 0679728147

10 thoughts on “Black Odyssey

  1. says:

    I thought this book was pretty good It really helped me understand they way the African American s were treated back when they were slaves It also informed me about what all they had to go through to try and escape from slavery Also how they had to be split up from their families not knowing if they were ever going to see them again.The reason that the author wrote this book is because he wanted to inform his readers He wanted to inform them about what it would have been like if you were an I thought this book was pretty good It really helped me understand they way the African American s were treated back when they were slaves It also informed me about what all they had to go through to try and escape from slavery Also how they had to be split up from their families not knowing if they were ever going to see them again.The reason that the author wrote this book is because he wanted to inform his readers He wanted to inform them about what it would have been like if you were an African American back then He explained exactly what those poor people had to go through, how they were treated, and the amount of food they got to eat compared to the amount of food we get to eat now.The theme of this book would be don t lose hope For example, the African American s never lost hope They believed that one day slavery would end Many of them were beaten, killed, and separated from their families while they were being owned by they white people Little kids were taking away at the age as young as ten They would be put to work as soon as they got to their owners property Out of all of the stuff that they went through during this time they never lost hope they just kept trying to escape from it, many of them did, but the ones who didn t never lost hope They kept hoping that slavery would end and it finally did.This book was written in a description style The reason it is classified as being descriptive is because it is describing a particular time in history The author makes you feel like you are actually experiencing this time first hand He goes into great amounts of detail in how the African American s were being treated back then and how they had to use the underground rail road to help them escape from slavery.My opinion on the book is that it is pretty good One thing that I don t like about it is that it doesn t capture the readers attention from the beginning It s not one of my favorite books but it did inform me a lot on how the slaves were back then and how they had to use the underground rail road The main part that I liked about it was the detail that the author went into when he was describing how they were being treated Those parts really caught my attention and really made me learn a lot I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to learnabout the African American s and how they were treated when they were being slaves

  2. says:

    Nice historical overview, especially the introduction While there aren t really footnotes references, I really liked the narrative flow of this history.

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