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By Kennell Jackson

Using a question-and-answer layout and organized chronologically by means of period, this readable, full of life learn examines hundred key features of African-American background and tradition, from slavery to the humanities, sciences, civil rights stream, and extra. journey.

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As the slave trade grew, European merchants used guns and gunpowder to acquire slaves. Very slowly, an African arms race developed. Power in West Africa began to come from the barrel of a gun. Many rulers were forced to enter the slave trade in order to survive in a turbulent world. • Slaves and servile people already existed in West Africa before the European demand arrived. Not treated as outcasts, not set apart, not barred socially as barely human, they were instead a part of extended family structures.

Think of the political harvest they would have reaped in attacking the president’s theory of Black history. Nixon’s remarks are offensive. But in their candor, they raise an important issue. They make us confront the question that many people of all groups have in their minds—but were too afraid to ask—about Black history, about Black achievement, and especially about African history. The president was wrong in his appraisal of Black state building in world history. Africa produced a plethora of major states.

Europeans also offered gold. Africa’s elites liked the power that the slave trade gave them. • As the slave trade grew, European merchants used guns and gunpowder to acquire slaves. Very slowly, an African arms race developed. Power in West Africa began to come from the barrel of a gun. Many rulers were forced to enter the slave trade in order to survive in a turbulent world. • Slaves and servile people already existed in West Africa before the European demand arrived. Not treated as outcasts, not set apart, not barred socially as barely human, they were instead a part of extended family structures.

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