Black History: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

History for busy people. Black History, or African-American History, looks at the story and culture of black Americans from the seventeenth century to the present day.Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast and fascinating subject.This audio download is a superb introduction to the long and varied history of African Americans.
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Missing something...

I guess you can't expect much when you only have an hour. So needless to say there is a lot left out and it seems a bit rushed toward the end (after 1960) since so much of the time was used to discuss slavery and the birth of a new nation. It makes it seem as though nothing important happened from 1960 until the election of Obama. Overall though it hit the high points and called out the main players in black history so it gives a taste of history and not the full story. The imitations of JFK and MLK's voices and diction were not necessary and could have just been read in the regular voice of the narrator and just quoted.
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- Josh B

The cliff notes of the cliff notes

A highlight reel of already well known stories of primarily African American history. Briefly glances over some influential and notable contributors. His Black and southern accents were unnecessary and minimizing. The last ten minutes does a super compact mention of South African recent history. The stories told from a Eurocentric view, the story begins with slavery in the U.K, to slavery in America, to South Africa and ending with Barak Obama. Excludes most of the diaspora. Would have been better to limit the story to a specific region and time period.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2012
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Limited