• African American History

  • A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the History of the United States
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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African American History

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
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Publisher's Summary

Explore captivating stories and facts about African American history!

The history of African Americans is a long and tragic chronicle of events. The people who dared to stand up and speak out against the systemic cruelty and oppression were often brutally killed for their efforts. This has created a rich tapestry of defiant and courageous leaders and followers who have gradually pressed for the evolution of thought within the United States of America.

Discover personal stories, struggles, and achievements of people like:

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Malcolm X
  • Rosa Parks
  • Frederick Douglass
  • And many more

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include: 

  • The First Africans in America
  • How Slaves Were Viewed
  • African Americans' Contribution to Literature, Art, and Music
  • The Fight for Independence
  • Fugitive Slave Laws
  • The Gabriel Prosser Revolt
  • The Denmark Vesey Revolt
  • The Beginning of the End of Slavery
  • The Rallying Movements and Moments, and the Civil War
  • Continued Oppression in Freedom and the Early Struggles for Equality
  • Exodus from the South and the Fight for Education Within the South
  • African Americans Begin to Stand Together
  • Founding of Something New Through Pain and Self-Expression
  • Integration and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Those Who Fought for Their Inalienable Rights in a Country That Would Deny Them
  • And a great deal more that you don't want to miss out on!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Interesting informative

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Interesting and very informative not a bad book at all. Short and to the point. Perfect and easy to understand.

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I bought this for my college class, and it's one book I don't plan on selling back anytime soon. It's highly informative, insightful and personal. I truly loved listening to the compilation of these stories and it's certainly a resource.

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Great History

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This book was needed for a college course. It arrived promptly and was just what I needed. I'm currently getting an A- in my course and wouldn't be able to without this book. Great service!

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So Far So Good

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I only listen to the first part because it was needed for my African American History class... It was so simple and If the rest of the book is like that, it is worth to buy. 5 stars.

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Great Book

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Great book! It has a lot of material that would interest the listener. I would recommend this book to others.

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I was looking for this

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It was just what I was looking for and it is exactly what i need to know the history!

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Great Compliment

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This book is a great compliment to the African American Experience class I am taking. Listening to this book alone is a great experience.

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Concise history of African American.

The systemic, legal and immoral treatment of our Black citizens, shows how America left them dehumanized and less than. The struggle has been real since the start of America and it’s a disgrace that laws had to be created to humanize people.
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The reader was not especially good, sort of droned on and ran stuff together. Still a great book.

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Very Interesting Audiobook

This was a very interesting Audiobook. It was a great summary of highlights of the plight of the African American history from the beginning of slavery until the current situation.

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Fairly Balanced

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Good. Fairly well balanced...though some liberal portions. I highly recommend it to all knowledge seekers.