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Publisher's Summary

Explore some of the most important events and people in black history

Two captivating manuscripts in one book:  

  • African American History: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events That Shaped the History of the United States
  • Haitian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Abolition of Slavery

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, struggle, 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 the first part of this book 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

Some of the topics covered in the second part of this book include:   

  • The Wealth from Saint-Domingue
  • Beginning of the End of the French Colony
  • Planning of One of the Most Historic Revolutions in History
  • The Revolution Begins
  • The Revolution Spreads
  • Ripples of Events in Europe
  • The Abolishment of Slavery and the British Response
  • And much more!

Get the audiobook now and learn more about black history!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Learning new things.

This work by Captivating History’s a neat one. I didn’t get bored while listening to it as the events kept me engrossed until the last page. Not overly wordy. It’s just right.

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An almost brilliant work.

Black History: A Captivating Guide to African American History and the Haitian Revolution by Captivating History is a well-written audiobook! It’s an almost brilliant work. My son needs it as reference and I’ll surely recommend it to him.

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kept me intrigued for the most part

It’s long but a compelling guide that screams of the great achievements of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parkss, and many others. The topics covered from how the African-Americans were deemed as until the abolishment of slavery have kept me focused all the way.

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awesome


Great book to listen and see what Blacks have accompished in history. I purchased this book for my son, great teaching tool

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thanks to the author

I had been looking for this book! My mother has a copy and I wanted to get a copy for my home. Great investment.

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use this


I am using this book to educate my son and grandsons on some of the cultural facets of the Black Experience in America.

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Haitian Revolution...

I found this a brief synopsis of the Haitian Revolution and a perfect Captivating Guide to African American History. The book is packed with full of very good information on a little known piece of history. Very well laid out , and enough information to give you a good grounding into a small island history.

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good compilation

A good compilation of what the African-Americans to our history. It’s a good read for us to engage in especially with the racism that’s almost killing them now. This makes me feel proud for them and enabled me to see them in a different light.

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worth for money


My best friend and her husband have this as a guest listened on their free time. I had to listen again it myself; well worth the money

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The book was in good condition and I received it in a great amount of time. This book is very educational and everyone should have one in their personal library

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  • Dexter Finn
  • 02-27-18

Excellent Black History Book

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Excellent, very informative and liked that it gave a synopsis of dates at the end.

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  • Emma Clara
  • 02-27-18

Excellent Narration

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This book teaches a lot about black history very interesting and informative. knowledgeable and educational content for anyone who is interested in learning about black history.

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  • Rubi L
  • 02-27-18

Wealth Information

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This is a wonderful wealth of information written at a level that easily read and interpreted by students. It should become an addition to every classroom library.

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  • Riley Ronnie
  • 02-27-18

Clear and Concise

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It is a clear, concise history that is in turns, overwhelming, sobering and inspiring. Although I was taught some of this in school. It is a must read for all.

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  • Ryan
  • 02-27-18

Black History

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This book needs to be on every bookshelf especially, in America!!!! Great for middle and high school children as a source of reference.

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  • Aaron
  • 02-27-18

Great Resource

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This book is a great source of Black history. The Black Wall Street is one of the biggest tales of Black wealth, and it too is missing. Hope to see in next editions. Overall, I loved it.

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  • Rory Liam
  • 02-27-18

One Of The Best

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There are lots of books about Black Americans but this one ranks among the best. Well written, user-friendly layout, addressing a broad range of topics, this is recommended for a home or classroom library to teach that all members of a society contribute to its advancement and that our society must be inclusive of all members.

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  • James
  • 02-27-18

Gift For My Son

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My kids wanted to know about African Americans so I grabbed this book and this was the right choice my kids enjoy listening to it I recommended this book to my sons teacher thanks.

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  • Harper
  • 02-27-18

Glad With This Purchase

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Bought this for a black history month trivia game for work. There were many facts in this book I never realized. The book is filled with clear, short, but informative factoids. Great read for anyone.

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  • Jenson
  • 02-27-18

Wonderful

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Wonderfully beneficial and enlightening for people of all nationalities. Since purchasing this book and showing to coworkers, several purchased it, it's great info to discuss with them and others. I highly recommend this book.