Destruction of Black Civilization

Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Narrated by: Joseph Kent
Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: History, World
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The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams 16 years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be "a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most liberal white authors and their Negro disciples: "You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride."

The book was written at a time when many black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They began to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a new body of historical research. 

The book is premised on the question: If the Blacks were among the very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has happened to them that has left them, since then, at the bottom of world society? Precisely, what happened? 

The Caucasian answer is simple and well known: The Blacks have always been at the bottom." Williams, instead, contends that many elements - nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies - have aided in the destruction of the black civilization. 

The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves. The book, thus, offers "a history of blacks that is a history of blacks". 

"Because, only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious planning what we should be about now."

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Please re-narrarate this book. It was filled with mistakes and retakes that should never be in a final copy. The quality of this narrator and the final product was the worst I have heard and I have been using Audible for 3 to 5 years.

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Rare historical perspective

A thought provoking and challenging book. Difficult to listen to and provides many rabbit holes of history to explore and either verify or debunk. Written in a clear approachable style.

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not to be read should be studied

This book should come with a disclaimer YOU CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK. Now I have to have the written copy to highlight and study.

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Great Content, may need some sound editing

The book and material is great. The reader is fine as well, but they may want to go re-edit this it skips throughout. There is also a section in chapter 17 (12:21:27) where the reader stumbles on the words and it’s audible and he may have mistakenly used profanity and it is not edited out. But still an excellent listen for the content.

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  • 11-18-19

very informative

the narrator lack inflection but i was able to understand the author's point of view

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  • Neil Charlton
  • 02-26-20

Great content, poor production!

Williams outlines his vast knowledge of the history of black civilisation which boldly redefines the conventional narrative of most Westernised history. This reclaimed history is then analysed & applied to formulate a detailed plan for the development & furtherance of black civilisation in America & worldwide. The only downside to this thought-provoking audio book is the VERY poor recording!

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  • Justin lee
  • 02-12-20

unlistenable

I don't want my rating to be misleading, I give my review for the narration alone, i can't review the title because i can't listen to the monotone performance of the narrator. Boy i would have been mad if i had not used my free credit to purchase it. Guess i'll have to buy a hard copy and read it for myself.