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The Black West

A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African-American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States


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The Black West by William Loren Katz
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The American West: no period in our history has defined and shaped us more as a nation. Unique to the U.S., the Old West exerts a power on the American imagination that can still be seen in almost every aspect of our culture. Sadly, as is the case with most other periods, historic acknowledgment of the African American contribution to the West is either totally nonexistent or nowhere near complete. In "The Black West," historian William Loren Katz corrects the record in words and pictures, showing that, from the journeys of Lewis and Clark to the charge at San Juan Hill, African American men and women exerted an influence beyond their numbers in the discovery and definition of the American West.
Release date Australia
March 6th, 1996
Country of Publication
United States
Touchstone ed.
250 b&w halftones, 55 line drawings
Simon & Schuster
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