American Decades documents and analyzes periods of contemporary American social history. Each volume begins with an overview and chronology covering the entire decade. Subject chapters follow, each including an explanatory background overview; subject-specific timeline; and alphabetically arranged entries discussing the people, events and ideas important to that subject during the period. Included are biographies; explanations of concepts; terms and events; quotations; charts; sidebars covering high-interest topics; and much more.
Want to know about the lives of great black men and women during the fabulous Harlem Renaissance including: Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Eubie Blake , W. E. B. Du Bois Duke Ellington Marcus Garvey W. C. Handy Langston Hughes Zora Neale Hurston Gertrude "Ma"Rainey Paul Robeson Noble Sissle Bessie Smith