Americans from Africa seeks to convey varying perspectives on the "Black Experience" in the United States and its controversial history. This volume, Slavery and Its Aftermath, deals with four major issues: the extent of African influences on the lives of those enslaved and brought to America, beginning with an essay on "Africanisms in Everyday Life" by Melville J. Herskovits; the impact of slavery on personality and social structure, sometimes called "The Elkins Debate;" similarities and differences in life for African Americans in the South and in the North; and matters of community, class, and family, including the full text of the "Moynihan Report" and several pointed critiques.In addition to the commentaries by and on the works of Herskovits, Elkins, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, other contributors to Volume I include Kenneth B. Clark, Mina Caulfield Davis, E. Franklin Edwards, Eugene Genovese, Ulf Hannerz, Charles S. Johnson, Leroi Jones, and Charles Keil.The second volume, Old Memories, New Moods, contains essays on the roots of black protest; the background and character of the Civil Rights Movement; interpretations of the impact and significance of Black Power, and varied views on changing self-images of being African American.

part 1|2 pages

The African as Slave

part |2 pages

Africa and the New Americans

chapter 1|32 pages

Africanisms in Secular Life

ByMelville J. Herskovits

chapter 2|18 pages

The Significance of the African Background

ByE. Franklin Frazier

chapter 3|16 pages

Between Two Cultures

ByKenneth M. Stampp

chapter 4|12 pages

The Negro Laborer in Africa and the Slave South

ByEugene D. Genovese

chapter 5|18 pages

Art Not Artifact

ByLeRoi Jones

part |2 pages

The Legacy of Slavery

chapter 6|14 pages

Modern Tensions and the Origins of American Slavery

ByWinthrop D. Jordan

chapter 7|14 pages

Slavery in the Old South

ByUlrich Bonnell Phillips

chapter 8|24 pages

Slavery and Negro Personality

ByStanley M. Elkins

chapter 9|16 pages

Chattel Slavery and Concentration Camps

ByEarle E.Thorpe

chapter 10|24 pages

Slavery and the Origins of Black Culture: Elkins Revisited

ByMina Davis Caulfield

part II|2 pages

This Side of Jordan

part |2 pages

Down Home and Up North

chapter 11|18 pages

Uncle Remus and the Malevolent Rabbit

ByBernard Wolfe

chapter 12|18 pages

The Blackways of Kent

ByHylan Lewis

chapter 13|34 pages

Growing Up in the Black Belt: Ten Profiles

ByCharles S. Johnson

chapter 14|8 pages

Harlem, My Harlem

ByClaude Brown

chapter 15|24 pages

Urban Blues

ByCharles Keil

chapter 16|15 pages

The Rhetoric of Soul

ByUlf Hannerz

part |2 pages

Community, Class, and Family Life

chapter 17|22 pages

Community and Class Realities

ByG. Franklin Edwards

chapter 18|16 pages

The Psychology of the Ghetto

ByKenneth B.Clark

chapter 19|60 pages

The Negro Family

ByDaniel P. Moynihan

chapter 20|10 pages

The Negro Family and the Moynihan Report

ByLaura Carper

chapter 21|8 pages

New Trends in Civil Rights

ByBenjamin F. Payton

chapter 22|18 pages

Some Social Consequences of Research on Racial Relations

ByMelvin M. Tumin