The African American People is the first history of the African American people to take a global look at the role African Americans have played in the world. Author Molefi Kete Asante synthesizes the familiar tale of history’s effect on the African people who found themselves forcibly part of the United States with a new look at how African Americans in later generations impacted the rest of the world. Designed for a range of students studying African American History or African American Studies, The African American People takes the story from Africa to the Americas, and follows the diaspora through the Underground Railroad to Canada, and on to Europe, Asia, and around the globe.

Including over 50 images documenting African American lives, The African American People presents the most detailed discussion of the African and African American diaspora to date, giving student the foundation they need to broaden their conception of African American History.

chapter 1|27 pages

Time before the Time

The African Cradle (7 Million Bce–700 Ce)

chapter 2|17 pages

The Broken Links

chapter 3|27 pages

Africans Confront the American Situation

War and Exploration (1770–1829)

chapter 5|23 pages

The Great Freedom War

chapter 8|29 pages

Trouble in Paradise

chapter 9|27 pages

We Will be Free

The African Resistance

chapter 12|12 pages

An Unfinished Agenda