ERIC Number: ED072824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Black Heritage: The American Experience; A Selected, Annotated Bibliography.
Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC. Library Services Branch.
There is a great interest within the naval services in books on various aspects of the black experience in America. The great surge of intellectual energy directed to black history has caused the reprinting of a high percentage of the older books which had been out of print and unobtainable. The range of reading levels being satisfied is wide, with many recent books written for junior high and young adult readers. At the risk of oversimplifying and limiting a truly complicated historical process, a possible approach to local selection is to think in terms of two parallel lines of thought and development which run throughout. One line holds that black Americans are an integral part of the whole society and that the vital process has been and continues to be the further integration of blacks with that society. The other line holds that the black man in America has never been and can never be an integral, fully functioning member of American society and that the answer is to withdraw to some given extent and by some process. A balanced collection will contain books representing both points of view. This bibliography is being provided only as a partial guide to and through a difficult and often controversial area of publication. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC. Library Services Branch.
Note: (280 References)