This book removes from the realm of hearsay and folklore, the very real
and magnificent accomplishments of a talented race of people. It may be
used both as a social studies text and as a business or economics workbook —
relating as it does...to a vital economic package (in terms of patents) which
has greatly influenced America’s industrial development. Only book on the
market to document these contributions. Profusely illustrated with actual
patent office materials.
|Stock # 296959, ISBN 0-89420-344-4 -- $13.95
Black Americans in Defense of their Nation
Mark R. Salser
No book could be more timely. Secretary of State Colin Powell, former
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — the nation’s highest military post —
was black. No person had more authority in the armed forces of the United
States than he. Few people are aware of the progress that has been made toward
equality in the armed forces. While we hear the bad news -- about crime, education,
employment -- in the media, thousands of black men and women have been working
quietly at their jobs, building a record that none can deny. They have climbed to
positions of authority over thousands, even tens of thousands of military personnel.
One even climbed to the very top.
|Quality Softcover, 227 pages, Bibliography, Index,
Stock # 297130, ISBN 0-89420-272-3, L.C. 92-62061 -- $15.95
Black Musicians of America
Richard X. Donovan
Here is an important addition to our series of books on the historic
contributions of black Americans to the socio-economic-artistic tapestry
of the nation. Although no single book, no matter how large or how
many pages, can tell the complete story (it is changing every day, every hour.)
concerning blacks and their magnificent music, Black Musicians of America will
establish a major and reliable point of reference for all Americans.
|Quality Softcover, 151 pages, Bibliography, Index,
Stock # 297059, ISBN 0-89420-271-5 -- $14.95
Black Americans in Congress
Mark R. Salser
No one doubts that black Americans have and do play an important
role in the decisions made in Washington, D.C., but how many have
actually served in Congress . . . and when . . . and where did they
come from, and what did they do? This book chronicles the achievements
of African-Americans in our national government, from the very first to
the present. Learn of their successes and failures, tragedies and triumphs,
on the way to making the decisions that affect all our lives daily, as well as
the lives of tens of millions of others around the world. Read of their
surprising number and their lives; read beyond drab stories in the media today
defined by limited space and narrow interests.
|Quality Softcover, 208 pages, Bibliography, Index,
Stock # 297150, ISBN 0-89420-273-1 -- $14.95
Richard X. Donovan
Three hundred years before Christ, a complex astronomical observatory
existed in Kenya. One result was a complex and accurate calendar system.
During the same general period, the ancient Romans, preoccupied with
conquest, were keeping track of time by pounding nails into a pole.
African excellence in astronomy was evident not only in Kenya, but across
the breadth of East Africa. All of this occurred in the first millennium
before Christ, and a little later, emerged in the area that is now Mali.
African-American Scientists makes no attempt to identify every black
scientist; but, in addition to listing hundreds who have made special
contributions to the world of science, it endeavors to include as much
significant detail and perspective as possible.
|Quality Softcover, 134 pages, Index,
Illustrations, Stock # 297000, ISBN 0-89420-343-60 -- $12.95