The Schlager Anthology of Black America: A Student's Guide to Essential Primary Sources


The Schlager Anthology of Black America offers a modern, original sourcebook covering Black history from the 1500s to the present. From the creators and publishers of Milestone Documents in American History, this new three-volume set is built on the principles of inclusivity and accessibility. While presenting the essential primary sources from Black history, from iconic figures such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King Jr., this anthology also emphasizes often-marginalized voices, from women to those in the LGBTQ community. In addition, document texts are abridged to remain brief and accessible, even to struggling readers (including ESL students), while activity questions range in difficulty from basic to more advanced. Edited by Dan Royles (To Make the Wounded Whole) and featuring the contributions of numerous scholars, The Schlager Anthology of Black America covers more than 250 milestone sources from African American history.

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American Library Association Annual Conference

Schlager Group / Milestone Documents will be exhibiting at the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2021.

California Library Association Conference

Schlager Group / Milestone Documents will be exhibiting at the California Library Association Conference, May 11-14, 2021.


Milestone Documents in American History "will undoubtedly become the premier reference work devoted to the subject. The signed essays are comprehensive, the writing is terrific, the research is outstanding, and the depth of analysis noteworthy."

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