Features and Benefits

The many special features and pedagogical tools integrated within The African-American Odyssey are designed to make the text accessible to students. They include a variety of tools to reinforce the narrative and help students grasp key issues. 

Part-opening timelines thematically organize events in African-American history and provide a reference to the many noteworthy individuals discussed in the chapters. 

Chronologies are included throughout the chapters to provide students with a snapshot of the temporal relationship among significant events. 

Voices boxes provide students with first-person perspectives on key events in African-American history. Brief introductions and study questions help students analyze these primary source documents and relate them to the text. 

Profile boxes provide biographical sketches that highlight the contributions and personalities of both prominent individuals and ordinary people, illuminating common experiences among African Americans at various times and places.

Connecting the Past essays examine important milestones of the African-American experience over time: evolution of the black church, the emergence of black autobiography, black migration, desegregation of the military, and black culture.

Marginal glossary terms throughout the chapter guide the student to key terms for review 

A fully integrated learning program, MyLab® History from Pearson for The African-American Odyssey helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in more dynamic experiences in the classroom and improved performance in the course.