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Reparations for Slavery and Disenfranchisement to African Americans

Four Hundred Years of Injustice and Discrimination Discussed

New Book exposes the evil of slavery and argues that compensation must be given to African Americans

For over four centuries, African Americans have suffered from injustice and prejudice. Their struggle for equality continues as Xlibris, the leading print-on-demand self-publishing firm, announces the release of Reparations for Slavery and Disenfranchisement to African Americans: Four Hundred Years, the new book authored by Gene A. Brown.

The text reveals the magnitude and duration of the catastrophic injustice that African Americans suffered for over four hundred years, from the Middle Passage Voyages to the present. It offers an in-depth look at the evils of the institution of slavery and deems it to be the most heinous crime committed against humanity. This epic revelation unveils the panoramic details and accountability for the ills and effects of slavery. The climatic apex of this book presents the remedies of Litigation, Payments, Restitution, and Compensation to African Americans for Slave Labor and Bondage for nearly four centuries.

Readers will learn that the constitutional processes of granting black people their rights had long been delayed or ignored through the decades. While the 15th amendment of 1870 came into effect, white Southerners refused to accept the new status of the blacks and made suffrage for them tremendously difficult. It also analyzes the shortcomings of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which freed only few people and did not apply to slaves in border states fighting on the Union side during the Civil War. As such, this release argues that African Americans still do not have the “permanent” right to vote in any state or jurisdiction of the nation. Not only does Brown ask for Reparations for Slavery, but for Disenfranchisement as well.

Filled with immense historical details, Reparations for Slavery and Disenfranchisement to African Americans: Four Hundred Years can spark a new wave of debates about civil rights, racial relations, and American history in general. Readers who wish to order a copy are encouraged to visit or call (888) 795-4274.

About the Author

Gene A. Brown was born in 1941 in a small town in Georgia, southeast of Atlanta. He graduated Valedictorian of his high school class in 1960, which is the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and the same year that Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes enrolled at the University of Georgia as its first black students. Brown attended Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia in 1960, during the time that “sit-in” demonstrations were taking place at the lunch-counters, in the Southern States. Unable to secure financing for his second year, he moved to New York at Brooklyn College in 1962; he was a student of the renowned Dr. John Hope Franklin, who was then the Chairman of the Department of History. The author also attended the Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City, and he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

Reparations for Slavery and Disenfranchisement to African Americans: Four Hundred Years
by Gene A. Brown  read an excerpt here

Publication Date: March 30, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 177 pages; 978-1-4257-8220-7
Cloth Hardback; $29.99; 177 pages; 978-1-4257-8230-6

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

1 comment:

  1. Are you smarter than a 5th Grader?
    This book is so simply written and beneficial to a Middle School student that she was inspired to write a Review for: "Reparations for Slavery and Disenfranchisement to African Americans: Four Hundred Years" for Barnes and Nobles:


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