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  • Destruction of Black Civilization

  • Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
  • By: Chancellor Williams
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kent
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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By: Chancellor Williams
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Summary

The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams 16 years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be "a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most liberal white authors and their Negro disciples: 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'"

The book was written at a time when many Black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They began to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a new body of historical research.

The book is premised on the question: If the Blacks were among the very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has happened to them that has left them, since then, at the bottom of world society? Precisely, what happened?

The Caucasian answer is simple and well known: The Blacks have always been at the bottom." Williams, instead, contends that many elements - nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies - have aided in the destruction of the Black civilization.

The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves. The book, thus, offers "a history of blacks that is a history of blacks".

"Because, only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious planning what we should be about now."

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Superb!!! Whilst the narration can annoy and other really bad production issues occur throughout. The excellent historic content in this book is too important to alloy something so insignificant to stop you from consuming it's wealth of wisdom.

Buy the book. Win Win

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Excellent book a must read

This book provides the reader with enough information about Africa prior to colonisation and an insight into where society is today. The narrator on the other hand is awful and at one point near the end of the book, the narrator uses profanities.

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Great work, informative insights to Africa's past.

This is a must read for all people of African descent and anyone interested in truly objective narrative of the history of Africa.

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Excellent work

I’m so glad to have this piece, I admire all efforts to give us the history and knowledge of understanding rise of civilisations.

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Educative and inspiring

I have learned so much about black history. All that I have been hidden by black and white governments.
The solution is well laid out but I feel that the problem of religion and religious leaders are not confronted as I feel that addressing those issues is the difference between success and failure.
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Perfect History, Economics and Orientation

A great book to be implemented in all Academic Studies and should be used as a main guide for Black Peopls

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Awesome

The book answered all the questions I had about the struggle of the African race. Loved the last 2 chapters about the solutions and the way forward.

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Great content, poor production!

Williams outlines his vast knowledge of the history of black civilisation which boldly redefines the conventional narrative of most Westernised history. This reclaimed history is then analysed & applied to formulate a detailed plan for the development & furtherance of black civilisation in America & worldwide. The only downside to this thought-provoking audio book is the VERY poor recording!

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very well written, like the way it explained how Africa has been on a continues war and also were the niche subjects can be taken over. all in all a well balanced account of the destruction of the black civilisation.

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This important book wasn’t edited.

This important piece of literature was treated disgracefully. The entire book was unedited which is unacceptable and tells me that maybe someone couldn’t be bothered because it’s about black history.

There were mistakes, ends of chapters not complete, towards the end the reader even swears during a mistake. I counted no less than 20. Never before have I found a book unedited and I hope never to again.

The book itself is an important look at the history of the African continent and its peoples. Anyone studying African history or on a journey of self learning, it’s a very important book to read.

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