African American Lives

African American Lives
The Struggle for Freedom

by Clayborne Carson,Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner,Gary B. Nash

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom uses a unique biographical approach to present the history of African Americans as active and thoughtful agents in the construction of their lives and communities. The text places African American lives and stories at the center of the narrative and as the basis of historical analysis. Each chapter opens with a vignette focusing on an individual involved in a dramatic moment or event. Personal stories are told throughout the narrative, as the lives and experiences of individuals provide the lens through which the story of African American history is viewed.

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka
A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

by Henry Louis Gates,Professor Ketu Katrak

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN : 9780313239373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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100 Amazing Facts about the Negro

100 Amazing Facts about the Negro
A Book

by Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)

  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN : 0307908712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by Joel A. Rogers, a largely self-educated black journalist and historian. Now ... Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Rogers's work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African American history and gossip in question and answer format"--Provided by publisher.

Community Memories

Community Memories
A Glimpse of African American Life in Frankfort, Kentucky

by Winona L. Fletcher,Sheila Mason Burton,James E. Wallace,Mary E. Winter,Douglas A. Boyd

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2003-11-07
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 9780916968304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"While this is a glimpse of Frankfort's African American community, it has much in common with other Black communities, especially those in the South. Although much in the collection that produced this work - both photographic and oral history - is nostalgic, it ultimately demonstrates that change is constant, producing both negative and positive results."--BOOK JACKET.

Africana

Africana
A Book

by Kwame Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release : 2003-11-27
  • Pages : 1200
  • ISBN : 9780762416424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.

Loose Canons

Loose Canons
Notes on the Culture Wars

by Henry Louis Gates

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0195083504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Multiculturalism has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek and other newspapers and magazines around America. A leading literary and cultural critic, Gates says that the society we have made simply won't survive without the values of tolerance, and cultural tolerance comes to nothing without cultural understanding.

The Bondwoman's Narrative

The Bondwoman's Narrative
A Book

by Hannah Crafts,Henry Louis Gates (Jr.),Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Chair of Afro-American Studies Director Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Jr.

  • Publisher : Grand Central Pub
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780446530088
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A novel written in the 1850s by a runaway slave follows a young slave from a North Carolina plantation as she flees to the North and, after being pursued by slave hunters and forced to serve a difficult new mistress, finally obtains freedom in New Jersey.

Whispered Consolations

Whispered Consolations
Law and Narrative in African American Life

by Jon-Christian Suggs

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2009-12-10
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0472022822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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African Americans have experienced life under the rule of law in quite different contexts from those of whites, and they have written about those differences in poems, songs, stories, autobiographies, novels, and memoirs. This book examines the tradition of American law as it appears in African American literary life, from pre-Revolutionary murder trials to gangsta rap. The experience, and the critique it produces, changes our pictures of both American law and African American literature. This study reads the already canonical works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black literature in the context of their responses to and critiques of American legal history. At the same time, it examines little known texts of African American life, from the urban humor of James D. Corrothers, through the early political essays of Chester Himes, to the adventures of black comic book heroes like Steel, Wise Son, and Xero. These are contextualized within specific legislation and case law, from the slave laws of early Virginia to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from the case of Phillis and Mark in 1755 to the Simpson trials of the mid 1990s. Finally, the legal texts presented are themselves critiqued by the fictions and legal analyses of the African Americans who lived out their implications in their daily lives. Through a positing of the legal and cultural concepts of privacy, property, identity, desire and citizenship, and the romantic ideals of authenticity, irony, and innocence, Suggs is able to show how our understanding of American law should be influenced by African American conceptions of it as depicted through literature. This book will appeal to students and scholars of literary and cultural studies, law and literature, American history, as well as to scholars of African American literature and culture. Jon-Christian Suggs is Professor of English, John Jay College, City University of New York.

Black Nurse Rocks Black African American Lives Matter

Black Nurse Rocks Black African American Lives Matter
Notebook Planner - 6x9 Inch Daily Planner Journal, to Do List Notebook, Daily Organizer, 114 Pages

by Frank Shumaker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-12-26
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography
A Book

by Franklin W. Knight,Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780190614423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Pelé, the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography will provide a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. The project will be unprecedented in scale, covering the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It will also encompass the full scope of history, with entries on figures from the first forced slave migrations in the sixteenth centuries, to entries on living persons such as the Haitian musician and politician Wyclef Jean and the Cuban author and poet Nancy Morejón. Individuals will be drawn from all walks of life including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people whose lives have contributed to the history of the Caribbean and Latin America"--Provided by publisher.

Colored People

Colored People
A Memoir

by Henry Louis Gates

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 067973919X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a portrait of Henry Louis Gates, growing up in a West Virginia hill town, presenting a study of his family, his childhood icons, and the social institutions and mores of the time.

Portraits of African American Life Since 1865

Portraits of African American Life Since 1865
A Book

by Nina Mjagkij

  • Publisher : Scholarly Resources Incorporated
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compelling and informative, the 14 diverse biographies of this book give a heightened understanding of the evolution of what it meant to be black and American through more than three centuries of U.S. history.

Black Roots Matter Black African American Lives Matter

Black Roots Matter Black African American Lives Matter
Notebook Planner - 6x9 Inch Daily Planner Journal, to Do List Notebook, Daily Organizer, 114 Pages

by Frank Shumaker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-12-28
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945

Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945
Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945

by Blaine T Browne,Robert C. Cottrell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-18
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1317464656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The individuals presented in these narrative biographies significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a wide range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business. The combined biographical/thematic approach is designed to serve two purposes: to present more substantive biographical information, and to offer a fuller examination of key events and issues. The book is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses on The United States Since 1945, as well as for courses on Modern America and 20th Century America.

African-American Life in Louisville

African-American Life in Louisville
A Book

by Bruce M. Tyler

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 1998-08-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780738553757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Louisville's African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, Frank Stanley, and Calvin Winstead, became Louisville's pioneer families in modern business and politics. Within the pages of this volume are many of the families who worked to become institution builders and leaders--in Louisville and around the world. African-American Life in Louisville covers the period from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s and focuses on the people and places in the Greater Louisville area, including Shelbyville. Author Bruce Tyler, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, Louisville, has created this unique collection of vintage photographs as a tribute to his community.

The Slave's Narrative

The Slave's Narrative
A Book

by Charles T. Davis,Henry Louis Gates Jr.

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1991-02-21
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780195362022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These autobiographies of Afro-American ex-slaves comprise the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. The book consists of three sections: selected reviews of slave narratives, dating from 1750 to 1861; essays examining how such narratives serve as historical material; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts.

Archaeologies of African American Life in the Upper Mid-Atlantic

Archaeologies of African American Life in the Upper Mid-Atlantic
A Book

by Michael J. Gall,Richard F. Veit

  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 2017-10-17
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0817319654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This collection provides a broad overview of the historical archaeology of African American life from the early 18th to the mid-20th century in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southeastern New York"--Provided by publisher.

1619 - Twenty Africans

1619 - Twenty Africans
Their Story, and Discovery of Their Black, Red, & White Descendants

by Stephen Hanks

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-12-18
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781087937168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Negro

The New Negro
Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Gene Andrew Jarrett

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-06-08
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1400827876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When African American intellectuals announced the birth of the "New Negro" around the turn of the twentieth century, they were attempting through a bold act of renaming to change the way blacks were depicted and perceived in America. By challenging stereotypes of the Old Negro, and declaring that the New Negro was capable of high achievement, black writers tried to revolutionize how whites viewed blacks--and how blacks viewed themselves. Nothing less than a strategy to re-create the public face of "the race," the New Negro became a dominant figure of racial uplift between Reconstruction and World War II, as well as a central idea of the Harlem, or New Negro, Renaissance. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Gene Andrew Jarrett, The New Negro collects more than one hundred canonical and lesser-known essays published between 1892 and 1938 that examine the issues of race and representation in African American culture. These readings--by writers including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alain Locke, Carl Van Vechten, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright--discuss the trope of the New Negro, and the milieu in which this figure existed, from almost every conceivable angle. Political essays are joined by essays on African American fiction, poetry, drama, music, painting, and sculpture. More than fascinating historical documents, these essays remain essential to the way African American identity and history are still understood today.

Josephine Baker and La Revue Nègre

Josephine Baker and La Revue Nègre
Paul Colin's Lithographs of Le Tumulte Noir in Paris, 1927

by Paul Colin,Henry Louis Gates,Karen C. C. Dalton

  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780810927728
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lithographs show Jazz Age African Americans in France