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Lewis, David L. 1936-

Works: 62 works in 270 publications in 1 language and 24,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
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Most widely held works about David L Lewis
Most widely held works by David L Lewis
W.E.B. Du Bois by David L Lewis( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 3,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second volume of what is already a classic work begins with the triumphal return from WWI of African American veterans to the shattering reality of racism and lynching even as America discovers the New Negro of literature and art. In stunning detail, Lewis chronicles the little-known political agenda behind the Harlem Renaissance and Du Bois's relentless fight for equality and justice, including his steadfast refusal to allow whites to interpret the aspirations of black America. Seared by the rejection of terrified liberals and the black bourgeoisie during the Communist witch-hunts, Du Bois ended his days in uncompromising exile in newly independent Ghana. In re-creating the turbulent times in which he lived and fought, Lewis restores the inspiring and famed Du Bois to his central place in American history
King : a critical biography by David L Lewis( Book )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation
Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America by David C Driskell( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One hundred fifty works by Black artists in Harlem during the 1920s from the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem
When Harlem was in vogue by David L Lewis( Book )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tremendous optimism filled the streets of Harlem during the decade and a half following World War I. Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake, Marcus Garvey, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, and countless others began their careers; Afro-America made its first appearance on Broadway; musicians found new audiences in the chic who sought out the exotic in Harlem's whites-only nightclubs; riotous rent parties kept economic realities at bay; and A'Lelia Walker and Carl Van Vechten outdid each other with glittering "integrated" soirees. When Harlem Was in Vogue recaptures the excitement of those times, displaying the intoxicating hope that black Americans could create important art and compel the nation to recognize their equality. In this critically-acclaimed study of race assimilation, David Levering Lewis focuses on the creation and manipulation of an arts and belles-lettres culture by a tiny Afro-American elite, striving to enhance "race relations" in America, and ultimately, the upward mobility of the Afro-American masses. He demonstrates how black intellectuals developed a systematic program to bring artists to Harlem, conducting nation-wide searches for black talent and urging WASP and Jewish philanthropists (termed "Negrotarians" by Zora Neale Hurston) to help support writers. This extensively-researched, fascinating volume reveals the major significance of the Renaissance as a movement which sprang up in Harlem but lent its mood to the entire era, and as a culturally-vital period whose after-effects continue to add immeasurably to the richness and character of American life."--Publisher's description
The Civil rights movement in America : essays by Charles W Eagles( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Civil Rights Movement warrants continuing and extensive examination. The six papers in this collection, each supplemented by a follow-up assessment, contribute to a clearer perception of what caused and motivated the movement, of how it functioned, of the changes that occurred within it, and of its accomplishments and shortcomings. Its profound effect upon modern America has so greatly changed relations between the races that C. Vann Woodward has called it the "second revolution." In a limited space the eleven scholars range with a definitive view over a large subject. Their papers analyze and emphasize the Civil Rights Movement's important aspects: its origins and causes, its strategies and tactics for accomplishing black freedom, the creative tensions in its leadership, the politics of the movement in the key state of Mississippi, and the role of federal law and federal courts. In this collection a scholarly balance is achieved for each paper by a follow-up commentary from a significant authority. By deepening the understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, these essays underscore what has been gained through struggle, as well as acknowledging the goals that are yet to be attained
God's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 by David L Lewis( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian re-examines what we thought we knew. Lewis reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery.--From publisher description
W.E.B. DuBois--the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963 by David L Lewis( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lewis charts the second half of Du Bois's career, from the end of World War I on
The Portable Harlem Renaissance reader ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best literature that emerged from a flowering of African American culture centered in Harlem between the world wars
District of Columbia : a bicentennial history by David L Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.E.B. Du Bois : biography of a race, 1868-1919 by David L Lewis( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of civil rights movement leader W.E.B. Du Bois concentrating on the early and middle years of his long and intense career
Prisoners of honor : the Dreyfus affair by David L Lewis( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On January 5, 1895, a Jewish officer with the General Staff of the Army of France, was degraded in a public ceremony in Paris. Eleven years after his life sentence for treason and imprisonment, he was fully rehabilitated and promoted in rank in a second public ceremony. His story is one where the rights of a minority were obscured for social harmony, political expediency, and national defense
The race to Fashoda : European colonialism and African resistance in the scramble for Africa by David L Lewis( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om de europæiske kolonimagters kamp om fæstningen Fashoda, strategisk beliggende ved Nilen
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African-American portraits of progress by David L Lewis( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the world prepared for the Exposition Universalle de 1900 in Paris, W. E. B. Du Bois was approached to help represent African American life. He came with a cache of stunning photographs to illustrate the progress of Negroes in America-thereby offering a photographic counterpoint to the prolific stereotyping of blacks that left viewers awestruck. With insights from Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis and Mac-Arthur Fellow photo historian Deborah Willis, A Small Nation of People presents more than one hundred and fifty of these important photographs together for the first time since their initial unveiling. Here is an incredible treasure trove of illustrations of African Americans in front of their new businesses, universities, and homes-sometimes modest, sometimes elegant. Here, too, are beautiful Victorian-era portraits of blacks whose varied hues show how diverse black Americans truly were. Viewed together, the collection reveals in glorious detail what Du Bois saw-a small nation of people prepared to make their mark on America
Black reconstruction : an essay toward a history of the part which black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880 by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the pioneering work in the study of the role of African Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential black intellectual of his time
God's crucible Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 by David L Lewis( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe traces five centuries of engagement between the Muslim imperium and an emerging Europe to describe key Islamic cultural contributions and the interplay of cooperation between disparate religions
Red activists and black freedom : James and Esther Jackson and the long civil rights revolution by David L Lewis( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book deals with the forgotten history of the civil rights movement. The American Left played a significant part in the origins of that movement, whose history has traditionally been focused on the later 1940's and early 1950's. This approach needs serious re-thinking in light of what took place in the later 1930's with the organization and activity of groups like the Southern Negro Youth Congress that brought both African-American and white workers and students together in the fight for economic and social justice. Thanks to the post-World War II Red Scare such groups as well as Left Afri
100 years of Ford : a centennial celebration of the Ford Motor Company by David L Lewis( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century of memories comes alive in this big collection of Ford Motor Company history. Fascinating profiles of the people who created Ford and those who guided it through the years are matched by vibrant photographs of memorable cars and trucks. ---
America 1900 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using archival film and photographs; interviews with historians, writers and descendants; this film looks back at the year 1900. Features President McKinley's reelection; the guerilla war in the Philippines; John Muir's nature movement; inventions such as motion pictures, x-rays, automobiles, phonographs, the electric light, and indoor plumbing; the Gibson Girl; photojournalist Frances Benjamin Johnston; public morality and Olga Nethersole's play Sapho; huge waves of immigration; deadly coal mine explosion in Scofield, Utah; racism and Jim Crow in the South; U.S. Rep. George White of North Carolina attempts to outlaw lynching; opposing black leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois; Scott Joplin and the birth of the music industry; China's Boxer Rebellion and the fate of missionaries like Eva, Charles & Florence Price; deadly hurricane hits Galveston, Texas; John Mitchell's attempts to unite coal workers and the United Mine Workers strike
Great Americans, Martin Luther King, Jr ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coretta King, widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and three of Dr. King's closest friends discuss his impact on the American civil rights movement
Writings of B. Washington and Du Bois ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guests examine the history of the early struggle for civil rights and the development of modern African American culture through the writings of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Among the topis addressed are the rise of the African American press, African American involvement in higher education, political movements, and differences between the two authors
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Alternative Names
Levering Lewis, David 1936-
Lewis, D. 1936-
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