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Haskins, James 1941-2005

Overview
Works: 270 works in 859 publications in 3 languages and 105,168 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Diaries  Bibliography  Drama  Quotations  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator, Performer, Redactor, Speaker
Classifications: F334.M753, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Haskins
Rosa Parks : my story by Rosa Parks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 3,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on an Alabama bus in 1955, she sparked the Civil Rights Movement
African American inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sullivan once headed Detroit's program to infuse African American history into the public school curriculum. Here he profiles 25 black American woman who have made significant contributions to science and technology, explaining that many, many more are utterly unknown because first of legal bans on granting patents to slaves and later because of social constraints on women. His message to black school girls is that just because they have not heard of black women scientists does not mean that the profession is closed to them. This latest gem in the Black Stars Series brings African American women of science and invention to life. Countless African American women have made important contributions to science that impact the way we live, work, and think today. Too often their accomplishments have gone unrecorded. African American Women Scientists and Inventors introduces you to some of these outstanding women and their achievements. Here are lively profiles of both unsung and legendary heroines spanning three hundred years of American history. For example, find out how: Madame C.J. Walker emerged from a heritage of slavery to develop the "Walker System" of hair care that allowed her to employ thousands, fund foundations and scholarships to help young African Americans and become the first woman millionaire. Bessie Blount Griffin, a physical therapist, invented a device to help the disabled feed themselves. Angela D. Ferguson, M.D., discovered a way to detect sickle cell anemia in newborns. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African American woman to receive a Ph. D. in physics, became a leader in her field. She was the first African American to become president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where she teaches today. Meet African American women of science and invention from the early years to modern times, Patricia Bath, M.D., Miriam E. Benjamin, Ursula Burns, Alexa Canady, M.D., Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph. D., Ellen F. Eglin, Angela D. Ferguson, M.D., Sara E. Goode, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph. D., Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph. D., Bessie Blount Griffin, Betty Wright Harris, Ph. D., Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D., Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph. D., Mae Jemison, M.D., Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph. D., Mary Kenner, Reatha Clark King, Ph. D., Annie Turnbo Malone, Mildred Austin Smith, Valerie Thomas, Madame C.J. Walker, Jane Cooke Wright, M.D., Roger Airliner Young, Ph. D., Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph. D
African American military heroes by James Haskins ( )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout American history, succeeding in the military has demanded unflagging courage, strength of character, and a patriotic spirit. For an African American man or woman, serving in the military has also meant battling oppression and struggling against deep-seated prejudice. Those who persevered were not only warriors, nurses, or leaders--they were heroes and heroines. In this action-packed collection, you will meet thirty brave and determined African American military heroes, from the eighteenth century up to the present. You'll discover little-known facts about their families and careers, as well as the remarkable odds each of them overcame. Ranging from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, these exciting stories show you how: Private Peter Salem, born into slavery, led the charge against the British redcoats at the Battle of Bunker Hill and turned the tide in America's fight for independence. Harriet Tubman, famous for her daring in the Underground Railroad, worked as a spy and nurse for the Union army during the Civil War. Private Henry Johnson, a member of the first black combat battalion in World War I, single-handedly withstood a German ambush and received the Croix de Guerre, France's highest honor for bravery in action. Brigadier General Hazel W. Johnson, chief of the Army Nursing Corps, blazed a trail in the struggle for racial integration in the armed forces during World War II, becoming the military's highest-ranking African American woman. General Colin L. Powell, recipient of the Purple Heart in Vietnam, steadily rose through army ranks to become the first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, overseeing the U.S. invasion of Panama and Operation Desert Storm
I am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, explains what she did and why
Space challenger : the story of Guion Bluford : an authorized biography by James Haskins ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Guy Bluford, the first black American in space, part of the crew of the space shuttle "Challenger" on its August 1983 flight
Scott Joplin by James Haskins ( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Scott Joplin--the man behind Ragtime. From his post-Civil War childhood in Texarkana to his touring days in the honky-tonks of the old South, Joplin was ahead of his time. He sought recognition for ragtime as a black American art form during a time at which America was not yet prepared to honor the syncopated melodies of the bar-room and the brothel
African American entrepreneurs by James Haskins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles a variety of African American entrepreneurs, from the early years, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to modern times
One more river to cross : the stories of twelve Black Americans by James Haskins ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents brief biographies of twelve African Americans who courageously fought against racism to become leaders in their fields, including Marian Anderson, Ralph Bunche, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X
Get on board : the story of the Underground Railroad by James Haskins ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the Underground Railroad, the secret, loosely organized network of people and places that helped many slaves escape north to freedom
Bound for America : the forced migration of Africans to the New World by James Haskins ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the European enslavement of Africans, including their capture, branding, conditions on slave ships, shipboard mutinies, and arrival in the Americas
Count your way through Japan by James Haskins ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the numbers one to ten in Japanese, using each number to introduce concepts about Japan and its culture
Champion : the story of Muhammad Ali by James Haskins ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Muhammad Ali, from his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, his legendary boxing career, and his conversion to Islam and opposition to the war in Vietnam, to his appearance at the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta
I have a dream : the life and words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by James Haskins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the life, words, and principles of the noted civil rights worker through extensive quotations from his speeches and writings
The geography of hope Black exodus from the South after Reconstruction by James Haskins ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the conditions of African Americans in the South before, during, and after the Civil War, and the migration of many former slaves, led by such men as Benjamin Singleton and Henry Adams, to the West looking for a better life
Count your way through China by James Haskins ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the numbers one through ten in Chinese, using each number to introduce concepts about China and Chinese culture
Black dance in America : a history through its people by James Haskins ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of black dance in America, from its beginnings with the ritual dances of African slaves, through tap and modern dance to break dancing. Includes brief biographies of influential dancers and companies
Black music in America : a history through its people by James Haskins ( Book )
11 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of black music in America, from early slave songs through jazz and the blues to soul, classical music, and current trends
Outward dreams : Black inventors and their inventions by James Haskins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses black inventors and their contributions, including Benjamin Bradley, Madam Walker, and George Washington Carver
Mr. Bojangles : the biography of Bill Robinson by James Haskins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cotton Club by James Haskins ( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and French and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Haskins, James S. 1941-
Haskins, James S. 1941-2005
Haskins Jim
Haskins, Jim 1941-
Haskins, Jim 1941-2005
ハスキンズ, ジム
Languages
English (177)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
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