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Haskins, James 1941-2005

Works: 256 works in 914 publications in 4 languages and 102,518 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Military history  Drama  Television adaptations  Records and correspondence  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other, Redactor, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: F334.M753, B
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Most widely held works by James Haskins
Count your way through Japan by James Haskins( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 4,084 libraries worldwide
Presents the numbers one through ten in Russian using each munber to introduce concepts about Russia and Soviet Union culture
Rosa Parks : my story by Rosa Parks( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 3,303 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
Black music in America : a history through its people by James Haskins( Book )
20 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in English and held by 2,228 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
Scott Joplin by James Haskins( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,503 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
One more river to cross : the stories of twelve Black Americans by James Haskins( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,371 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 1,251 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 )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Discusses the European enslavement of Africans, including their capture, branding, conditions on slave ships, shipboard mutinies, and arrival in the Americas
Champion : the story of Muhammad Ali by James Haskins( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,226 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
Space challenger : the story of Guion Bluford : an authorized biography by James Haskins( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 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
Outward dreams : Black inventors and their inventions by James Haskins( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Discusses black inventors and their contributions, including Benjamin Bradley, Madam Walker, and George Washington Carver
Count your way through Africa by James Haskins( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
Uses the Swahili words for the numbers from one to ten to introduce the land, history, and culture of Africa
African American inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times
I have a dream : writings and speeches that changed the world by Martin Luther King( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Presents the life, words, and principles of the noted civil rights worker through extensive quotations from his speeches and writings
The Cotton Club by James Haskins( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and French and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history and impact of the Harmlem nightclub on popular music and African-American culture
Mr. Bojangles : the biography of Bill Robinson by James Haskins( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Over sixty years after his death, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is still the most famous tap dancer who ever lived. Robinson was the first black single dancer to star in white vaudeville circuits and he was a headliner for nearly thirty years. He got top billing at the Palace in New York, and he played command performances for kings and presidents. This first full-length biography reveals the charmer, gambler, brawler, athlete, and consummate entertainer behind the crusade for actors' rights, who pushed past the color barrier in the first half of the twentieth century. Haskins and Mitgang, with access to many of the people who knew Bojangles best, and to his scrapbooks and personal papers, have created a vivid portrait of the man behind the myth, from his birth in Richmond, Virginia, to his death and the star-studded funeral where he was eulogized by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Ed Sullivan. When people talk about famous American freedom fighters they talk about Rosa Parks, a brave woman who took a seat in the front of a bus and broke it down. They talk about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They talk about Jackie Robinson. They talk about many others who sacrificed to achieve equality and justice. The person they don't talk about is the man who helped to break down vaudeville, Broadway, the recording industry, radio, television, and Hollywood. They don't talk about the man who broke down Miami and was responsible for its first integrated audience. They don't talk about the man who was responsible for the hiring of the first African-American on the Dallas police force. They don't talk about the man who went to F.D.R. during World War II for changes for African-American soldiers who were risking their lives for their country. They don't talk about the freedom fighter, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who happened to be the world's greatest tap dancer of his day. Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., one of Harlem's greatest leaders and freedom fighters, and Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, helped to answer that question when he eulogized "Bojangles" in 1949. Rev. Powell said: Born within the shadow of slavery and dying at the middle of the twentieth century, the most glorious century of mankind, Bill Robinson was a legend. He was a legend because he was ageless and raceless. Bill wasn't a credit to his race, meaning the Negro race. Bill was a credit to the human race. No Protestant ever appeared at more benefits for Catholics than Bill Robinson. No gentile ever appeared at more benefits for Jews than Bill Robinson. He was raceless. He was not a great Negro dancer. He was the world's greatest dancer. In some way the legend got around that Bill Robinson was an 'Uncle Tom.' Oh, no! You didn't know Bill if you heard of that story! So, let's ask the question again. Why don't people think of Bill Robinson as an American hero and front-line freedom fighter? They one word answer is simple - racism. Not the racism of white against black, but the racism of black against black. The people he fought for the most turned their backs on Bill Robinson and let the cancer of racism enter his legacy. "Bojangles " was the Mayor of Harlem and a founding member of the Rainbow Coalition long before the term was coined. Bill Robinson fought for respect with every weapon he had - his charming smile, his humor, his dancing feet, his fists, or his gold plated pearl handled gun given to him by the New York City Police Department. During a time when too few African-American voices shouted for justice, Bill Robinson's whispers were heard by presidents, governors, kings, queens, and countless others. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was a man who fought dignity for himself, and others. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson stood up to fight for what was right from the onset of his sixty-year career. He demanded justice and equality as a performer, and as a man. He stood up then, and never sat down. --
Lena : a personal and professional biography of Lena Horne by James Haskins( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
A biography describing the professional career and personal life of the black singer who began her career at the Cotton Club
African American entrepreneurs by James Haskins( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Profiles a variety of African American entrepreneurs, from the early years, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to modern times
African American military heroes by James Haskins( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 757 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
The Harlem Renaissance by James Haskins( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the early twentieth-century artistic and intellectual revolution in black America
The geography of hope : Black exodus from the South after Reconstruction by James Haskins( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 417 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
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Alternative Names
Haskins, James S. 1941-
Haskins, James S. 1941-2005
Haskins, Jim.
Haskins, Jim 1941-
Haskins Jim 1941-2005
James Haskins American writer
James Haskins Amerikaans schrijver (1941-2005)
James Haskins amerikansk författare
James Haskins amerikansk skribent
해스킨스, 짐
ハスキンズ, ジム
English (209)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
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