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Gates, Henry Louis Jr

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Slave narratives by Charles T Davis( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 3,565 libraries worldwide
"No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
The Norton anthology of African American literature by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
37 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 3,522 libraries worldwide
An anthology of the works of 120 black writers, spanning two centuries, beginning with Lucy Terry's poem, Bars Fight. The anthology features poems, novels, essays, journals, spirituals, gospel, sermons, jazz--for a total of 2,700 pages
The bondwoman's narrative by Hannah Crafts( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,668 libraries worldwide
When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters, imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom in New Jersey. An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850's is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring, page-turning story of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom. When Professor Gates saw that modest listing in an auction catalogue for African American artifacts, he immediately knew he could be on the verge of a major discovery. After exhaustively researching the hand-written manuscript's authenticity, he found that his instincts were right. He had purchased a genuine autobiographical novel by a female slave who called herself- and her story's main character- Hannah Crafts. Presented here unaltered and under its author's original title, The Bondswoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk ... or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels. Together with Professor Gates's brilliant introduction- which includes the story of his search for the real Hannah Crafts, the biographical facts that laid the groundwork for her novel, and a fascinating look at other slave narratives of the time- The Bondwoman's Narrative offers a unique and unforgettable reading experience. In it, a voice that has never been heard rings out, and an undiscovered story at the heart of the American experience is finally told
The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,457 libraries worldwide
Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement
Autobiographies : Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave ; My bondage and my freedom ; Life and times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,250 libraries worldwide
"Born a slave, Frederick Douglass educated himself, escaped, and made himself one of the greatest leaders in American history. His three autobiographical narratives, collected here in one volume, are now recognized as classics of both American history and American literature. Writing with the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made him a brilliantly effective spokesman for abolition and equal rights, Douglass shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face of monumental odds. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave (1845), published seven years after his escape, was written in part as a response to skeptics who refused to believe that so articulate an orator could ever have been a slave. A powerfully compressed account of the cruelty and oppression of the Maryland plantation culture into which Douglass was born, it brought him to the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and drew thousands, black and white, to the cause." "In My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), written after he had established himself as a newspaper editor, Douglass expands the account of his slavery years. With astonishing psychological penetration, he probes the painful ambiguities and subtly corrosive effects of black-white relations under slavery; and goes on to account his determined resistance to segregation in the North. The book also incorporates extracts from Douglass' renowned speeches, including the searing "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?""
Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 2,210 libraries worldwide
A guide to the history and current state of Africa and African American heritage includes entries on topics ranging from affirmative action to zydeco
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,048 libraries worldwide
"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images--ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the achievements of people famous and obscure. Gates takes us from the sixteenth century through the ordeal of slavery, from the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era and the Great Migration; from the civil rights and black nationalist movements through the age of hip-hop on to the Joshua generation. By documenting and illuminating the sheer diversity of African American involvement in American history, society, politics, and culture, Gates bracingly disabuses us of the presumption of a single "Black Experience." Life Upon These Shores is a book of major importance, a breathtaking tour de force of the historical imagination"--
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
53 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as ""eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative"" and in The Washington Post Book World as ""brilliantly original, "" Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature. It elaborates a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, Gates uncovers a unique system for in
Thirteen ways of looking at a Black man by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,845 libraries worldwide
As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives emerge. All these men came from modest circumstances and all achieved preeminence. They are people, Gates writes, "who have shaped the world as much as they were shaped by it, who gave as good as they got." Three are writers-- James Baldwin was once regarded as the intellectual spokesman for the black community; Anatole Broyard chose to hide his black heritage so as to be seen as a writer on his own terms; and Albert Murray rose to the pinnacle of literary criticism. General-turned-political-figure Colin Powell discusses his interactions with three presidents; entertainer Harry Belafonte's career has been distinct from his fervent activism; dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones' fierce courage and creativity have continued in the shadow of AIDS; and religious leader Louis Farrakhan continues to attract controversy.--From publisher description
African American lives by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,813 libraries worldwide
A definitive biographical resource provides up-to-date, authoritative portraits of some six hundred noteworthy African Americans representing a wide variety of fields of endeavor, including slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, artists, business leaders, musicians, performers, athletes, journalists, and other historical figures. African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize
The future of the race by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,790 libraries worldwide
In a groundbreaking collaboration, and taking the great W.E.B. DuBois as their model, two of America's foremost African-American intellectuals address the dreams, fears, aspirations, and responsibilities of the black community--especially the black elite--on the eve of the 21st century
Wonders of the African world by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,775 libraries worldwide
And as he shows us the achievements that exploiters of the continent have ignored or denied for centuries, he introduces us as well to the fascinating variety of modern-day Africans, many of whom are descended from the great peoples who built Africa's most formidable cultures - including the Asante, the Swahili, the Tuareg, and the Shona."--Jacket
Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
23 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person--no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots
The Classic slave narratives by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
35 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
Before the end of the civil war, over one hundred former slaves had written moving stories of their captivity and by 1944, when George Washington Carver published his autobiography, over six thousand ex-slaves had written what are called slave narratives. No group of slaves anywhere, in any other era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage and servitude
Loose canons : notes on the culture wars by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
27 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
Examines multiculturism in American literature and the cultural diversity found in the American classroom
The trials of Phillis Wheatley : America's first Black poet and her encounters with the founding fathers by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
Gates (African-American studies, humanities, Harvard U.) discusses the achievements of Wheatley (1753-84), America's first black poet; Jefferson's harsh critique of her ability in the context of slavery; and her less than stellar reputation among African- Americans. Based on a 2002 Library of Congress lecture
Figures in Black : words, signs, and the "racial" self by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
Argues that Black literature cannot be characterized strictly as social realism, and offers a textual analysis of works by eighteenth- to twentieth-century Black writers
The anthology of rap by Adam Bradley( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
Rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In this work, the editors demonstrate that rap is also a wide reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes. This pioneering anthology brings together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the "old school" to the "golden age" to the present day. Rather than aim for encyclopedic coverage, the editors render through examples the richness and diversity of rap's poetic tradition. They feature classic lyrics that helped define the genre as well as lesser known gems. Both a fan's guide and a resource for the uninitiated, this book showcases the inventiveness and vitality of rap's lyrical art, also providing an overview of rap poetics and the forces that shaped each period in rap's historical development.--From publisher description
America beyond the color line by Henry Louis Gates( visu )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Gates travels to the east coast, the deep South, inner city Chicago, and Hollywood to investigate modern Black America and interview influential Americans including Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou, Willie Herenton and others
Lincoln on race and slavery by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the full range of Lincoln's views, gathered from his private letters, speeches, official documents, and even race jokes, arranged chronologically from the late 1830s to the 1860s. --from publisher description
 
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Gates, H. L.
Gates, H. L. 1950-
Gates, Henry L.
Gates, Henry L. 1950-
Gates, Henry Louis
Gates, Henry Louis 1950-
Gates, Henry Louis Jr
Gates, Henry Louise.
Gates, Jr, Henry Louis, 1950-
Gates, Skip.
Gates, Skip 1950-
Henry Louis Gates Amerikaans schrijver
Henry Louis Gates amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaftler
Henry Louis Gates Jr scrittore, saggista e critico letterario statunitense
Генри Луис Гейтс
Генры Луіс Гейтс
Генрі Луїс Гейтс
הנרי לואיס גייטס ג'וניור
هنری لوئیس قیتز جونیور
ゲイツ, ヘンリー・ルイス
ヘンリー・ルイス・ゲイツ・ジュニア
亨利·路易斯·盖茨
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English (534)
Spanish (1)
Chinese (1)
French (1)
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