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African American lives

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham; W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham; W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research.
ISBN: 019516024X 9780195160246
OCLC Number: 53361279
Description: xxvi, 1025 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Directory of contributors --
Subjects in African American lives --
African American lives --
Subjects by category or area of renown --
African American, prizewinners, medalists, members of Congress, and judges --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.
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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  Read more...

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