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Life upon These Shores - a book by Gates, Henry Louis

Life upon These Shores

Looking at African American History, 1513-2008

Life upon These Shores( )
Author: Gates, Henry Louis
ISBN:978-0-307-47685-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

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 seven hundred images--ancient maps, fine art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the signal achievements of...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: History / African American
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.1 x 10.7 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:3.756 Pounds
Author Biography
Gates, Henry Louis (Author)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983.

He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of African-American History, The Future of the Race, Black Literature and Literary Theory, and The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. In 1991, he became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is now the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at the university.

He wrote and produced several documentaries including Wonders of the African World, America Beyond the Color Line, and African American Lives. He has also hosted PBS programs such as Wonders of the African World, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots.

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