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The Works of William Sanders Scarborough

Black Classicist and Race Leader

The Works of William Sanders Scarborough( )
Editor: Ronnick, Michele Valerie
Author: Scarborough, William Sanders
Foreword by: Gates, Henry Louis
Series title:Collected Black Writings
ISBN:978-0-19-530962-1
Publication Date:Nov 2006
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $115.00
Book Description:

William Sanders Scarborough (1852-1926) was the first professional classicist of African-American descent. THis volume is the first collection of Scarborough's published writings, introduced by his biographer, classicist Michelle Ronnick. In addition to the writing in his own field, Scarborough wrote extensively on matters ranging from the education of blacks to politics and policy issues to travel narratives and even black farming.

Book Details
Pages:560
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
History / African American
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.513 x 9.438 x 1.677 Inches
Book Weight:2.013 Pounds
Author Biography
Scarborough, William Sanders (Editor)
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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