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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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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 vis mere 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. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Henry Louis Gates Jr. speaks on a panel about race in America on the Understanding Our World Stage at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.


Værker af Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 1,085 eksemplarer
The Bondwoman's Narrative (2002) — Redaktør — 887 eksemplarer
Colored People: A Memoir (1994) 507 eksemplarer
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Redaktør — 482 eksemplarer
Slave Narratives (2000) — Redaktør — 319 eksemplarer
The Dictionary of Global Culture (1997) — Redaktør — 253 eksemplarer
The Future of the Race (1996) 222 eksemplarer
The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2007) — Redaktør — 210 eksemplarer
Black in Latin America (2011) 143 eksemplarer
Race, Writing, and Difference (1987) — Redaktør — 123 eksemplarer
Wonders of the African World (1999) 107 eksemplarer
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 100 eksemplarer
Lincoln on Race and Slavery (2009) — Redaktør — 82 eksemplarer
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro (2017) 58 eksemplarer
In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative (2003) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 56 eksemplarer
African American Lives (2004) — Redaktør — 53 eksemplarer
The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader (2012) 48 eksemplarer
Black Literature and Literary Theory (1984) — Redaktør — 38 eksemplarer
Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies (2006) — Redaktør — 33 eksemplarer
Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Redaktør — 32 eksemplarer
Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Redaktør — 32 eksemplarer
Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Redaktør — 30 eksemplarer
Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Redaktør — 29 eksemplarer
Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Redaktør — 24 eksemplarer
Encyclopedia of Africa (2010) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
Harlem Renaissance Lives (2009) 9 eksemplarer
African American Lives 2 (2008) 6 eksemplarer
The Black Box: Writing the Race (2024) 4 eksemplarer
Afrique Book Two: New Plays (1991) — Forord — 3 eksemplarer
Finding your roots. Season 7 (2021) 3 eksemplarer
Black in Latin America 2 eksemplarer
Frederick Douglass 2 eksemplarer
Transition 98 (Transition) (2008) 1 eksemplar
Finding Your Roots: Season 2 (2014) 1 eksemplar
Stony the Road (2021) 1 eksemplar
Black literature, 1827-1940 (1987) 1 eksemplar
Afro-American Women Writers (1998) 1 eksemplar
Finding your roots. Season 4 (2018) 1 eksemplar

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Not Without Laughter (1930) — Forord, nogle udgaver636 eksemplarer
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Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver433 eksemplarer
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver417 eksemplarer
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1900) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver380 eksemplarer
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Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver320 eksemplarer
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Bidragyder — 298 eksemplarer
The Souls of Black Folk [Norton Critical Editions] (1999) — Redaktør — 274 eksemplarer
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Bidragyder — 215 eksemplarer
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (1931) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver171 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
Africa: The Art of a Continent (1995) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1968) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver134 eksemplarer
Talk That Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling (1989) — Introduktion — 125 eksemplarer
The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader (2014) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver116 eksemplarer
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2002) — Forord — 101 eksemplarer
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Six Women's Slave Narratives (1988) — Forord, nogle udgaver97 eksemplarer
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver91 eksemplarer
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance (1997) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America (1993) — Forord — 78 eksemplarer
The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (2001) — Forord — 74 eksemplarer
The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (1988) — Forord — 72 eksemplarer
The Portable Frederick Douglass (Penguin Classics) (2016) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver68 eksemplarer
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1849) — Forord — 61 eksemplarer
Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness (2012) — Forord — 57 eksemplarer
Facing History: The Black Image in American Art 1710-1940 (1991) — Introduktion — 55 eksemplarer
Watchmen [2019 TV miniseries] (2019) — Self — 50 eksemplarer
Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice (1992) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Encyclopedia of Black Comics (2017) — Forord — 34 eksemplarer
More Great Railway Journeys (1996) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Great Railway Journeys | More Great Railway Journeys (1997) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001) — Forord — 29 eksemplarer
Race: An Anthology in the First Person (1997) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Spiritual Narratives (1988) — Forord — 22 eksemplarer
Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (2015) — Forord — 19 eksemplarer
Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race (1939) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver18 eksemplarer
The Works of Alain Locke (2012) — Forord — 16 eksemplarer
The Black Flame Trilogy Book One: The Ordeal of Mansart (1957) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver16 eksemplarer
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Three: Worlds of Color (1961) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise [2016 TV mini series] (2013) — Fortæller — 14 eksemplarer
Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints (2000) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
The New Negro Aesthetic: Selected Writings (2022) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Two: Mansart Builds a School (1959) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [2013 TV series] (2014) — Fortæller — 12 eksemplarer
The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois: 19-Volume Set (1957) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Faces of America [2010 TV series] (2010) — Fortæller — 2 eksemplarer

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In the preface to Stony The Road, historian Henry Louis Gates recalls his early interest in Reconstruction during college and how that ultimately led to this book all these years later. Readers and history buffs looking for a detailed and documented — if somewhat dry — look at the period following the Civil War into the early 20th century need look no further than this small but packed book. Gates dissects and explains the history with buckets of primary sources from the famous (W.E.B. DuBois, etc.) to the unknown and leaves no theory unexamined. Not a light read, but definitely worthwhile for those interested in a deep dive into the period.… (mere)
Hccpsk | 6 andre anmeldelser | Oct 21, 2023 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir. Rare even tempered insight into how people actually lived and coped with racism in small town America in a time of civil rights transition. Excellent writing, excellent story telling. Absolutely recommended.
Cantsaywhy | 6 andre anmeldelser | Aug 31, 2023 |
This was a book on the DAR Book Club list, and is an expanded version of a lecture the author Henry Louis Gates gave back in 2002 on the subject of poet Phillis Wheatley. Gates covers the trials of Phillis Wheatley -- several, including Founding Fathers and Thomas Jefferson -- had doubts that a young woman brought from Africa aboard a slave ship could not only learn to read and write, but compose poetry as well. Gates also delves into the changing views, both positive and negative, towards Wheatley over the years. Although this is a small volume (90 pages not including bibliography), it is big on substance.… (mere)
ValerieAndBooks | Jul 11, 2023 |
Read some of this. Had to return the book to the library.
Elizabeth80 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2023 |



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