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Lewis, David L. 1936-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 330 publications in 1 language and 25,805 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Speaker
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
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Most widely held works about David L Lewis
 
Most widely held works by David L Lewis
W.E.B. Du Bois by David L Lewis( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 3,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of what is already a classic work begins with the triumphal return from WWI of African American veterans to the shattering reality of racism and lynching even as America discovers the New Negro of literature and art. In stunning detail, Lewis chronicles the little-known political agenda behind the Harlem Renaissance and Du Bois's relentless fight for equality and justice, including his steadfast refusal to allow whites to interpret the aspirations of black America. Seared by the rejection of terrified liberals and the black bourgeoisie during the Communist witch-hunts, Du Bois ended his days in uncompromising exile in newly independent Ghana. In re-creating the turbulent times in which he lived and fought, Lewis restores the inspiring and famed Du Bois to his central place in American history
Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America by David C Driskell( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred fifty works by Black artists in Harlem during the 1920s from the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem
When Harlem was in vogue by David L Lewis( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tremendous optimism filled the streets of Harlem during the decade and a half following World War I. Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake, Marcus Garvey, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, and countless others began their careers; Afro-America made its first appearance on Broadway; musicians found new audiences in the chic who sought out the exotic in Harlem's whites-only nightclubs; riotous rent parties kept economic realities at bay; and A'Lelia Walker and Carl Van Vechten outdid each other with glittering "integrated" soirees. When Harlem Was in Vogue recaptures the excitement of those times, displaying the intoxicating hope that black Americans could create important art and compel the nation to recognize their equality. In this critically-acclaimed study of race assimilation, David Levering Lewis focuses on the creation and manipulation of an arts and belles-lettres culture by a tiny Afro-American elite, striving to enhance "race relations" in America, and ultimately, the upward mobility of the Afro-American masses. He demonstrates how black intellectuals developed a systematic program to bring artists to Harlem, conducting nation-wide searches for black talent and urging WASP and Jewish philanthropists (termed "Negrotarians" by Zora Neale Hurston) to help support writers. This extensively-researched, fascinating volume reveals the major significance of the Renaissance as a movement which sprang up in Harlem but lent its mood to the entire era, and as a culturally-vital period whose after-effects continue to add immeasurably to the richness and character of American life."--Publisher's description
The Portable Harlem Renaissance reader( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best literature that emerged from a flowering of African American culture centered in Harlem between the world wars
God's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 by David L Lewis( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian re-examines what we thought we knew. Lewis reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery.--From publisher description
King : a critical biography by David L Lewis( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den sorte præst og borgerrettighedsforkæmper Martin Luther King (1929-1968)
King : a biography by David L Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation
W.E.B. DuBois--the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963 by David L Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis charts the second half of Du Bois's career, from the end of World War I on
District of Columbia : a bicentennial history by David L Lewis( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil rights movement in America : essays by Charles W Eagles( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Rights Movement warrants continuing and extensive examination. The six papers in this collection, each supplemented by a follow-up assessment, contribute to a clearer perception of what caused and motivated the movement, of how it functioned, of the changes that occurred within it, and of its accomplishments and shortcomings. Its profound effect upon modern America has so greatly changed relations between the races that C. Vann Woodward has called it the "second revolution." In a limited space the eleven scholars range with a definitive view over a large subject. Their papers analyze and emphasize the Civil Rights Movement's important aspects: its origins and causes, its strategies and tactics for accomplishing black freedom, the creative tensions in its leadership, the politics of the movement in the key state of Mississippi, and the role of federal law and federal courts. In this collection a scholarly balance is achieved for each paper by a follow-up commentary from a significant authority. By deepening the understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, these essays underscore what has been gained through struggle, as well as acknowledging the goals that are yet to be attained
The race to Fashoda : European colonialism and African resistance in the scramble for Africa by David L Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om de europæiske kolonimagters kamp om fæstningen Fashoda, strategisk beliggende ved Nilen
Prisoners of honor : the Dreyfus affair by David L Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 5, 1895, a Jewish officer with the General Staff of the Army of France, was degraded in a public ceremony in Paris. Eleven years after his life sentence for treason and imprisonment, he was fully rehabilitated and promoted in rank in a second public ceremony. His story is one where the rights of a minority were obscured for social harmony, political expediency, and national defense
W.E.B. Du Bois: a reader by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the writings of the late writer, educator, historian, and premier architect of the Civil Rights movement in the United States
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African-American portraits of progress by Library of Congress( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the world prepared for the Exposition Universalle de 1900 in Paris, W.E.B. Du Bois was approached to help represent African American life. He came with a cache of stunning photographs to illustrate the progress of Negroes in America-thereby offering a photographic counterpoint to the prolific stereotyping of blacks that left viewers awestruck. With insights from Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis and Mac-Arthur Fellow photo historian Deborah Willis, A Small Nation of People presents more than one hundred and fifty of these important photographs together for the first time since their initial unveiling. Here is an incredible treasure trove of illustrations of African Americans in front of their new businesses, universities, and homes-sometimes modest, sometimes elegant. Here, too, are beautiful Victorian-era portraits of blacks whose varied hues show how diverse black Americans truly were. Viewed together, the collection reveals in glorious detail what Du Bois saw-a small nation of people prepared to make their mark on America
Black reconstruction : an essay toward a history of the part which black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880 by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the pioneering work in the study of the role of African Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential black intellectual of his time
W.E.B. Du Bois : a biography by David L Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two time Pulitzer Prize winning biography of W E B Du Bois from renowned scholar David Levering Lewis, now in one condensed and updated volume
Martin Luther King, Jr( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the public career of King; examines his belief in nonviolent protest, evaluates the impact of the leadership of King on the American civil rights movement; and provides an overview of key incidents in the American civil rights movement between 1955 and 1968, as well as major legislative actions
New housing in Great Britain by Hansmartin Bruckmann( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's crucible Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 by David L Lewis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe traces five centuries of engagement between the Muslim imperium and an emerging Europe to describe key Islamic cultural contributions and the interplay of cooperation between disparate religions
Red activists and black freedom : James and Esther Jackson and the long civil rights revolution by David L Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the forgotten history of the civil rights movement. The American Left played a significant part in the origins of that movement, whose history has traditionally been focused on the later 1940's and early 1950's. This approach needs serious re-thinking in light of what took place in the later 1930's with the organization and activity of groups like the Southern Negro Youth Congress that brought both African-American and white workers and students together in the fight for economic and social justice. Thanks to the post-World War II Red Scare such groups as well as Left Afri
 
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Alternative Names
David Levering Lewis American historian

David Levering Lewis US-amerikanischer Historiker

Levering Lewis, David 1936-

Lewis, D. 1936-

Lewis, David L.

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Lewis, David Levering

Lewis, David Levering 1936-

Languages
English (254)

Covers
Harlem Renaissance : art of Black AmericaWhen Harlem was in vogueThe Portable Harlem Renaissance readerGod's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215King : a biographyW.E.B. DuBois--the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963The Civil rights movement in America : essaysThe race to Fashoda : European colonialism and African resistance in the scramble for Africa