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Lewis, David L. 1936-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 362 publications in 3 languages and 26,018 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David L Lewis
W.E.B. Du Bois by David L Lewis( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 3,509 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 )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 2,347 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 )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,241 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
God's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 by David L Lewis( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,817 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
The Portable Harlem Renaissance reader( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best literature that emerged from a flowering of African American culture centered in Harlem between the world wars
King : a critical biography by David L Lewis( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 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 held by 1,494 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 )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 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 paper
The race to Fashoda : European colonialism and African resistance in the scramble for Africa by David L Lewis( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,027 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 )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and German and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Dreyfus (French pronunciation: {7f200b}[al.fd d.fys] ; 9 October 1859 ? 12 July 1935) was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French and European history. Known today as the Dreyfus Affair, the incident eventually ended with Dreyfus's complete exoneration."--Wikipedia
W.E.B. Du Bois: a reader by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 991 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 David L Lewis( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 709 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 )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 584 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 317 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
God's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 by David L Lewis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 123 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
The pleasures of being out of step : notes on the life of Nat Hentoff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act
100 years of Ford : a centennial celebration of the Ford Motor Company by David L Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of memories comes alive in this big collection of Ford Motor Company history. Fascinating profiles of the people who created Ford and those who guided it through the years are matched by vibrant photographs of memorable cars and trucks. --- Amazon.com
 
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W.E.B. DuBois--the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963
Alternative Names
David Levering Lewis American historian

David Levering Lewis Amerikaans historicus

David Levering Lewis historiador estadounidense

David Levering Lewis historien américain

David Levering Lewis US-amerikanischer Historiker

Levering Lewis, David 1936-

Lewis, D. 1936-

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Lewis, David L. 1936-

Lewis, David Levering

Lewis, David Levering 1936-

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English (277)

Spanish (8)

German (1)

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Harlem Renaissance : art of Black AmericaWhen Harlem was in vogueGod's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215The Portable Harlem Renaissance readerKing : 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