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Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938

Overview
Works: 749 works in 2,178 publications in 5 languages and 57,169 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Juvenile works  Music  Fiction  History  Religious poetry  Spirituals (Songs)  Biographies  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Lyricist, Composer, Other, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Performer, Contributor, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3519.O2625, 811.52
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The autobiography of an ex-coloured man by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

93 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in English and German and held by 3,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influential fictional study of a Negro who decides to pass for white. First published, anonymously, in 1912
God's trombones : seven negro sermons in verse by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

90 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven sermons in verse inspired by memories of sermons by black preachers heard by Mr. Johnson in childhood
The book of American Negro poetry by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

79 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 3,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the Spanish-American War featuring adventurer Ben Tyler, an Arizona horse dealer. Just as he arrives in Cuba with a shipment of guns and horses, war breaks out. To get his money, he is sucked into fighting between Spain, the U.S. and Cuban revolutionaries seeking independence from both
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Lift every voice and sing by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

23 editions published between 1920 and 2019 in English and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the song that has come to be considered the African American national anthem
Black Manhattan by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

63 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Creation by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible
The autobiography of an ex-colored man by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

77 editions published between 1912 and 2018 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, the first Black executive secretary of the NAACP, offers a fictionalized account of his life and looks at the consequences of denying one's heritage
The Books of American Negro spirituals : including The book of American Negro spirituals and the second book of Negro spirituals by James Weldon Johnson( )

45 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings : the autobiography of an ex-colored man ; Along this way ; New York Age editorials ; Selected essays ; Black Manhattan ; Selected poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of works by the African-American writer includes the author's modernist novel "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man," as well as a selection of his essays, topical editorials from the New York Age, and poetry and lyrics, including "God's Trombones."
Negro Americans, what now? by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

22 editions published between 1934 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature for dramatization : an anthology by Geraldine Brain Siks( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic stories and verse are collected for performance by children
The book of American Negro spirituals by James Weldon Johnson( )

39 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two elegant and masterly prefaces, James Weldon Johnson discusses the origin and history of more than 120 of the most significant spirituals known. Favorites like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down, Moses" are arranged for voice and piano by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and considered within their African tradition
The selected writings of James Weldon Johnson by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years & other poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

26 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the stately nationalist anthems and whimsical "jingles and croons" that open and close this book is a sequence of lamentations about loss, betrayal, failure, and isolation, culminating in a poem about lynching. The sequence --"O, Southland!," "The Black Mammy," "Father, Father Abraham," "Fragment," "The White Witch," and "Mother Night"--Ends with the highly stylized "Brothers," in which a victim is burned to death. Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917) was the first book of poetry published by James Weldon Johnson. The book collected poetry that Johnson had been writing since his years as a student at Atlanta University. Lynching was a frequent theme in Johnson's prolific work, including in his famous novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. Johnson was not only an€author and poet, but also a€politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights€activist. He is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. He is also the lyricist of what is often called the "African American National Anthem": "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Saint Peter relates an incident : selected poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

21 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of American Negro poetry : chosen and edited, with an essay on the Negro's creative genius by James Weldon Johnson( )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 31 representative poets in this anthology of 177 works inspired the Harlem Renaiisance generation to establish firmly an African-American literary tradition in the United States
Complete poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete poems of twentieth-century African-American author James Weldon Johnson, including all the poems from his three published works, as well as a number of previously unpublished poems
The books of American negro spirituals : including The book of American negro spirituals and the second book of negro spirituals by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

85 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of traditional spirituals for voice and piano
Lift every voice and sing by J. Rosamond Johnson( )

11 editions published between 1921 and 1978 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the song that has come to be considered the African American national anthem
 
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God's trombones : seven negro sermons in verseThe book of American Negro poetryAmerican poetry : the twentieth centuryLift every voice and singBlack ManhattanThe CreationThe autobiography of an ex-colored manThe Books of American Negro spirituals : including The book of American Negro spirituals and the second book of Negro spirituals
Alternative Names
James W. Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson Amerikaans schrijver (1871-1938)

James Weldon Johnson amerikansk poet och författare

James Weldon Johnson amerikansk poet og skribent

James Weldon Johnson scrittore e poeta statunitense

James Weldon Johnson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Diplomat, Kritiker, Zeitungsgründer und -herausgeber

Jimmy Johnson

Johnson, J. W.

Johnson, J. W. 1871-1938

Johnson, J. W. 1871-1938 (James Weldon)

Johnson, J. W. (James Weldon), 1871-1938

Johnson, James W.

Johnson, James W. 1871-1938

Johnson James Weldon

Johnson, James William 1871-1938

Johnson, Jas. W. 1871-1938

Johnson, Jas. W. (James Weldon), 1871-1938

Weldon Johnson, James

Weldon Johnson, James 1871-1938

Джеймс Уэлдон Джонсон

Ҷеймс Уелдон Ҷонсон

ג'יימס ולדון ג'ונסון

جيمس جونسون

جیمز ولتون جانسون

존슨, 제임스 웰든 1871-1938

ジェームズ・ウェルドン・ジョンソン

詹姆斯·韋爾登·約翰遜

Languages
English (862)

Italian (4)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

French (1)