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Huggins, Nathan Irvin 1927-1989

Overview
Works: 82 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 30,444 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Commentator
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
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Most widely held works about Nathan Irvin Huggins
 
Most widely held works by Nathan Irvin Huggins
Writings by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian, sociologist, novelist, editor, and political activist, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was the most gifted and influential black intellectual of his time. This Library of America volume presents his essential writings, covering the full span of a restless life dedicated to the struggle for racial justice."--The publisher's website
Harlem renaissance by Nathan Irvin Huggins( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the black American cultural renaissance of the 1920's. Covers political figures, painters and sculptors, jazzmen and musical comedy
Black odyssey : the Afro-American ordeal in slavery by Nathan Irvin Huggins( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the experience of slavery suffered by blacks in the United States from 1619 to the post-Civil War Reconstruction period
Slave and citizen : the life of Frederick Douglass by Nathan Irvin Huggins( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the escaped slave who became a renowned writer, orator, abolitionist, and diplomat
Voices from the Harlem renaissance by Nathan Irvin Huggins( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s symbolized black liberation and sophistication--the final shaking off of slavery, in the mind, spirit, and character of African-Americans. It was a period when the African-American came of age, with the clearest expression of this transformation visible in the remarkable outpouring of literature, art, and music. In these years the "New Negro" was born, as seen in the shift of black leadership from Booker T. Washington to that of W.E.B. Du Bois, from Tuskegee to New York, and for some, even to the African nationalism of Marcus Garvey. In Voices from the Harlem Renaissance, Nathan Irvin Huggins provides more than 120 selections from the political writings and arts of the period, each depicting the meaning of blackness and the nature of African-American art and its relation to social statement. Through these pieces, Huggins establishes the context in which the art of Harlem Renaissance occurred. We read the call to action by pre-Renaissance black spokesmen, such as A. Philip Randolph and W.E.B. DuBois who--through magazines such as The Messenger ("the only radical Negro magazine"), and the NAACP's Crisis--called for a radical transformation of the American economic and social order so as to make a fair world for black men and women. We hear the more flamboyant rhetoric of Marcus Garvey, who rejected the idea of social equality for a completely separate African social order. And we meet Alain Locke, whose work served to redefine the "New Negro" in cultural terms, and stands as the cornerstone of the Harlem Renaissance. Huggins goes on to offer autobiographical writings, poetry, and stories of such men and women as Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard, Helen Johnson, and Claude McKay--writings that depict the impact of Harlem and New York City on those who lived there, as well as the youthfulness and exuberance of the period. The complex question of identity, a very important part of the thought and expression of the Harlem Renaissance, is addressed in work's such as Jean Toomer's Bona and Paul and Zora Neale Hurston's Sweat. And Huggins goes on to attend to the voices of alienation, anger, and rage that appeared in a great deal of the writing to come out of the Harlem Renaissance by poets such as George S. Schuyler and Gwendolyn Bennett. Also included are over twenty illustrations by such artists as Aaron Douglas whose designs illuminated many of the works we associate with the Harlem Renaissance: the magazines Fire and Harlem; Alain Locke's The New Negro; and James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones. The vitality of the Harlem Renaissance served as a generative force for all New York--and the nation. Offering all those interested in the evolution of African-American consciousness and art a link to this glorious time, Voices from the Harlem Renaissance illuminates the African-American struggle for self-realization. -- Back cover
Harriet Tubman by Marion Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the energetic abolitionist, including her origins as a slave in Maryland, her role as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad, her service to the Union during the Civil War, and her role in establishing an old-age home for Afro-Americans
Nat Turner by Terry Bisson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the slave and preacher who, believing that God wanted him to free the slaves, led a major revolt in 1831
Frederick Douglass by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement of the early nineteenth century
Ella Fitzgerald by Bud Kliment( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of Ella Fitzgerald in word and pictures
Key issues in the Afro-American experience by Nathan Irvin Huggins( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Laurence Dunbar by Tony Gentry( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the poet and novelist who battled racism and accepted the challenge of depicting the black experience in America
Paul Robeson by Scott Ehrlich( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the black man who became both a famous singer and a controversial figure in world politics. A biography of this talented actor, singer, and athlete whose career suffered for his civil rights activities and Communist affiliations. The story of Robeson's life is interspersed with the philosophies of other major black figures including Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. du Bois, along with their ideas on handling discrimination. Robeson's troubles during the McCarthy era are also covered. Students will be surprised to see how his freedom was curtailed because he spoke out about topics that were unpopular at the time. Part of the Black Americans of Achievement series
W.E.B. DuBois by Mark Stafford( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the black scholar and leader who devoted himself to gaining equality for his people. A fine profile of the man who was not only an important writer but also a prominent opponent of racism. Library of Congress Summary. Examines the life of the black scholar and leader who devoted himself to gaining equality for his people
James Weldon Johnson by Jane Tolbert-Rouchaleau( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the author, civil rights leader, and co-founder of the NAACP who blazed a trail for racial equality and human rights through his songs, poems, speeches, and other writings
Colin Powell by Warren Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of Colin Powell
Jesse Jackson by Robert E Jakoubek( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and political career of Jesse Jackson
Lena Horne by Leslie Palmer( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career achievements of the Black singer
Charles Drew by Robyn Mahone-Lonesome( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the surgeon who conducted research on the properties and preservation of blood plasma and was a leader in establishing blood banks
Michael Jordan by Sean Dolan( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and basketball career of the talented player for the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan
Harlem Renaissance by Nathan Irvin Huggins( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A milestone in the study of African-American life and culture, this classic history has been reissued with a new foreword by biographer Arnold Rampersad. As Rampersad notes, "Harlem Renaissance remains an indispensable guide to the facts and features, the puzzles and mysteries, of one of the most provocative episodes in African-American and American history." Indeed, Huggins offers a brilliant account of the creative explosion in Harlem during these pivotal years. Blending the fields of history, literature, music, psychology, and folklore, he illuminates the thought and writing of such key figures as Alain Locke, James Weldon Johnson, and W.E.B. DuBois, and provides sharp-eyed analyses of the poetry of Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. But the main objective for Huggins, throughout the book, is always to achieve a better understanding of America as a whole. He strives throughout to link the work of poets and novelists not only to artists working in other genres and media but also to economic, historical, and cultural forces in the culture at large. --From publisher description
 
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Huggins, Nathan 1927-1989

Huggins, Nathan I.

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Huggins, Nathan I. 1927-1989

Huggins, Nathan I. (Nathan Irvin), 1927-

Huggins, Nathan Irvin

Nathan Huggins American historian

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English (189)

French (1)

Covers
Harlem renaissanceBlack odyssey : the Afro-American ordeal in slaverySlave and citizen : the life of Frederick DouglassVoices from the Harlem renaissanceHarriet TubmanNat TurnerFrederick DouglassElla Fitzgerald