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Gates, Henry Louis Jr

Works: 592 works in 1,435 publications in 3 languages and 99,290 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Encyclopedias  Sources  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Political fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author of introduction, Editor, Host, Narrator, Interviewee, Annotator, Creator, Other, Moderator, Scenarist
Classifications: E444, B
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Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 3,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to the history and current state of Africa and African American heritage includes entries on topics ranging from affirmative action to zydeco
The Norton anthology of African American literature ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 3,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of the works of 120 black writers, spanning two centuries, beginning with Lucy Terry's poem, Bars Fight. The anthology features poems, novels, essays, journals, spirituals, gospel, sermons, jazz--for a total of 2,700 pages
Slave narratives ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 3,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
The bondwoman's narrative by Hannah Crafts ( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters, imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom in New Jersey. An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850's is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere
The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement
The Slave's narrative by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiographical narratives of black ex-slaves published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries constitute the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. Black slaves in the New World created a veritable "literature of escape" depicting the overwhelming horrors of human bondage. These narratives served the abolitionist movement not only as evidence of the slaves' degradation but also of their "intellectual capacity." Accordingly, this literature has elicited a wealth of analysis- and controversy- from its initial publication right up to our day. This volume charts the response to the black slave's narrative from 1750 to the present. The book consists of three sections: selected reviews of slave narratives, dating from 1750 to 1861; essays examining how such narratives serve as historical material; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts
Loose canons : notes on the culture wars by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines multiculturism in American literature and the cultural diversity found in the American classroom
The trials of Phillis Wheatley : America's first Black poet and her encounters with the founding fathers by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gates (African-American studies, humanities, Harvard U.) discusses the achievements of Wheatley (1753-84), America's first black poet; Jefferson's harsh critique of her ability in the context of slavery; and her less than stellar reputation among African- Americans. Based on a 2002 Library of Congress lecture
Thirteen ways of looking at a Black man by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives emerge. All these men came from modest circumstances and all achieved preeminence. They are people, Gates writes, "who have shaped the world as much as they were shaped by it, who gave as good as they got." Three are writers-- James Baldwin was once regarded as the intellectual spokesman for the black community; Anatole Broyard chose to hide his black heritage so as to be seen as a writer on his own terms; and Albert Murray rose to the pinnacle of literary criticism. General-turned-political-figure Colin Powell discusses his interactions with three presidents; entertainer Harry Belafonte's career has been distinct from his fervent activism; dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones' fierce courage and creativity have continued in the shadow of AIDS; and religious leader Louis Farrakhan continues to attract controversy.--From publisher description
African American lives by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A definitive biographical resource provides up-to-date, authoritative portraits of some six hundred noteworthy African Americans representing a wide variety of fields of endeavor, including slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, artists, business leaders, musicians, performers, athletes, journalists, and other historical figures. African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize
The future of the race by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendix contains: W. E. B. DuBois and "The Talented Tenth"/ Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "The Talented Tenth" / W. E. B. DuBois, 1903, and "The Talented Tenth Memorial Address", / W. E. B. DuBois, 1948
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images--ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the achievements of people famous and obscure. Gates takes us from the sixteenth century through the ordeal of slavery, from the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era and the Great Migration; from the civil rights and black nationalist movements through the age of hip-hop on to the Joshua generation. By documenting and illuminating the sheer diversity of African American involvement in American history, society, politics, and culture, Gates bracingly disabuses us of the presumption of a single "Black Experience." Life Upon These Shores is a book of major importance, a breathtaking tour de force of the historical imagination"--
Wonders of the African world by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And as he shows us the achievements that exploiters of the continent have ignored or denied for centuries, he introduces us as well to the fascinating variety of modern-day Africans, many of whom are descended from the great peoples who built Africa's most formidable cultures - including the Asante, the Swahili, the Tuareg, and the Shona."--BOOK JACKET
The dictionary of global culture by Kwame Anthony and Henry Louis Gates Jr. (edts) Appiah ( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The global citizen's guide to culture, emphasizing the achievement of the non-Western world -- what every American needs to know as we enter the next century."--Cover
The Classic slave narratives by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the end of the civil war, over one hundred former slaves had written moving stories of their captivity and by 1944, when George Washington Carver published his autobiography, over six thousand ex-slaves had written what are called slave narratives. No group of slaves anywhere, in any other era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage and servitude
Figures in Black : words, signs, and the "racial" self by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that Black literature cannot be characterized strictly as social realism, and offers a textual analysis of works by eighteenth- to twentieth-century Black writers
The annotated Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an annotated version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" that describes the lives of slaves and abolitionists in the 1800s, historical discussions of the Underground Railroad, slave trade, and plantation life, and advertisements that were influenced by the novel
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism by Henry Louis Gates ( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African American lives ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa
Toni Morrison : critical perspectives past and present ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toni Morrison has been described by the New York Times as "the closest thing the country has to a national writer." Her third novel, Song of Solomon, earned her the National Book Critics Circle and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awards, and was the first novel written by an African-American writer to be selected for the Book-of-the-Month club since Richard Wright's Native Son. With six published novels, two anthologies, a volume of literary criticism, plays, and other published works behind her, she is one of the most celebrated American writers of her time. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writes in the preface of Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, coedited with K. A. Appiah, that "Morrison's greatest capacities as a writer are her ability to create a densely lyrical narrative texture that is instantly recognizable as her own, and to make of the particularity of the African-American 'experience' the basis for a representation of humanity tout court." These critical perspectives are reviews from the popular press, essays - by such noted scholars and authors as Houston A. Baker, Jr., author of Workings of the Spirits, and Roberta Rubenstein, author of Boundaries of the Self - and interviews with Morrison that present her own perspective. This unique and revealing collection, which also includes a chronology of her life and career, offers insight and information useful to academic and lay readers alike. The critical essays explain how Morrison's work is influenced by writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Faulkner, and James Baldwin; by Biblical scripture; and by Black music and speech rituals. They examine why Morrison's writing is "at once difficult and popular," says Gates. When Sara Blackburn reviewed Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, for the New York Times, she wrote that the novelist "reaped the benefits of a growing middle-class women's movement that was just beginning to acknowledge the reality of its black and poor sisters. As a result, her novel probably attracted more attention than it otherwise might have in the publishing industry and reviewers." The factors of her success are debatable, but most agree that her place in the pantheon of the world's greatest literary figures is guaranteed
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Alternative Names
Gates, H. L. 1950-
Gates, Henry L. 1950-
Gates, Henry Louis
Gates, Henry Louis, 1950-
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Gates, Henry Louise.
Gates, Skip.
Gates, Skip, 1950-
ゲイツ, ヘンリー・ルイス
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