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Gates, Henry Louis Jr

Works: 608 works in 1,573 publications in 7 languages and 106,522 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Political fiction  Pictorial works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Author of introduction, Host, Narrator, Correspondent, Interviewee, Annotator, osp, Creator, Other, Moderator, Scenarist, jt
Classifications: PS3515.U789, B
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Most widely held works about Henry Louis Gates
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Most widely held works by Henry Louis Gates
Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 3,787 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 )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 3,676 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 )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 3,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
The bondwoman's narrative by Hannah Crafts( Book )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,934 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. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring, page-turning story of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom. When Professor Gates saw that modest listing in an auction catalogue for African American artifacts, he immediately knew he could be on the verge of a major discovery. After exhaustively researching the hand-written manuscript's authenticity, he found that his instincts were right. He had purchased a genuine autobiographical novel by a female slave who called herself- and her story's main character- Hannah Crafts. Presented here unaltered and under its author's original title, The Bondswoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk ... or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels. Together with Professor Gates's brilliant introduction- which includes the story of his search for the real Hannah Crafts, the biographical facts that laid the groundwork for her novel, and a fascinating look at other slave narratives of the time- The Bondwoman's Narrative offers a unique and unforgettable reading experience. In it, a voice that has never been heard rings out, and an undiscovered story at the heart of the American experience is finally told
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
35 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach locatedwithinthis tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself.Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, and particularly the Yoruba trickster figure of Esu-Elegbara and the Signifying Monkey whose myths help articulate the black tradition's theory of its literature, Gates uncovers a unique system for interpretation and a powerful vernacular tradition that black slaves brought with them to the New World. His critical approach relies heavily on the Signifying Monkey--perhaps the most popular figure in African-American folklore--and signification and Signifyin(g).Exploring signification in black American life and literature by analyzing the transmission and revision of various signifying figures, Gates provides an extended analysis of what he calls the "Talking Book," a central trope in early slave narratives that virtually defines the tradition of black American letters. Gates uses this critical framework to examine several major works of African-American literature--including Zora Neale Hurston'sTheir Eyes Were Watching God, Ralph Ellison'sInvisible Man, and Ishmael Reed'sMumbo Jumbo--revealing how these works signify on the black tradition and on each other.The second volume in an enterprising trilogy on African-American literature,The Signifying Monkey--which expands the arguments ofFigures in Black--makes an important contribution to literary theory, African-American literature, folklore, and literary history
The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,530 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 )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,418 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
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 2,365 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
Loose canons : notes on the culture wars by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines multiculturism in American literature and the cultural diversity found in the American classroom
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 1,951 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"--
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 1,945 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 )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,910 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 )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,909 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
Wonders of the African world by Henry Louis Gates( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Traveling by camel, by dhow, by Land Cruiser, and on foot, the renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., takes us to twelve countries in search of Africa's magnificent past, the now neglected civilizations that in their day were as grand and sophisticated as any on the face of the earth. From Nubia's ancient empire, which for a time ruled Egypt and centuries before had established the earliest known African city, to the fabled town of Timbuktu, where during the medieval period there thrived a center of scholars that rivaled any in Europe and where books were as prized as gold, to Ethiopia's Christian kingdom, where the Lost Ark of the Covenant is said to reside under perpetual vigil, Gates reveals an Africa little known to Westerners
Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
12 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An African-American woman searches for a fulfilling relationship through two loveless marriages. She finally finds it in the person of Tea Cake, an itinerant laborer and gambler
The dictionary of global culture by Kwame Anthony and Henry Louis Gates Jr. (edts) Appiah( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Urdu and held by 1,704 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 )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,670 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 )
26 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 1,558 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
Black imagination and the Middle Passage ( )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes a broad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to the interior of the Americas, and from the beginning of the Passage to the present day
The annotated Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,494 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
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Gates, Henry Louis
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Gates, Henry Louis Jr
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English (418)
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