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Early, Gerald Lyn

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Satchel Paige : striking out Jim Crow by James Sturm( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satchel Paige began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues in Alabama in the 1920s. For years, Jim Crow laws, which segregated blacks and whites, kept him out of the major leagues. But they couldn't stop him from becoming a world-class athlete. This is a fictionalized account of a real-life sports hero
The Roosevelts : an Intimate History( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
My soul's high song : the collected writings of Countee Cullen, voice of the Harlem Renaissance by Countee Cullen( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Cullen's poetry and prose, essays from The Crisis magazine, the complete text of his novel "One Way to Heaven", and an interview
Lure and loathing : essays on race, identity, and the ambivalence of assimilation by Gerald Lyn Early( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the American Negro is the history of strife ... The Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second sight in this American world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder." W.E.B. Du Bois, perhaps one of the greatest intellectuals in American history, wrote this famous passage nearly a century ago in his classic book, The Souls of Black Folk. It still remains the most timely, the most quoted, and, in some ways, the most misunderstood appraisal ever written of the tenuous psychological position of the black in America. Have we really come to understand what Du Bois was talking about? Was Du Bois himself clear in what he meant? What does he mean true self-consciousness? What are the gender implications that seem to identify the dilemma of the Negro with that of the oppressed male only? In short, how does self-consciousness relate to ethnicity and race? Now twenty leading African-American intellectuals address those words by Du Bois and reconsider their complex implications in the chill light of the 1990s in what promises to be a landmark volume in the literature of race and ethnicity. The contributors to Lure and Loathing represent a cross-section of African-American thought: here are Nikki Giovanni and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson and Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter; here are the distinguished journalist Itabari Njeri and the playwright, poet and essayist, Stanley Crouch; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's professor of Rhetoric and the History of Science, Kenneth R. Manning, and the novelist and short story writer, Toni Cade Bambara. These and many others are here, writing with vast originality and candor about the "lure and loathing" that characterize the experience of black people in white America. Together, they have produced a book that will galvanize, stimulate - and sometimes discomfort - readers both black and white, now and for years to come
One nation under a groove : Motown and American culture by Gerald Lyn Early( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early offers a wonderful overview of an exuberant moment in our musical history. He recognizes the advent of Motown as a symbol of all that is good and bad about pop culture and democracy."--BOOK JACKET. "Early writes about the social climate of the '50s and '60s, particularly the Italian pop ballad singers like Frank Sinatra and Frankie Avalon and the rise of youth culture and rock and roll, which set the stage for Berry Gordy and his "family" business. He also addresses the geographic importance of Midwestern cities as fertile ground for the rise of Motown."--BOOK JACKET. "Motown is explored for the profound influence it has had on the country. The mood of America was changed, not only in respect to music, but in regard to racial relationships and identity."--BOOK JACKET
The Muhammad Ali reader by Norman Mailer( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every so often, a sports figure takes America by storm, grabbing headlines and rising to super stardom in a flash of fame. But rarely does a sports figure grip the attention of the entire world--and maintain it through five decades
Miles Davis and American culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brash and brilliant, an icon of cool, Miles Davis (1926-1991) was one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. The East St. Louis trumpeter and bandleader had an enormous impact in jazz with such diverse and classic recordings as The Birth of the Cool, Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, and Bitches Brew. He inspired artists, writers, and other musicians with his musical daring and mysterious persona. His music provoked discussion of art versus commerce, the relationship of artist to audience, and the definition of jazz itself. Whether the topic is race, fashion, or gender relations, the cultural debate about Davis's life remains a confluence." "Editor Gerald Early and the contributors to Miles Davis and American Culture place Davis in cultural context, from his beginnings along the Mississippi River to his final years as a world-renowned musician. In this collection of a dozen original essays, William Howland Kenney examines jazz in St. Louis during Davis's formative years; Ingrid Monson analyzes Davis's relationship to the civil rights movement; poet and Davis biographer Quincy Troupe reflects on Davis's musical journey of the 1960s; and Farah Jasmine Griffin views Davis's relationship to women."--Jacket
Best African American fiction 2009( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inaugural collection of fiction brings together authors across the rich and varied African diaspora experience. Organized into short stories, novel excerpts, and young adult fiction, the collection offers a range of styles, textures, and settings. Not meant to be a definitive quasi-Norton edition, this engaging collection still shows the incredible range of talent and focus of fiction written by African Americans--Provided by publisher
A level playing field : African American athletes and the republic of sports by Gerald Lyn Early( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Americans, we believe there ought to be a level playing field for everyone. Even if we don’t expect to finish first, we do expect a fair start. Only in sports have African Americans actually found that elusive level ground. But at the same time, black players offer an ironic perspective on the athlete-hero, for they represent a group historically held to be without social honor.In his first new collection of sports essays since Tuxedo Junction (1989), the noted cultural critic Gerald Early investigates these contradictions as they play out in the sports world and in our deeper attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. Early addresses a half-century of heated cultural issues ranging from integration to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Writing about Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood, he reconstructs pivotal moments in their lives and explains how the culture, politics, and economics of sport turned with them. Taking on the subtexts, racial and otherwise, of the controversy over remarks Rush Limbaugh made about quarterback Donovan McNabb, Early restores the political consequence to an event most commentators at the time approached with predictable bluster. The essays in this book circle around two perennial questions: What other, invisible contests unfold when we watch a sporting event? What desires and anxieties are encoded in our worship of (or disdain for) high-performance athletes?These essays are based on the Alain Locke lectures at Harvard University’s Du Bois Institute
Best African American fiction 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection that celebrates the contributions of African-American authors features short stories and novel excerpts by Michael Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, Stephen Carter, and Christopher Paul Curtis
Speech & power : the African-American essay and its cultural content, from polemics to pulpit( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture by Gerald Lyn Early( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Culture of Bruising is an important and captivating collection of essays that treats issues of justice and racism in the context of sports, music, and other activities Americans value most. Early is a vigilant and highly sensitive observer of our culture, a culture based on the paradoxical combination of self-destruction and violence with personal empowerment and triumph
This is where I came in : Black America in the 1960s by Gerald Lyn Early( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early outlines the particular contributions of Muhammad Ali, Sammy Davis Jr., and Philadelphia NAACP President Cecil Moore through their transformative images. Ali has a heroic image, Davis had a breakthrough image in the entertainment world, and Cecil Moore had an aggressive political stance which contrasted with the typically sedate image of the NAACP
Best African American essays, 2009( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from a diverse array of respected publications such as the New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, and National Geographic, the essays gathered here are about making history, living everyday life--and everything in between. In "Fired," author and professor Emily Bernard wrestles with the pain of a friendship inexplicably ended. Kenneth McClane writes hauntingly of the last days of his parents' lives in "Driving." Journalist Brian Palmer shares "The Last Thoughts of an Iraq War Embed." Jamaica Kincaid describes her oddly charged relationship with that quintessentially British, Wordsworthian flower in "Dances with Daffodils," and writer Hawa Allan depicts the forces of race and rivalry as two catwalk icons face off in "When Tyra Met Naomi." A venue in which African American writers can branch out from traditionally "black" subjects, Best African American Essays features a range of gifted voices exploring the many issues and experiences, joys and trials, that, as human beings, we all share
Tuxedo Junction : essays on American culture by Gerald Lyn Early( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Body language : writers on sport( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1917 through 1924, the "Jazz Age" begins with speakeasies, flappers and easy money for some. The story of jazz becomes a tale of two cities, Chicago and New York, and of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, whose lives and music will span three-quarters of a century. This episode also follows the careers of jazz greats James Reese Europe, King Oliver, Willie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman and James P. Johnson
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1924 to 1928 jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of Jewish immigrants
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Satchel Paige : striking out Jim Crow
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My soul's high song : the collected writings of Countee Cullen, voice of the Harlem RenaissanceLure and loathing : essays on race, identity, and the ambivalence of assimilationOne nation under a groove : Motown and American cultureThe Muhammad Ali readerMiles Davis and American cultureBest African American fiction 2009A level playing field : African American athletes and the republic of sportsBest African American fiction 2010