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Early, Gerald Lyn

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Works: 90 works in 225 publications in 1 language and 17,111 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Music  Documentary television programs  Short stories, American  Documentary films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction
Classifications: GV583, 796.83092
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A level playing field African American athletes and the Republic of Sports by Gerald Lyn Early ( )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,689 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 this collection of sports essays the author, a noted cultural critic investigates these contradictions as they play out in the sports world and in our deeper attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. He 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, he 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
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,521 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
This is where I came in Black America in the 1960s by Gerald Lyn Early ( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My soul's high song : the collected writings of Countee Cullen, voice of the Harlem Renaissance by Countee Cullen ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,470 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,261 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 )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Muhammad Ali reader ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best African American fiction 2009 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 665 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. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies story is set in Nigeria, where American gangster-rap culture is permeating and guns and tortured loyalties became common. The U.S. and the Caribbean are the settings for Tiphanie Yaniques story of intergenerational and mixed-race tensions between two families. The collection includes an excerpt from Mat Johnsons historical novel set in eighteenth-century New York and an excerpt from Junot D-azs novelset in a contemporary urban ghetto. Also included are works by young adult authors Jacqueline Woodson and Walter Dean Myers. 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
Miles Davis and American culture ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 644 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."--BOOK JACKET
Best African American fiction 2010 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 542 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 )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture by Gerald Lyn Early ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 487 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
Best African American essays, 2009 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 479 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 )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 323 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 )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s, jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's, jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 302 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 )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 300 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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Early, Gerald 1952-
Early, Gerald L.
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