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  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Henry Louis Gates; Ira Berlin; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller ?I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank?s Diary, only published nearly... more...

  • Figures in Blackby Henry Louis Gates

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 37.99

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  • America Behind The Color Lineby Henry Louis Gates

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99

    Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...

  • The Trials of Phillis Wheatleyby Henry Louis Gates

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 12.95

    In 1773, the slave Phillis Wheatley literally wrote her way to freedom. The first person of African descent to publish a book of poems in English, she was emancipated by her owners in recognition of her literary achievement. For a time, Wheatley was the most famous black woman in the West. But Thomas Jefferson, unlike his contemporaries Ben Franklin... more...

  • Tradition and the Black Atlanticby Henry Louis Gates

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 23.95

    With erudition, wit, and grace, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. elucidates the roots and limitations of cultural studies more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Gates

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 18.99

    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 located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American,... more...

  • Faces of Americaby Gates Henry Louis

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    As a nation of immigrants, the American experience is vibrantly defined by the diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious heritage of its people. Perhaps because so many of their ancestors migrated to this country relatively recently, Americans are especially concerned with their family trees, carving out personal histories by combing through... more...

  • Black in Latin Americaby Gates Henry Louis

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The rest—over ten and a half million—were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history... more...

  • America Behind The Color Lineby Henry Louis Gates

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 31.94

    Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...

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    Grand Central Publishing 2007; Not Available

    Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...