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  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The Signifying Monkey is the first book of literary criticism to trace the roots of contemporary Black literature to Afro-American folklore and to the traditions of African languages, demonstrating how a heroic and popular character called the Signifying Monkey emerged from a sacred African system of divination and came to pervade Afro-American culture.... more...

  • Loose Canonsby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Multiculturalism. It has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek , as well as numerous articles in newspapers and magazines around America. It has sparked heated jeremiads by George Will, Dinesh D'Sousa, and Roger Kimball. It moved William F. Buckley to rail against Stanley Fish and Catherine Stimpson on "Firing Line." It is arguably... more...

  • Figures in Blackby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    In this insightful volume, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a leading scholar in African-American studies, attacks the notion of African-American literature as a kind of social realism. Insisting, instead, that critics focus on the most repressed element of African-American criticism--the language of the text--Gates advocates the use of a close, methodical... more...

  • Faces of Americaby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    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 Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries 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... more...

  • African American Livesby Henry Louis Jr. Gates; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    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,... more...

  • The Slave's Narrativeby Charles T. Davis; Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    These autobiographies of Afro-American ex-slaves comprise the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. 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. more...

  • Understanding Jim Crowby David Pilgrim; Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Selections of racist memorabilia from the collection at the Jim Crow Museum   A proper understanding of race relations in this country must include a solid knowledge of Jim Crow?how it emerged, what it was like, how it ended, and its impact on the culture. Understanding Jim Crow introduces readers to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia,... more...

  • Finding Your Rootsby Henry Louis Gates Jr.; David Altshuler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots , the companion book to the PBS documentary series seen by 30 million people. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brownby Henry Box Brown; Richard Newman; Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    In 1849, Henry Brown escaped from slavery by shipping himself in a three-foot-by-two-foot wooden crate from Virginia to an anti-slavery office in Philadelphia. Twenty-seven hours and 350 miles later, Brown stepped out of his box to begin a new life. This is his memoir, originally published in 1851 in England, as fresh and compelling today as it was... more...