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Henry Louis Jr Gates

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  • Loose Canonsby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 44.99

    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

    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...

  • Finding Oprah's Rootsby Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.95

    Finding Oprah?s Roots will not only endow readers with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history?s unsung but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own past. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, the book also highlights genetic testing resources that can make... more...

  • In Search of Our Rootsby Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 27.50

    Unlike most white Americans who, if they are so inclined, can search their ancestral records, identifying who among their forebears was the first to set foot on this country?s shores, most African Americans, in tracing their family?s past, encounter a series of daunting obstacles. Slavery was a brutally efficient nullifier of identity, willfully denying... more...

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Manby Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    "This is a book of stories," writes Henry Louis Gates, "and all might be described as 'narratives of ascent.'" As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives on race and gender emerge. For the notion of the unitary black man, Gates argues, is as imaginary as the creature that the poet Wallace Stevens conjured in his poem "Thirteen... more...

  • Colored Peopleby Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    From an American Book Award-winning author comes a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection that ushers readers into a now-vanished "colored" world and extends and deepens our sense of African-American history, even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Faces of Americaby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 25.50

    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$ 21.25

    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...

  • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negroby Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 25.95

    From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans.   In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by Joel... more...

  • Our Nigby Harriet E. Wilson; Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    With a New Preface, Introduction, and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New Afterword by Barbara White A fascinating fusion of two literary models of the nineteenth century, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, Our Nig , apart from its historical significance, is a deeply ironic and highly readable work, tracing the trials and tribulations... more...