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The Resource Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates

Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates

Label
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008
Title
Life upon these shores
Title remainder
looking at African American history, 1513-2008
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images--ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the achievements of people famous and obscure. Gates takes us from the sixteenth century through the ordeal of slavery, from the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era and the Great Migration; from the civil rights and black nationalist movements through the age of hip-hop on to the Joshua generation. By documenting and illuminating the sheer diversity of African American involvement in American history, society, politics, and culture, Gates bracingly disabuses us of the presumption of a single "Black Experience." Life Upon These Shores is a book of major importance, a breathtaking tour de force of the historical imagination"--
Summary
A director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard presents a sumptuously illustrated chronicle of more than 500 years of African-American history that focuses on defining events, debates and controversies as well as important achievements of famous and lesser-known figures, in a volume complemented by reproductions of ancient maps and historical paraphernalia
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016067
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.G27 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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looking at African American history, 1513-2008
Label
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 487 pages
Isbn
9780307476852
Lccn
2011014277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)701810357
Label
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 487 pages
Isbn
9780307476852
Lccn
2011014277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)701810357

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