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

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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"--
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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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn701810357
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvi, 487 p.
Isbn
9780307593429
Lccn
2011014277
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
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
Control code
ocn701810357
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvi, 487 p.
Isbn
9780307593429
Lccn
2011014277
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)701810357

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