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Life Upon These Shores

Looking At African American History, 1513-2008

By Jr Henry Louis Gates

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 seven hundred images—ancient maps, fine art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters—Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the signal 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 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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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780307593429


Format: Book
Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher Date: New York : Knopf, 2011.
Subject: African Americans -- History African Americans -- History -- Pictorial works. History SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage. United States -- Civilization -- African American influences
Isbn: 9780307593429 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: 973.0496 Gat
Oclc: 701810357
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Bib Id: 368950

Format: Book
Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Knopf, 2011.
Description: xvi, 487 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- History
Subjects: African Americans -- History -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: History
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage.
Subjects: United States -- Civilization -- African American influences
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-455) and index.
LCCN: 2011014277
ISBN: 9780307593429 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: 973.0496 Gat