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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Autor(a) de The Classic Slave Narratives

115+ Works 9,295 Membros 95 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and mostrar mais culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of African-American History, The Future of the Race, Black Literature and Literary Theory, and The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. In 1991, he became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is now the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at the university. He wrote and produced several documentaries including Wonders of the African World, America Beyond the Color Line, and African American Lives. He has also hosted PBS programs such as Wonders of the African World, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Henry Louis Gates Jr. speaks on a panel about race in America on the Understanding Our World Stage at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.

Séries

Obras por Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) — Editor; Introdução — 1,098 exemplares
The Bondwoman's Narrative (2002) — Editor — 902 exemplares
Colored People: A Memoir (1994) 513 exemplares
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Editor — 494 exemplares
Slave Narratives (2000) — Editor — 325 exemplares
The Dictionary of Global Culture (1997) — Editor — 257 exemplares
The Future of the Race (1996) 225 exemplares
The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2007) — Editor — 211 exemplares
Black in Latin America (2011) 145 exemplares
Race, Writing, and Difference (1987) — Editor — 121 exemplares
Wonders of the African World (1999) 109 exemplares
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Editor; Introdução — 102 exemplares
Lincoln on Race and Slavery (2009) — Editor — 86 exemplares
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro (2017) 65 exemplares
In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative (2003) — Editor; Introdução — 57 exemplares
African American Lives (2004) — Editor — 53 exemplares
The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader (2012) 47 exemplares
Black Literature and Literary Theory (1984) — Editor — 38 exemplares
Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 32 exemplares
The Black Box: Writing the Race (2024) 31 exemplares
Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 24 exemplares
Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Encyclopedia of Africa (2010) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Harlem Renaissance Lives (2009) 9 exemplares
African American Lives 2 (2008) 6 exemplares
Afrique Book Two: New Plays (1991) — Prefácio — 3 exemplares
Finding your roots. Season 7 (2021) 3 exemplares
Frederick Douglass 2 exemplares
Finding Your Roots: Season 2 (2014) 1 exemplar
Transition 98 (Transition) (2008) 1 exemplar
Stony the Road (2021) 1 exemplar
Black literature, 1827-1940 (1987) 1 exemplar
Afro-American Women Writers (1998) 1 exemplar
Finding your roots. Season 4 (2018) 1 exemplar
The Black Box 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) — Posfácio, algumas edições19,221 exemplares
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) — Prefácio, algumas edições4,336 exemplares
Twelve Years a Slave (1853) — Posfácio, algumas edições4,037 exemplares
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições1,485 exemplares
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (1942) — Editor, algumas edições1,375 exemplares
Mules and Men (1935) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,101 exemplares
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (1935) — Editor, algumas edições817 exemplares
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) — Editor — 747 exemplares
Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859) — Editor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições685 exemplares
Not Without Laughter (1930) — Prefácio, algumas edições651 exemplares
The Complete Stories (1995) — Introdução — 472 exemplares
Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939) — Editor, algumas edições446 exemplares
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Posfácio, algumas edições427 exemplares
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1900) — Editor, algumas edições391 exemplares
Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted (1892) — Prefácio, algumas edições385 exemplares
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano (2005) — Introdução, algumas edições342 exemplares
Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) — Editor, algumas edições324 exemplares
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 299 exemplares
The Souls of Black Folk [Norton Critical Editions] (1999) — Editor — 274 exemplares
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays (2022) — Editor — 179 exemplares
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (1931) — Editor, algumas edições174 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Africa: The Art of a Continent (1995) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1968) — Editor, algumas edições138 exemplares
Talk That Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling (1989) — Introdução — 128 exemplares
The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader (2014) — Editor, algumas edições123 exemplares
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2002) — Prefácio — 102 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Six Women's Slave Narratives (1988) — Prefácio, algumas edições97 exemplares
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições92 exemplares
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance (1997) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America (1997) — Prefácio — 81 exemplares
Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America (1993) — Prefácio — 81 exemplares
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1849) — Prefácio — 78 exemplares
The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (2001) — Prefácio — 76 exemplares
The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (1988) — Prefácio — 75 exemplares
The Portable Frederick Douglass (Penguin Classics) (2016) — Editor, algumas edições71 exemplares
Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness (2012) — Prefácio — 57 exemplares
Facing History: The Black Image in American Art 1710-1940 (1991) — Introdução — 56 exemplares
Watchmen [2019 TV miniseries] (2019) — Self — 51 exemplares
Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice (1992) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Encyclopedia of Black Comics (2017) — Prefácio — 35 exemplares
More Great Railway Journeys (1996) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001) — Prefácio — 30 exemplares
Great Railway Journeys | More Great Railway Journeys (1997) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Race: An Anthology in the First Person (1997) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Spiritual Narratives (1988) — Prefácio — 22 exemplares
Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (2015) — Prefácio — 20 exemplares
Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race (1939) — Editor, algumas edições18 exemplares
The Black Flame Trilogy Book One: The Ordeal of Mansart (1957) — Editor, algumas edições17 exemplares
Under the sky of my Africa: Alexander Pushkin and blackness (2006) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
The Works of Alain Locke (2012) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Three: Worlds of Color (1961) — Editor, algumas edições15 exemplares
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Two: Mansart Builds a School (1959) — Editor, algumas edições14 exemplares
Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The New Negro Aesthetic: Selected Writings (2022) — Editor — 14 exemplares
African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [2013 TV series] (2014) — Narrador — 12 exemplares
The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois: 19-Volume Set (1957) — Editor — 10 exemplares
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Faces of America [2010 TV series] (2010) — Narrador — 2 exemplares
Li'L Dan the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story — Prefácio — 1 exemplar

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Gates writes in a scholarly, but never dry; informative, but never preachy style that gives his subject matter an excellent showing. This book is assembled from lectures Dr. Gates has given (revised many times over the years, in accordance with the kind of questions and responses he has received from his students) in his Harvard African American Studies courses. The basic topic here is how the Black community has worked toward acceptance, respect and identity through literacy and the arts since before the Civil War. He discusses in some detail the many sides of the question "What does it mean to BE African American?", including the evolution of both Black and white stances over time, and the moral, ethical and political complexities of even trying to define what it means to be Black in America. Exceptional, and difficult to process with a single reading, through no fault of the author. Highly recommended.… (mais)
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laytonwoman3rd | Mar 29, 2024 |
In the preface to Stony The Road, historian Henry Louis Gates recalls his early interest in Reconstruction during college and how that ultimately led to this book all these years later. Readers and history buffs looking for a detailed and documented — if somewhat dry — look at the period following the Civil War into the early 20th century need look no further than this small but packed book. Gates dissects and explains the history with buckets of primary sources from the famous (W.E.B. DuBois, etc.) to the unknown and leaves no theory unexamined. Not a light read, but definitely worthwhile for those interested in a deep dive into the period.… (mais)
 
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Hccpsk | 6 outras críticas | Oct 21, 2023 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir. Rare even tempered insight into how people actually lived and coped with racism in small town America in a time of civil rights transition. Excellent writing, excellent story telling. Absolutely recommended.
 
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Cantsaywhy | 6 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |
This was a book on the DAR Book Club list, and is an expanded version of a lecture the author Henry Louis Gates gave back in 2002 on the subject of poet Phillis Wheatley. Gates covers the trials of Phillis Wheatley -- several, including Founding Fathers and Thomas Jefferson -- had doubts that a young woman brought from Africa aboard a slave ship could not only learn to read and write, but compose poetry as well. Gates also delves into the changing views, both positive and negative, towards Wheatley over the years. Although this is a small volume (90 pages not including bibliography), it is big on substance.… (mais)
½
 
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ValerieAndBooks | Jul 11, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
115
Also by
81
Membros
9,295
Popularidade
#2,595
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
95
ISBN
303
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
6

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