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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Autor(a) de The Classic Slave Narratives

115+ Works 9,354 Membros 94 Reviews 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.


Obras de Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) — Editor; Introdução — 1,101 cópias
The Bondwoman's Narrative (2002) — Editor — 908 cópias
Colored People: A Memoir (1994) 514 cópias
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Editor — 499 cópias
Slave Narratives (2000) — Editor — 326 cópias
The Dictionary of Global Culture (1997) — Editor — 258 cópias
The Future of the Race (1996) 225 cópias
The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2007) — Editor — 212 cópias
Black in Latin America (2011) 146 cópias
Race, Writing, and Difference (1987) — Editor — 121 cópias
Wonders of the African World (1999) 110 cópias
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Editor; Introdução — 105 cópias
Lincoln on Race and Slavery (2009) — Editor — 86 cópias
In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative (2003) — Editor; Introdução — 59 cópias
African American Lives (2004) — Editor — 54 cópias
Black Literature and Literary Theory (1984) — Editor — 39 cópias
Encyclopedia of Africa (2010) — Editor — 11 cópias
Harlem Renaissance Lives (2009) 9 cópias
African American Lives 2 (2008) 6 cópias
Afrique Book Two: New Plays (1991) — Prefácio — 3 cópias
Transition 97: Sudan (Transition) (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Finding Your Roots: Season 2 (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Transition 98 (Transition) (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
The Essential Soyinka: A Reader (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Stony the Road (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Black literature, 1827-1940 (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Afro-American Women Writers (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Finding your roots. Season 4 (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
The Black Box 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) — Posfácio, algumas edições19,295 cópias
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) — Prefácio, algumas edições4,355 cópias
Twelve Years a Slave (1853) — Posfácio, algumas edições4,054 cópias
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições1,494 cópias
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (1942) — Editor, algumas edições1,385 cópias
Mules and Men (1935) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,105 cópias
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (1935) — Editor, algumas edições821 cópias
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) — Editor — 752 cópias
Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859) — Editor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições689 cópias
Not Without Laughter (1930) — Prefácio, algumas edições653 cópias
The Complete Stories (1995) — Introdução — 476 cópias
Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939) — Editor, algumas edições448 cópias
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Posfácio, algumas edições431 cópias
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927) — Editor, algumas edições397 cópias
Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted (1892) — Prefácio, algumas edições388 cópias
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano (2005) — Introdução, algumas edições346 cópias
Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) — Editor, algumas edições326 cópias
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 300 cópias
The Souls of Black Folk [Norton Critical Editions] (1999) — Editor — 276 cópias
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuinte — 223 cópias
You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays (2022) — Editor — 182 cópias
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (1931) — Editor, algumas edições177 cópias
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
Africa: The Art of a Continent (1995) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1968) — Editor, algumas edições138 cópias
Talk That Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling (1989) — Introdução — 128 cópias
The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader (2014) — Editor, algumas edições125 cópias
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2002) — Prefácio — 103 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Six Women's Slave Narratives (1988) — Prefácio, algumas edições98 cópias
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições92 cópias
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance (1997) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1849) — Prefácio — 78 cópias
The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (2001) — Prefácio — 76 cópias
The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (1988) — Prefácio — 75 cópias
The Portable Frederick Douglass (Penguin Classics) (2016) — Editor, algumas edições71 cópias
Facing History: The Black Image in American Art 1710-1940 (1991) — Introdução — 57 cópias
Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness (2012) — Prefácio — 57 cópias
Watchmen [2019 TV miniseries] (2019) — Self — 51 cópias
Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice (1992) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
More Great Railway Journeys (1996) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Encyclopedia of Black Comics (2017) — Prefácio — 35 cópias
The Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001) — Prefácio — 30 cópias
Great Railway Journeys | More Great Railway Journeys (1997) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Race: An Anthology in the First Person (1997) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Spiritual Narratives (1988) — Prefácio — 22 cópias
Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (2015) — Prefácio — 20 cópias
The Black Flame Trilogy Book One: The Ordeal of Mansart (1957) — Editor, algumas edições19 cópias
The Works of Alain Locke (2012) — Prefácio — 16 cópias
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Three: Worlds of Color (1961) — Editor, algumas edições16 cópias
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Two: Mansart Builds a School (1959) — Editor, algumas edições15 cópias
The New Negro Aesthetic: Selected Writings (2022) — Editor — 15 cópias
Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints (2000) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois: 19-Volume Set (1957) — Editor — 10 cópias
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Faces of America [2010 TV series] (2010) — Narrador — 2 cópias
Li'L Dan the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story — Prefácio — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



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)
Hccpsk | outras 6 resenhas | 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.
Cantsaywhy | outras 6 resenhas | 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)
ValerieAndBooks | Jul 11, 2023 |



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