Imatge de l'autor

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Autor/a de The Classic Slave Narratives

115+ obres 9,394 Membres 94 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: 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.


Obres de Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) — Editor; Introducció — 1,105 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Bondwoman's Narrative (2002) — Editor — 910 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Colored People: A Memoir (1994) 514 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Editor — 501 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Slave Narratives (2000) — Editor — 332 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Dictionary of Global Culture (1997) — Editor — 259 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Future of the Race (1996) 225 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2007) — Editor — 211 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Africana, the Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) — Editor — 150 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Black in Latin America (2011) 146 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Race, Writing, and Difference (1987) — Editor — 121 exemplars
Wonders of the African World (1999) 109 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Editor; Introducció — 102 exemplars
Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own (2007) 90 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Lincoln on Race and Slavery (2009) — Editor — 87 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013) 82 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro (2017) 66 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (2017) — Editor — 65 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative (2003) — Editor; Introducció — 57 exemplars
African American Lives (2004) — Editor — 54 exemplars
Black Literature and Literary Theory (1984) — Editor — 39 exemplars
The Black Box: Writing the Race (2024) 35 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 32 exemplars
African American Lives [2006 TV episode] (2004) 31 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 30 exemplars
Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 30 exemplars
Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993) — Editor — 24 exemplars
Encyclopedia of Africa (2010) — Editor — 10 exemplars
Harlem Renaissance Lives (2009) 9 exemplars
Finding Your Roots [2012 TV series] (2012) 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
African American Lives 2 (2008) 6 exemplars
Afrique Book Two: New Plays (1991) — Prefaci — 3 exemplars
Finding your roots. Season 7 (2021) 3 exemplars
Frederick Douglass 2 exemplars
Transition 98 (Transition) (2008) 1 exemplars
Finding Your Roots: Season 2 (2014) 1 exemplars
Stony the Road (2021) 1 exemplars
Black literature, 1827-1940 (1987) 1 exemplars
Afro-American Women Writers (1998) 1 exemplars
Finding your roots. Season 4 (2018) 1 exemplars
The Black Box (2024) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) — Epíleg, algunes edicions19,405 exemplars, 348 ressenyes
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) — Pròleg, algunes edicions4,393 exemplars, 78 ressenyes
Twelve Years a Slave (1853) — Epíleg, algunes edicions4,091 exemplars, 116 ressenyes
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,503 exemplars, 24 ressenyes
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (1942) — Editor, algunes edicions1,401 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Mules and Men (1935) — Epíleg, algunes edicions1,109 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (1935) — Editor, algunes edicions834 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) — Editor — 757 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859) — Editor, algunes edicions; Introducció, algunes edicions687 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Not Without Laughter (1930) — Pròleg, algunes edicions659 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (2012) — Col·laborador — 569 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
The Complete Stories (1995) — Introducció — 479 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939) — Editor, algunes edicions454 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Epíleg, algunes edicions440 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas (1997) — Col·laborador — 430 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927) — Editor, algunes edicions399 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted (1892) — Pròleg, algunes edicions392 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano (2005) — Introducció, algunes edicions347 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) — Editor, algunes edicions326 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Col·laborador — 301 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Souls of Black Folk [Norton Critical Editions] (1999) — Editor — 279 exemplars
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Col·laborador — 224 exemplars
You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays (2022) — Editor — 184 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (1931) — Editor, algunes edicions176 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History (2014) — Pròleg — 165 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Africa: The Art of a Continent (1995) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1975) — Editor, algunes edicions140 exemplars
Talk That Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling (1989) — Introducció — 129 exemplars
The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader (2014) — Editor, algunes edicions125 exemplars
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2002) — Pròleg — 104 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
Six Women's Slave Narratives (1988) — Pròleg, algunes edicions98 exemplars
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions93 exemplars
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance (1997) — Col·laborador; Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America (1993) — Pròleg — 82 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1849) — Pròleg — 79 exemplars
The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (2001) — Pròleg — 76 exemplars
The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (1988) — Pròleg — 75 exemplars
The Portable Frederick Douglass (Penguin Classics) (2016) — Editor, algunes edicions73 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art (1994) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness (2012) — Pròleg — 59 exemplars
Facing History: The Black Image in American Art 1710-1940 (1991) — Introducció — 57 exemplars
Watchmen [2019 TV miniseries] (2019) — Self — 52 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice (1992) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Encyclopedia of Black Comics (2017) — Pròleg — 37 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
More Great Railway Journeys (1996) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001) — Pròleg — 30 exemplars
Great Railway Journeys | More Great Railway Journeys (1997) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Race: An Anthology in the First Person (1997) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Spiritual Narratives (1988) — Pròleg — 23 exemplars
Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (2015) — Pròleg — 20 exemplars
Black Folk Then and Now: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race (1939) — Editor, algunes edicions18 exemplars
The Black Flame Trilogy Book One: The Ordeal of Mansart (2007) — Editor, algunes edicions17 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Works of Alain Locke (2012) — Pròleg — 16 exemplars
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Three: Worlds of Color (1961) — Editor, algunes edicions15 exemplars
The New Negro Aesthetic: Selected Writings (2022) — Editor — 15 exemplars
The Black Flame Trilogy Book Two: Mansart Builds a School (2007) — Editor, algunes edicions14 exemplars
Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints (2000) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [2013 TV series] (2014) — Narrador — 12 exemplars
The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois: 19-Volume Set (1957) — Editor — 10 exemplars
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Faces of America [2010 TV series] (2010) — Narrador — 2 exemplars
Li'L Dan the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story — Pròleg — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú



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.… (més)
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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.… (més)
Hccpsk | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
ValerieAndBooks | Jul 11, 2023 |



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