Poetry Books by Henry Louis Gates

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Trials of Phillis Wheatley Authors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Published Date: 2010-10-01
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In 1773, the slave Phillis Wheatley literally wrote her way to freedom. The first person of African descent to publish a book of poems in English, she was emancipated by her owners in recognition of her literary achievement. For a time, Wheatley was the most famous black woman in the West. But Thomas Jefferson, unlike his contemporaries Ben Franklin and George Washington, refused to acknowledge her gifts as a writer a repudiation that eventually inspired generations of black writers to build an extraordinary body of literature in their efforts to prove him wrong. In The Trials of Phillis Wheatley, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the pivotal roles that Wheatley and Jefferson played in shaping the black literary tradition. Writing with all the lyricism and critical skill that place him at the forefront of American letters, Gates brings to life the characters, debates, and controversy that surrounded Wheatley in her day and ours.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Our Nig Authors: Harriet E. Wilson, Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Publisher: Vintage
Published Date: 2011
Categories: Fiction
"Expanded edition, with additional notes and commentary"--Cover.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus) Authors: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published Date: 2019-01-29
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Transition 96 Authors: Henry Louis Gates, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Published Date: 2006-10-02
Categories: Literary Collections
An international review of politics, culture and ethnicity from Beijing to Bujumbra, which combines high brow and Pop culture that educated people of colour, funky graduates, journalists, writers and artists will equally enjoy. Breaking from the traditional travel magazine genre, and committed to pluralism in both voice and subject, Transition invites the world to write back, filling its pages with unusual dispatches, unforgettable memoirs, unorthodox polemics, unlikely conversations and unsurpassed original fiction.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Bondwoman's Narrative Authors: Hannah Crafts, Henry Louis Gates (Jr.), Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Chair of Afro-American Studies Director Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Jr.
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Published Date: 2002
Categories: Fiction
A novel written in the 1850s by a runaway slave follows a young slave from a North Carolina plantation as she flees to the North and, after being pursued by slave hunters and forced to serve a difficult new mistress, finally obtains freedom in New Jersey.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Wonders of the African World Authors: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Published Date: 2001-01-01
Categories: History
Offers an illustrated journey through the history and contributions of Africa's lost civilizations, from the ancient pyramids of Nubia to the ruins of Ethiopia's Christian kingdom to the great library and university of Timbuktu.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book America Behind The Color Line Authors: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2007-10-15
Categories: Social Science
Renowned scholar and New York Times bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary America Behind the Color Line. The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book In Search Of Hannah Crafts Authors: Henry Louis Gates, W E B DuBois Professor of Humanities Chair of Afro-American Studies and Director of the W E B DuBois Institute for for Afro-American Research Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Hollis Robbins
Publisher: Civitas Books
Published Date: 2004
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Essays offer a critical analysis of "The Bondwoman's Narrative," a first novel written by a female African-American slave, assessing the influence of the work on our view of slavery, African-American history, and antebellum literature.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Slave's Narrative Authors: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Published Date: 1990
Categories: Literary Collections
The autobiographical narratives of black ex-slaves published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries constitute the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. Black slaves in the New World created a veritable "literature of escape" depicting the overwhelming horrors of human bondage. These narratives served the abolitionist movement not only as evidence of the slaves' degradation but also of their "intellectual capacity." Accordingly, this literature has elicited a wealth of analysis- and controversy- from its initial publication right up to our day. This volume charts the response to the black slave's narrative from 1750 to the present. The book consists of three sections: selected reviews of slave narratives, dating from 1750 to 1861; essays examining how such narratives serve as historical material; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader Authors: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2012-05-01
Categories: Literary Collections
Educator, writer, critic, intellectual, film-maker-Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been widely praised as being one of America's most prominent and prolific scholars. In what will be an essential volume, The Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Reader collects three decades of writings from his many fields of interest and expertise. From his earliest work of literary-historical excavation in 1982, through his current writings on the history and science of African American genealogy, the essays collected here follow his path as historian, theorist, canon-builder, and cultural critic, revealing a thinker of uncommon breadth whose work is uniformly guided by the drive to uncover and restore a history that has for too long been buried and denied. An invaluable reference, The Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Reader will be a singular reflection of one of our most gifted minds.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Signifying Monkey Authors: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published Date: 1988
Categories: Literary Criticism
Explores the relationship between African and Afro-American vernacular traditions and Black literature

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The African Americans Authors: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.), Donald Yacovone
Publisher: Smiley Books
Published Date: 2013
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Chronicles five hundred years of African-American history from the origins of slavery on the African continent through Barack Obama's second presidential term, examining contributing political and cultural events.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Autobiographies Authors: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Library of America
Published Date: 1994
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Fateful Triangle Authors: Stuart Hall, Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published Date: 2017-09-11
Categories: Philosophy
In this work drawn from lectures delivered in 1994 a founding figure of cultural studies reflects on the divisive, deadly consequences of our politics of identification. Stuart Hall untangles the power relations that permeate race, ethnicity, and nationhood and shows how oppressed groups broke apart old hierarchies of difference in Western culture.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Black Imagination and the Middle Passage Authors: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Publisher:
Published Date: 1999
Categories: Literary Criticism
This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes a broad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to the interior of the Americas, and from the beginning of the Passage to the present day.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The Signifying Monkey Authors: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published Date: 2013-11
Categories: Literary Criticism
"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1989"--Title page verso.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Loose Canons Authors: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Published Date: 1993
Categories: Computers
Multiculturalism has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek and other newspapers and magazines around America. A leading literary and cultural critic, Gates says that the society we have made simply won't survive without the values of tolerance, and cultural tolerance comes to nothing without cultural understanding.

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Figures in Black Authors: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Published Date: 1989
Categories: Literary Criticism
Argues that Black literature cannot be characterized strictly as social realism, and offers a textual analysis of works by eighteenth- to twentieth-century Black writers

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book Facing History Authors: Guy C. McElroy, Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Published Date: 1990
Categories: Art
Traces realistic and racist images

Henry Louis Gates Books, Henry Louis Gates poetry book The African-American Century Authors: Henry Louis Gates, Cornel West
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published Date: 2002-02-05
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement.



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Sister's Cake
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I'd not complain of Sister Jane, for she was good and kind,
Combining with rare comeliness distinctive gifts of mind;
Nay, I'll admit it were most fit that, worn by social cares,
She'd crave a change from parlor life to that below the stairs,
And that, eschewing needlework and music, she should take
Herself to the substantial art of manufacturing cake.

At breakfast, then, it would befall that Sister Jane would say:
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