The Resource African American lives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

African American lives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Label
African American lives
Title
African American lives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A definitive biographical resource provides up-to-date, authoritative portraits of some six hundred noteworthy African Americans representing a wide variety of fields of endeavor, including slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, artists, business leaders, musicians, performers, athletes, journalists, and other historical figures. African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 920/.009296073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.96
LC item number
.A446 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
African Americans
Label
African American lives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Directory of contributors -- Subjects in African American lives -- African American lives -- Subjects by category or area of renown -- African American, prizewinners, medalists, members of Congress, and judges -- Index
Control code
ocm53361279
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxvi, 1025 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780195160246
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195160246
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53361279
Label
African American lives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Directory of contributors -- Subjects in African American lives -- African American lives -- Subjects by category or area of renown -- African American, prizewinners, medalists, members of Congress, and judges -- Index
Control code
ocm53361279
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxvi, 1025 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780195160246
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195160246
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53361279

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