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The Resource Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates

Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates

Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008
Life upon these shores
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looking at African American history, 1513-2008
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Henry Louis Gates
"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images--ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events, debates, and controversies, as well as the achievements of people famous and obscure. Gates takes us from the sixteenth century through the ordeal of slavery, from the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era and the Great Migration; from the civil rights and black nationalist movements through the age of hip-hop on to the Joshua generation. By documenting and illuminating the sheer diversity of African American involvement in American history, society, politics, and culture, Gates bracingly disabuses us of the presumption of a single "Black Experience." Life Upon These Shores is a book of major importance, a breathtaking tour de force of the historical imagination"--
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Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008, Henry Louis Gates
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Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Fort Mose : a different trajectory
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and lynching
  • The World's Columbian Exposition and The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • W. E. B. Du Bois and Harvard University
  • New Negro, old problem, 1895-1900. Booker T. Washington at the Atlanta Cotton States Exposition
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • The National Association of Colored Women and the American Negro Academy
  • Wilmington, North Carolina, race riot of 1898
  • Buffalo soldiers
  • War with Spain and for an empire
  • Afro-American Council
  • Forging freedom, 1760-1804. First blooms
  • W. E. B. Du Bois : the Paris Albums, 1900
  • Photo essay : Sambo Art
  • Photo essay : the New Negro
  • The ordeal of Jim Crow, 1900-1917. George H. White and the ordeal of black politics
  • Dinner at the White House
  • The music of Johnson, Johnson, and Cole
  • Charles W. Chesnutt and James Weldon Johnson
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar and In Dahomey
  • The Boston Guardian and the Chicago Defender
  • The Souls of Black Folk
  • Crispus Attucks and the freedom struggle
  • Mary McLeod Bethune and African American education
  • Niagara Movement
  • The Atlanta riot, the Brownsville raid, and the reputations of Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington
  • Springfield race riot, the founding of the NAACP, and the beginning of The Crisis
  • Madam C. J. Walker
  • Matthew Henson
  • The founding of the Urban League, the Harlem attack and the death of Booker T. Washington
  • Emancipation anniversary, Carter G. Woodson, Rosenwald Schools
  • Jack Johnson and white America
  • Woodrow Wilson and federal segregation
  • Colored patriots
  • Renaissance, 1917-1928. World War I and the great migration
  • The Birth of a Nation, NAACP protests, and the founding of the second KKK
  • Riots in East St. Louis and Houston, the response of the NAACP, 1917
  • Pan-African Congress
  • The red summer, the Tulsa race riot, and more
  • Marcus Mosiah Garvey
  • Claude McKay and "If We Must Die"
  • Sadie Alexander, Eva Dykes, Georgiana Simpson, and Bessie Coleman
  • Harry Pace, Tanner and Fuller at the NYPL, Robeson in The Emperor Jones, Howard University Gallery of Art
  • Schomburg Collection and Opportunity
  • The king's freedom
  • A. Philip Randolph, The Messenger, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Alain Locke and the New Negro
  • Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington
  • Paul Robeson --
  • Declaring independence
  • Unleashing freedom
  • Freedom, technology
  • and king cotton
  • Establishing freedom
  • Origins, 1513-1760. African slaves, African conquistadors
  • Creating a black Atlantic
  • Toussaint!
  • "It shall ever be our duty to vindicate our brethren," 1800-1834. Tracing the trade
  • End of the slave trade in Britain and the United States, 1807 and 1808
  • Serving freedom in the War of 1812
  • Yarrow Mamout by Charles Wilson Peale and the rise of a people
  • Colonization and Liberia
  • "A fire bell in the night"
  • Freedom's Journal and Walker's Appeal
  • The Liberator and William Lloyd Garrison
  • Origins of North American slavery
  • Nat Turner
  • The founding of the American Anti-slavery Society and Maria Stewart
  • British emancipation
  • Race and resistance, 1834-1850. Oberlin College
  • Magician and ventriloquist
  • Julia Chinn
  • An uncompromising talent
  • Opposing black freedom
  • The Amistad and the Creole
  • Finding freedom in Massachusetts
  • From red to black slavery
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Crosscurrents of 1848 : French abolition and the Pearl
  • Rush for gold
  • Harriet Tubman, American icon
  • The Roberts case and the birth of Jim Crow
  • Emergence, 1850-1860. The new Fugitive Slave Law
  • Resisting the Fugitive Slave Law
  • Martin R. Delany and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Institute for Colored Youth
  • The Black Swan
  • First Africans and the growth of northern slavery
  • Clotel, or, The President's daughter, and Colored patriots of the American Revolution
  • Anthony Burns
  • John Mercer Langston and the bar of justice
  • Berea College and Wilberforce University
  • Dred Scott
  • Our Nig
  • War and its meaning, 1859-1865. Harpers Ferry
  • "This is a white man's war!"
  • Contraband
  • The Port Royal experiment
  • Royal African Company
  • "An act for the release of certain persons held to service, or labor in the District of Columbia"
  • Robert Smalls and the Planter
  • President Lincoln and colonization
  • First in the field
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Carnival of fury
  • The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  • Fort Pillow
  • Extraordinary heroism : New Market Heights
  • Defending rights in the midst of war
  • Early misgivings
  • Fruit of a bitter harvest : the Thirteenth Amendment
  • First black voice in Congress
  • Bureau of Refugees, Freemen and Abandoned Lands
  • Freedman's Bank
  • The Lincoln assassination
  • Reconstructing a nation, 1866-1877. Formation of the Ku Klux Klan
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866
  • Murder in Memphis, 1866
  • Fourteenth Amendment and black citizenship
  • Reconstruction and black higher education
  • Fear and resistance
  • Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution
  • African American diplomats
  • Hiram Rhodes Revels
  • Blanche K. Bruce, Robert Smalls, and African Americans in Congress
  • Harvard and Yale, 1870 and 1876
  • Civil Rights Act of 1871 : the Ku Klux Klan Act
  • The decline of civil rights, 1875-1883
  • Fisk University Jubilee Singers
  • Charlotte Ray
  • U. S. Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment : the slaughterhouse cases
  • Inoculation
  • The Catholic Healys
  • Convict lease
  • End of reconstruction and ho for Kansas!
  • "There is no Negro problem," 1877-1895. Black frontierspeople and cowboys
  • The inventive Lewis H. Latimer
  • Knights of Labor and Colored Farmers' Alliance
  • Education and philanthropy in the nineteenth century
  • Major league baseball and Jim Crow
  • Mississippi Plan and black disenfranchisement
  • Provident Hospital and Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
29 cm.
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xvi, 487 p.
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