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Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr

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

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Knopf, 2011
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Newport  E185 .G27 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  E185 .G27 2011    AVAILABLE
 PC  E185 .G27 2011    AVAILABLE
 RIC  E185 .G27 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  E185 .G27 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Quarto  E185 .G27 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 487 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Gives an illustrated book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest 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."-- Provided by publisher
LC subject African Americans -- History
African Americans -- History -- Pictorial works
United States -- Civilization -- African American influences
ISBN 9780307593429 (hardback)
0307593428 (hardback)