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The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader

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The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Abby Wolf (Editor)

Basic Civitas Books, Hardcover, 9780465028313, 656pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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Description
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 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 Reader will be a singular reflection of one of our most gifted minds.



About the Author
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including Colored People, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, In Search of Our Roots, and the American Book Award-winning The Signifying Monkey. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


NPR
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is perhaps best known for his research tracing the family and genetic history of famous African Americans. A selection of his writings on race, politics and culture appear in The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader. Originally broadcast May 8, 2012. More at NPR.org

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

For more than 30 years, Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been an influential public intellectual. He may be best known for his research tracing the family and genetic history of famous African-Americans. A selection of his writings on race, politics and culture appear in The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader. More at NPR.org

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