Life upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 (Hardcover)

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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 -- *Author: Gates, Henry Louis *Subtitle: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 *Publication Date: 2011/11/22 *Number of Pages: 487 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 9.50 *Height: 11.25

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307593429
SKU 220133910
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307593428
Release Date 11/22/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0487
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group

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