African American Lives

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988286X
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African American Lives from the Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.. 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.

The African American Religious Experience In America

Author: Anthony B. Pinn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313325854
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The African American Religious Experience In America from the Author: Anthony B. Pinn. Describes various forms of African American Christian and non-Christian religious experience, discussing the origins of a particular tradition, the nature of African American participation, and the general beliefs held by most adherents.

The Oxford Handbook Of African American Citizenship 1865 Present

Author: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195188055
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The Oxford Handbook Of African American Citizenship 1865 Present from the Author: Henry Louis Gates. This study seeks to answer the question of what the United States would look like today if, at the end of the Civil War freed slaves had been granted full political, social and economic rights. Over the course of 34 chapters, it presents a full and powerful portrait of the particular hurdles faced by African Americans.

African Americans And The Bible

Author: Vincent L. Wimbush
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826413765
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African Americans And The Bible from the Author: Vincent L. Wimbush. A unique study of how the Bible "constructs" African Americans and how African Americans "construct" the bibleFrom literature and the arts to popular culture and everyday life, the Bible courses through black society and culture. Despite the enormous recent surge of interest in African American religion, scant attention has been paid to the diversity of ways in which African Americans have utilized the Bible. African Americans and the Bible is the fruit of a four-year collaborative research project directed by Vincent L. Wimbush and funded by the Lilly Endowment. It brings together scholars and experts (sixty-eight in all) from a wide range of academic and artistic fields and disciplines-including ethnography, cultural history, and biblical studies and also music, film, dance, drama, and literature. The book is less about the meaning(s) of the Bible than about the Bible and meaning(s), less about the world(s) of the Bible than about how worlds and the Bible interact-in short, about how a text constructs a people and a people construct a text. It is about a particular socio-cultural formation but also about the dynamics that occur in the interrelation between any group of people and sacred texts in general. African Americans and the Bible offers a critical lens through which the process of socio-cultural formation can be viewed.

Africana

Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher:
ISBN: 0195170555
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Africana from the Author: Anthony Appiah. Ninety years after W.E.B. Du Bois first articulated the need for "the equivalent of a black Encyclopedia Britannica," Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr., realized his vision by publishing Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience in 1999. This new, greatly expanded edition of the original work broadens the foundation provided by Africana. Including more than one million new words, Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded, transforming the set into the most authoritative research and scholarly reference set on the African experience ever created. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receive a strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in African itself have an equally strong presence. The articles that make up Africana cover subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years from the earlies-known hominids , to Sean "Diddy" Combs. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with unprecedented depth.

Encyclopedia Of African American Politics

Author: Robert C. Smith
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130198
Size: 56.24 MB
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Encyclopedia Of African American Politics from the Author: Robert C. Smith. An A to Z presentation of over 400 articles on African American politics and notable people, from the abolitionist movement to Whitney Young.

A History Of African American Theatre

Author: Errol G. Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624435
Size: 65.73 MB
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A History Of African American Theatre from the Author: Errol G. Hill. The first definitive account of African-American performance and theatre from slavery to the present.

African American Religious Cultures

Author: Stephen C. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576074706
Size: 59.50 MB
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African American Religious Cultures from the Author: Stephen C. Finley. This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive presentation available on the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements. * Over 80 alphabetically organized entries on religious traditions embraced by African Americans, covering their historical development, doctrines, rituals, and key figures * Over 50 contributors, each a distinguished scholar familiar with the richness of African American religious life

Blackening Europe

Author: Heike Raphael-Hernandez
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415943994
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Blackening Europe from the Author: Heike Raphael-Hernandez. This collection explores the social products and meaning of Europe's fascination with African America. This includes an examination of early, classic influences (jazz, Josephine Baker, Katherine Dunham) through an Afro-centric perspective.

African American Viewers And The Black Situation Comedy

Author: Robin R. Means Coleman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815331254
Size: 40.21 MB
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African American Viewers And The Black Situation Comedy from the Author: Robin R. Means Coleman. Providing insight into key debates over race and representation in the media, this ethnographic study explores the ways in which African Americans have been depicted in Black situation comedies - from the 1950s Beulah to contemporary series like Martin and Living Single. As scholars increasingly turn their attention to how audiences interpret, use, and resist media texts, Means-Coleman contributes to the development of reception theories by focusing on African American audiences, and bringing their voices to bear on controversies over race and representation.