Unchained Memories Readings from the Slave Narratives

ISBN-10: 0821228420

ISBN-13: 9780821228425

Edition: 2003

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Bulfinch
Publication date: 2/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 164
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Henry Louis Gates was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. A respected scholar in African American Studies, Gates graduated from Yale and Cambridge universities. A visit to Africa during the 1970s further developed his interest in African American literature and culture and helped him expand his theories. He is responsible for rediscovering and reviving many writings by black authors, and his goal is to restore the role of black literature in its proper context. He has written numerous historical books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of African-American History, and The Future of the Race. Gates also has his critics; his appearance at the obscenity trial of the rap group 2 Live Crew was seen as flagrantly self-advancing, and he has been accused of being overly Afrocentric. Nevertheless, his reputation as a scholar is well-deserved. Not only has he taught at Harvard, Yale, Duke, and Cornell, but he has been awarded many honors, including the highly coveted MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."

Foreword
Introduction
Slave Auctions
Introductory Text
Work
Introductory Text
Family
Introductory Text
Living Conditions
Introductory Text
Abuse
Introductory Text
Special Occasions
Introductory Text
The Runaway
Introductory Text
Emancipation
Introductory Text
Contributing Authors
Suggested Reading
Narratives Source List
Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Documentary/Exhibition
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