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African Americans Many Rivers to Cross

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ISBN-10: 140193515X

ISBN-13: 9781401935153

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry Louis Gates, Yacovone

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     The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is the companion book to the six-part, six-hour documentary of the same name. The series is the first to air since 1968 that chronicles the full sweep of 500 years of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent and the arrival of the first black conquistador, Juan Garrido, in Florida in 1513, through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to Barack Obama's second term as president, when the United States still remains deeply divided by race and class.     The book explores these topics in even more detail than possible in the television series, and examines many other fascinating matters as…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: Hay House, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of…