The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reader /

A primer from one of America's most esteemed and popular intellectuals.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr
Other Authors: Wolf, Abby
Format: eBook
Published: New York : BasicCivitas Books, [2012]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • PART I. Genealogies
  • Family Matters
  • My Yiddish Mama
  • Native Sons of Liberty
  • In the Kitchen
  • Walk the Last Mile
  • The Last Mill Picnic
  • In Our Lifetime
  • PART II Excavation.
  • Introduction, Our Nig; Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
  • Introduction, The Bondwoman's Narrative: A Novel by Hannah Crafts
  • In Her Own Write, Series introduction
  • Introduction: African American Lives
  • Introduction to the First Edition from Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition
  • Prefatory Notes on the African Slave Trade
  • PART III. Canons
  • The Master's Pieces
  • Introduction, "Tell Me, Sir. . . What Is 'Black' Literature?"
  • Preface to the Second Edition, the Norton Anthology of African American Literature
  • Canon Confidential
  • PART IV. "Race," Writing, and Reading
  • Being, the Will, and the Semantics of Death
  • Introduction, Writing "Race" and the Difference it Makes
  • Preface, The Image of the Black in Western Art
  • The SIgnifying Monkey and the Language of Signifying
  • Reading "Race", Writing, and Difference
  • Jean Toomer's Conflicted Racial Identity
  • PART V. Reading People
  • Both Sides Now
  • The Prince Who Refused the Kingdom
  • King of Cats
  • White Like Me
  • Bliss Broyard Bliss Broyard
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • PART VI. Reading Places
  • Africa, to Me
  • Black London
  • Harlem on Our Minds
  • Introduction, Black in Latin America
  • Brazil: "May Exu Give Me the Power of Speech"
  • PART VII. Culture and Politics
  • 2 Live Crew, Decoded
  • "Authenticity," Or the Lesson of Little Tree
  • The Chitlin Circuit
  • Changing Places
  • Forty Acres and a Gap in Wealth
  • Ending the Slavery Blame Game
  • Is He a Racist?
  • PART VIII. Interviews
  • An Interview with Josephine Baker and James Baldwin
  • The Future of Africa: Soyinka and Gates
  • A Conversation with Condoleeza Rice
  • A Conversation with William Julius Wilson on the Election of Barack Obama
  • A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson.