Educator, writer, critic, intellectual, film-maker—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been widely praised as being one of America's most prominent and prolific scholars. In what will be an essential volume, The Henry Louis Gates Reader collects three decades of writings from his many fields of interest and expertise. From his earliest work of literary-historical excavation in 1982, through his current writings on the history and science of African American genealogy, the essays collected here follow his path as historian, theorist, canon-builder, and cultural critic, revealing a thinker of uncommon breadth whose work is uniformly guided by the drive to uncover and restore a history that has for too long been buried and denied.
An invaluable reference, The Henry Louis Gates Reader will be a singular reflection of one of our most gifted minds.
Henry Louis Gates
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Needed this for my thesis paper and it had everything I needed plus more!
This book was terribly boring. I got through part of it, then gave up and actually threw it away, it was that bad.
With this terrible reader Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been completely discredited (in my opinion) since his fiasco on Public television of letting Ben Affleck give his family story without admitting that his ancestor was a slave holder. This book unfortunately shows that he started this kind of historical hide and seek long before that. I was interested in the book because it had an interview of an author who is my relative. Henry Louis Gates Jr. simply accepted that this person was claiming our ancestor was a friend of Homer Plessy without any proof at all. This is not history but gossip. Gates is a professor of African American history at Harvard, yet he consistently writes sloppy, lazy and fictitious history. At this point I seriously question his integrity on African American History. I think readers would be well-advised to look to other historians for reliable research. This reader is no more relevant than a tabloid magazine if it cannot be counted on to provide fact based...
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