100 Amazing Facts About The Negro

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

byHenry Louis Gates

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From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans
 
In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by Joel A. Rogers, a largely self-educated black journalist and historian. Now, with élan and erudition--and winning enthusiasm--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Rogers's work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African-American history and gossip in question-and-answer format: Who was the first African to arrive in America? What was the second Middle Passage? Did black people own slaves? Why was cotton king? Who was the first black president in North America? How much African ancestry does the average African American have? Who really invented "the talented tenth"? What were the biggest acts of betrayal within the enslaved community? Who was the first black American woman to be a self-made millionaire? For 100 questions, here are 100 answers, intended to shine light on the sheer complexity and diversity of being African American.

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From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans  In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by...

HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. is an educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Yale College and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.12 × 6.12 × 1.38 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307908712

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PRAISE FOR HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.“From signifying monkeys to small-town West Virginia, from ancient Africa to the new New York, Skip Gates has described the American experience with force, with dignity, and most of all with color. “ —Bill Clinton “Gates now stands in the spotlight of African American culture and literary scholarship. He got there through research, an instinct for attention-getting topics, and a driving vision of what African American studies should become.” —Amy Lifson, National Endowment for the Humanities “Because of his generosity and example, we are living in an intellectual community that strives to understand more deeply the history, culture, social movements, and philosophical thought of black people all over the globe. Skip Gates is the teacher who brought me in—called me in—to the work I do. His own committed and prodigious work is ever animated by a true, deep, and abiding love for the creative beauty, brilliance, foibles, and all else of black people.” —Elizabeth Alexander, Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University