African American National Biography

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

EditorHenry Louis Gates, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

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The African American National Biography presents history through a mosaic of the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life of this nation from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish Florida in 1529 through to notable blackcitizens of the present day. The original eight-volume set has now been expanded to ten handsome volumes in its second edition, bringing the total number of lives profiled to nearly 5,000. The AANB continues to grow along with the field of African American biographical research, providing for continuous updates to the onlineedition, each entry written and signed by distinguished scholars. This is a remarkable achievement, a tenfold increase over the number of biographies contained in 2004's award-winning and substantial African American Lives.In addition to Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King Jr., the AANB includes a wide range of African Americans from all time periods and all walks of life. Lives profiled include those already recognized as giants of black history, figures whose storieshave never been told and that readers will be discovering for the first time, and living people who are shaping the era in which we now live. The names within are both famous and nearly-forgotten. In the words of AANB editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "These stories, long buried in the dusty archivesof history, will never be lost again. And that is what scholarship in the field of African American Studies should be all about."

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The African American National Biography presents history through a mosaic of the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life of this nation from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish Florida in 1529 through to notable blackcitizens of the present day. The original eight-vo...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and Afro-American Studies, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at H...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1152 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199920788

ISBN - 13:9780199920785

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List of ArticlesPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionIntroductionEditorial NoteAFRICAN AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHYDirectory of ContributorsAfrican American PrizewinnersIndex by BirthplaceRealm of Renown