The Key Debates: An Introduction To African American Studies by Henry Louis GatesThe Key Debates: An Introduction To African American Studies by Henry Louis Gates

The Key Debates: An Introduction To African American Studies

byHenry Louis Gates, Jennifer Burton

Paperback | December 22, 2009

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Unprecedented in scope and approach, this collection explores debates about the signal issues of the black experience in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Over 160 primary writings -- essays, speeches, petitions, editorials, newspaper and journal articles, manifestos, political cartoons, poems, and fiction -- map the controversies surrounding emigration and migration, black nationalism and separatism, violent and nonviolent protest, black women's rights, the existence of a black aesthetic, the role of religion in the civil rights struggle, and affirmative action, among other key debates.
Henry Louis Gates was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. A respected scholar in African American Studies, Gates graduated from Yale and Cambridge universities. A visit to Africa during the 1970s further developed his interest in African American literature and culture and helped him expand his theories. He is respons...
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Title:The Key Debates: An Introduction To African American StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:December 22, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393975789

ISBN - 13:9780393975789

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