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The Resource 100 amazing facts about the Negro, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)

100 amazing facts about the Negro, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
100 amazing facts about the Negro
Title
100 amazing facts about the Negro
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Title variation
One hundred amazing facts about the Negro
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. With élan and erudition--and with 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, diasporic, and African-American history in question and answer format: Who were Africa's first ambassadors to Europe? 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, 100 answers, intended to shine light on the sheer complexity and diversity of being African American."--Provided by publisher
  • "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. With élan and erudition--and with 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, diasporic, and African-American history in question and answer format: Who were Africa's first ambassadors to Europe? 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, 100 answers, intended to shine light on the sheer complexity and diversity of being African American."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
973/.0496073
LC call number
CB235
LC item number
.G38 2017
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1880-1966
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rogers, J. A.
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  • Blacks
  • African Americans
Label
100 amazing facts about the Negro, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001871555
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 476 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780307908711
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016024453
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001871555
Label
100 amazing facts about the Negro, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001871555
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 476 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780307908711
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016024453
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001871555

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