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Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience with Other

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Condition Notes

(New York): Basic Civitas Books, (1999). 22.5 x 28 cm, 2095pp. First edition, inscribed and signed by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the dedication page. Bound in textured black paper over boards, spine and front board stamped in gilt. Binding mildly shaken; front joint starting at the head of the spine; light wear to the edges of the boards. Light soiling to the text block edges; some offsetting to the title page from the author's signature. Dust jacket rubbed with a closed tear to the rear panel. Good/Good. GK/djm
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Inspired by the dream of the late African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and assisted by an eminent advisory board, Harvard scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kwame Anthony Appiah have created the first scholarly encyclopedia to take as its scope the entire history of Africa and the African Diaspora.Beautifully designed and richly illustrated with over a thousand images - maps, tables, charts, photographs, hundreds of them in full color - this single-volume reference includes more than three thousand articles and over two million words. The interplay between text and illustration conveys the richness and sweep of the African and African American experience as no other publication before it. Certain to prove invaluable to anyone interested in black history and the influence of African culture on the world today, Africana is a unique testament to the remarkable legacy of a great and varied people.With entries ranging from ”affirmative action” to ”zydeco,” from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana brings the entire black world into sharp focus. Every concise, informative article is referenced to others with the aim of guiding the reader through such wide-ranging topics as the history of slavery; the civil rights movement; African-American literature, music, and art; ancient African civilizations; and the black experience in countries such as France, India, and Russia.More than a book for library reference, Africana will give hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays by such notable writers as Stanley Crouch, Gerald Early, Randall Kennedy, and Cornel West. These specially commissioned essays give the reader an engaging chronicle of the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people in the Old World and the New.

Synopsis:

A landmark in reference publishing, Africana is an incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world - a vital resource for families, students, and educators everywhere.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [2065]-2095).

About the Author

Kwame Anthony Appiah is the Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities, chair of the Afro-American Studies Department, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465000715
Subtitle:
The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience with Other
Author:
Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates
Author:
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis
Publisher:
Basic Civitas Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African diaspora
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Africa - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
3944-S
Publication Date:
19991027
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
2144
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.50 in

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