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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 black citizens of the present day.

Available initially as a handsome eight-volume set containing over 4,000 entries written and signed by distinguished scholars, the AANB continues to grow along with the field of African American biographical research, and continuous updates to the online edition will bring the total number of lives profiled to more than 5,000. This is a remarkable achievement, an eightfold 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, both famous and nearly-forgotten. In the words of AANB editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "These stories, long buried in the dusty archives of history, will never be lost again. And that is what scholarship in the field of African American Studies should be all about."

About the Author

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, Harvard University.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is Professor of History and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and editor of The Harvard Guide to African American History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195160192
Author:
Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
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Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History, American | African American
Subject:
History
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African Americans--History
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Historical
Series Volume:
8-Volume Set
Publication Date:
20080218
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
5568
Dimensions:
10.7 x 16.2 x 8.9 in 26.17 lb

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