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Educator, writer, critic, intellectual, film-maker—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been widely praised as being one of America’s most prominent and prolific scholars. In what will be an essential volume, The Henry Louis Gates Reader collects three decades of writings from his many fields of interest and expertise.
From his earliest work of literary-historical excavation in 1982
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Hardcover, 656 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Basic Civitas Books
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Eskay Wolfersperger
A lot of this book--his reviews of other works and criticism--did not interest me, but his personal essays on his childhood, his biographical data of several people and his work on DNA was fascinating. I do recommend this book to people interested in the subject
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Gates, H. L. (2012). The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reader. A. D. Wolf (Ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

SUMMARY: Another in the four-book series on race and race relations in the United States, this collection of essays, editorials, and interviews spans thirty years of the Harvard professor’s variegated career. Subjects addressed include the difficulty of tracing African-American genealogy, Gates’ efforts to recover lost African-American writings and to expand the American literary canon to include
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a Professor of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He is well-known as a literary critic, an editor of literature, and a proponent of black literature and black cultural studies.
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