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    • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

    • By: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    With élan and erudition - and with winning enthusiasm - Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Rogers' work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African, diasporic, and African American history in question-and-answer format. Among the 100 questions: Who were Africa's first ambassadors to Europe? Who was the first black president in North America? Did Lincoln really free the slaves? Who was history's wealthiest person? What percentage of white Americans have recent African ancestry?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Anthony Costello on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Dark Sky Rising

    • Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
    • By: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. 

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Bondwoman's Narrative

    • By: Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Anna Deavere Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
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    An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850s is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar and professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring tale of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor reading of an important book

    • By Hilary on 11-15-04

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Stony the Road

    • Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
    • By: Henry Louis Gates
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A profound new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counterrevolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Finding Your Roots

    • The Official Companion to the PBS Series
    • By: Henry Louis Gates
    • Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools ofcutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before. Gates' investigations take on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Finding Oprah's Roots

    • Finding Your Own
    • By: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Finding Oprah's Roots will not only endow listeners with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history's unsung heroes but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own pasts. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, this audiobook also highlights genetic testing resources that can make it possible to know one's distant tribal roots in Africa.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • We all have roots.

    • By ButterLegume on 12-13-10

    Regular price: $20.95

    • In Search of Our Roots

    • How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
    • By: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    More than a work of history, In Search of Our Roots is a book of revelatory importance that, for the first time, brings to light the lives of ordinary men and women who, by courageous example, blazed a path for their famous descendants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this book highly

    • By JA on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Reconsidering Race

    • Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics
    • By: Henry Louis Gates Jr. - foreword, Kazuko Suzuki - editor, Diego A. von Vacano - editor
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Race is one of the most elusive phenomena of social life. While we generally know it when we see it, it's not an easy concept to define. Social science literature has argued that race is a Western concept that emerged with the birth of modern imperialism, whether in the 16th century or the 18th century. This book points out that there is a disjuncture between the way race is conceptualized in the social sciences and in recent natural science literature. In the view of some proponents of natural-scientific perspectives, race has a biological - and not just a purely social-dimension. 

    Regular price: $20.99