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Life Upon These Shores by Henry Louis Gates.. There is nobody who has as much academic cred as Gates when it comes to race in America. This book is as sweeping a story on the subject as you’ll find. Belongs on the shelf next to Huck Finn.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"The distinguished Harvard professor provides more than pictures. His short essays reflect his considerable ability as a cultural historian by offering interpretive gems that convey the significance of individuals, events, and trends, even if familiar."

The Boston Globe

"Reading Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513–2008 by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is like walking through history one day at a time."

The New York Journal of Books

Author bio: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is editor in chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center and of the daily online magazine The Root. He has received more than forty honorary degrees from institutions the world over. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (512 pp. Print only)

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