Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , with  Tonya Bolden

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/29/2019

    ISBN: 9781338330687

  • Available on 01/29/2019

    ISBN: 9781338330687

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.

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Author Bio: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the holder of the distinguished Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professorship at Harvard. The author of several award-winning works of literary criticism, he also wrote the memoir Colored People; The Future of the Race, coauthored with Cornel West; and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man.

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Author Bio: Tonya Bolden

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English