Dark Sky Rising by Henry Louis Gates audiobook

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , with  Tonya Bolden
Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audio Books, Scholastic Inc

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781338330687

  • ISBN: 9781338330687

Runtime: 3.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation.

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.

This audio edition features an introduction narrated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr..

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Dion Graham’s calm, confident voice takes middle-grade listeners through an introduction to a turbulent time in American history. Henry Gates and Tonya Bolden’s title is a clear and lucid primer to America at the end of the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and up to the beginning of Jim Crow segregation. The audiobook version omits the many documents included in the text while delivering a smoothly flowing narrative. Graham’s assured tones explain important people and events, such as PLESSY V. FERGUSON and the Dred Scott case, leaving young listeners with a better understanding of the lives of freedmen and women in the wake of the Civil War. Justly expressing outrage at these people’s tenuous and changing rights, this audiobook is all too reflective of our current times.” AudioFile
“Renowned scholar and debut YA author Gates Jr., along with Bolden, have crafted an excellent work on the rise of Jim Crow laws in the South…The complexity of the subject and sophisticated language will be readable for high school students but is on the more challenging end of the spectrum. The writing is at times lyrical, with repeated phrases and beautifully constructed prose.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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

Author Bio: Tonya Bolden

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English