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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Books by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (On Reserve)

Books Edited or Co-edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Selected Articles by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Selected Articles about Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Books by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

On Reserve in Meyer Library

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man. New York: Random House, 1997.
Meyer Reserves E185.86 .G374

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Cornel West. The Future of the Race. New York: Knopf, 1996.
Meyer Reserves E185.86 .G377 1996

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., et al. Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. New York: New York University Press, 1994.
Meyer Reserves KF9345 .A75S67

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Colored People: A Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1994.
Meyer Reserves PS29 .G28A3

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Meyer Reserves PS153 .N5G275

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Meyer Reserves PS153 .N5G28

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the "Racial" Self. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Meyer Reserves PS153 .N5G27

Books Edited or Co-edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Kwame A. Appiah, eds. The Dictionary of Global Culture. New York: Knopf, 1997.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Nellie Y. McKay, eds. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Kwame A. Appiah, eds. Identities. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. Bearing Witness: Selections from African-American Autobiography in the Twentieth Century. New York: Pantheon Books, 1991.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. "Race," Writing, and Difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., Randall K. Burkett, and Nancy Hall Burkett, eds. Black Biography, 1790-1950: A Cumulative Index. 3 vols. Alexandria: Chadwyck-Healey, 1991.

Hughes, Langston. Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life. Edited with introductions by George Houston Bass and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with the complete story of the Mule Bone controversy. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology. New York: Meridian Books, 1990.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. Black Literature and Literary Theory. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. New York: New American Library, 1987.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., James Gibbs, and Ketu H. Katrak, eds. Wole Soyinka: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Charles T. Davis, eds. The Slave's Narrative. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. Black Literature and Literary Theory. New York: Methuen, 1984.

Davis, Charles T. Black is the Color of the Cosmos: Essays on Afro-American Literature and Culture, 1942-1981. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Garland Pub., 1982.

Selected Articles by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Net Worth: How the Greatest Player in the History of Basketball Became the Greatest Brand in the History of Sports. Michael Jordan and Advertising." New Yorker v74, n14 (1 June 1998): 48.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The White Negro: in 'Bulworth,' Warren Beatty Puts His Career on the Color Line." New Yorker v74, n11 (11 May 1998): 62.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Two Nations of Black America: the Best of Times, the Worst of Times." Brookings Review v16, n2 (Spring 1998): 4.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "All the Way to Timbuktu: a Journey into Africa's Intellectual History." New Republic v218, n16 (20 April 1998): 17.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The End of Loyalty: Why Has Betraying Clinton - and Everyone Else - Become a National Pastime?" New Yorker v74, n3 (9 March 1998): 34.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Dole 2000: the G.O.P.'s Best Hope for the White House is an Un-Republican Named Elizabeth Dole." New Yorker v73, n32 (20 October 1997): 228.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Naked Republic: Shifting Perceptions of Sexual Mores." New Yorker v73, n25 (25 August 1997): 114.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Going Back: an African American Returns to Africa." New Republic v216, n24 (16 June 1997): 19.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Belafonte's Balancing Act. Singer and Activist Harry Belafonte." New Yorker v72, n25 (26 August 1996): 132.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "White Like Me. African American Author Anatole Broyard." New Yorker v72, n16 (17 June 1996): 66.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The African-American Century: a Reality That Is More Complicated, and More Heroic, Than the Myth." New Yorker v72, n10 (29 April 1996): 9.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Charmer. Louis Farrakhan." New Yorker v72, n10 (29 April 1996): 116.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "King of Cats. Cultural Critic, African-American Albert Murray." New Yorker v72, n7 (8 April 1996): 70.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Hating Hillary. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton." New Yorker v72, n2 (26 Feb. 1996): 116.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man. African American Leaders React to the O.J. Simpson Trial and the Million Man March." New Yorker v71, n33 (23 October 1995): 56.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Powell and the Black Elite. General Colin Powell." New Yorker v71, n29 (25 September 1995): 64.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "On Honoring Blackness." American Enterprise v6, n5 (September-October 1995): 49.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Wole Soyinka: Mythopoesis and the Agon of Democracy." Georgia Review v49, n1 (Spring 1995): 187.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Multiculturalism and Its Discontents." Black Scholar v24, n1 (Winter 1994): 16.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Body Politic. Choreographer Bill T. Jones." New Yorker v70, n39 (28 November 1994): 112.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Black Leadership Myth." New Yorker v70, n34 (24 October 1994): 7.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Black Creativity: on the Cutting Edge." Time v144, n15 (10 October 1994): 74.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment." New Republic v209, n12-13 (20 September 1993): 37.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Blood and Irony. Race and Religion." Economist v328, n7828 (11 September 1993): F33.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Blacklash? African Americans Object to Gay Rights-Civil Rights Analogy." New Yorker v69, n13 (17 May 1993): 42.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Culture of Complaint." New Yorker v69, n9 (19 April 1993): 113.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "A Pretty Good Society. The Inherent Strength and Determination of American Society." Time v140, n20 (16 November 1992): 84.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Two nations... Both Black. Social and Economic Division in Black Community." Forbes v150, n6 (14 September 1992): 132.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "African American Studies in the 21st Century." Black Scholar v22, n3 (Summer 1992): 3.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Fire Last Time: What James Baldwin Can and Can't Teach America." New Republic v206, n22 (1 June 1992): 37.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Beware of the New Pharaohs. Afrocentrism and Education." Newsweek v118, n13 (23 September 1991): 47.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Delusions of Grandeur; Young Blacks Must Be Taught That Sports Are Not the Only Avenues of Opportunity." Sports Illustrated v75, n8 (19 August 1991): 78.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Alchemy of Race and Rights." Nation v252, n22 (10 June 1991): 766.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "The Master's Pieces: On Canon Formation and the African-American Tradition." South Atlantic Quarterly v89, n1 (Winter 1990): 89.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Murray Hausknecht. "Taking the Rap. Black Intellectuals and the 2 Live Crew Obscenity Case." New Republic v203, n23 (3 December 1990): 4.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Censorship and Justice: On Rushdie and Soyinka." Research in African Literatures v21, n1 (Spring 1990): 137.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Introduction: 'Tell Me, Sir, ... What Is "Black" Literature?'" PMLA v105, n1 (January 1990): 11.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "'What's in a Name?' Some Meanings of Blackness." Dissent v36, n4 (Fall 1989): 487.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Academe Must Give Black-Studies Programs Their Due." Chronicle of Higher Education v36, n3 (20 September 1989): A56.


Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "A Call to Protect Academic Integrity from Politics. A Debate on Activism in Black Studies," New York Times v147, 4 April 1998, A13(N), B11(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "American Letters, African Voices. History of African American Authors," New York Times Book Review, 1 December 1996, 39.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "A Dangerous Literacy: The Legacy of Frederick Douglas.," New York Times Book Review, 28 May 1995, 3.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "The Glance That Betrays Uncomfortable Solidarity. Silent Acknowledgments between Blacks in Public," Los Angeles Times v113, 8 May 1994, M3.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Black Intellectuals, Jewish Tensions; a Weaving of Identities," New York Times v142, 13 April 1993, A17(N), A21(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Black Demagogues and Pseudo-Scholars. Relations between Black and Jewish Americans," New York Times v141, 20 July 1992, A13(N), A15(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Just Whose 'Malcolm' Is It, Anyway? Spike Lee's New Film Biography of Malcolm X," New York Times v141, sec2, 31 May 1992, H13(N), H13(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Must Buppiehood Cost Homeboy His Soul? In Today's Movies, Guilt and Loss of Cultural Roots Seem to Plague Blacks Who Rise to the Middle Class," New York Times v141, sec2, 1 March 1992, H11(N), H11(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Whose Culture Is It, Anyway? It's Not Just Anglo-Saxon. Trend in Schools to Emphasize Western Cultural Values in Their Curricula," New York Times v140, 4 May 1991, 15(N), 23(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "2 Live Crew, Decoded. Rap Music Group's Use of Street Language in Context of Afro-American Cultural Heritage Analyzed," New York Times v139, 19 June 1990, A15(N), A23(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "TV's Black World Turns - But Stays Unreal," New York Times v139, sec2, 12 November 1989, H1(N), H1(L).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Whose Canon Is It, Anyway? Literary Canons and Politics of Culture," New York Times Book Review, 26 February 1989, 1.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," New York Times Book Review, 22 November 1987, 12.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Mating Birds," New York Times Book Review, 18 May 1986, 3.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography," New York Times Book Review v90, 21 April 1985, 1(3).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "The Autobiography of Leroi Jones," New York Times Book Review v89, 11 March 1984, 11(2).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "Dictionary of American Negro Biography," New York Times Book Review v88, 1 May 1983, 13(2).

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., "A Poet in Peril. Dennis Brutus of Southern Africa," New York Times v131, 7 September 1982, 27(N), A23(L).

Selected Articles about Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Malveaux, Julianne. "Bostonians Squabble over Headline." Black Issues in Higher Education v15, n7 (28 May 1998): 28.

Slaughter, Jane. "Henry Louis Gates Jr." Progressive v62, n1 (January, 1998): 30.

Shumway, David R. "The Star System in Literary Studies." PMLA v112, n1 (January, 1997): 85.

Taylor, Ronald A. "Academic Theater: An the Road with Cornel West, Henry Gates and SRO Crowds." Black Issues in Higher Education v13, n5 (2 May 1996): 12.

Gergen, David R. "Harvard's 'Talented Tenth': Harvard's Dream Team of African-American Scholars Could Deepen Understanding of Racial Issues in Our Nations." U.S. News & World Report v120, n11 (18 March 1996): 116.

White, Jack E. "The Black Brain Trust." Time v147, n9 (26 February 1996): 58.

Kalb, Claudia and Starr, Mark. "Education: Up from Mediocrity - Now Black Studies at Harvard Is Famous for Its Stars." Newsweek v127, n8 (19 Febraury 1996): 64.

Newman, Richard. "Henry Louis Gates Jr." Publishers Weekly v241, n25 (20 June 1994): 80.

Teachout, Terry. "Dead Center: The Myth of the Middle." National Review v44, n21 (2 Nov 1992): 53.

Magner, Denise K. "Nomadic Scholar of Black Studies Puts Harvard in the Spotlight." Chronicle of Higher Education v38, n45 (15 July 1992): A13.

Ward, Jerry W., Jr. "Interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." New Literary History v22, n4 (Autumn, 1991): 927.

"An American culture." National Review v43, n9 (27 May 1991): 18.

Clarke, Breena; Tifft, Susan. "A "Race Man" Argues for a Broader Curriculum: Henry Louis Gates Jr. Wants W.E.B. Dubois, Wole Soyinka and Phyllis Wheatley on the Nation's Reading Lists, As Well As Western Classics like Milton and Shakespeare." Time v137, n16 (22 April 1991): 16.

Lubiano, Wahneema. "Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and African-American Literary Discourse." New England Quarterly v62, n4 (December, 1989): 561.


Goodman, Walter. "Frontline: The Two Nations of Black America." New York Times v147, 10 February 1998, B3(N), E8(L).

Rimer, Sara. "On Front Lines of Battle of Tradition and Change." New York Times v145, 20 March 1996, A10(N), A14(L).

Trescott, Jacqueline. "Harvard's Dream Team: Many of the Nation's Top Black Intellectuals Have Heeded the Call of Scholar Skip Gates. Now the Real Test Begins." Washington Post v119, 26 February 1996, B1.

Hentoff, Nat. "Campus Quicksand: Finally, an Attack on Black Antisemitism by a Nationally Prestigious Black." Washington Post v115, 11 August 1992, A17.

Butterfield, Fox. "Afro-American Studies Get New Life at Harvard." New York Times v141, 3 June 1992, B9(N), B7(L).

Holmstrom, David. "A Vision of a New Racial Tapestry: Harvard Scholar Gates Talks about Racism and Multiculturalism in US." Christian Science Monitor v84, n95, 10 April 1992, 11.

Gardner, Marilyn. "The Classroom Versus the Field of Dreams." Christian Science Monitor v83, n186, 20 August 1991, 14.

Bernstein, Richard. "African Oriented: Reviving a Magazine of Change and Ideas." New York Times v140, 14 May 1991, B1(N), C13(L).

"Harvard Hires a Specialist in African-American Studies." New York Times v140, 1 February 1991, A14(L).

Clary, Mike. "Professor Calls 2 Live Crew 'Refreshing.'" Los Angeles Times v109, 20 October 1990, A20.

Parker, Laura. "Rap Lyrics Likened to Literature: Witness in 2 Live Crew Trial Cites Art, Parody, Precedents." Washington Post v113, 20 October 1990, D1.

May, Lee. "Turning a New Page in History." Los Angeles Times v109, 14 May 1990, A1.

Begley, Adam. "Black Studies' New Star." New York Times Magazine v139, 1 April 1990, 24.

"On U.S. Cultural Literacy: the Stakes and Strategy." New York Times v139, 6 December 1989, B8(N), B14(L).

"'Do the Right Thing': Issues and Images." New York Times v138, sec2, 9 July 1989, H1(N), H1(L).

Alexander, Elizabeth. "Pursuing the Pages of History: Yale's Henry Louis Gates and the Roots of Black Literature." Washington Post v106, 10 August 1983, B1.


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