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by Emmanuel K. Akyeampong,Henry Louis Gates Jr.


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Dictionary of African Biography. Emmanuel K. Akyeampong is Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Dictionary of African Biography.

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for A. .

He discovered what are considered the earliest known literary works of African-American writers, and has published extensively on appreciating African-American literature as part of the Western canon.

One of the necessities for reading history is a ready reference to look up biographies of historical figures encountered

One of the necessities for reading history is a ready reference to look up biographies of historical figures encountered. This helps identify the people and gives s second opinion of them. In the field of African history there has been a lack of such a biographical reference.

Emmanuel Akyeampong is a Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University

Emmanuel Akyeampong is a Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Extensive: over 2,100 articles on Africans from prehistory to the present and from all regions and countries of Africa.

Scholarly: articles written by experts in the field of African history. Dictionary of African Biography.

2006); and with Henry Louis Gates J. The Dictionary of African Biography 6 Vols.

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Dictionary of African Biography book. Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong.

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The Dictionary of African Biography is a six-volume biographical dictionary, published by Oxford University Press. The Dictionary of African Biography, cataloged for the African Studies library at Boston University.

In the spirit of The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, American National Biography, and African American National Biography--all three published by Oxford University Press--Dictionary of African Biography is a major biographical dictionary covering the lives and legacies of notable African men and women from all eras and walks of life. This groundbreaking resource tells the full story of the African continent through the lives of its people. The rich history of the African people has been unduly neglected in the scholarly literature, and reliable reference material is in short supply. This trend has begun to change, however, and in recent years many new historical discoveries have been made. Much of this research is designed as a corrective to the long tradition of inadequate treatment by scholars. Although scholarship on Africa is flourishing, very little of this research has yet filtered down into accessible reference works; well designed reference material is essential to promote further scholarly inquiry, learning, and education, and to satisfy increasing interest among nonspecialist audiences. Although there have been some isolated instances of successful biography of Africans, there is no single resource that provides comprehensive coverage. Older reference works focus unevenly on the colonial period, European adventurers, and Egyptian dynasties. There is very little attention given to the full range of African lives, and rarely is the continent treated as a whole. As a result our picture of Africa's history and its people is incomplete. A comprehensive biographical dictionary will greatly increase our understanding of the African continent and have a transformative effect on education and research. As the most wide-reaching reference project on Africa to date, DAB will be a means of codifying the explosion of new research. Entries will be written by contributing scholars from African studies departments the world over. Each entry has been reviewed by the editorial board to ensure only reliable, high-quality material is published. DAB contains nearly 2 million words in nearly 2,100 entries, each with bibliography, ranging from 750 to 2,000 words. It will have a comprehensive index. It comprises six volumes and is published in a hardcover edition for specialists and libraries.Library Journal Best Reference 2011

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Faulkree
One of the necessities for reading history is a ready reference to look up biographies of historical figures encountered. This helps identify the people and gives s second opinion of them. In the field of African history there has been a lack of such a biographical reference. There are specialized accounts such as Richard Hill's Biograpical Dictionary of the Sudan, but for that elusive sojourner, the general reader, who wishes to wander the continent (without leaving the library)
there has been virtually nothing. This excellent, comprehensive reference fills the void. With substantial and accurate entries ranging from Alexander the Great to Rene Caillie, the first known modern westerner to reach and return from Timbuctoo, to Cetshwayo, the Zulu king dethroned by British imperialists, this reference is designed to meet the needs of everyone interested in African History. The editors did, however, make one unfortunate decision. Historical personages, for whom there is not sufficient reliable information to support a hundred word, entry have not been included. This is unfortunate, because for most of us, a little identifying information is better than none. Still, we all are indebted to the editors of this fine work.
Stylish Monkey
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Khiceog
Wow, it took me two years just to get through all these works. Very heavy to lug around as well. Good luck.
Dictionary of African Biography download epub
Ethnic & National
Author: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong,Henry Louis Gates Jr.
ISBN: 0195382072
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Ethnic & National
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (December 8, 2011)
Pages: 3384 pages