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    • Dark Sky Rising

    • Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
    • Written by: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. 

    Price: CDN$ 15.78

    • The Bondwoman's Narrative

    • Written by: Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Anna Deavere Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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    An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850s is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar and professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring tale of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

    • Written by: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With élan and erudition - and with winning enthusiasm - Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Rogers' work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African, diasporic, and African American history in question-and-answer format. Among the 100 questions: Who were Africa's first ambassadors to Europe? Who was the first black president in North America? Did Lincoln really free the slaves? Who was history's wealthiest person? What percentage of white Americans have recent African ancestry?

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • In Search of Our Roots

    • How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
    • Written by: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More than a work of history, In Search of Our Roots is a book of revelatory importance that, for the first time, brings to light the lives of ordinary men and women who, by courageous example, blazed a path for their famous descendants.

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Reconsidering Race

    • Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics
    • Written by: Henry Louis Gates Jr. - foreword, Kazuko Suzuki - editor, Diego A. von Vacano - editor
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
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    Race is one of the most elusive phenomena of social life. While we generally know it when we see it, it's not an easy concept to define. Social science literature has argued that race is a Western concept that emerged with the birth of modern imperialism, whether in the 16th century or the 18th century. This book points out that there is a disjuncture between the way race is conceptualized in the social sciences and in recent natural science literature. In the view of some proponents of natural-scientific perspectives, race has a biological - and not just a purely social-dimension. 

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • Finding Oprah's Roots

    • Finding Your Own
    • Written by: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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    Finding Oprah's Roots will not only endow listeners with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history's unsung heroes but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own pasts. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, this audiobook also highlights genetic testing resources that can make it possible to know one's distant tribal roots in Africa.

    Price: CDN$ 26.25