Oxford University Press
On Sale: January 16, 2008
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A landmark scholarly achievement publishing February 2008 in
8 volumes -- Order early and save $200! The African American
National Biography will present history through a mosaic of
the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the
abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life
of this nation from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish
Florida in 1529 through to notable black citizens of the
present day. Available initially as a handsome 8-volume set
containing over 4,000 entries written and signed by
distinguished scholars, the AANB will continue to grow along
with the field of African American biographical research,
and continuous updates to the online edition will bring the
total number of lives profiled to more than 5,000. This is a
remarkable achievement, an eightfold increase over the
number of biographies contained in 2004's award-winning and
substantial African American Lives. In addition to Frederick
Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin
Luther King Jr., the AANB will include a wide range of
African Americans from all time periods and all walks of
life, both famous and nearly-forgotten. In the words of AANB
editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "These stories, long buried
in the dusty archives of history, will never be lost again.
And that is what scholarship in the field of African
American Studies should be all about."
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